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Adjunct Professor Develops Technology to Aid Energy Company in Hurricanes
Days before residents on the Gulf coast were evacuated for Hurricane Ike, aircrafts were ferrying crews in the area from the offshore rigs and...
Benton Baugh (1967 BSME), adjunct professor of mechanical engineering and president of Radoil, Inc., has engineered a new tool to help secure the drilling riser on BP America's Thunder Horse during onset of a hurricane. Thunder Horse is the largest moored semi-submersible oil platform in the world. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Days before residents on the Gulf coast were evacuated for Hurricane Ike, aircrafts were ferrying crews in the area from the offshore rigs and platforms responsible for a quarter of U.S. oil and 15 percent of natural gas production.

Grant to Help Further Study of Nanoscale Piezoelectric Effect
Funds from a nearly $400,000 grant received by two mechanical engineering professors could help researchers better understand the origins of the...
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Funds from a nearly $400,000 grant received by two mechanical engineering professors could help researchers better understand the origins of the super-charged piezoelectric effect at the nanoscale.

NSF Grant to Fund Cross Country Collaborations for UH Researchers
Tunisia, on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa and its close neighbor, Egypt, will each become regular stamps in the passports of two...
Sharma

Tunisia, on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa and its close neighbor, Egypt, will each become regular stamps in the passports of two engineering faculty members during the next three years.

Son of UH Engineering Lecturer to Compete in Olympic Games
Shola Nurudeen may be a little more excited than most about Monday’s broadcast of the 2008 Olympic Games. That’s because her son, Selim Nurudeen,...
Selim Nurudeen, son of UH engineering lecturer Shola Nurudeen, will compete in the Olympic Games in the 110-meter hurdle event. He competed for the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate student. Photo courtesy of Notre Dame Sports Information.

Shola Nurudeen may be a little more excited than most about Monday’s broadcast of the 2008 Olympic Games.

That’s because her son, Selim Nurudeen, will be competing for her home country of Nigeria in the preliminary heats of the 110-meter high hurdles.

Engineering Professors Part of Study on New Artifical Heart Technology
Two mechanical engineering professors will have a hand in creating technology that could give those on the long waiting list for a heart transplant a...
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Two mechanical engineering professors will have a hand in creating technology that could give those on the long waiting list for a heart transplant a second chance.

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.

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