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Engineering Faculty Celebrated As Part Of 50-in-5 Achievements
At the first in-person, 50-in-5 celebration event, 116 faculty members were honored at the Wortham House on Monday, Nov. 29. President Renu Khator, Provost Paula Myrick Short and Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai…
More than 20 Engineering faculty members were recognized for contributing to the UH 50-in-5 initiative.
'Super Cool Conductor' Developed at UH Advances in Prestigious DOE Competition
As the world embarks upon the energy transition, improved electrification will be key to powering an efficient low carbon global economy. The development of superconductors, materials that can revolutionize the way electricity is…
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Kulkarni, Neffati, Purdue researchers describe new methods for intermetallic strength
Nobody would want to drive a car made of a very strong material that shatters in a collision, so the design of materials with high strength as well as high ductility – or less brittleness – has been the holy grail of materials…
In a paper published recently in Science Advances, Yashashree Kulkarni, Ph.D., Bill Cook Professor of Mechanical Engineering (pictured) and recent Ph.D. graduate Dajla Neffati offer a novel solution to brittle intermetallics with their collaborators at Purdue University.
Moradnia co-authors paper on semiconductor improvement
A graduate student at the University of Houston is one of two lead co-authors for a paper by the Ryou group about combining the best qualities of semiconductors, to make them cheaper and higher quality. “Flexible single-…
Jae-Hyun Ryou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and his doctoral student Mina Moradnia.
Cullen College of Engineering promotes six professors
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that six professors have earned promotions, starting with the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year. All listed positions are tenured, or on a tenure track. Professors…
Six professors have been promoted for the 2021-22 academic year at the Cullen College of Engineering.
Cullen College of Engineering welcomes 13 new hires
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.
Postdoc Pouladi takes home another award
A doctoral graduate of the Cullen College of Engineering's Mechanical Engineering program has taken home another award for a poster presentation, her second while affiliated with the college.  Sara Pouladi, a postdoctoral…
Sara Pouladi, a postdoctoral researcher, earned an award for her poster at the 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Virtual Conference, held in June 2021.
AMPing Up Delivery of Superconducting Wires
Superconductivity, where electrical resistance vanishes, remains a technology that both powers science and mystifies scientists. It charges MRI scanners, enables new drug discovery through advanced spectroscopy machines, and is…
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is pioneering high temperature superconductor wire.
Using the Ancient Art of Kirigami to Make an Eyeball-like Camera
Cunjiang Yu, Ph.D., Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, is reporting the development of a camera with a curvy, adaptable imaging sensor that could improve image quality in…
Schematic of a biaxially stretched kirigami sheet.
The Powerhouse Future Is Flexoelectric
“Giant Flexoelectricity” Breakthrough in Soft Elastomers Paves Way for Improved Robots and Self-Powered Pacemakers What do the following have in common: a self-powered implanted medical device, a soft human-like robot and how we…
Kosar Mozaffari, a graduate student at the Cullen College of Engineering, is lead author for a new paper on flexoelectricity, along with Pradeep Sharma of Mechanical Engineering and Matthew Grasinger of the Air Force Research Lab.

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