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Distinguished Alumnus Wayne Klotz To Speak At Fall 2019 UH Cullen College Commencement
Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'   Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (...
Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76)

Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'

 

Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76) was named the keynote speaker for the college’s fall 2019 commencement on Friday, December 13. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1974 and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Cullen College in 1976.

Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase
UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments  
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeline Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase.

UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments

 

A Collaboration of Satellites and Villages: UH Professor Continues Work With NASA and Mekong River Stakeholders To Address Flooding and Other Critical Issues
Hyongki Lee, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has a lot of experience using data...
Hyongki Lee, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is working on his second NASA SERVIR project.

Hyongki Lee, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has a lot of experience using data collected by Earth-observing technologies (such as satellites)  for solving water management issues on Earth. 

With his latest grant, Lee is diving deeper into addressing critical concerns such as land subsidence, flood forecasting and groundwater management in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia.

UH Engineers Test Biodegradable Self-Guided Reconnaissance Devices
Researchers share video of their Advanced Naval Technology Exercise   Discretion is an integral part of covert reconnaissance missions. With that...
UH ECE student Jarrett Lonsford works on the electronics for a sensing drift node in Dr. Aaron Becker's lab on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

Researchers share video of their Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

 

Discretion is an integral part of covert reconnaissance missions. With that in mind, a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers are working on a $1 million project to create self-guided biodegradable containers of sensors to map coastlines and the bottom of the ocean. 

Photos: Fall 2019 Rockwell Lecture Series Presents “Global Warming and Extreme Events”
The second installment of UH Engineering's Distinguished Rockwell Lecture Series was held on Friday, September 13 and featured Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, a...

The second installment of UH Engineering's Distinguished Rockwell Lecture Series was held on Friday, September 13 and featured Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Battelle Fellow of Atmospheric Sciences. She visited from the Global Change Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

UH Cullen College Engineering Faculty Win NSF Grant for Water Purification Study
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $300,008 to two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors for their research into the...
Debora Rodrigues and Yandi Hu, associate professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, are collaborating to address water purification issues.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $300,008 to two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors for their research into the development of coatings designed to play a role in water purification. 

UH Startup Sensytec Builds a Foundation of Wins
Sensytec Wins Houston MassChallenge, HAN Investment Prize Money and Recognition from Rice Alliance   Sensytec, a UH startup, is busy cementing its...
Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan and his doctoral student Sai Anudeep Reddy Maddi in their UH Cullen College lab where they work on their smart cement and related research.

Sensytec Wins Houston MassChallenge, HAN Investment Prize Money and Recognition from Rice Alliance

 

Sensytec, a UH startup, is busy cementing its reputation with multiple wins this month.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research...
Mario Romero-Ortega joins the UH Cullen College as the Cullen Endowed professor of biomedical engineering.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters. They bring expertise in a wide variety of fields ranging from neuroscience to data science and machine learning. Their research covers topics ranging from innovations in bioengineering to sustainability of energy systems.

Photos: Engineering Alumni Association Hosts 2019 Annual Meeting
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s...
The Engineering Alumni Association holds its annual meeting and networking event at Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston on Aug. 22, 2019.

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s mission of championing, supporting and uniting the Cullen College’s students, faculty and alumni.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Hosts Students from South China University of Technology for First-Ever Civil Summer Workshop
This summer, UH Engineering hosted over 40 college students from the South China University of Technology for the first-ever, three-week resilient...

This summer, UH Engineering hosted over 40 college students from the South China University of Technology for the first-ever, three-week resilient civil infrastructure summer workshop.

Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia
NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors   HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas...
 Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors

 

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

New Engineering Academy Puts UH at Katy in the Lime Light
UH Cullen College partners with HCC to Better Serve Students, Industries   The recently announced partnership between the new University of Houston...
The University of Houston at Katy campus – set to open this fall  – will offer programs in high demand throughout the Greater Houston region – engineering and nursing.

UH Cullen College partners with HCC to Better Serve Students, Industries

 

The recently announced partnership between the new University of Houston at Katy – set to open this fall – and Houston Community College (HCC) to enable Katy-area students to earn engineering degrees right in their neighborhood has the Greater Houston community buzzing with excitement.

UH Engineering Student Wins ASCE Hawley Memorial Fellowship
Ali Ansari’s Research Focuses on Improving Clean Water Output from RO Desalination   Ali Ansari, a doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of...
 Pouria Kavousi

Ali Ansari’s Research Focuses on Improving Clean Water Output from RO Desalination

 

Ali Ansari, a doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers’ John B. Hawley Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 1961, promotes graduate study and research in hydraulic and environmental engineering.

Hurricane Conference Set for Aug. 2 at UH
Conference Focuses on Protection and Rapid Recovery on the Gulf Coast   Just before the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, emergency...
Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and director of the Texas Hurricane Center

Conference Focuses on Protection and Rapid Recovery on the Gulf Coast

 

Just before the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, emergency managers, industry executives and public executives will meet Friday, Aug. 2, at the University of Houston for an update on disaster preparation and rapid recovery from hurricanes and other coastal storms.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Recognized for Achievements in Diversity by ASEE
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to...
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

UH PROMES Going Places, Tackling Global Challenges
While many people dream of seeing the world one day, a group of UH Cullen College of Engineering students recently returned from Brazil as part of...
UH Cullen College of Engineering students visit Brazil as part of the PROMES learning abroad experience.

While many people dream of seeing the world one day, a group of UH Cullen College of Engineering students recently returned from Brazil as part of the first engineering faculty-led study abroad experience through the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES).

Cullen College Professors Win Welch Awards to Explore Fundamental Chemical Ideas
Two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors received funding from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to basic chemical research that...
Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors received funding from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to basic chemical research that benefits humankind. These three-year grants extend from 2019 to 2022.

UH Civil Engineering Online Master’s Program Ranks on Two Lists
The online master’s program in civil engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering made two different lists highlighting the best programs for...
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston.

The online master’s program in civil engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering made two different lists highlighting the best programs for students interested in growing their careers in the field.

Solving a Scientific Mystery and Finding a Solution for Industry
Researchers Determine Why Strontium-rich Barite is Found in Oceans   In solving a scientific mystery, researchers from the University of Houston...
Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, led a team of researchers in developing a better understanding of the presence of strontium-rich barite in seawater.

Researchers Determine Why Strontium-rich Barite is Found in Oceans

 

In solving a scientific mystery, researchers from the University of Houston and the nation’s national laboratories also discovered a new avenue for clearing toxins from water, including wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Announces 2019 EAA Gala Honorees
The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event,...
William A. Brookshire, Ph.D., P.E. (BSChE ’57)† will be recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala.

The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional accomplishments and contributions of Cullen College alumni and faculty.

Learn more about this year’s honorees below:

 

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