Biomedical Engineering

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UH Alumna’s Paper Lands In Prestigious PNAS Journal
Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings  
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 Alumnus Appointed Chair of Engineering Department of Turkish University
An engineering connection spanning continents and countries   Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Hasan Onur Keles (BME 2015) was recently...
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 Student’s Poster Places at Neuromodulation Symposium
Research proposes computer-based assessment of Parkinson’s patients more reliable   Musa Ozturk, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at the...
Musa Ozturk, a UH graduate student, stands in front of the award-winning poster with Jianping Wu, senior principal scientist at Medtronic and co-author of the study.

Research proposes computer-based assessment of Parkinson’s patients more reliable

 

Musa Ozturk, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the Neuromodulation Symposium at the University of Minnesota and won second place out of 120 presentations.

UH Students, Faculty Earn AAUW Awards for Tackling Educational Barriers
Three Recipients Forging New Paths for Women in Education  
Vidushi Adlakha, a University of Houston student wins AAUW award.

Three Recipients Forging New Paths for Women in Education

 

From Ghana to Houston: UH Grad Student Wins AAUW Fellowship, Continues to Follow Her Dreams
Priscella Asman fell in love online – more than 6,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean while sitting at a computer in Ghana – with the...
Priscella Asman, a graduate biomedical engineering student at the University of Houston, wins a prestigious AAUW fellowship.

Priscella Asman fell in love online – more than 6,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean while sitting at a computer in Ghana – with the biomedical engineering program at the University of Houston.

UH Cullen College Recognizes Outstanding Students
Every academic year, the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering celebrates student academic achievement by choosing an Outstanding...
Megan Goh, Cullen College of Engineering Outstanding Senior for 2017-18

Every academic year, the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering celebrates student academic achievement by choosing an Outstanding Senior and an Outstanding Junior. Not only do the chosen represent hard work and dedication, but also passion and intellectual curiosity. They serve to inspire.

For 2017-2018, the two students are: Biomedical engineering senior Megan Goh and chemical engineering junior Christine Stroh.

These are their stories.

 

PROMES Scholar Wins Student Leadership Award for the 2018 BEYA STEM Conference
Amanda Nash, a first-generation undergraduate student at the University of Houston, likes to combine biology, engineering, research and awards. “I...
UH biomedical engineering student Amanda Nash wins Student Leadership Award

Amanda Nash, a first-generation undergraduate student at the University of Houston, likes to combine biology, engineering, research and awards.

“I love learning new things and trying to understand the world around me,” Nash said about what fuels her research. “I think it is so cool to think about everyday things from a scientific point of view.”

Setting Her Sights on Teaching: Graduate Student Completes Three-Part ISEE Course
For engineering graduate students bound for careers in academia, there’s probably no better honor than to be accepted into the Institute for...
Gwen Musial, (second from right) watches as students use a prism to split white light into a rainbow

For engineering graduate students bound for careers in academia, there’s probably no better honor than to be accepted into the Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators (ISEE) Professional Development Program (PDP), a three-part series that teaches you how to teach, create a curriculum and then put it to work.

Finding Disease and Toxins Early: Tianfu Wu’s Laboratory Creates Ultra-Sensitive Detection Tool
Tianfu Wu used to dream of the day when cancer could be detected long before it was diagnosed. Now he sees that day dawning because of a system his...
Tianfu Wu's lab has created a tool so sensitive it can detect biomolecules

Tianfu Wu used to dream of the day when cancer could be detected long before it was diagnosed. Now he sees that day dawning because of a system his research group created called the ultrasensitive polymeric sensing system (UPSS), which may detect biomarkers early – well before an illness strikes.

Cullen College Student Spreads International Compassion and Kindness to Needy
In the summer of 2015 UH biomedical engineering student Pietro Cicalese found himself surrounded by astonishing squalor in Haiti. The area was...
When he's not out in the world assisting those in need, Pietro Cicalese is usually in the M.D. Anderson library studying.

In the summer of 2015 UH biomedical engineering student Pietro Cicalese found himself surrounded by astonishing squalor in Haiti. The area was densely populated yet there was no water or medical resources for the sick. And the houses – if you could call them that – were shacks.

“I have never seen anything like that. It was very eye opening to see poverty of that scale,” said Cicalese.

