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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.

College Names Outstanding Engineering Students
Students from two University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering departments were among those recognized at a luncheon on campus today...
Feliu

Students from two University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering departments were among those recognized at a luncheon on campus today honoring area engineering students’ high academic achievement.

Hosted by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, the event paid tribute to the college’s Outstanding Junior, Joshua Kovitz, and Outstanding Senior, Rodrigo Feliu, as well as the successes of other engineering students from Rice and Praire View A&M universities.

College to Host 20th Annual Engineering Golf Tournament
Larry Witte has just about enough hats to cover every day of the month tucked away in his closet. These baseball-style caps are not about fashion for...
Larry Witte, professor of mechanical engineering, launched the UH Engineering Golf Tournament twenty years ago. Photo by Tom Shea.

Larry Witte has just about enough hats to cover every day of the month tucked away in his closet.

These baseball-style caps are not about fashion for this professor of mechanical engineering. Each represent a year he’s organized the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s annual golf tournament.

UH Professor Elected to Board of Directors for Texas Academy
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) announced Dec. 19 Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished...
Hussain

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) announced Dec. 19 Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is among three elected to the academy’s board of directors.

NFL Grant Supports Gene Therapy Study to Benefit Athletes
A treatment being developed by two University of Houston researchers could allow athletes playing in the National Football League a faster return to...
Martinez

A treatment being developed by two University of Houston researchers could allow athletes playing in the National Football League a faster return to the field after injury.

With the support of $118,693 in grant funding from National Football League Charities, Daniel Martinez and David Zimmerman will investigate the use of gene therapy to heal damaged ligament.

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