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UH, SuperPower Sign Superconducting Wire License Agreements
The University of Houston executed two license agreements with SuperPower, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics.
UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Joseph Tedesco, and Venkat "Selva" Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, sign two license agreements with SuperPower. Photo by Thomas Shea.

The University of Houston executed two license agreements with SuperPower, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics.

Graduate Student Nabs ASME Scholarship
Mohammad Wasy Akhtar, a University of Houston mechanical engineering graduate student, was selected as this year’s recipient of the South Texas...
Mohammad Wasy Akhtar was the only graduate student awarded the Hugh Cameron Scott Award from the South Texas Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Mohammad Wasy Akhtar, a University of Houston mechanical engineering graduate student, was selected as this year’s recipient of the South Texas Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s Hugh Scott Cameron Award.

Engineering Researchers to Improve Test for Cardiovascular Disease
Two University of Houston professors are helping to keep your heart beating stronger, longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip....
Metcalfe

Two University of Houston professors are helping to keep your heart beating stronger, longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip.

VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph Metcalfe helped to develop, is allowing doctors to monitor how changes in blood flow affect finger temperature to measure an individual’s risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

CD Inspired by Radio Show Hosted by Engineering Professor to Benefit KUHF
For more than two decades John Lienhard has told the stories of how human creativity forms our culture through the KUHF Radio program, “The Engines...
John Lienhard talks with guests at a CD release party at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion Tuesday night. Photo by Thomas Shea.

For more than two decades John Lienhard has told the stories of how human creativity forms our culture through the KUHF Radio program, “The Engines of Our Ingenuity.”

A professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and history at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Lienhard is the writer and host of the weekday radio show heard nationally on public radio.

Governor Presents UH With Grant to Advance Superconductivity in Texas
New applied research hub to push commercialization of superconductor technology The University of Houston has received a five-year, $3.6 million...
Selvamanickam

New applied research hub to push commercialization of superconductor technology

The University of Houston has received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the state’s Emerging Technology Fund to aid in the development and commercialization of products based on high-temperature superconductors.

Technology Being Developed in UH Lab Could Put an End to Icy Commutes
Christiana Chang lives where temperatures rarely dip low enough to produce snow let alone ice. Yet in a lab at the University of Houston she is in...
Mechanical engineering graduate student Christiana Chang holds a sheet of carbon nanofiber paper she is embedding in concrete in an effort to create self-heating roads. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Christiana Chang lives where temperatures rarely dip low enough to produce snow let alone ice.

Yet in a lab at the University of Houston she is in the midst of perfecting something that just may garner a smile from those in regions where wintery weather wreaks havoc on commutes.

Self-heating roads.

Engineering Professor Part of International Center
Funding awarded to one University of Houston professor by the National Science Foundation is expected to advance energy research as part of a new...
Sharma

Funding awarded to one University of Houston professor by the National Science Foundation is expected to advance energy research as part of a new International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC).

UH Researcher Recognized for Technical Achievements
Selvamanickam honored by Wire & Cable Technology International For contributions to the development and commercialization of second-generation...
Selvamanickam

Selvamanickam honored by Wire & Cable Technology International

For contributions to the development and commercialization of second-generation high temperature superconducting wire, Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, has been honored with a 2009 Wire & Cable Technology International Technical Achievement Award.

Partnership to Boost Education, Research Overseas
A country north of Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf, Qatar ranks among the top 20 producers of oil worldwide. Though the natural resource is the...
Zimmerman

A country north of Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf, Qatar ranks among the top 20 producers of oil worldwide.

Though the natural resource is the cornerstone of their economy, Qatar wants more. Recently, they dedicated 2.8 percent, or roughly $1.5 billion yearly, of their gross domestic product toward earning a reputation as a knowledge-based nation.

Lucrative Lessons: Engineering Pegged as Degree With Highest Starting Salary
Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer...
Chemical engineering senior Rhys Forgie works in the lab as part the college's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH

In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer with Samsung Austin Semiconductors.

The position, which has her responsible for ensuring the quality of materials at the Austin-based manufacturing plant, is exactly the job Curttright had hoped for upon graduating from UH in May.

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