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May 5, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2021-22 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners. The initial announcement…
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, presents the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award to Jae-Hyun Ryou of Mechanical Engineering.
May 4, 2022
Large Scale Protein Exam Leads to Potential Biomarkers The nature of a typical clinical test for lupus nephritis (LN), an inflammation of the kidneys and a leading cause of mortality in lupus patients, is fraught with difficulty…
Tianfu Wu, University of Houston associate professor of biomedical engineering, reports potential lupus nephritis biomarkers which may be useful for developing more accurate clinical blood tests for the disease, replacing the existing invasive test, the painful renal biopsy.
April 19, 2022
According to the CDC, obesity prevalence in the United States was 42.4 percent in 2017–2018, and obesity prevalence in the United States climbed from 30.5 percent to 42.4 percent between 1999 and 2018. Obesity has been linked to…
Rafiul Amin, a Cullen doctoral graduate now working as an engineer at Aeva, is lead author for a new research paper about two hormones in a cohort of patients with obesity.
April 13, 2022
Four professors at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized for their exemplary work via the 2022 Faculty and Staff Awards, administered by the University of Houston's Office of the Provost. Roberto Ballarini,…
Four professors at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized for their exemplary work via the 2022 Faculty and Staff Awards, administered by the University of Houston's Office of the Provost.
April 4, 2022
The graduate level programs Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering improved the most year-to-year, according to the latest rankings edition of U.S. News…
The Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments have both gained more than 10 spots in the latest graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
February 25, 2022
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted another successful event on Feb. 22, as the 2022 Engineers Week Awards program recognized 50 students for their accomplishments. Since 2004, the EAA and industry donors have come…
Haley Conley, posing with friends.
February 16, 2022
When Cullen College of Engineering student Quynh Nguyen read the email from the University Network notifying her that she had won a 2021 Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship, she admits that it was a shocking experience for her. “…
Cullen College of Engineering student Quynh Nguyen is a winner of a 2021 Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship.
February 14, 2022
After completing an experience and expertise-building internship this summer, junior Biomedical Engineering student Elizabeth Perry is excited about the opportunity to build on that momentum with her studies at the Cullen College…
Elizabeth Perry, a junior studying Biomedical Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, completed an internship with Boston Scientific over the summer.
February 9, 2022
A globally renowned expert in autoimmune diseases and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) at the University of Houston has identified potential biomarkers for neuropsychiatric symptoms of lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease in…
Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, screened more than 1,100 proteins in the fluid surrounding the brains of neuropsychiatric lupus patients and identified a few proteins that could potentially be used to diagnose neuropsychiatric lupus.
February 7, 2022
To address the challenges of bringing COVID-19 solutions into clinical practice quickly, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) convened an international…
Metin Akay, John S. Dunn Endowed Chair Professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston and IEEE Fellow, has published findings of an international panel of engineers on the health care challenges of COVID-19.
February 7, 2022
When it comes to rehabilitation efforts following a stroke, Jinsook Roh of the Cullen College of Engineering stresses that one simply can't address the effects of the incident – a more holistic approach, looking at why and how a…
Jinsook Roh, an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received a CAREER award for her proposal, “Neuromuscular Coordination (NeuroCoord)-Guided Human-Machine Interaction for Quantifying and Improving Motor Function after Stroke.”
January 31, 2022
Reflecting the organization's commitment to the community, the Dow Promise Program has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of Houston branch of the National Society of Black Engineers, to partner with the Blodgett Urban…
UH NSBE members volunteering at a previous community event at the Blodgett Urban Gardens.
January 25, 2022
Sometimes interesting discoveries come about when you’re looking for something entirely different. University of Houston College of Pharmacy’s Bin Guo, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutics, and Gomika Udugamasooriya, Ph.D…
UHCOP researchers have received $400,000 from the Rheumatology Foundation to further study compounds to inhibit inflammatory activation in autoimmune disorders.
January 18, 2022
Growing up, Sarah Hakam knew she wanted to go to medical school, but she also knew that she didn't want to go via the conventional route, by pursuing a biology or chemistry major. “I wanted more out of my undergraduate education…
Sarah Hakam, a Biomedical Engineering student, is the Outstanding Senior student for the 2021-22 academic year.
January 7, 2022
The Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) has named University of Houston associate professor of physics and biomedical engineering Mini Das as a Fellow. Fifty-eight SPIE members were named Fellows in 2022,…
Das has also been named a Scialog fellow and a UH ADVANCE Fellow, both honors for her research in biological and medical imaging.
January 5, 2022
According to an updated paper from researchers at Stanford University, 46 past and present professors affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering are among the Top 2 percent of cited research papers in the world. The…
More than 45 professors and researchers affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as among the most cited in the world.
December 7, 2021
A recently published paper from a team of researchers and students from multiple departments at the Cullen College of Engineering and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth proposes a way to provide real-time, continuous…
Rose T. Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the BRAIN Center, is senior author for a new paper about tracking the seizure state of epileptic patients in real-time.. The first author for the paper is Alexander Steele, a doctoral student of Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Ph.D., Cullen Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center, and the research is a collaboration between two UH departments and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
December 2, 2021
At the first in-person, 50-in-5 celebration event, 116 faculty members were honored at the Wortham House on Monday, Nov. 29. President Renu Khator, Provost Paula Myrick Short and Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai…
More than 20 Engineering faculty members were recognized for contributing to the UH 50-in-5 initiative.
November 19, 2021
A graduate from the Cullen College of Engineering has received a first round of funding from the National Institutes of Health FastTrack program for research into chronic pelvic pain management, with close to $2 million…
Nicholas Dias, who completed his undergraduate and doctoral work at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received a first round of funding from the National Institutes of Health FastTrack program for research into chronic pelvic pain management, with close to $2 million potentially available as the research continues.
November 16, 2021
The chairman of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering has been elected to lead an international academy of his peers through September 2023. Metin Akay, Ph.D., the founding chairman and the…
Metin Akay, Ph.D., the founding chairman and the John S. Dunn Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was elected chairman of the governing council for the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE).