• In Vietnam, UH Engineer Trains Stakeholders to Manage Water using Satellites
    In Vietnam, UH Engineer Trains Stakeholders to Manage Water using Satellites

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  • When It Comes to Water, UH Engineer Amin Kiaghadi is Making Quite a Splash
    When It Comes to Water, UH Engineer Amin Kiaghadi is Making Quite a Splash

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    When Will Steel Snap? UH Engineers Keeping Texas Drivers Safe

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    Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing The World

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  • In Space: UH Students Launch Scientific Balloons For NASA Program
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  • Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research in the CEE Department
    Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research in the CEE Department

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    Environmental Engineer Boosts Oil Production Efficiency with DOE Grant

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Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 234 undergraduates and 182 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

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Kaspar Willam of the Cullen College of Engineering will lead an effort to develop monitoring techniques to ensure nuclear materials remain stable during transit under both normal conditions and in case of an accident.

With more than 74,000 metric tons of used nuclear fuel stored at locations around the United States, ensuring the safety of moving it to more secure disposal sites is a top federal priority.

A University of Houston engineer will lead a $3 million, multi-institution effort to develop monitoring techniques to ensure the nuclear materials remain stable during transit under both normal conditions and in case of an accident.

$3 Million DOE Project to Evaluate Safety of Transporting Used Nuclear Fuel, Develop Methods to Monitor Fuel Stability During Transit

Computer simulation software allows engineers to predict how certain materials will perform under specific – and often extreme – conditions. For instance, major advances in aerospace and flight were made possible due to engineering simulation based on computational solid mechanics, leading to pioneering work conducted by the company Boeing.

PHOTOS: H. David Hibbitt Rockwell Lecture
Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee teaching in Vietnam. Photo courtesy SERVIR GLOBAL

Selected by NASA to help manage water for Indochina, Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee is now teaching them how to do it without him.

In Vietnam, UH Engineer Hyongki Lee Trains Stakeholders to use Satellite Data for Managing Water

Faculty Accolades

Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light to heat highly porous gold nanodisks. A research paper describing the method was featured on the cover of the April issue of Optical Materials Express.

Cullen College Engineers Discover Innovative Method to Destroy Bacteria

Using data collected from twin NASA satellites, a UH engineering professor is helping officials from the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) to manage the country’s groundwater resources from approximately 300 miles above Earth.

UH Engineer Helps Pakistan Officials Manage Water Resources with NASA’s Satellite Data

Student Success

 Environmental engineering Ph.D student Amin Kiaghadi studies bodies of water to develop his ideas

As a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, Amin Kiaghadi already has a patent under his belt and won awards for his idea of how to treat “produced water,” the dirty, non-usable water created during hydraulic fracturing.

Making a Splash: Cullen College Ph.D. Student Wins Scholarship For His Water Work

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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