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Professor Named Distinguished Member of National Engineering Society
Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is being presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers highest national honors. This fall, Rogers will be formally inducted as a…
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Engineering Professor Helps Launch Libya Knowledge Transfer Program
A University of Houston engineering professor is one of two individuals behind the development of curriculum for a knowledge transfer program designed to assist Libyan engineers in modernizing their country’s infrastructure.…
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UH Students Win Regional Concrete Canoe Competition for Second Year
A team of University of Houston engineering students paddled their way to a second consecutive first place win April 28 at the Texas/Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition. The students beat out 11 teams competing at…
Photo by Thomas Shea.
Newly Discovered River Bedforms May Impact Stream Restoration
Environmental researchers have long been studying the impact of the various physical attributes of moving water sources to better determine their effect on their ecological surroundings. Many of these naturally-occuring phenomena…
Engineering Researchers Develop Advanced Technique for Water Purification
Shankar Chellam, professor of environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, and environmental engineering graduate student, Appala Raju Badireddy, have demonstrated a new technique that reduces the biological…
An electron micrograph image shows a colony of bacteria including extracellular polymeric substances which contributes to biofilm formation on a water filtration membrane.
Students Receive Energy Engineering Scholarships
Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers Foundation to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy…
Engineering Undergrads Showcase Research
The Cullen College of Engineering was well represented at the University of Houston’s third-annual Undergraduate Research Day. Of the more than sixty students giving oral presentations or showcasing posters outlining their…
UH Names New Engineering Dean
The University of Houston has named Joseph W. Tedesco the sixth dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008. “I am delighted the Cullen College will benefit from the leadership skills of Joe Tedesco,” said…
Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E.
UH Professor Publishes Seventh Engineering History Book
Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has edited his seventh book on engineering history. The book, “Environmental and Water…
UH Concrete Canoe Team Headed to Nationals
A team of undergraduate students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering took first place in the Texas/Mexico regional Concrete Canoe Competition, giving them the right to represent the area at the national…
The UH student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) won the regional concrete canoe competition in April, earning them a spot in the upcoming national competition June 14 in Seattle, Wash. Photo compliments of ASCE student chapter.
UH Professor Honored for Groundbreaking Structural Research
Thomas Hsu developed the most advanced machine in the world capable of testing full-size reinforced concrete panels under earthquake-like conditions. Thomas Hsu, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the…
Alumna Receives "Emerging Leader" Award from SWE
University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumna Siddika Demir (1993 BSCE) received the Society of Women Engineers’ 2006 Emerging Leaders Award for her work with Bechtel Corp, an engineering, construction and project…
Siddika Demir (1993 BSCE) accepts the Emerging Leaders Award from the Society of Women Engineers President Jude Garzolini at the organization's 2006 Award's Banquet held in Kansas City. Photo supplied by SWE.
Alum Publishes Textbook for Civil Engineering Students
University of Houston Cullen College alumnus Harry O. Ward (BSCE 1984) has written a textbook offering instruction in one of the newest tools available to civil engineers. The book, Autodesk Civil 3D: Procedures &…
Alumnus Elected Vice President of Texas Municipal League
Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Daniel Wong, Ph.D., P.E., has been elected the First Vice President of the Texas Municipal League (TML), Region 14. The TML is a private, non-profit association that provides services to…
Graduate Student Receives Fellowship for Work in Water Purification
Archana Venkataramanan, an environmental engineering graduate student with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, received a $5,000 fellowship from the Ivanhoe Foundation for her research on drinking water…
Environmental Engineering graduate student Archana Venkataramanan works with a electrocoagulation unit designed for drinking water purification research. Photo by Stephen Pinchback.
Civil Engineering Professor Named Lifetime Member of ASCE
Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The organization extends life…
State Grants Engineering Researchers Nearly $500k
Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of Texas’ Advanced Research Program. The program, which was founded in 1987, employs…
Alumnus Appointed to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Daniel Wong, Ph.D., P.E., was recently appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The Board is responsible for licensing qualified engineers,…
Symons Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Recognized for Teaching and Research James Symons, Distinguished Cullen Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering with the University of Houston, has been awarded one of the most prestigious…
UH Engineering Research Claims Two TxDOT Awards for Innovation
Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professors claimed top research innovation awards from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the state agency has announced. Civil and environmental engineering…

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