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ME Professor Receives DARPA Award for Materials Research
Yashashree Kulkarni, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a 2010 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research...
Yashashree Kulkarni shows off an example of her computational modeling, a technique she is using to improve on a new class of materials that could make metals stronger. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Yashashree Kulkarni, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a 2010 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The award is given annually to junior faculty by DARPA, the research arm of United States Department of Defense. The program is designed to recognize talented researchers whose work will help develop solutions that could enhance security.

Realizing a Dream
ME graduate walks in commencement six decades after earning degree When John Berry Rogers (1950 BSME) attended the University of Houston Cullen...
John Rogers stops on stage and flashes a Cougar sign before a packed house at spring commencement Saturday. Photo by Thomas Shea.

ME graduate walks in commencement six decades after earning degree

When John Berry Rogers (1950 BSME) attended the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering things were a lot different. The roads were not paved, buildings on campus lacked air conditioning and men didn’t always have a choice to enlist in the military and go to war.

The Whiz Kids of UH Baseball
Bewildered faces no longer surprise Tom Wertz and Erik Pesek. It’s come to be a common reaction when these two University of Houston baseball players...
Tom Wertz (left) and Erik Pesek are pursuing engineering degrees while playing baseball. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Bewildered faces no longer surprise Tom Wertz and Erik Pesek. It’s come to be a common reaction when these two University of Houston baseball players tell people they are pursuing engineering degrees.

“It’s typical,” said Wertz, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. “At this point I have two stereotypes. In my engineering classes I’m a jock and in the locker room I’m a nerd.”

Engineering Researcher to Modernize Power Grid
Although the U.S. electric power industry is one of the greatest engineering marvels of the 20th century, aging technology and an increase in demand...
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Although the U.S. electric power industry is one of the greatest engineering marvels of the 20th century, aging technology and an increase in demand create problems for the electricity infrastructure that need to be fixed.

UH, SuperPower Sign Superconducting Wire License Agreements
The University of Houston executed two license agreements with SuperPower, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics.
UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Joseph Tedesco, and Venkat "Selva" Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, sign two license agreements with SuperPower. Photo by Thomas Shea.

The University of Houston executed two license agreements with SuperPower, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics.

Graduate Student Nabs ASME Scholarship
Mohammad Wasy Akhtar, a University of Houston mechanical engineering graduate student, was selected as this year’s recipient of the South Texas...
Mohammad Wasy Akhtar was the only graduate student awarded the Hugh Cameron Scott Award from the South Texas Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Mohammad Wasy Akhtar, a University of Houston mechanical engineering graduate student, was selected as this year’s recipient of the South Texas Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s Hugh Scott Cameron Award.

Engineering Researchers to Improve Test for Cardiovascular Disease
Two University of Houston professors are helping to keep your heart beating stronger, longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip....
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Two University of Houston professors are helping to keep your heart beating stronger, longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip.

VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph Metcalfe helped to develop, is allowing doctors to monitor how changes in blood flow affect finger temperature to measure an individual’s risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

CD Inspired by Radio Show Hosted by Engineering Professor to Benefit KUHF
For more than two decades John Lienhard has told the stories of how human creativity forms our culture through the KUHF Radio program, “The Engines...
John Lienhard talks with guests at a CD release party at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion Tuesday night. Photo by Thomas Shea.

For more than two decades John Lienhard has told the stories of how human creativity forms our culture through the KUHF Radio program, “The Engines of Our Ingenuity.”

A professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and history at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Lienhard is the writer and host of the weekday radio show heard nationally on public radio.

Governor Presents UH With Grant to Advance Superconductivity in Texas
New applied research hub to push commercialization of superconductor technology The University of Houston has received a five-year, $3.6 million...
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New applied research hub to push commercialization of superconductor technology

The University of Houston has received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the state’s Emerging Technology Fund to aid in the development and commercialization of products based on high-temperature superconductors.

Technology Being Developed in UH Lab Could Put an End to Icy Commutes
Christiana Chang lives where temperatures rarely dip low enough to produce snow let alone ice. Yet in a lab at the University of Houston she is in...
Mechanical engineering graduate student Christiana Chang holds a sheet of carbon nanofiber paper she is embedding in concrete in an effort to create self-heating roads. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Christiana Chang lives where temperatures rarely dip low enough to produce snow let alone ice.

Yet in a lab at the University of Houston she is in the midst of perfecting something that just may garner a smile from those in regions where wintery weather wreaks havoc on commutes.

Self-heating roads.

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