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What’s in the Water? Hurricane Harvey Renews Attention to UH Research on Galveston Bay Pollutants
In the days after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, thousands of evacuated families returned to their homes to survey the flood...

In the days after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, thousands of evacuated families returned to their homes to survey the flood damage and begin the long road to repairs.

But the dream to rebuild isn’t a realistic one for many families in riverfront neighborhoods east of Houston, where industrial waste from the notorious San Jacinto Waste pits, a Superfund site, may possibly have contaminated the land.

Rigzone: Advice for Geotechnical Engineering Graduates from UH Civil Engineer
Geotechnical engineers toil in the mechanics of soil and rocks to design and build structures, roadways, levees and other systems that are supported...

Geotechnical engineers toil in the mechanics of soil and rocks to design and build structures, roadways, levees and other systems that are supported by soil or rock. Career opportunities abound for graduates in the geotechnical engineering field, but obtaining certain skillsets in this field can give geotechnical graduates an advantage in landing their dream job.

UH Civil Engineer Provides Science Behind Hurricane Harvey Floods to National Media
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath, many across the state of Texas were left asking how such catastrophic flooding could...

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath, many across the state of Texas were left asking how such catastrophic flooding could have occurred and what we can do to try to prevent it from happening again in the future.

Brilliance Descending on UH as 15 New Engineering Faculty Join the Cullen College
Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen...
Cullen College

Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen College proudly welcomes them to its ranks of excellence in academia.

 

UH Library Provides Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey...

The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath.

UH Engineers Shedding Light on Water Pollutants
It’s no secret that the water supply is constantly inundated with all sorts of waste and chemicals. Some are filtered out, others are not. Think...
 Stacey Louie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, left, and Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, examining nanoparticles, to find new materials that will break down pollutants and work in sunlight

It’s no secret that the water supply is constantly inundated with all sorts of waste and chemicals. Some are filtered out, others are not. Think about old, expired medicine you casually toss away. Pharmaceuticals don’t degrade.

Is Houston Missing the Next Energy Wave? Houston Chronicle Features the UH Engineers Who Are On the Case
Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which...
Daniel Araya, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, demonstrates how his wind tunnel can generate electricity. Photo courtesy of Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle Staff

Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world shifting away from the use of fossil fuels.

Harvesting Earthquake Fault Slip From Laser Images of Napa's Vineyards
UH civil and environmental engineering Professor Craig Glennie assisted in a new U.S. Geological Survey-led study that finds deformation below the...

UH civil and environmental engineering Professor Craig Glennie assisted in a new U.S. Geological Survey-led study that finds deformation below the Earth’s surface caused by earthquakes is expressed much differently than displacement at the surface.

Egor Dontsov: Tips for the Fracking Industry
In the world of hydraulic fracturing, where subterranean fractures are forced open to extract oil or gas, much is done before the drill meets the...
 Egor Dontsov with some shale

In the world of hydraulic fracturing, where subterranean fractures are forced open to extract oil or gas, much is done before the drill meets the earth. Research to pinpoint the ideal extraction spot would be impossible if it had to be conducted 1-2 miles down in the Earth’s core.

UH Engineering Announces Speakers for 2017-18 Rockwell Lecture Series
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which brings world-renowned engineers and scientists to the UH campus each year to deliver talks on high-impact topics.

Cullen College Field Trip Yields Crash Course in Civil Engineering for Galena Park High Students
Early exposure to the engineering fields can mean all the difference to high school students who are deciding what majors to pursue in college. That’...

Early exposure to the engineering fields can mean all the difference to high school students who are deciding what majors to pursue in college. That’s what inspired Miguel Ramirez, a math teacher at Galena Park High School, to bring 23 of his students on a field trip to the Structural Research Laboratory at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

College Holds Memorial for Dedicated Alumnus and Supporter William A. Brookshire
More than 500 guests honored the memory and legacy of dedicated UH alumnus and long-time supporter William A. Brookshire at a memorial service held...

More than 500 guests honored the memory and legacy of dedicated UH alumnus and long-time supporter William A. Brookshire at a memorial service held in his honor this summer. The Brookshire Memorial Service was held at the UH Student Center on May 19, nearly one month after Brookshire’s passing in April.

UH Engineering Signs Articulation Agreement With Delhi Technological University
In a continued effort to promote international collaboration in engineering research and academics, the UH Cullen College of Engineering has entered...

In a continued effort to promote international collaboration in engineering research and academics, the UH Cullen College of Engineering has entered into an articulation agreement with Delhi Technological University in New Delhi, India.

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...
 (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

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 of understanding (MOU) that will bring what is expected to be a continuous stream of DMU students to CEE’s M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Photos and Videos: 2017 EAA Gala
The 2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala was held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The annual event,...
2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala

The 2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala was held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty.

UH Engineer to Host Conference on Hurricane and Disaster Preparation and Recovery
The Gulf Coast has been spared a major hurricane in the past few years, but as most Houstonians know all-too-well, the wrath of Mother Nature is...
Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina, Courtesy of NASA

The Gulf Coast has been spared a major hurricane in the past few years, but as most Houstonians know all-too-well, the wrath of Mother Nature is never far away.

Photos: First-Year Students Shine at First Year Experience Summit
When it comes to success in engineering studies, the data is clear: the better students do in their first-year core classes, the higher the chances...

When it comes to success in engineering studies, the data is clear: the better students do in their first-year core classes, the higher the chances that they will complete their engineering degrees.

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...
Aparna Balasubramani in a familiar environment, near the water

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.

The Best of Our Brightest: Outstanding Service Awards Given in Cullen College
Excellence in engineering took center stage as Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, recognized the outstanding...
Haleh Ardebili

Excellence in engineering took center stage as Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, recognized the outstanding performances of faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and service at the spring faculty and staff meeting.

William A. Brookshire Leaves Legacy of Generosity and Dedication to the Cullen College
UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21,...
30 p.m. Dr. Brookshire’s family will host a memorial on the UH campus at the Student Center, Houston Room. Friends and family are invited.

UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21, 2016.

Joseph Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering said, “Dr. Brookshire was a fine gentleman and one of our great philanthropists, always in search of new ways to help students and professors. We will forever feel his generosity and his loss in equal measures.”

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