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November 12, 2020
Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations. “A standardized citation metrics…
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October 16, 2020
For Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Cynthia V. Castro, growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing how devastating the storms can be has fueled her educational pursuits, and also led her to being earning a scholarship…
Cynthia V. Castro, a doctoral student working with Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is passionate about her work on flooding and environmental contamination because of her own experiences growing up along the Gulf Coast in Texas.
August 19, 2020
A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a grant to explore new filtration methods by recycling date pits to help with the sustainability of the water supply in Qatar. Dr. Debora…
Dr. Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will be working with Dr. Mohammad Al-Ghouti of Qatar University to explore new water filtration methods by recycling date pits.
July 23, 2020
Deadly explosions on offshore oil platforms. Collapsing bridges. Gaping potholes large enough to swallow a car. Cement is the most widely used construction material in the world, but there hasn’t been an easy-to-use and reliable…
Ody De La Paz, co-founder and CEO of Sensytec.
July 15, 2020
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will have three new assistant professors added to its faculty for the Fall of 2020 – Dr. Vedhus Hoskere, Dr. Xie Hu and Dr. Dimitrios…
Dr. Vedhus Hoskere.
July 10, 2020
A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored with the position of topical associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Transactions…
Dr. Hanwen Yu.
June 29, 2020
A graduate student at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by being selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship. Livia Mello, a UH…
Livia Mello, a UH graduate student and doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering with Dr. Roberto Ballarini, was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship to continue her work in studying progressive building collapse.
June 18, 2020
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards,…
Dr. David Shattuck of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
June 3, 2020
The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of…
The six-year graduation rate for the Cullen College of Engineering is 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, the fourth year in a row it has increased.
June 1, 2020
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced May 29 that Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has been selected as the recipient of the newly-established Honorable Daniel Wong…
Dr. Daniel Wong.
May 28, 2020
Two researchers from the University of Houston have received a grant to study the potential water conservation savings for different types of land uses in the City of Houston. Dr. Devin Shaffer, an assistant professor in the…
Dana Reed, a doctoral student of Dr. Devin Shaffer of the University of Houston's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, will be developing a model for water use and water conservation based on land use.
May 22, 2020
The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute virtual graduation celebration, featuring remarks from University of Houston…
Michelle Gale.
May 18, 2020
Dr. Hyongki Lee, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been awarded a grant from the K-Water Institute of South Korea to study flood monitoring…
May 11, 2020
Two faculty members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as recipients of the University of Houston's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2019-20 academic year. The…
Dr. Debora F. Rodrigues, of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was recognized in the Associate Professor category.
May 6, 2020
As the City of Houston and the state of Texas take steps to reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic, a trio of researchers connected to the University of Houston has developed a planning tool to identify vulnerable portions of the…
The vulnerability of population age group 65 and older to environmental pollution, based on ozone, PM2.5, NOx, pollutant releases, and proximity to polluted sites.
May 4, 2020
Dr. Stacey Louie, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a $12,000 grant to support a student and research work on how contaminants interact with water. The funding comes from the Texas…
Dr. Stacey Louie.
April 21, 2020
Drones have become a quick and relatively inexpensive way to capture on-the-ground images of geographic areas, offering valuable information to soldiers and others. But those images have a drawback: they often can’t accurately be…
Researchers will use a $1.89 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine how to reconcile images collected by drone with more precise images, allowing them to better understand how terrain has changed over time. Image: Canva
March 17, 2020
On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. News & World Report released its updated 2021 rankings of best graduate engineering programs in the country. The UH Cullen College of Engineering has increased once again and is now rated No. 67. …
The Cullen College of Engineering was recently ranked at No. 67 on the list of 2021 Best Graduate Schools By U.S. News & World Report.
February 26, 2020
UH Engineers Join Project to Study Options for Deployment Researchers from the University of Houston, backed by $4 million in funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, have joined a pilot project testing the use…
February 24, 2020
Over 100 individuals joined representatives from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College last Thursday, Feb. 20, for the first official UH/HCC Engineering Academy Information Session…
The UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy is a unique educational partnership between UH and HCC.