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November 10, 2022
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday $7.7 million in research grant funding to improve risk assessment of chemical mixtures in the environment, which includes $749,926 for research by Debora Rodrigues,…
Debora Rodrigues, Ezekiel Cullen Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
October 25, 2022
A professor at the Cullen College of Engineering will continue serving as the lead PI for a NASA project that examines land subsidence, flood forecasting and groundwater management in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia. Hyongki…
Hyongki Lee, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has received about $692,410 in additional funding for a three-year extension of his research work, “Strengthening Regional and National Capacity for Operational Flood andDrought Management Services for Lower Mekong Nations via Mekong River Commission and SERVIR-Mekong.”
October 7, 2022
For Marcela Strane, a Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, the opportunity to work on a hydrology project in El Salvador during the summer of 2022 was the…
Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. student Marcela Strane went to El Salvador as part of the International Research Experience for Students (IRES) offered by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI).
September 20, 2022
After a competitive selection process, the U.S. National Science Foundation has chosen Debora Frigi Rodrigues, Ezekiel Cullen Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering,…
After a competitive selection process, the U.S. National Science Foundation has chosen Debora Frigi Rodrigues, Ezequiel Cullen Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, as a Program Director under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.
September 15, 2022
The University of Houston's wing of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has earned a National Chapter of the Year for 2021-22 from the national leadership of the group. According to award criteria, National Chapter…
SHPE-UH leadership and officers.
August 16, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce 12 hirings in a variety of departments and roles for the 2022-23 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, all start dates are Sept. 1. Personnel is sorted alphabetically by…
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce 12 hirings in a variety of departments and roles for the 2022-23 academic year.
July 28, 2022
Two professors from the Cullen College of Engineering have been honored with election to the Fellow grade of membership for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  The professors chosen for the 2022 class are …
Yashashree Kulkarni, Bill D. Cook Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
June 30, 2022
With a $675,000 grant from NASA, researchers at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and the University of California, Irvine are launching a new flood risk assessment project focusing on sandy beaches and…
Pietro Milillo, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received a $675,000 grant from NASA to work on flood risk assessment with the University of California, Irvine.
May 16, 2022
A professor at the Cullen College of Engineering has received a pair of grants that will utilize the one-of-a-kind machinery available at the University of Houston to conduct research into shear failures for a new type of…
Dimitrios Kalliontzis, an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received a pair of grants to conduct research into shear failures for Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC).
May 5, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2021-22 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners. The initial announcement…
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, presents the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award to Jae-Hyun Ryou of Mechanical Engineering.
April 25, 2022
 ‘Transformational’ Institute Funded by Department of Defense As the nature of digital warfare evolves, the need for a workforce trained in cybersecurity is critical for defending the United States from attacks. In response to…
In response to the growing threat, the University of Houston has joined a consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to launch a virtual institute that will recruit and train the next generation to combat cyber warfare. Hanadi Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the UH team lead on the project.
April 13, 2022
Four professors at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized for their exemplary work via the 2022 Faculty and Staff Awards, administered by the University of Houston's Office of the Provost. Roberto Ballarini,…
Four professors at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized for their exemplary work via the 2022 Faculty and Staff Awards, administered by the University of Houston's Office of the Provost.
April 4, 2022
The graduate level programs Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering improved the most year-to-year, according to the latest rankings edition of U.S. News…
The Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments have both gained more than 10 spots in the latest graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
March 30, 2022
A Cullen College of Engineering professor has been recognized for his distinguished service with the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Abdeldjelil "DJ" Belarbi, Ph.D., Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor in…
March 18, 2022
Daniel Wong, Ph.D., P.E., a distinguished graduate of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as the 2022 Houston Engineer of the Year. Wong was honored at the 2022 Engineer of the Year Gala,…
Daniel Wong.
March 4, 2022
When Santiago El Awad was first awarded membership in the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program in the fall of 2019, as he was pursuing his master's degree in Civil Engineering at the Cullen College of…
Santiago El Awad (left) speaking at the annual conference for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. El Awad has earned the fellowship three years in a row.
February 25, 2022
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted another successful event on Feb. 22, as the 2022 Engineers Week Awards program recognized 50 students for their accomplishments. Since 2004, the EAA and industry donors have come…
Haley Conley, posing with friends.
February 8, 2022
In a new University of Houston study using an advanced remote imaging system known as synthetic aperture radar interferometry, three glaciers at the South Pole are being documented with levels of clarity and completeness never…
Pietro Milillo, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Houston, is joined in the project by University of California Irvine researchers and scientists from NASA, the German Aerospace Center and the Italian Space Agency. Milillo is lead author of “Rapid Glacier Retreat Rates Observed in West Antarctica,” an article in Nature Geosciences that details their findings.
January 31, 2022
Reflecting the organization's commitment to the community, the Dow Promise Program has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of Houston branch of the National Society of Black Engineers, to partner with the Blodgett Urban…
UH NSBE members volunteering at a previous community event at the Blodgett Urban Gardens.
January 5, 2022
According to an updated paper from researchers at Stanford University, 46 past and present professors affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering are among the Top 2 percent of cited research papers in the world. The…
More than 45 professors and researchers affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as among the most cited in the world.