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On Thursday, February 7th, nearly 1,400 UH engineering students flocked to the UH Hilton to interview and meet with representatives from 110 of Houston’s leading companies at the spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair.

Photos: UH Engineering Welcomes Over 100 Companies to Recruit Engineering Students
In response to nicotine exposure during pregnancy, dopamine neurons were significantly activated in utero, allowing the release of unusually high levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex.

Findings May Point to Potential Cure for Addiction

 

New Data Suggests Nicotine While Pregnant Alters Genes

The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13, hosted at the NRG Arena.

The proud graduates included 253 bachelor's, 208 master’s and 30 doctoral students.

Photos: UH Engineering Celebrates More Than 400 Graduates at Fall 2018 Commencement
Determining how hearts develop in utero is critical to understanding congenital heart defects.

UH Engineer Using Optical Equipment to Watch Heart Develop

 

To understand cardiovascular failures, the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths in infants, UH professor of biomedical engineering Kirill Larin is teaming up with Baylor College of Medicine professor of cellular and molecular physiology Irina Larina on a chicken and egg hunt.

Understanding Congenital Heart Defects To Prevent Them
Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80) is the fall 2018 UH Cullen College of Engineering commencement speaker.

Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80), is coming home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering as the featured speaker at its commencement on Dec. 13 at the NRG Arena. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from UH in 1980 and has remained involved in the Cullen College community throughout the course of his 37 year-long career.

Distinguished Alumnus, Bilfinger Executive to be UH Cullen College Fall 2018 Commencement Speaker
  • Understanding Congenital Heart Defects to Prevent Them
    Understanding Congenital Heart Defects to Prevent Them

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    Watching an Embryo’s Neural Tube Close

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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 making groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience

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    We are promoting collaboration, interdisciplinary research and idea sharing

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Faculty Accolades

With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UH biomedical engineer Chandra Mohan will examine why more women than men get lupus.

With $2 Million Grant, UH Researcher Unraveling the Link

Women and Lupus – Tackling the Debilitating Connection
Before a woman even realizes she’s pregnant, an embryo will have already developed a neural tube.

First-in-Class Technology to Deliver Images of Birth Defect as it Happens

 

Watching an Embryo’s Neural Tube Close

Faculty Accolades

In response to nicotine exposure during pregnancy, dopamine neurons were significantly activated in utero, allowing the release of unusually high levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex.

Findings May Point to Potential Cure for Addiction

 

New Data Suggests Nicotine While Pregnant Alters Genes
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UH Engineer Awarded for Developing Ideal Nanosystem for Therapeutic Applications

 

The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Houston biomedical engineer Sheereen Majd the CAREER Award and $500,000 to improve nanoparticle drug delivery. Majd’s research is focused on tailoring nanoparticle drug carriers to target a selected group of cells affected in different diseases while sparing other cells.

NSF CAREER Winner Sheereen Majd to Improve Drug Delivery

Student Success

Hasan Onur Keles, a UH BME alumnus, appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul.

An engineering connection spanning continents and countries

 

Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Hasan Onur Keles (BME 2015) was recently appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department.

UH Alumnus Appointed Chair of Engineering Department of Turkish University
Ilknur Telkes (Ph.D. BME 2017) published in prestigious PNAS journal with paper on research conducted at UH.

Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings

 

UH Alumna’s Paper Lands In Prestigious PNAS Journal

Student Success

Ilknur Telkes (Ph.D. BME 2017) published in prestigious PNAS journal with paper on research conducted at UH.

Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings

 

UH Alumna’s Paper Lands In Prestigious PNAS Journal
Hasan Onur Keles, a UH BME alumnus, appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul.

An engineering connection spanning continents and countries

 

Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Hasan Onur Keles (BME 2015) was recently appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department.

UH Alumnus Appointed Chair of Engineering Department of Turkish University

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