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Civil Engineering Ph.D. to Attend SIAM Conference in Computational Science and Engineering
The new year has only just begun, but one civil engineering Ph.D. student is already planning to pack his bags and hit the road.

The new year has only just begun, but one civil engineering Ph.D. student is already planning to pack his bags and hit the road.

Engineers Earn Grant to Expand Base Plate Connection Research in Low-rise Metal Buildings
Metal buildings comprise almost 50 percent of all non-residential, low-rise construction in the United States. The most common configuration is the...

Metal buildings comprise almost 50 percent of all non-residential, low-rise construction in the United States. The most common configuration is the gabled frame with sets of exterior columns supporting rafters that form house-shaped peaks, and base plates serve as the load-resisting mechanisms that withstand horizontal forces, such as high winds.

Cullen College Professor Honored for Work in Nanomaterials
Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, has received the Emerging Investigator...

Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, has received the Emerging Investigator award from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO).

PHOTOS: 12th Annual Civil Engineering Luncheon
Hundreds of civil and environmental engineers gathered for lunch in Houston this month to celebrate one thing they all have in common: a civil...

Hundreds of civil and environmental engineers gathered for lunch in Houston this month to celebrate one thing they all have in common: a civil engineering degree from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Filtration Research Ramps Up as Sources for Quality Water Worsen
Few Houstonians wake each morning concerned that the clean water that pours from their faucets could run dry, but this is a reality that could affect...

Few Houstonians wake each morning concerned that the clean water that pours from their faucets could run dry, but this is a reality that could affect future generations. In fact, the United States Bureau of Reclamation, USBR, is proactively researching more efficient, cost effective ways to desalinate brackish groundwater and surface water sources.

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and ComputingAward Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature...

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Award Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

UH Creates Mehta Family Engineering Research Center
The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s...

The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building.

Shell Oil Company Commits $3.5 Million to UH
Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building...

Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building and other educational initiatives.

Undergraduate Research Day 2014!
This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the...

This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston main campus.

Out of the 150 undergraduate researchers showcasing their posters and oral presentations, 20 will be undergraduates from the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Cullen College Welcomes Roberto Ballarini as Civil Engineering Department Chair
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Roberto Ballarini as the new Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department....
Roberto Ballarini, Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Roberto Ballarini as the new Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Ballarini comes to UH from the University of Minnesota, where he served as the James L. Record Professor of Civil Engineering for eight years in addition to heading the Department from 2007 to 2012.

UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number...

The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Craig Glennie Appointed Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Surveying
The American Society of Civil Engineer's Journal of Surveying's newest associate editor is Craig Glennie, assistant professor of civil and...
Craig Glennie

The American Society of Civil Engineer's Journal of Surveying's newest associate editor is Craig Glennie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College.

Extreme Environment Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level...

Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most

Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include:

Texas Public Works Association Honors Cullen College Alumnus
Every year, the Texas Public Works Association honors a select few public works employees with the prestigious Top Public Works Leader of the Year...
Doug Haude (top row, second from left) with the EAA board.

Every year, the Texas Public Works Association honors a select few public works employees with the prestigious Top Public Works Leader of the Year Award. This year, Cullen College alumnus Doug Haude (BSCE ’02) received the award for his work with the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA).

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Phillips 66 Donation Strengthens Ties to University of Houston
The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated...

The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated money to a variety of programs and student support services.

Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips. It cracked the top 10 in the Fortune 500 last year, reaching No. 6 with revenue over $161 billion in 2013.

College Grieves Passing of Undergraduate Student Ridwan Ajala
Ridwan Ajala, a beloved undergraduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, passed away on Tuesday, June 24th. Ridwan touched many members...

Ridwan Ajala, a beloved undergraduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, passed away on Tuesday, June 24th. Ridwan touched many members of the Cullen College community with his incredible work ethic, infectious positive attitude, and dedication as a student and friend. To say that he was loved and will be missed by our community is an understatement.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Researcher Wins NASA's New Investigator Award
Hyongki Lee, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s department of civil and environmental engineering, has won NASA’s New (Early Career)...

Hyongki Lee, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s department of civil and environmental engineering, has won NASA’s New (Early Career) Investigator Award in Earth Science.

CEE Professor Co-Chairs Membrane Society Conference
More than 400 people are registered for the 24th annual meeting of the North American Membrane Society, set for May 31-June 4 in a Houston suburb.
Shankar Chellam

More than 400 people are registered for the 24th annual meeting of the North American Membrane Society, set for May 31-June 4 in a Houston suburb.

PHOTOS: Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers Induction Ceremony
On Thursday, May 1, the UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of civil and environmental engineering inducted two new members into their...

On Thursday, May 1, the UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of civil and environmental engineering inducted two new members into their prestigious Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers.

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