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CULLEN COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW FACULTY

The Cullen College is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the

2021-22 academic year.

UH ALUMNUS EXPANDS LEGACY OF SUPPORT TO CULLEN COLLEGE

Larry and Gerri Snider have gifted $1M for the College’s first Industrial Engineering Endowed Chair.

Larry and Gerri Snider
Luminostics smartphone-based Covid-19 test

SMARTPHONE-BASED COVID-19 TEST HITS MARKET

Two chemical engineers and UH alumni decided to pivot the product strategy of Luminostics, the company they began forming as students in the lab of professor Richard Willson. Luminostics’s goal is to empower consumers with rapid self-diagnostics.

FACULTY EXCELLENCE

Dr. Alamgir Karim

Alamgir Karim received the Special Creativity Award from the NSF. The award provides an additional five years of funding for Karim’s revolutionary polymer research.

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Dr. Peter Vekilov

Peter Vekilov is the American Association for Crystal Growth Award ​recipient for 2021. The award is given on merit every two to four years.

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LATEST RESEARCH

Dr. Richard Willson

THE FIGHT AGAINST IMPURE HONEY

Richard Willson is the principal investigator on the Honey DNA project, which is aimed at investing cutting-edge forensic science that can quickly and efficiently determine the true origin of honey.

USING SWEAT ON SKIN TO INFER BRAIN STRESS

Rose Faghih is reporting in the journal IEEE Xplore, the first steps toward monitoring brain responses using wearable devices.

Dr. Rose Faghih
Dr. Taewoo Lee

NOVEL, DATA- DRIVEN INVERSE OPTIMIZATION

A new paper published by Taewoo Lee in Operations Research, examines decision-making preferences using past decision data via a new optimization method.

STUDENT NEWS

People in a meeting

Five students helped to improve operations by analyzing washer and dryer performances at Cintas, a NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500 company, as part of their capstone project this year.

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ALUMNI NEWS

Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati

An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields and to encourage the growth of others has led to his status as one of the members of the inaugural class of the Emerging Leaders Program of the Offshore Technology Conference.

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Eray Aydil

Eray Aydil, a 1991 graduate with a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, is now the chairman of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 7, 2021

ENGINEERING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

The Powder Keg | 1300 Brittmoore Road, Houston, TX

10.07.21 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

The Engineering Alumni Association invites you to join them at their annual meeting held in-person as we review our past year and preview what will come in the future. You will have the chance to meet the board members and discover how you can get more involved with the EAA as a volunteer and member. There will be plenty of time to network and meet other Cullen College of Engineering alumni in a casual, outdoor environment.

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November 11, 2021

2021 EAA AWARDS GALA

Bayou City Event Center

11.11.21 (6:00pm)

We look forward to seeing you in person at this year’s Gala!

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Pursuant to the Governor’s executive order, the University is no longer mandating the wearing of face coverings. However, a person can continue to wear a face covering if they wish. 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.

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