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Undergraduate named 2021 Goldwater Scholar
Winning an award can always be an emotional moment for a student, but for University of Houston senior Jose “Javi” Solano, being picked as a 2021 Goldwater Scholar especially resonated.
Jose "Javi" Solano, a senior Mechanical Engineering student, is a 2021 Goldwater Scholar.

Winning an award can always be an emotional moment for a student, but for University of Houston senior Jose “Javi” Solano, being picked as a 2021 Goldwater Scholar especially resonated.

UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga campus
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.

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 Navigation Boulevard.

Joshi receives CAREER award for Recyclable Thermoset Polymers research
For Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi, the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, as the technological advances in the world of plastics as structural...
Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi, the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, is the latest NSF CAREER award winner at the college. His research will examine recyclable thermoset polymers.

For Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi, the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, as the technological advances in the world of plastics as structural materials have occurred, there has been the negative side effect of the environmental impact of those materials.

$4.5M Gift Supports Endowed Chair, New Lecture Series on Equity and Social Justice
Transformative Gift Initiates First Matching Gift by ‘$100 Million Challenge’ for Total Impact of at Least $6.5M
The University of Houston has received a $4.5 million gift from the Thomas Michael Panos Family Estate to establish an endowed chair in the Cullen College of Engineering; a scholarship endowment available to students throughout the University; and an endowed lecture series focused on equity and social justice, which will reside in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Transformative Gift Initiates First Matching Gift by ‘$100 Million Challenge’ for Total Impact of at Least $6.5M

Al-Ubaidi, Ardebili honored by Faculty Excellence Awards
A pair of Cullen College of Engineering professors have been honored in the University of Houston's 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards.
Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D., a professor of Biomedical Engineering, was one of three faculty members chosen for the Moores Professorship.

A pair of Cullen College of Engineering professors have been honored in the University of Houston's 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards.

Cullen College improves again in U.S. News & World Report rankings
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.

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.

ME, Space Architecture graduate Lopez making his interstellar mark
For University of Houston graduate and native Houstonian Javier Lopez Jr., it was repeated visits to the Space Center Houston with his parents and twin sister Cynthia that kindled a lifelong interest in the stars.
Javier Lopez Jr., a 2020 graduate of the Space Architecture program, has parlayed that into a position with Lunar Resources, Inc., a space industrial company pioneering space manufacturing and off-Earth resource extraction.

For University of Houston graduate and native Houstonian Javier Lopez Jr., it was repeated visits to the Space Center Houston with his parents and twin sister Cynthia that kindled a lifelong interest in the stars.

Elemental Coatings, Ghasemi receives $750k grant for 'icephobic' coatings
The company founded by a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a $750,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to continue refining “icephobic” coatings for their aircraft,...
A visual example of the effect that the “icephobic” application from Elemental Coatings has when it comes to repelling ice buildup.

The company founded by a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a $750,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to continue refining “icephobic” coatings for their aircraft, through a collaboration with Boeing.

UH’s Bannova designing moon rovers, habitats
Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Boeing for a six-month lunar surface systems study, a researcher and her team at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering are designing potential rovers and habitats for usage on...
Images of a 3D rover model, provided by Dr. Olga Bannova, a research professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Mechanical Engineering Department and the director of the Space Architecture Graduate Program.

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Boeing for a six-month lunar surface systems study, a researcher and her team at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering are designing potential rovers and habitats for usage on the Moon.  

UH expanding into Micro-CT for Advanced Materials development, thanks to Naval Research grant
Professors at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering have received a $904,554 grant from the Office of Naval Research to procure equipment that will allow Micro-CT imaging, which utilizes x-rays to see inside...
Dr. Venkat “Selva” Selvamanickam, the M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has secured a $904,554 grant to procure equipment for Micro-CT imaging.

Professors at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering have received a $904,554 grant from the Office of Naval Research to procure equipment that will allow Micro-CT imaging, which utilizes x-rays to see inside of an object and will allow for significant improvements in the development of advanced materials.

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