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Fall 2011 Parameters is Now Online!
OCTOBER 2011

Fall 2011 Parameters is Now Online!
The events stemming from the March tsunami in Japan have made it crystal clear that nuclear plant infrastructure must be as durable and resilient as possible. At the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, researchers are literally re-writing the rules on how to design nuclear plant infrastructure in order to withstand greater loads and monitor infrastructure health. Read More

UH-led Team Receives $3.1 Million Award to Develop Superconducting Wire for Wind Turbines
The University of Houston will lead a public-private research team that has been awarded $3.1 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a low-cost superconducting wire that could be used to power future wind turbines. Venkat “Selva” Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Applied Research Hub of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, will lead the research project. Read More

Tissue Analysis Gets Boost from Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
A cross-disciplinary collaboration between faculty at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and Duke University has opened up new avenues for cancer research and other clinical investigations. This collaboration is centered on the FARSIGHT software suite, developed by a group led by Badrinath Roysam, chair of the college's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Read More

Cullen College Wins World Oil Award
The Cullen College of Engineering shared the stage with FMC Technologies earlier this month as co-winners of a 2011 World Oil Award. The two won the Best Outreach Program honor for the Cullen College’s new Subsea Engineering Program. The program was first proposed by executives at FMC and subsequently launched by the Cullen College at the beginning of 2011. Read More

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UH Engineering Students Receive Access to E-Learning Library
Engineering Tops Salary Survey of Recent Grads

2012 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards –Nominations Now Open!
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