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Engineering Professors Among Select Few to Receive State ARP Funding
Seven facutly members from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering in May received grants totaling more than $500,000 from the Norman...
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Seven facutly members from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering in May received grants totaling more than $500,000 from the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program.

ARP is a competitive, peer-reviewed grant program funding scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions. Funding given through the program is administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Engineering Professor to Head NIH Study Section
Ralph W. Metcalfe, professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and mathematics, was recently appointed chair of the National Institutes of...
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Ralph W. Metcalfe, professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and mathematics, was recently appointed chair of the National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Devices Study Section.

The study section’s scientific review administrator selected Metcalfe, who has served on the section since June 2004, for the position.

Engineering Organizations Present Professor With High Honors
Two engineering organizations earlier this year presented awards to Kirill V. Larin, assistant professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering,...
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Two engineering organizations earlier this year presented awards to Kirill V. Larin, assistant professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering, for achievements in his biomedical optics and imaging research.

The 2008 Outstanding Young Scientist Award was presented to Larin in February by the Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology. The award recognized him for significant success in his first five years of research.

20th Annual Crawfish Boil Makes History
The large crowd at the University of Houston and American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ annual Cajun Crawfish Boil fundraiser paid off big for...
The Crawfish Boil Committee presents Dean Joseph Tedesco (center) with a $150,000 check for student scholarships. Pictured are Gary Hurta (1972 BSME); Vita Como, director of the Cullen College of Engineering Career Center; Janice Quiroz, special events coordinator; Dean Tedesco; Diana Ashen, event chair; Gregory Williams (1979 BSME); and Benton Baugh (1967 BSME). Photo by Tom Shea.

The large crowd at the University of Houston and American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ annual Cajun Crawfish Boil fundraiser paid off big for students seeking scholarships in the Cullen College of Engineering.

Event Chair Diane Ashen estimates the May 4 event—now in its 20th year—raised more than $150,000 in scholarships. That’s more than double the $75,000 raised in 2007.

Area High School Students Get Look At UH Engineering
Houston-area high school seniors toured UH Cullen College of Engineering April 25 as part of a Shadow Day organized by the American Society of...
In one of the day’s activities, Haichang Gu, a post-doc researching under Mechanical Engineering Professor Gangbing Song, used a Smart Vibration Platform to demonstrate how smart materials can be used to stabilize structure.

Houston-area high school seniors toured UH Cullen College of Engineering April 25 as part of a Shadow Day organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The event, the first of its kind on the engineering campus, brought 16 students and three teachers from Sam Rayburn and J. Frank Dobie high schools to the college for an in-depth look into the field.

Students Receive Energy Engineering Scholarships
Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers...

Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers Foundation to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy management.

College Offering Scholarships for Accelerated B.S. to Graduate Program
NSF grant will fund more than 30 students over the next five years The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a $600,000 grant...

NSF grant will fund more than 30 students over the next five years

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships for students in the college’s accelerated B.S. to graduate degree program.

Imaging Device To Benefit Patients of In Vitro Fertilization
A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is developing an imaging device that could increase the success of patients...
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A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is developing an imaging device that could increase the success of patients attempting to have children through in vitro fertilization.

Former Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Passes Away
Douglas F. Muster, Brown & Root Professor Emeritus and former chairman of the UH Department of Mechanical Engineering, passed away September 7,...
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Douglas F. Muster, Brown & Root Professor Emeritus and former chairman of the UH Department of Mechanical Engineering, passed away September 7, 2007. He was 88.

$1M Grant To Support Meta-Materials Research
Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.” Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of...
Pradeep Sharma, professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a group of researchers that has received a $1.22M NSF grant to develop a novel class of meta materials that generate electricity when placed under physical stress. Photo by Jeff Shaw.

Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.”

Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of complex tasks by more closely mimicking natural movement and levels of strength and high-tech military equipment powered by every step a soldier takes are just two of the many innovations that may arise through the work of a research team based at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

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