Faculty Accolades

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.

Professor, Student Organization Honored at Annual ASCE Event
An associate professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and the university’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering were...
Prof. Jerry Rogers

An associate professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and the university’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering were both honored earlier this month at the ASCE Texas Section Fall 2008 Meeting.

Hurricane Center Using Ike to Research Recovery Protocols, Protection Tools
From his driver’s seat, University of Houston Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has a clear view of exactly how the city is adjusting, now two weeks...
Vipulanandan

From his driver’s seat, University of Houston Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has a clear view of exactly how the city is adjusting, now two weeks after Hurricane Ike’s landfall.

Professor Named Distinguished Member of National Engineering Society
Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is being presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers...
Rogers

Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is being presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers highest national honors.

This fall, Rogers will be formally inducted as a Distinguished Member of ASCE, the oldest engineering society in the United States. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the ASCE 2008 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. this November.

Engineering Professor Helps Launch Libya Knowledge Transfer Program
A University of Houston engineering professor is one of two individuals behind the development of curriculum for a knowledge transfer program...
Rifai

A University of Houston engineering professor is one of two individuals behind the development of curriculum for a knowledge transfer program designed to assist Libyan engineers in modernizing their country’s infrastructure.

UH Names New Engineering Dean
The University of Houston has named Joseph W. Tedesco the sixth dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E.

The University of Houston has named Joseph W. Tedesco the sixth dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

UH Professor Publishes Seventh Engineering History Book
Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has edited his...

Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has edited his seventh book on engineering history.

UH Professor Honored for Groundbreaking Structural Research
Thomas Hsu developed the most advanced machine in the world capable of testing full-size reinforced concrete panels under earthquake-like conditions...
Civil Engineering Professor Thomas Hsu has spent 20 years testing the durability of reinforced concrete under variable conditions on a piece of equipment called the "Universal Element Tester", the only one of its kind in the world.  Photo by Todd Spoth.

Thomas Hsu developed the most advanced machine in the world capable of testing full-size reinforced concrete panels under earthquake-like conditions.

Thomas Hsu, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has received the Arthur J. Boase Award from the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Civil Engineering Professor Named Lifetime Member of ASCE
Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Life Member of...

Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The organization extends life membership to those who reach the age of 65 and have held membership in the organization for 30 years.

Symons Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Recognized for Teaching and Research James Symons, Distinguished Cullen Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering...

Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Recognized for Teaching and Research

James Symons, Distinguished Cullen Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering with the University of Houston, has been awarded one of the most prestigious honors granted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Abel Wolman Award of Excellence.

UH Engineering Research Claims Two TxDOT Awards for Innovation
Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professors claimed top research innovation awards from the Texas Department of...

Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professors claimed top research innovation awards from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the state agency has announced.

Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner
Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation...
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were among 15 scholars honored at the event held April 22 at the UH Hilton Hotel.

Vemuri Balakotaiah
Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

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