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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 leadership, a commencement speaker and most importantly, the graduating students.

Class of 2020 honored with virtual graduation celebration
Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences.

Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized via the Office of the Provost's 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards, headlined by Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences earning the Esther Farfel Award, the highest honor given yearly.

Willson earns Esther Farfel Award; four others tabbed for faculty, staff honors
Pradeep Sharma, a mechanical engineer at the University of Houston, has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, this year’s only recipient in the engineering category.
Pradeep Sharma is Studying Link Between the Physics of Hearing and the Ability to Interpret Music

 

Pradeep Sharma, a mechanical engineer at the University of Houston, has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, this year’s only recipient in the engineering category.

UH Engineer Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
Rodolfo Ostilla-Mónico, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UH, said this work on energy fluctuations within fluids could lead to a better understanding of the behavior of bacteria and other organisms.

The Casimir Force is a well-known effect originating from the quantum fluctuation of electromagnetic fields in a vacuum. Now an international group of researchers have reported a counterpoint to that theory, adding to the understanding of energy fluctuations within fluids.

Researchers Report New Understanding of Energy Fluctuations in Fluids
Dr. Rodolfo Ostilla Mónico

For Dr. Rodolfo Ostilla Mónico, an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering since Fall 2017, much of his work the past decade on turbulence has centered around a big question – can we find order in the chaos?

Mónico's work pulls order from chaos
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