Frontiers in Research and Innovation
UH professors Dr. Stacey Louie and Dr. Debora Rodrigues

Exploring the Secret Lives of Fungi

UH researchers will use a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to reveal unknown properties and explore the hidden potential of fungal cells.

Dr. Navin Varadarajan

Mapping the Complexity of T Cells to Improve Immunotherapy

Navin Varadarajan will use a $1.8 million grant to develop and validate what he calls Multiscale Intelligent Convergence (MusIC) to offer unprecedented insights into the function of immune cells.

UH alum Nicholas Dias

UH Alum Receives NIH Funding for Chronic Pelvic Pain Research

Nicholas Dias has received a first round of funding from the National Institutes of Health FastTrack program for research into chronic pelvic pain management.

Drs. Miao Pan and Xin Fu

NSF Grant Funds Research Into Wireless For AI

Drs. Miao Pan and Xin Fu have received $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to lower energy consumption and service delay.

UH Super Cool Conductor

Down to the Wire

Venkat Selvamanickam's 'Super Cool Conductor' developed at UH advances in prestigious DOE competition.


Dr. Metin Akay

Metin Akay Elected Chairman of the IAMBE

The chairman of the Biomedical Engineering Department has been elected to lead the governing council for the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE).

Dr. Triantafillos J. (Lakis) Mountziaris

Chemical Engineering’s Mountziaris Honored with AIChE’S Thomas Baraon Award

This award recognizes an individual’s recent outstanding scientific or technical accomplishment, which has made a significant impact in the field of fluid-particle systems.

Dr. Anil K. Bhowmick

Anil Bhowmick Named Recipient of the 2022 Melvin Mooney Award

The award from the American Chemical Society’s Rubber Division honors those who have exhibited exceptional technical competency by making significant and repeated contributions to rubber science and technology.


Cutting fluid open by light

Bao Develops New Fluid That Light Can Cut

Jiming Bao has developed a new fluid that can be cut open by light. The discovery has potential applications in adaptive optics, mass transport, and microfluidics manufacturing and molding of micro and nanostructures.

Electroceutical research

Groundbreaking Electroceutical Research on Spleen Function

An international team led by Mario Romero-Ortega has advanced electroceutical research for treatment of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and sepsis.

Dr. Juan Carlos Fernandez-Diaz

Re-Conceptualizing Early Mesoamerica

Juan Carlos Fernandez-Diaz is part of an international research team that identified 478 ceremonial centers in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Veracruz.


Research video spotlight

In this video, Dr. Venkat “Selva” Selvamanickam explains the specific uses for Micro-CT imaging equipment in the development of high-performance superconductor wires and high-energy density and safer lithium solid-state batteries.


STEMinist Podcast

The STEMinist podcast is back for season 2! Listen to the latest episodes hosted by Ph.D. engineering student Nicole Guinn.


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