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CEE award-winner Khalid continues to pursue knowledge
    Although the locations and challenges have changed, there has always been one constant for Omar Khalid – learning as much as he can, in a variety of fields and disciplines. Khalid, a native of Iraq, earned his B.S. in…
Omar Khalid is the 2021 recipient of the Paul and Helen Lenchuck Scholarship Program, administered by the National Concrete Masonry Association.
CEE doctoral student receives American Water Works Association scholarship
For Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Cynthia V. Castro, growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing how devastating the storms can be has fueled her educational pursuits, and also led her to being earning a scholarship…
Cynthia V. Castro, a doctoral student working with Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is passionate about her work on flooding and environmental contamination because of her own experiences growing up along the Gulf Coast in Texas.
ASCE tabs UH student Mello for research fellowship
A graduate student at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by being selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship. Livia Mello, a UH…
Livia Mello, a UH graduate student and doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering with Dr. Roberto Ballarini, was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship to continue her work in studying progressive building collapse.
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. Dr. Devin Shaffer, an assistant professor in the…
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.
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 (MSCE ’76) was named the keynote speaker for the college’s fall 2019 commencement…
Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76)
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. On Sept. 5, it was chosen as one of…
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.
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 Engineering, was recently awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers’ John B.…
 Pouria Kavousi
Cullen College Alumna Scores Prestigious Chinese Government Award
Chong Dai, who earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a 2019 Chinese Government Award for Self-financed Students Abroad. Given by the China Scholarship Council, this…
Chong Dai (Ph.D. '18) won a 2019 Chinese Government Award for Self-financed Students Abroad.
UH Graduate Student Wins ACS Award for Environmental Chemistry
Bo Cao, a doctoral candidate in environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a 2019 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS makes up to 20 such…
Bo Cao, a Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. candidate, won a a 2019 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the ACS.
UH Student Earns Top National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship
Research Soaring to New Heights on the Tails of NASA Satellites   Andrea Albright, a graduate student in the Cullen College of Engineering’s geosensing systems engineering and sciences program, won a 2018 National Defense…
Andrea Albright, a UH grad student, is a 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow.
UH Engineering Student Wins First Place at 2018 EMI Conference
Inspired by nature, Ph.D. candidate proposes computational framework to solve life problems   Real life problems are often complex and hard to resolve. So Mohammad Sarraf Joshaghani, a third year Ph.D. student at the Cullen…
Mohammad Joshaghani, a Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, wins top award with research.
UH Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Engineering Award
Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'   Houston civil engineer D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has added another feather in his cap. The University of Houston alumnus recently became the fourth recipient of an…
D. Wayne Klotz, a University Houston engineering alumnus, received the 2018 Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE)
Making Waves: Grad Student's Wave Research Earns AGU Award
It’s a common human experience: Sitting on a beach, watching as the waves lap against the sand. You feel your worries start to melt away as your mind focuses on the breaking waves, one after another. You notice the differences…
Andrea Albright will present her award-winning wave research using NASA's hyperwall at the upcoming AGU Conference
Cullen College of Engineering Joins Forces With Maritime University
In April, representatives of the University of Houston’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) traveled to Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in Dalian, People’s Republic of China, to write and sign a memorandum…
 (l-r)  Keh-Han Wang, UH professor of CEE and director of the civil engineering graduate program, UH's Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and department chair and Yuqing Sun, DMU president
Aparna Balasubramani: Cleaning the Environment and Sweeping Awards
Environmental engineering Ph.D. candidate Aparna Balasubramani has found that carbon nanotubes may be the one of the best ways to stop poisonous polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from entering waterways. Officials at the Texas…
Aparna Balasubramani in a familiar environment, near the water
Teaming Up Through Technology: UH and MIT Engineering Students Share Knowledge of Materials
Three days a week Konrad Krakowiak, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, stands before 13 students that make up his Cullen College engineering materials course to talk about concrete. Eighteen-hundred miles…
Konrad Krakowiak welcomes MIT students into his classroom via the big screen
Environmental Graduate Student Wins Highest ACS Honor
Chong Dai, Ph.D. candidate in environmental engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has won the American Chemical Society (ACS) Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. The prestigious honor is bestowed on 25…
Chong Dai is using chemistry to clean up the environment
UH Society of Women Engineers Hosts High Schoolers
Approximately 120 Houston high school students blasted onto the UH campus to launch into engineering! The 5th annual “Launch into Engineering” is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) outreach event to attract…
Launch into Engineering is a launch into fun for high schoolers
Cullen College in the Community – Partnership with iEducate Teaches Success
When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders. “It never crossed my mind,” said Jordan. But the opportunity found him when he learned…
Cullen College student and iEducate tutor Jameel Jordan at work at Blackshear Elementary
Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success
Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives…
Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

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