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November 18, 2021
Two professors with the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, with colleagues from the University of Michigan and University of New Mexico, have embarked on a road rarely traveled by researchers – exploring the…
At right, Professor of Civil Engineering Debora Rodrigues is the principal investigator of a study that aims to revealing unknown properties of fungi. Stacey Louie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of four co-principal investigators in the project.
November 4, 2021
Cynthia V. Castro, Ph.D., can describe firsthand the importance of networking and being thoroughly prepared. For the Cullen College of Engineering graduate, both aligned for her when it came to meeting a respected figure in her…
UH doctoral graduate Cynthia V. Castro's proposal, “Green infrastructure scaling from local observations to regional applications as a coupled human-water system,” was selected for a $174,000 fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
October 25, 2021
Through the analysis of airborne laser mapping (lidar), an international team of researchers – including several from the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston – identified 478 ceremonial centers in the…
Lidar-based 3D image of the site of Buenavista on the day of sunrise alignment. Image by Takeshi Inomata, University of Arizona.
October 11, 2021
Although the locations and challenges have changed, there has always been one constant for Omar Khalid – learning as much as he can, in a variety of fields and disciplines. Khalid, a native of Iraq, earned his B.S. in Computer…
Omar Khalid is the 2021 recipient of the Paul and Helen Lenchuck Scholarship Program, administered by the National Concrete Masonry Association.
September 20, 2021
Debora F. Rodrigues, Ph.D., the Ezekiel Cullen Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials by the Executive Board of the IAAM.   According…
Debora F. Rodrigues, Ph.D., the Ezekiel Cullen Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials by the Executive Board of the IAAM.
September 16, 2021
Professors from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the Cullen College of Engineering, have received a National Science Foundation grant for their multi-faceted proposal to study how the community reacts to flood…
Hanadi Rifai, Ph.D., Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean of Research and Facilities, is the co-PI for a NSF grant researching how the community reacts to flood mitigation strategies.
September 1, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year, as part of its continuing effort to grow the faculty and to provide high quality instruction for undergraduate…
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome the following 12 people to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year, and beyond.
July 16, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that Devin L. Shaffer, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the latest member of the faculty to receive a National Science…
Devin L. Shaffer, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the latest member of the faculty to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award.
June 3, 2021
A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a $600,000 award from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program to continue his research into bridge materials that would resist…
Abdeldjelil “DJ” Belarbi, Ph.D., Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received a $600,000 award to continue his research into bridge materials that resist corrosion.
May 19, 2021
Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Department Chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Distinguished…
Roberto Ballarini, Ph.D., Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Department Chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
May 4, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award…
The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.
April 26, 2021
Copper remains one of the single most ubiquitous metals in everyday life. As a conductor of heat and electricity, it is utilized in wires, roofing and plumbing, as well as a catalyst for petrochemical plants, solar and electrical…
Copper is a prevalent metal used in everyday life. As a conductor of heat and electricity, it is commonly used in wires.
April 22, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College. The…
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.
April 14, 2021
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on…
An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.
April 13, 2021
Living near a hazardous waste or Superfund site could cut your life short by about a year, reports Hanadi S. Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. The study…
Hanadi S. Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is reporting in Nature Communications that life expectancy is lower for those living near Superfund sites.
April 12, 2021
Osman Ghazzaly, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, passed away the afternoon of April 8, 2021, according to friends.…
Dr. Osman Ghazzaly
March 31, 2021
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant for her…
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant from NASA for a research proposal.
March 30, 2021
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country…
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country.
January 13, 2021
For University of Houston professor Hyongki Lee, living firsthand through the calamity and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 has shaped his research interests, and brought to the forefront how important the need for…
Hyongki Lee, an associate professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a grant that will hopefully lead to better flood forecasting.
January 11, 2021
A professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research. Dr. Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores…
Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research.