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UH Civil Engineering Research Recognized with SSRC Vinnakota Award
The results of research conducted in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were recently recognized in April 2005 by the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), which presented them with the Vinnakota…
UH Engineering Student Gives Back to Community, Teaches to Reinforce Knowledge
Joseph Joubert said, “To teach is to learn twice,” and civil engineering senior Kimani Augustine has lived by that principle. From his teaching career in the Caribbean to the various tutorial programs he participates in at the UH…
UH Civil Engineering Alumnus Develops Technology for New Offshore Structure
Since he was a kid, Jose Vazquez (1989 BSCE, 1990 MSCE, 1995 PhD CE) has appreciated the practicality and application of engineering. His father worked in construction, introducing him to engineers and architects, which sparked…
UH Alumnus Flourishes in Engineering Practice, Navy, Air Force for Three Decades
C. Rick Coneway (1973 BSCE, 1976 MSCE) always wanted to fly. After receiving his first bachelor’s degree, the native Houstonian joined the U.S. Navy and used that time to launch a now 31-year dual career in the U.S. Navy and Air…
UH Engineering Alumnus to Receive National Teaching Award
University of Houston engineering alumnus Abdeldjelil “DJ” Belarbi (1986 MSCE, 1991 PhD CE) will receive one of the country’s most prestigious national teaching awards this week when Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering…
Engineering Lab Supervisor Retires After 20 Years of Service
After 20 years of distinguished service with the Cullen College of Engineering, Laboratory Supervisor Martin Kowis has retired. Kowis, who spent 21 years with the FMC Corporation before coming to the University of Houston, came…
Time Can't Erase Fond Memories for Civil Engineering Alumnus
LeRoy Laycock couldn’t have been happier when he was asked to serve on the calling committee for this year’s Houston Alumni Organization’s Golden Reunion. The opportunity gave him the chance to catch up with friends he hadn’t…
New Master's Degree in Project and Construction Management
Program To Study Management Skills From Engineering Perspective The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has launched a new Master’s Degree Program in Project and Construction Management (PCM) through the…
High School Teacher Receives Training in Water Filtration Technology
While most of his peers take the summer off, high school teacher Steven Statt has been spending his summer at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, where he has been learning about drinking water filtration…
University Mourns Death of Distinguished Engineering Professor
Michael W. O'Neill, University of Houston Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at his home. He was 63 years old. A native of San Antonio, Texas…
Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering Honored by ASCE
Michael W. O'Neill, Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, has been informed by the American Society of Civil Engineers that he will be the recipient of the Martin S. Kapp Award this November at the organization's…
Cullen Distinguished Professor and Director National Geotechnical Experimental Station
Dean Announces 2003 Faculty Awards for Teaching, Research
Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual Faculty and Staff Meeting on April 22. Karolos Grigoriadis claimed the W. T.…
Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner
Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were…
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award
UH Distinguished Professor Emeritus to Be Honored by American Academy of Environmental Engineers
University of Houston environmental engineering professor emeritus James M. Symons has been invited to Washington, D.C., to receive the 2003 Edward J. Cleary Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE).…
James Symons, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Engineering
National Ranking Places UH Civil Engineering at No. 14
A popular national engineering magazine has ranked the University of Houston among the most productive civil engineering research schools in the nation. After performing its own in-depth survey of more than 117 institutions,…
Civil Engineering Professor Rogers Honored by ASCE
Jerry Rogers was preparing to give a presentation titled "Early Civil Engineering Education and History" at a morning session of the 150th Annual Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers when he was surprised with a…
On the Waterfront: Professor Rifai is profiled in the latest issue of Collegium Magazine
Hanadi Rifai, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, credits her love of the ocean as a deciding factor in choosing a career that has led her to head a $3.2 million study funded by the Texas Commission on…
$3.2 Million Project To Document Dioxin Levels In Houston Ship Channel
A major scientific study under way in Texas may help clarify how toxic chemicals are transported through the environment. Since last summer, University of Houston environmental engineers have been taking hundreds of water, fish…
Membrane filter technology could improve quality of drinking water
Membrane filters, such as those currently used in some home water purification systems, might someday be used on a large scale to remove contaminants and organic compounds that affect the purity of municipal water supplies,…
Shankar Chellam
UH Engineering Professor O'Neill To Be Honored by Deep Foundations Institute
Michael W. O'Neill, University of Houston Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, will receive the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Deep Foundations Institute at the organization's 27th annual conference…
Michael O'Neill

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