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Dr. Donald R. Wilton

NEW NAE MEMBER

Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has been elected to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

NEW NAI SENIOR MEMBERS

Dr. Jeffrey Rimer, Dr. Hien Nguyen, and Dr. Gangbing Song have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Senior members of NAI
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READ THE LATEST ISSUE OF PARAMETERS

In this issue, we tell the stories of several students navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also look at the UH Engineers Without Borders team and their decision to shift their focus home rather than abroad this year.

LATEST RESEARCH

Dr. Sheereen Majd

Dr. Sheereen Majd, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is testing nano-carriers as a potential treatment for brain tumors.

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Dr. Tirthankar Sinha

Dr. Tirthankar Sinha, a graduate of the biomedical engineering doctorate program, published new research about how vitamin and protein deficiencies can lead to metabolic abnormalities in the eye.

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UH researchers identified mechanisms driving oncogenic aggregation of a mutant protein found in breast cancer.
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NEW NSF CAREER AWARDS

Dr. Mehmet Orman

WHY ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT CELLS PERSIST

Dr. Mehmet Orman has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to study so-called persister cells - those that go dormant and then become tolerant to extraordinary levels of antibiotics.

A NEW SOURCE OF LITHIUM

Dr. Kyung Jae Lee, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) to contribute to the enhancement and diversification of the domestic supply of lithium.

Dr. Kyung Jae Lee

STUDENT NEWS

UH senior Arturo Velazquez

Arturo Velazquez, a biomedical engineering senior, is designing a capstone project to help stroke, spinal cord injury patients.
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INFORMS student organization members

UH’s student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has been awarded summa cum laude distinction for 2020.

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6 UH students honored by Great Minds in STEM

Six students from the UH Cullen College of Engineering have been honored by the Great Minds in STEM organization as 2020 scholars.
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ALUMNI NEWS

Arun Adat

Arun Adat, who earned his master's degree in Industrial Engineering at UH, is now in his second decade of a successful career at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, a Fortune 500 company.

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IN THE MEDIA

UH ENGINEERING STEMinist PODCAST

Hosted by Nicole Guin

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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 15

PROMES VIRTUAL AWARDS BANQUET

04.15.21 (6:30pm)

The 2021 PROMES Awards Banquet is going VIRTUAL and will be held on Zoom, Thursday, April 15, 2021!

Network with UH engineering students, alumni, faculty members and corporate representatives.
Honor students with outstanding academic and leadership success

For more information regarding event sponsorships, please contact Minerva Carter at mgcolema@central.uh.edu or Draven Pascual at dfpascua@central.uh.edu.

Register here
 
April 20

IE VIRTUAL DEPARTMENT CELEBRATION

04.20.21 (6:30pm)

The Department of Industrial Engineering is thrilled to invite you to our Virtual Department Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM CST. During this event, we will celebrate the success of the department over the past year and recognize our student scholarship recipients and sponsors for the 2021 academic year. We will also hear a keynote speech from Industrial Advisory Board Member, Dr. Ben Amaba, as he discusses the importance role of industrial engineers in the future. It will be a night to reconnect with alumni, faculty, and staff while we celebrate the success of our students and our department over the past year.

Questions can be directed towards Draven Pascual, Director of Development, at dfpascua@central.uh.edu.

Register here

COVID-19 UPDATES

Until further notice, University of Houston requires face coverings for all students and employees while on campus. Learn more details regarding this policy, here.

 

All members of our community should familiarize themselves with the official positive case protocols, which may be accessed on the university’s COVID-19 webpage, here.

 

Questions should be directed to the University of Houston's official COVID-19 Response Coordinator at covid19coordinator@uh.edu.

UH Cullen College of Engineering
E421 Engineering Bldg 2, Houston, TX 77204-4007

713-743-4200

The University of Houston is an EEO/AA institution.

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