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College Launches Subsea Engineering Program
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has officially launched a Subsea Engineering Certificate Program, the first and only formal...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has officially launched a Subsea Engineering Certificate Program, the first and only formal subsea curriculum in the United States.

The program was established in response to requests from several companies in the petroleum sector. These firms indicated the need for engineers with the specialized skills to design and maintain the equipment and infrastructure used in underwater offshore drilling.

UH, Partners Awarded $4.2 Million DOE Grant for Magnet Energy Storage Research
The University of Houston and three other institutions have received a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a...
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The University of Houston and three other institutions have received a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a superconducting magnet energy storage system device that could revolutionize the nation's electrical power grid.

UH Professor Wins R&D 100 Award with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SuperPower
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Applied Research Hub of the Texas Center for...
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Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Applied Research Hub of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), was named as one of the recipients of the 2010 R&D 100 award, along with scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SuperPower Inc.

DOE Grant to Establish Wind Facility
Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore...
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Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use

Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore wind technology received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, which recently awarded university researchers $2.3 million to establish a testing facility.

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.

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