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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...
Selvamanickam

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.

Engineering Professor Part of International Center
Funding awarded to one University of Houston professor by the National Science Foundation is expected to advance energy research as part of a new...
Sharma

Funding awarded to one University of Houston professor by the National Science Foundation is expected to advance energy research as part of a new International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC).

UH Researcher Recognized for Technical Achievements
Selvamanickam honored by Wire & Cable Technology International For contributions to the development and commercialization of second-generation...
Selvamanickam

Selvamanickam honored by Wire & Cable Technology International

For contributions to the development and commercialization of second-generation high temperature superconducting wire, Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, has been honored with a 2009 Wire & Cable Technology International Technical Achievement Award.

Partnership to Boost Education, Research Overseas
A country north of Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf, Qatar ranks among the top 20 producers of oil worldwide. Though the natural resource is the...
Zimmerman

A country north of Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf, Qatar ranks among the top 20 producers of oil worldwide.

Though the natural resource is the cornerstone of their economy, Qatar wants more. Recently, they dedicated 2.8 percent, or roughly $1.5 billion yearly, of their gross domestic product toward earning a reputation as a knowledge-based nation.

Lucrative Lessons: Engineering Pegged as Degree With Highest Starting Salary
Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer...
Chemical engineering senior Rhys Forgie works in the lab as part the college's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH

In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer with Samsung Austin Semiconductors.

The position, which has her responsible for ensuring the quality of materials at the Austin-based manufacturing plant, is exactly the job Curttright had hoped for upon graduating from UH in May.

UH Alumnus to Lead Spacewalks on 128th Space Shuttle Flight
As a child, John “Danny” Olivas (1993 MSME) used to wonder what lay beyond the stars he peered at through a telescope on the roof of his El Paso,...
Cullen College alumnus Danny Olivas (far left) with the crew of the upcoming Discovery STS-128 mission. Photo courtesy of NASA.

As a child, John “Danny” Olivas (1993 MSME) used to wonder what lay beyond the stars he peered at through a telescope on the roof of his El Paso, Texas home.

Youngster's Engineering Aspirations Realized at UH
Logan Craft’s summer has started off like any other grade school students'. He visited the beach in Galveston, attended camp and spent several long...
Logan Craft, 10, is given a demonstration on smart materials by Ph.D. student Claudio Olmi during one stop on a tour of the college June 30. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Logan Craft’s summer has started off like any other grade school students'. He visited the beach in Galveston, attended camp and spent several long days getting into mischief with friends.

There is, of course, one exception. This 10-year-old’s summer plans included a tour of the University of Houston.

Why? It is simple, says the soon-to-be Harlem Elementary School fifth grader.

Study by UH Researchers Could Help Diabetics Better Monitor Glucose Levels
A device being developed by a team of researchers from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering could make it unnecessary for more...
Larin

A device being developed by a team of researchers from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering could make it unnecessary for more than 23 million diabetics to submit to daily finger pricks to test glucose levels in their blood.

The researchers received a three-year, nearly $400,000 National Science Foundation grant this month to explore the development of the implantable device, designed to use optical sensing to continuously monitor glucose levels.

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