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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.

UH Engineering Professor Receives High Honor From Caltech
A longtime Cullen College of Engineering professor was recently named a Moore Distinguished Scholar by the California Institute of Technology. Fazle...
Hussain

A longtime Cullen College of Engineering professor was recently named a Moore Distinguished Scholar by the California Institute of Technology.

Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is the sole recipient of the award for the 2008-09 year in the division of engineering and applied sciences.

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.

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.

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...
Sharma

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.

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.

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