University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering
February 2013

Engineering Alumni Association Celebrates E-Week

The University of Houston Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted the 2013 Engineers Week Reception and Program on Tuesday, February 19, in celebration of National Engineers Week. Approximately 240 engineering students, alumni, faculty, staff, and sponsors attended the event at the University of Houston Hilton, now in its ninth year. More than $57,000 was presented to UH Engineering student organizations and to students in the form of scholarships during the event. Read More


ChBE Chair to lead UH Energy Initiative

University of Houston President Renu Khator has named Dow Chair Professor Ramanan Krishnamoorti as a special assistant to the president/chancellor for UH Energy, a collection of the university's preeminent energy research and education programs. Krishnamoorti, who stepped down as chairman of the Cullen College's department of chemical and biomolecular engineering to take on this new role, will lead UH's efforts to develop a strategic plan for UH Energy involving education, training, research and the expansion of UH's Energy Research Park. Read More


Cullen College Professors Named NAI Charter Fellows

Baugh Luss
Benton Baugh, distinguished adjunct professor of mechanical engineering, and Dan Luss, Cullen Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, have been selected as National Academy of Inventors Charter Fellows. The Selection Committee chooses members "who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society." Read More


Outstanding Undergrads Named for 2012-2013 Year

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has chosen two mechanical engineering students as Outstanding Senior and Junior for the 2012-2013 academic year. Senior John Alred and junior Ryan Hannemann were selected for superlative academic performance, representing a group of high-achieving students from each of the college's undergraduate programs. Read More


BME Welcomes Computational Neuroscience Expert

Ahmet Omurtag, an expert in computational neuroscience with experience developing new clinical tools in an entrepreneurial setting, has joined the biomedical engineering department of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. His research efforts include a robust wireless EEG system suitable for use in non-traditional environments, particularly emergency rooms, as well as efforts to combine EEG with other imaging and sensing technologies. Read More


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College Hosting Entrepreneurship Training Series



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