Faculty Accolades

NASA Grant Funds Congo River Basin Research
With a surface area of approximately 2.3 million square miles, the Congo River Basin is the second largest river basin in the world, surpassed only...
Lee

With a surface area of approximately 2.3 million square miles, the Congo River Basin is the second largest river basin in the world, surpassed only by the Amazon.

Longtime Civil Engineering Professor Osman Ghazzaly Retires
In honor of an illustrious career spanning decades, colleagues, students, friends and family of Osman Ghazzaly gathered to celebrate his achievements...
Ghazzaly

In honor of an illustrious career spanning decades, colleagues, students, friends and family of Osman Ghazzaly gathered to celebrate his achievements on Saturday, December 3 at the HESS Club.

Professor Creates Graphene-based Antimicrobial Film
A researcher with the Cullen College of Engineering has helped create a nanotechnology-based material that is extremely effective at killing E. coli...
Rodrigues

A researcher with the Cullen College of Engineering has helped create a nanotechnology-based material that is extremely effective at killing E. coli and other pathogenic bacteria.

Rifai Wins Grant to Study Galveston Bay Pollutants
Cullen College Professor of Environmental Engineering Hanadi Rifai has received a grant to expand her research into toxic chemicals in the Houston...
Rifai

Cullen College Professor of Environmental Engineering Hanadi Rifai has received a grant to expand her research into toxic chemicals in the Houston area’s major bodies of water.

Professors Win Grant to Study Concrete Strengthening and Repair
When concrete on a bridge or building deteriorates, cracks or is weakened, the structure doesn’t need to be torn down and replaced. Instead, it can...
Belarbi

When concrete on a bridge or building deteriorates, cracks or is weakened, the structure doesn’t need to be torn down and replaced. Instead, it can be repaired and strengthened with advanced materials such as carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) that are more than five-times stronger than steel when placed under tension.

Civil Professor Honored by ASCE for Lifetime Work
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Jerry Rogers will receive two honors this year from the American Society of Civil Engineers for a lifetime...
Rogers

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Jerry Rogers will receive two honors this year from the American Society of Civil Engineers for a lifetime of work in the civil engineering profession and for his ongoing passion to raise awareness for civil engineering history.

Professor Developing Patch for Repairing Cracked Steel
Mina Dawood, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the Cullen College of Engineering, recently received a three-year, $300,...
Dawood

Mina Dawood, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the Cullen College of Engineering, recently received a three-year, $300,000 grant from National Science Foundation to develop a new method of repairing cracks in steel structures such as bridges.

Earthquake Research at UH Featured on Local News
Earthquake research in the Thomas Hsu Structural Laboratory was featured on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston on March 14, 2011. Drs. Y.L. Mo and Abdeldjilil...

Earthquake research in the Thomas Hsu Structural Laboratory was featured on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston on March 14, 2011. Drs. Y.L. Mo and Abdeldjilil "DJ" Belarbi were featured discussing current earthquake-related research at the University of Houston in an effort to explain how structural materials react to earthquake-like conditions.

Vipulanandan Honored as “MVP” by Underground Construction Association
A major underground construction technology association has honored UH civil engineering professor Cumaraswamy “Vipu” Vipulanandan for his...
Vipu

A major underground construction technology association has honored UH civil engineering professor Cumaraswamy “Vipu” Vipulanandan for his outstanding contributions in education and research related to underground infrastructure construction and maintenance.

Professor's Paper Included in Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary Symposium Proceedings
Civil engineering professionals across the nation gathered last weekend in Las Vegas, N.V. to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the...
Professor Jerry Rogers (right) with David Gilbert and Richard Wiltshire at the American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Conference and Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary Symposium. Gilbert and Wiltshire co-edited the conference proceedings with Rogers, with Wiltshire serving as lead editor.

Civil engineering professionals across the nation gathered last weekend in Las Vegas, N.V. to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Hoover Dam. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held a special symposium at the organization's 140th Annual Civil Engineering Conference to commemorate what is considered to be one of the greatest dam design and construction projects of the 21st century.

Cullen College Adds Two More National Academy Members to Faculty
Drawing top researchers to its already outstanding faculty roster is an ongoing effort at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering....

Drawing top researchers to its already outstanding faculty roster is an ongoing effort at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. These professors help grow the university’s overall research expenditures and improve the success rates of its undergraduate and graduate students – both essential to UH’s drive to earn recognition as a Tier One research university.

Notables to Discuss Hurricane Issues at August Conference
Leading academic researchers, state and local officials will convene on the University of Houston campus next month for the second annual Hurricane...
Vipulanandan

Leading academic researchers, state and local officials will convene on the University of Houston campus next month for the second annual Hurricane Conference hosted by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) and the Systems Optimization and Computing Laboratory (SOCL).

The day long, public conference will address everything from new hurricane technology to coastal protection just two months into what is predicted to be a busy Atlantic Hurricane Season.

UH Researchers Predict Probability of Hurricane Hitting Texas
Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a new model they hope will accurately predict the number of hurricanes that could strike the...
Vipulanandan

Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a new model they hope will accurately predict the number of hurricanes that could strike the state during this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The model, which researchers hope to help verify through this season’s prediction, indicates there is an increased potential a storm will make landfall in Texas.

College Adds National Center Focused on Airborne Laser Swath Mapping
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and the groundbreaking researcher leading it, in January, moved operations to the University...
Shrestha

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and the groundbreaking researcher leading it, in January, moved operations to the University of Houston.

Alumnus to Fill Chair Post in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Abdeldjelil “DJ” Belarbi will return to his roots in December when he takes over as chair of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’...
Belarbi

Abdeldjelil “DJ” Belarbi will return to his roots in December when he takes over as chair of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Accomplishments of CE Professor Honored With International Symposium
A John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Thomas T.C. Hsu is an...
Hsu

A John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Thomas T.C. Hsu is an internationally known researcher in the field of structural engineering.

Professor Travels to UK to Celebrate Civil Engineering Achievements
Jerry Rogers, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Houston, was among a select few to be present at a wreath laying...
Rogers

Jerry Rogers, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Houston, was among a select few to be present at a wreath laying ceremony this month for a famed London train and bridge engineer.

The ceremony, marking the 150th anniversary of Robert Stephenson’s death, was held at Westminster Abbey. Rogers was among only 10 selected to attend the event.

UH Researchers Part of $1.25 Million SSPEED Center Study on Ike
Hanadi Rifai hopes to leave behind some of the discomforts area residents experienced last year after Hurricane Ike should another big storm pass...
Rifai

Hanadi Rifai hopes to leave behind some of the discomforts area residents experienced last year after Hurricane Ike should another big storm pass through Houston.

Civil Professor Receives UH Teaching Excellence Award
Those who know Keh-Han Wang best describe this professor of civil and environmental engineering as a modest man with an immeasurable love for...
Wang

Those who know Keh-Han Wang best describe this professor of civil and environmental engineering as a modest man with an immeasurable love for teaching.

Professor Inducted as a Distinguished Member of ASCE
Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, was presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers...
Photo by Thomas Shea

Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, was presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers highest national honors at the ASCE 2008 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. in November.

In a formal ceremony, Rogers was inducted as a Distinguished Member of ASCE, the oldest engineering society in the United States. The position is second only to the ASCE president.

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