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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.

Mechanical Engineering Students Build Pumpkin-Launching Machines
The Cullen College of Engineering student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosted its first-annual “Pumpkin Chunkin” contest...

The Cullen College of Engineering student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosted its first-annual “Pumpkin Chunkin” contest on Oct. 27.

The Halloween-inspired event featured devices built by teams of students launching pumpkins through the air and, eventually, crashing into a field. The teams competed to determine whose device launched pumpkins closest to targets placed at various distances from the machines.

Mechanical Engineering Renovates Biomedical Lab
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has nearly completed the renovation of its...
The newly renovated biomedical engineering laboratory includes over $600,000 worth of equipment moved from the Connective Tissue Physiology Laboratory for students and professors to conduct advanced research in the field. Photo by Todd Spoth.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has nearly completed the renovation of its Biomedical Engineering Core Research Lab.

UH Alum Recognized for Offshore Drilling Development
An invention patented by Bob Herrmann, a graduate of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was named one of the 50 most important...
The Discoverer Enterprise was first ultra deep-water ship equipped with the dual-activity drilling system. The system, which significantly cuts the time required to conduct deep-water operations, was co-invented by Cullen College alumnus Bob Herrmann (BSME 1972, MSME 1973). Image supplied by Bob Herrmann.

An invention patented by Bob Herrmann, a graduate of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was named one of the 50 most important developments in the history of offshore drilling by Offshore magazine.

Herrmann, an independent consultant to the petroleum industry, earned his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from UH in 1972 and 1973, respectively.

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