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Grad Student Wins Fellowship to Study Soil’s Resistance to Bending
A UH Cullen College of Engineering graduate student has won a fellowship to research an underused method of distributing the load of a structure in soil. Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil…
Mullapudi
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 Conference hosted by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT…
Vipulanandan
UH Visiting Professor Inducted Into Chinese Academy of Engineering
Surendra P. Shah, visiting professor at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, was recently inducted into the…
Shah
Concrete Canoe Team Competes, Places in Nationals
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s concrete canoe team finished among the top 15 teams at the national competition in California over the weekend. It was the sixth appearance by a team from the university…
The University of Houston concrete canoe was one of 22 teams to compete at the national competition in California. Contributed photo
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 state during this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season. The model, which researchers…
Vipulanandan
Graduate Student Takes Home Honor at ICE Competition
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and structural engineering, placed third at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) USA Graduate and Student Paper Competition recently. Mullapudi was among three chosen…
Taraka Ravi Shankar Mullapudi holds the three awards he recieved at the 24th Annual Campus Leaders Reception and Awards Ceremony April 27. Contributed Photo.
Concrete Canoe Team Captures First, Qualifies for Nationals
For months, a team of University of Houston civil engineering students has been concocting the perfect recipe. A dash of fly ash, some silica fume, foam, shredded tires, PVA fibers, water, ceramic beads, glass bubbles and most…
Students from the Concrete Canoe Team pose with Steer Clear, their 215-pound concrete canoe. Photo by Thomas Shea.
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 of Houston. Ramesh Shrestha, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished…
Shrestha
Alumni Honored During National Engineers Week
Four University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumni were among those honored recently by area professional organizations as their 2010 Young Engineers of the Year. The awards, which recognized both outstanding…
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College Adds National Academy Member
Surendra P. Shah, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, this spring joined faculty at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering as a visiting professor. During…
Shah
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’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Belarbi—currently a…
Belarbi
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 internationally known researcher in the field of structural engineering. Though he has…
Hsu
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 ceremony this month for a famed London train and bridge engineer. The ceremony,…
Rogers
Lucrative Lessons: Engineering Pegged as Degree With Highest Starting Salary
Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer with Samsung Austin Semiconductors. The position, which has her responsible for…
Chemical engineering senior Rhys Forgie works in the lab as part the college's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Photo by Thomas Shea.
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 through Houston. A civil and environmental engineering professor at the University…
Rifai
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 teaching. For nearly two decades, Wang has devoted countless hours to daily preparation…
Wang
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 highest national honors at the ASCE 2008 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. in…
Photo by Thomas Shea
Alumnus Tapped to Lead National Engineering Society
D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has been named president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Klotz was installed as ASCE president Nov. 8 at the organization’s…
Klotz
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 both honored earlier this month at the ASCE Texas Section Fall 2008 Meeting.…
Prof. Jerry Rogers
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 after Hurricane Ike’s landfall. Through his car window, there’s nothing but a…
Vipulanandan

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