UH Society of Women Engineers Hosts High Schoolers
Approximately 120 Houston high school students blasted onto the UH campus to launch into engineering! The 5th annual “Launch into Engineering” is a...
Launch into Engineering is a launch into fun for high schoolers

Approximately 120 Houston high school students blasted onto the UH campus to launch into engineering! The 5th annual “Launch into Engineering” is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) outreach event to attract college-bound students to the STEM fields.

Biomed Grad Student Develops Algorithm for How Brain Controls Hand, Wins Award at International Brain Conference
Of all the concepts that a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering has to grasp, grasping is at the top.
 Tianxiao Jiang studies brain and brings home prize

Of all the concepts that a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering has to grasp, grasping is at the top.

Cullen College in the Community – Partnership with iEducate Teaches Success
When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders. “It...
Cullen College student and iEducate tutor Jameel Jordan at work at Blackshear Elementary

When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders.

“It never crossed my mind,” said Jordan.

But the opportunity found him when he learned of iEducate, a group that pays you to share your knowledge of STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with students in Houston’s underserved communities.

It seemed a good fit. Turns out it was perfect.

Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success
Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At...
Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives from the Houston area drop in to offer opportunities, mentor students and share stories of how they went from being a college student to a company employee.

Cullen College of Engineering’s 2016-2017 Outstanding Students Named
Undergraduate mechanical engineering students Tam Nguyen, a senior, and Serrae Reed, a junior, focus on their studies with the precision of the...
Serra Reed, Outstanding Junior

Undergraduate mechanical engineering students Tam Nguyen, a senior, and Serrae Reed, a junior, focus on their studies with the precision of the engineers they are becoming. Upon graduation, Nguyen has an engineering job nailed down at Shell, and Reed is conducting research on solar cells and the efficiency in which light is harvested for energy production.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH is Number One in the U.S.A.
Every year, as a marketing activity, the leadership board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH, recently named outstanding large...
 (L-R) Katherine Velasco, historian; Belinda Herrera, new member rep.; Luis Espinoza, VP for external affairs; Daniel Cariel, VP for internal affairs; Maria Violeta Paez, president; Diana Enriquez, regional rep.; Samantha Bryant, secretary; Oscar Rodriguez, treasurer

Every year, as a marketing activity, the leadership board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH, recently named outstanding large chapter of the year by the national organization, brainstorms to create the next slogan that typifies their mission.

Cullen College Graduate Student Targets Areas for Brain Surgery, Wins Junior Scientist Award
Ilknur Telkes, a fourth-year biomedical Ph.D. student in the Cullen College of Engineering, spends a good bit of her time in the operating room at...
Biomedical engineering grad student Ilknur Telkes is targeting areas of the brain impacted by Parkinson's disease

Ilknur Telkes, a fourth-year biomedical Ph.D. student in the Cullen College of Engineering, spends a good bit of her time in the operating room at Baylor College of Medicine.

Biomedical Engineers Publish Paper on Key Drivers of Immune Response Following Infection
A biomedical engineering professor and doctoral student published a paper in the journal PLOS One that reveals new insights into the synergistic...
Biomedical engineering Ph.D. student Taha Salim studies the synergistic relationship between two proteins that are key drivers of immune responses following an infection.

A biomedical engineering professor and doctoral student published a paper in the journal PLOS One that reveals new insights into the synergistic relationship of two proteins that are key drivers of immune responses following an infection.

How Ovarian Cancer Can Kill Itself – Discovered by UH Engineer
A 2013 graduate of the UH biomedical engineering doctoral program, now completing her fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, has discovered the...
Pinar Kanlikilicer is fighting to end ovarian cancer with her discovery

A 2013 graduate of the UH biomedical engineering doctoral program, now completing her fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, has discovered the existence of a tumor suppressor -- a micro ribonucleic acid (miRNA) -- inside ovarian cancer cells that could lead to new ways to combat the deadly disease.

Bloody good award goes to UH Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student
UH biomedical engineering doctoral student Nathaniel Piety, who studies under Associate Professor Sergey Shevkoplyas, has been awarded for his work...
Cullen College doctoral student Nathaniel Piety with award given by Donna M. Regan, president of AABB

UH biomedical engineering doctoral student Nathaniel Piety, who studies under Associate Professor Sergey Shevkoplyas, has been awarded for his work by the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) at the AABB Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida in October.

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