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Alumnus-Owned Firm Receives Award for Innovation
A company owned by a University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumnus recently received an innovation award from the American Society of...
UH Alumnus Manmohan Kalsi is pictured along with Kalsi Engineering associates Aaron Richie (2002 BS ME), Alex Beliaevski, Jeff Gobeli (1996 MS PE), and Tia Baker.

A company owned by a University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumnus recently received an innovation award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ International Petroleum Technology Institute (ASME-IPTI).

Alumnus Manmohan Kalsi (1970 MS ME, 1975 PhD ME) founded and runs Kalsi Engineering, which received the Woelfel Distinguished Innovation Award for its Kalsi Hydrodynamic Thrust Bearing™.

Hussain to Lead ME Section of National Academy of Engineering; Receives NSF Grant
Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as an officer of the National...

Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as an officer of the National Academy of Engineering’s Mechanical Engineering Section.

His three-year term, which begins on July 1, includes one-year terms as secretary and then vice-chair and will culminate with Hussain serving as chair of the Mechanical Engineering Section, one of the most prestigious positions in the mechanical engineering community.

State Grants Engineering Researchers Nearly $500k
Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of...

Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of Texas’ Advanced Research Program.

The program, which was founded in 1987, employs a competitive peer-reviewed system to fund the scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions. Awards are given once every two years.

Physicians and Engineers Pool Resources to Prevent Stroke
Ralph Metcalfe, professor of mechanical engineering and deputy director of the UH biomedical engineering program, and his graduate student, Aishwarya...

Ralph Metcalfe, professor of mechanical engineering and deputy director of the UH biomedical engineering program, and his graduate student, Aishwarya Mantha, are working on a new tool to improve brain aneurysm treatment. Metcalfe and Mantha are working with physicians and scientists at the Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) to determine which brain aneurysms are at highest risk of rupture and could cause a stroke.

Student Researchers Honored at Sigma Xi Research Day
Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering were honored at the annual research day of the University of Houston chapter of Sigma Xi, the...

Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering were honored at the annual research day of the University of Houston chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society and global honor society of scientists and engineers.

BP Check Presentation
BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of...

BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of the Engineering Career Center. The gift will support the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), equipment purchases in the chemical and mechanical engineering departments and the UH student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Engineering Student Athlete Sets the Pace
Oumama Hallal is a true example of a student athlete. Hallal, who maintains a GPA of about 3.6., is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering...

Oumama Hallal is a true example of a student athlete.

Hallal, who maintains a GPA of about 3.6., is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and a member of The Honors College. She is also a scholarship athlete on the university’s track team, for which she runs long-distance races practically every weekend throughout the academic year.

College Names Outstanding Senior, Junior Student
This year’s Outstanding Senior and Junior awards at the Cullen College of Engineering have been given to Ying Hu and Julian Vargas of electrical...

This year’s Outstanding Senior and Junior awards at the Cullen College of Engineering have been given to Ying Hu and Julian Vargas of electrical and mechanical engineering, respectively. Hu and Vargas along with students representing each department in the college of engineering and students from Prairie View A&M and Rice University, were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Texas Society of Engineering.

UH Engineering Alums Honored During EWeek
National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, kicked-off with events and ceremonies being held throughout the country. It is run by the Engineers Week...

National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, kicked-off with events and ceremonies being held throughout the country. It is run by the Engineers Week Foundation, a coalition of engineering associations, businesses and government agencies. The week is intended to raise public awareness of engineers’ contributions to society and encourage students to pursue engineering careers.

UH Engineering Professor Presents State-of-the Art Smart Materials at ME Conference
Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, recently presented his state-of-the-art smart materials...

Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, recently presented his state-of-the-art smart materials research and their applications at the 18th Annual Mechanical Engineering Conference at the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico last month.

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