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Allen Rhodes, Cullen College Adjunct & NAE Member, Dies
Allen Rhodes, a former adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has died. Rhodes...

Allen Rhodes, a former adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has died. Rhodes passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 83.

Navy Taps UH Researcher to Develop Diagnostic Tool
For as long as the U.S. Navy has had scuba divers, submarines and airplane pilots, it has had to deal with the effects of decompression sickness....

For as long as the U.S. Navy has had scuba divers, submarines and airplane pilots, it has had to deal with the effects of decompression sickness. This condition, which affects those who experience sudden, drastic changes in the air or water pressure surrounding their bodies, can cause anything from joint pain—better known as the bends—to seizure, stroke, coma, and, in the most extreme cases, death.

UH-Led Group Wins Wind Turbine Testing Facility
The Department of Energy has selected the University of Houston-led Lone Star Wind Alliance as a partner in the development of one of the nation’s...
Located on a 23 acre tract in Ingleside, Texas (east of Corpus Christi), the Texas National Large Wind Turbine Research and Test Center will be among the largest wind turbine testing facilities in the world. Initially testing blades up to 70 meters, planned expansion will provide for testing 100 meter blades as they are developed. Design concepts were developed by PageSoutherlandPage.

The Department of Energy has selected the University of Houston-led Lone Star Wind Alliance as a partner in the development of one of the nation’s first facilities for developing and testing large-scale wind turbine blades to be utilized for offshore wind generation.

Texas Holds Strong Potential for Offshore Wind Power
Industry leaders, UH researchers explain the advantages of developing this resource in the state Leaders in the field of wind energy from industry...

Industry leaders, UH researchers explain the advantages of developing this resource in the state

Leaders in the field of wind energy from industry and from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering laid out the viability and importance of developing this renewable resource in the State of Texas during a presentation yesterday at the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Annual Meeting.

Engineering Alum Journeys to Space
When the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches this Friday on a mission to the International Space Station, the list of Cullen College of Engineering alums...
John "Danny" Olivas (1993 MSME), Mission Specialist. Photo courtesy of NASA

When the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches this Friday on a mission to the International Space Station, the list of Cullen College of Engineering alums who have been to space will grow by one name.

Decorated Professor Adds Farfel Award to his Long List of Honors
Fazle Hussain receives University of Houston's Highest Faculty Honor Fazle Hussain will need a larger trophy room as this year’s recipient of the...
Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2007 Esther Farfel Award recipient. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Fazle Hussain receives University of Houston's Highest Faculty Honor

Fazle Hussain will need a larger trophy room as this year’s recipient of the University of Houston’s highest faculty honor. Already one of the most decorated scholars in his field, Hussain now can add the 2007 Esther Farfel Award to his list of accomplishments. The award brings with it a $10,000 cash prize and an acknowledgement of overall career excellence.

Senator Hutchison Commends UH-Led Effort to Bring Wind Facility to Texas
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison toured wind-related research labs at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering before holding a press...
Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison visited the Cullen College of Engineering on Tuesday, April 3, to tour wind-related research labs and hold a press conference to announce new renewable energy legislation and to commend a UH-led effort to bring the Department of Energy's Large Wind Turbine Testing Facility to Texas. Photo by Gregory Bohuslav.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison toured wind-related research labs at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering before holding a press conference Tuesday to announce new renewable energy legislation and to commend a UH-led effort to bring the Department of Energy’s Large Wind Turbine Testing Facility to Texas.

UH-Led Alliance Finalist for DOE's New Wind Turbine Research Center
The University of Houston-led Lone Star Wind Alliance has been named one of two finalists for the Department of Energy’s new large-scale wind turbine...

The University of Houston-led Lone Star Wind Alliance has been named one of two finalists for the Department of Energy’s new large-scale wind turbine research and development facility.

Bechtel Provides Continued Support for Cullen College Programs
Cullen College distinguished alum John Duty (1969 BSME), executive vice president of Bechtel Oil Gas & Chemicals, Inc., presented a gift to the...
John Duty, executive vice president of Bechtel, Inc., presents Dean Flumerfelt with a check for scholarship support on behalf of the Bechtel Group Foundation.

Cullen College distinguished alum John Duty (1969 BSME), executive vice president of Bechtel Oil Gas & Chemicals, Inc., presented a gift to the college on behalf of the Bechtel Group Foundation to provide scholarship support for several of the college’s diversified programs and organizations, including University of Houston student chapter of The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES).

Turning 'Delayed' to 'On Time' Goal of UH Prof in Aircraft Turbulence Studies
Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received a $300,000 grant from the National...

Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research ways to reduce delays during aircraft takeoffs and landings caused by swirling vortices. These whirling masses of air follow a plane after a takeoff or landing and can be considerably dangerous to trailing aircraft.

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