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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.

Students Receive Energy Engineering Scholarships
Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers...

Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers Foundation to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy management.

College Offering Scholarships for Accelerated B.S. to Graduate Program
NSF grant will fund more than 30 students over the next five years The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a $600,000 grant...

NSF grant will fund more than 30 students over the next five years

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships for students in the college’s accelerated B.S. to graduate degree program.

Imaging Device To Benefit Patients of In Vitro Fertilization
A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is developing an imaging device that could increase the success of patients...
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A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is developing an imaging device that could increase the success of patients attempting to have children through in vitro fertilization.

Former Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Passes Away
Douglas F. Muster, Brown & Root Professor Emeritus and former chairman of the UH Department of Mechanical Engineering, passed away September 7,...
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Douglas F. Muster, Brown & Root Professor Emeritus and former chairman of the UH Department of Mechanical Engineering, passed away September 7, 2007. He was 88.

$1M Grant To Support Meta-Materials Research
Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.” Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of...
Pradeep Sharma, professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a group of researchers that has received a $1.22M NSF grant to develop a novel class of meta materials that generate electricity when placed under physical stress. Photo by Jeff Shaw.

Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.”

Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of complex tasks by more closely mimicking natural movement and levels of strength and high-tech military equipment powered by every step a soldier takes are just two of the many innovations that may arise through the work of a research team based at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

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.

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