Faculty Accolades

Rodrigues, Qatar University examining potential of date pits for water conservation
A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a grant to explore new filtration methods by recycling date pits to help with the sustainability of the water supply in Qatar.
Dr. Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will be working with Dr. Mohammad Al-Ghouti of Qatar University to explore new water filtration methods by recycling date pits.

A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a grant to explore new filtration methods by recycling date pits to help with the sustainability of the water supply in Qatar.

CEE adds 3 new assistant professors for Fall 2020 semester
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will have three new assistant professors added to its faculty for the Fall of 2020 – Dr. Vedhus Hoskere, Dr. Xie Hu and Dr. Dimitrios...
Dr. Vedhus Hoskere.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will have three new assistant professors added to its faculty for the Fall of 2020 – Dr. Vedhus Hoskere, Dr. Xie Hu and Dr. Dimitrios Kalliontzis.

Hoskere will be the starting the Structures and Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at the college.

NCALM postdoc picked for IEEE publication topical editor position
A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored with the position of topical associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Transactions...
Dr. Hanwen Yu.

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored with the position of topical associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

College honors 17 with yearly Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards,...
Dr. David Shattuck of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards, which recognize teaching and research achievements.

Wong Endowed Professorship to support Vipulanandan
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced May 29 that Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has been selected as the recipient of the newly-established Honorable Daniel Wong...
Dr. Daniel Wong.

Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced May 29 that Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has been selected as the recipient of the newly-established Honorable Daniel Wong Endowed Professorship.

Shaffer, Reed awarded grant to study Houston water conservation
Two researchers from the University of Houston have received a grant to study the potential water conservation savings for different types of land uses in the City of Houston.
Dana Reed, a doctoral student of Dr. Devin Shaffer of the University of Houston's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, will be developing a model for water use and water conservation based on land use.

Two researchers from the University of Houston have received a grant to study the potential water conservation savings for different types of land uses in the City of Houston.

Rodrigues, Palmer honored with UH Awards for Excellence
Two faculty members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as recipients of the University of Houston's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2019-20 academic year.
Dr. Debora F. Rodrigues, of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was recognized in the Associate Professor category.

Two faculty members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as recipients of the University of Houston's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2019-20 academic year.

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 collected by Earth-observing technologies (such as satellites)  for solving water...
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 in mind, a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers are working on a...
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. 

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 development of coatings designed to play a role in water purification. 
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 reputation with multiple wins this month.
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.

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 managers, industry executives and public executives will meet Friday, Aug. 2, at the...
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.

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 benefits humankind. These three-year grants extend from 2019 to 2022.
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.

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 and the nation’s national laboratories also discovered a new avenue for clearing...
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 Civil and Environmental Engineering Chairman Wins 2019 Mindlin Medal
Roberto Ballarini recognized for contributions in numerous disciplines   Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of...
Roberto Ballarini, chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the 2019 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Roberto Ballarini recognized for contributions in numerous disciplines

 

Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

$1 Million Gift Will Expand UH Structural Engineering Labs
New Facilities and Space will Benefit Research and Education  

New Facilities and Space will Benefit Research and Education

 

UH Honors Cullen College Professors Win Awards
Yi-Lung Mo Wins Prestigious John and Rebecca Moores Professorship   Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes the best and brightest faculty members, honoring them with teaching and research awards. This year four...
Yi-Lung Mo, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a prestigious 2019 John and Rebecca Moores Professorship.

Yi-Lung Mo Wins Prestigious John and Rebecca Moores Professorship

 

Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes the best and brightest faculty members, honoring them with teaching and research awards. This year four members of the Cullen College of Engineering community earned distinctions. Read more about them below:

Annual Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology Conference Coming Up
The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology (CIGMAT) will hold its 24th annual conference this Friday, March 1 at the UH Hilton. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Infrastructures, Energy, Geotechnical...
Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor of civil engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is the director of CIGMAT and a leading expert in the field of smart materials.

The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology (CIGMAT) will hold its 24th annual conference this Friday, March 1 at the UH Hilton. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Infrastructures, Energy, Geotechnical, Flooding and Sustainability Issues Related to Houston & Other Major Cities.”

Beyond Archaeology: NCALM Pursues New Technology, New Projects
Lidar Mapping Has Also Yielded Other Earth Science Discoveries   The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is best-known for its headline-grabbing work in archeology – the 2016 discovery of previously unknown ruins of a...
Researchers with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping used the center's lidar-equipped plane to map the permafrost in Antarctica.

Lidar Mapping Has Also Yielded Other Earth Science Discoveries

 

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is best-known for its headline-grabbing work in archeology – the 2016 discovery of previously unknown ruins of a complex Maya settlement in the Guatemalan jungles, undocumented settlements from an ancient civilization in Honduras uncovered in 2012, and detailed mapping of more than a dozen other settlements in Mexico and Central America.

UH Engineering Professor Appointed Associate Editor of Clean Water Journal
Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, recently accepted the invitation to serve as an associate editor of npj Clean Water, a new open access...
Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is now an associate editor of npj Clean Water

Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, recently accepted the invitation to serve as an associate editor of npj Clean Water, a new open access online journal dedicated to publishing papers about cutting-edge research aimed at ensuring the clean water supplies around the globe. It is published by Nature Research.

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