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July 8, 2005
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…
June 29, 2005
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…
February 18, 2005
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…
October 5, 2004
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…
Jose Vazquez (1989 BSCE, 1990 MSCE, 1995 PhD CE) Photo by Jeff Shaw
September 1, 2004
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 Civil Engineering Alumnus C. Rick Coneway holds a KBR design drawing for a TxDOT highway interchange. Photo by Jeff Shaw.
March 1, 2004
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…
February 16, 2004
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…
October 31, 2003
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…
LeRoy Laycock (1953 BSCE) recently took a moment to thumb through his old yearbook (his photo from 1951 appears at the bottom). Photo by Jeff Shaw.
September 10, 2003
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…
August 4, 2003
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…
August 4, 2003
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…
May 19, 2003
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
May 9, 2003
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.…
May 6, 2003
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
March 10, 2003
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
January 6, 2003
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,…
December 11, 2002
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…
December 9, 2002
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…
November 13, 2002
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…
October 21, 2002
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