Faculty Accolades

Glacier Study Explores Sea Levels, Water Resources
Hyongki Lee, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is part of an international team studying shrinking mountain glaciers and ice caps using…
Satellite altimeter tracks over the Bering Glacier in Alaska.
Earthquake Research Explores Use of High-Performance Concrete
New, stronger concrete that can better withstand an earthquake isn’t much good if it’s too expensive to use. That’s the idea behind a research project being conducted by Bora Gencturk, assistant professor of civil and…
The Cullen College’s multi-axial testing system will enable researchers to simulate earthquake loads on high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete. There are only three such systems in the United States.
Disaster Recovery Gets Boost from NSF Grant
One of the biggest challenges following a natural disaster is simply getting help to where it’s needed. After an event like a hurricane or earthquake, debris and standing water can block roadways, making it nearly impossible…
A map of a disaster area created by by NCALM.
Laser Mapping Center Gets NSF Funding
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has, in the past few years: located ancient ruins, identified levees in danger of failing,…
Working with archeologists in Belize, NCALM researchers were able to create topographical maps of a Mayan city through dense vegetation. These maps located ruins and features that hadn’t been discovered during years of more traditional archeological exploration and research.
Texas Hurricane Center Featured on Channel 13 News
Dr. C. Vipulanandan (Vipu), Director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) and professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was featured on…
Dr. Vipu being interviewed by ABC Channel 13 News at the 5th Annual Texas Hurricane Center Conference.
"UH Mappers Help Find Lost World": Cullen College Professor Featured in Houston Chronicle
A team of UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers who helped uncover a lost world in the rainforests of Honduras were featured in the Houston Chronicle today. The research team from the UH Cullen College of Engineering's…
Did Cullen College Researchers Help Find a Fabled Ancient City in Honduras?
A year ago, a research team from the UH Cullen College of Engineering's National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) revealed that they discovered ancient ruins hidden deep within the Honduran rainforests which may belong…
UH Research Featured in The New Yorker
A feature article in the May 6 issue of The New Yorker outlines how a research collaboration based at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering found previously undiscovered ruins in the rainforests of Honduras. The…
CEE's Jerry Rogers Retires
Jerry Rogers joined the UH department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an associate professor in 1970. Since then, he has led an illustrious career in the practice and teaching of civil engineering, particularly,…
Rogers To Serve on Two Engineering History Committees
Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been named to two national-level engineering history committees. For the American Society of Civil Engineers…
Rogers
Faculty Member Wins $1M Grant to Develop Water Monitoring System
A University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering assistant professor has won a $1 million grant to develop a water monitoring system that guards against disease- and corrosion-causing bacteria in water systems in real time.…
Rodrigues
UH Research Team Uses Airborne LiDAR to Unveil Honduran Archaeological Ruins
A field team from the University of Houston and the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has mapped a remote region of Honduras that may contain the legendary lost city of Ciudad…
UH Research Team Uses Airborne LiDAR to Unveil Honduran Archaeological Ruins
Researchers Win $2.5 million Grant to Develop Offshore Cementing and Drilling Materials
Offshore oil production is an exercise in extremes. Widely varying temperatures, very high pressures and extremely corrosive seawater – all are challenges that producers must tackle when drilling and installing wells in ultra-…
Vipulanandan
Hsu Wins American Concrete Institute’s Highest Honor
Thomas Hsu, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil Engineering with the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named an Honorary Member of the American Concrete Institute, the highest distinction given by the…
Hsu
Report Examines Cracking and Fatigue in Highway Illumination Poles
Mina Dawood, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has published a report outlining factors that contribute to cracking of high mast illumination poles during fabrication. The report also provides…
Dawood
Rodrigues Wins NSF CAREER Award
Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has won a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). CAREER Awards are given to junior-level faculty with the goal of helping…
Rodrigues
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 by the Amazon. Compared to the Amazon, though, the Congo basin is a mystery.…
Lee
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 on Saturday, December 3 at the HESS Club. Speakers, including Department of…
Ghazzaly
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 and other pathogenic bacteria. Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor in the…
Rodrigues
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 area’s major bodies of water. The grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental…
Rifai

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