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The UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomes four National Academy of Engineering members to its faculty roster in the 2016- 2017 academic year, bringing the total number of NAE faculty members at the college to 13.

UH Engineering Welcomes Four New National Academy of Engineering Faculty
Professor Joe Francis is dedicated to making people feel whole again through brain work

If it has to do with the brain, Associate Professor of biomedical engineering Joe Francis’ neurons are crackling. While he continues teaching robots to sense what humans want through brain research, he’s just published a paper in the Journal of Neural Engineering where he shares his ideas to restore the lost sense of touch by electrical stimulation of the central nervous system.

Restoring the Sense of Touch Makes Professor Joe Francis Sensational

A biomedical engineer from the University of Houston will use a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine how best to spur nerve regeneration in the nervous system.

UH Biomedical Engineer Pursues Nerve Regeneration
Spread out and new to the UH Cullen College of Engineering are some of the most brilliant minds in engineering, including four members of the National Academy of Engineering

The Cullen College of Engineering proudly welcomes some of the most brilliant minds in the engineering field to its faculty during the 2016 - 2017 year.

Biomedical Engineering

20 New Faces and Brilliant Minds Join the UH Cullen College of Engineering Faculty, Including Four National Academy of Engineering Members

A postdoctoral fellow from the UH Cullen College’s department of biomedical engineering was recently awarded a Career Starter grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. Rahel Zulliger received the $65,000 award to continue her research aimed at giving the gift of sight to young children with vision loss caused by inherited diseases and disorders.

Postdoc Gives Gift of Sight to Children With Inherited Vision Loss
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    Vision Researcher Muayyad Al-Ubaidi Joins Faculty

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    Muna Naash, Expert on the Genetics of Retinal Disorders, Joins Faculty

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    Biomaterials and Nanofabrication Expert Sheereen Majd Joins Faculty

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    Neural Engineering Expert Mohammad Reza Abidian Joins Faculty

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    Brain-Machine Interface Expert Joe Francis Joins Faculty

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    We are engineering new strategies to grow bioartificial hearts

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    We are improving disease detection methods

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    We are making blood transfusions safer

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    We are finding new treatments for lupus

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    We are making groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience

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    We are promoting collaboration, interdisciplinary research and idea sharing

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Faculty Accolades

Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering earned a $200,000 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Award from the U.S. Department of Defense to further explore a quantitative assessment technique for systemic sclerosis (SSc). The autoimmune disorder is characterized by thickening of soft tissues in the body caused by accumulations of collagen. 

Award Allows Engineers to Pursue Technique for Assessing Systemic Sclerosis
Tianfu Wu

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease without a cure and without a highly effective treatment option. Many scientists believe that genetics and environmental factors interact to cause immune cells in the human body to overreact and attack healthy cells and organs in the estimated 1.5 million Americans affected by the disease.

Engineering Research Shows Potential for Helping Lupus Patients

Faculty Accolades

Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering earned a $200,000 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Award from the U.S. Department of Defense to further explore a quantitative assessment technique for systemic sclerosis (SSc). The autoimmune disorder is characterized by thickening of soft tissues in the body caused by accumulations of collagen. 

Award Allows Engineers to Pursue Technique for Assessing Systemic Sclerosis

Maternal exposures to alcohol and nicotine, which are sometimes abused during pregnancies, are linked to fetal growth retardation and neurotoxicity. However, the individual and combined effects of the toxins on molecular mechanisms of fetal development are poorly understood.

Engineer Earns Millions to Explore Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine on Brain Development in Mice

Student Success

Majid Latif

Biomedical engineering student Majid Latif, a Ph.D. candidate in the May Multiscale Immunobiology Design Algorithms and Simulation (MIDAS) Lab at UH, recently won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research award.

Doctoral Student Wins National Research Labs Fellowship

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College

Student Success

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College

Kian Torabian, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will bring his innovative Sickle Cell Disease research to France as a 2016 recipient of the Chateaubriand Fellowship.

Student Brings Sickle Cell Disease Research to France with Chateaubriand Fellowship

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