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How it Works: The Basics of Wind Energy
Have you ever wondered how wind energy is used to generate electricity or how wind turbines work? In a new video series titled “How It Works,”...
 The Basics of Wind Energy

Have you ever wondered how wind energy is used to generate electricity or how wind turbines work? In a new video series titled “How It Works,” mechanical engineer Daniel Araya explains the basics of wind energy and how his research is contributing to the future of wind turbines.

In Araya’s lab at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, he and his team are studying how to better design wind turbines to increase their efficiency at generating electricity.

Top Companies Recruit UH Engineers at Fall Career Fair
Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to...

Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to work in their respective fields of study while pursuing their degrees in order to land their dream jobs after college. That's why the Cullen College's Career Center offers two Engineering Career Fairs each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, to connect students to the top employers around the country early on in their academic careers.

UH Engineer Chosen for MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35
An engineer at the University of Houston known for his work in developing stretchable semiconductors and electronics has been named to MIT Technology...
UH mechanical engineer Cunjiang Yu has been named to MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” list of researchers with Chinese citizenship.

An engineer at the University of Houston known for his work in developing stretchable semiconductors and electronics has been named to MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” list of researchers with Chinese citizenship.

PHOTOS: Cullen College Celebrates Nearly 450 Graduating Students at Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony
The UH Cullen College of Engineering held its fall convocation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, recognizing nearly 450 graduating students at the...
Nearly 450 Students Graduated at The Fall 2017 Engineering Convocation

The UH Cullen College of Engineering held its fall convocation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, recognizing nearly 450 graduating students at the Bayou City Events Center. The ceremony featured a keynote address from UH alumna Cynthia Oliver Coleman (BSChE `71), who spent her 33-year career at Exxon Mobil holding various positions in gas engineering, reservoir engineering, engineering applications, engineering recruiting and engineering information systems.

Researchers Study Deepwater Gas Formation to Prevent Accidents
Work at UH Has Implications for Subsea Design and Operations A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industry to...

Work at UH Has Implications for Subsea Design and Operations

A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident.

Thinking Big, Working Small: Collaboration of UH, Texas Heart Institute Could Make Heart Transplants Obsolete
In the United States, more than 6.5 million people live with varying stages of heart failure. About 4,000 of those suffer with hearts so compromised...
Ph.D. student Alex Smith (left) and mechanical engineering professor Ralph Metcalfe are collaborating with researchers at the Texas Heart Institute to radically improve blood-pumping devices for patients with heart failure

In the United States, more than 6.5 million people live with varying stages of heart failure. About 4,000 of those suffer with hearts so compromised that a transplant is the only treatment current medicine can offer. Yet only about half that many transplant-suitable hearts become available each year.

Coping with Culture Shock: Director of Graduate Admissions Pens Article on International Student Experience
Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and...

Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and internships. But imagine also having to learn a new language and adjust to a foreign culture – those are some of the added challenges faced by international students attending colleges in the U.S.

Talk to the Animals: Mechanical Engineering Grad Student Studies Animal Kingdom’s Master Navigators
Sana Krichen thinks often like a bat – and a shark, and a sea turtle, and several types of birds. For Krichen, who is a doctoral candidate in...
“I almost feel I have given birth to two babies,” says grad student Sana Krichen. Her son Youssef Khadimallah, now 10 months old, holds his mother’s just-published article about the role electromagnetism plays in some animal species’ navigation skills. The article was first submitted to the journal Physical Review E at the time Krichen learned she was pregnant and – after much back-and-forth with reviewers – was released October 4.

Sana Krichen thinks often like a bat – and a shark, and a sea turtle, and several types of birds. For Krichen, who is a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, understanding how certain animals can detect magnetic fields is a key part in determining how those species navigate their way as they fly through the world (or swim, crawl, run, or hop).

PHOTOS: Ronald Larson Engineering Rockwell Lecture
How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials?
Joseph W. Tedesco, left, presents plaque to Engineering Rockwell lecturer Ronald Larson

How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials?

PHOTOS: 2017 Engineering Homecoming Celebration
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017...
Joseph Tedesco (right), Dean of the Cullen College, poses with his wife Sue (middle) and Nayeli Martinez, a member of the UH Society of Automotive Engineers

Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017 Engineering Homecoming and gear up for the UH Football game against East Carolina. 

In addition to catching up with old friends, attendees enjoyed mimosas and Bloody Marys provided by the Engineering Alumni Association and entered to win raffle prizes that were announced throughout the event.

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