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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.

UH Engineering Students Receive Gas Processors Association Scholarships
University of Houston mechanical engineering seniors Deena Abou-Trabi , Jared Collins and Sean Hale recently received one of the Gas Processors...

University of Houston mechanical engineering seniors Deena Abou-Trabi , Jared Collins and Sean Hale recently received one of the Gas Processors Association annual scholarships at the Houston Regional Meeting held earlier this month at Kingwood Country Club.

UH Mechanical Engineering Student Claims National NASA Fellowship
University of Houston engineering student Sandy Geffert has been named one of 20 national recipients of the Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral...

University of Houston engineering student Sandy Geffert has been named one of 20 national recipients of the Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program from NASA. Geffert is a doctoral student in the mechanical engineering department, and has been working on NASA projects for several years with associate professor Stanley Kleis.

Award-winning Materials Expert, UH Engineering Grad to Discuss Cutting-edge R&D in Electric Power Devices
From improvements in cellular base stations to the development of more efficient electric transmission lines and energy storage systems, high-...

From improvements in cellular base stations to the development of more efficient electric transmission lines and energy storage systems, high-temperature superconductors (HTS) are nearing their commercial viability. Two-time UH mechanical engineering graduate, Venkat Selvamanickam, will present a special seminar — “Second-generation HTS Conductors” — from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, May 2, in room 102 of the Houston Science Center at UH.

Engineering Professor Receives ONR’s Young Investigator Program Award for Study of Quantum Dots
Pradeep Sharma, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, received the Office of Naval Research’s Young...

Pradeep Sharma, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, received the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award for his proposal on the Novel Size-Effects in the Coupled Mechanical Deformation and Opto-Electronic Behavior of Quantum Dots and Wires. The total award of $262, 471 for three years is intended to further propel Sharma’s research.

ASME Recognizes Lewis Wheeler's Dedication to Applied Mechanics Division
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded UH engineering professor Lewis Wheeler the Dedicated Service Award, which the ASME Board of...

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded UH engineering professor Lewis Wheeler the Dedicated Service Award, which the ASME Board of Governors established in 1983, for his leadership to the Applied Mechanics Division.

Building Bridges to Industry — Nascent Partnership with Cummins Yields New Opportunities in Research, Education
Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company best known for its world-class diesel engines, is donating an engine dynamometer and engine to the UH Diesel...

Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company best known for its world-class diesel engines, is donating an engine dynamometer and engine to the UH Diesel Engine Controls Research Facility in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The company has also recently underwritten a $30,000 fellowship for UH mechanical engineering students, and has played host to two summer interns in its hometown headquarters in Columbus, Ind.

Consecutive 'Homecoming King' Titles Awarded to Engineering Students
Senior mechanical engineering student Okechukwu Ofili was named Homecoming King at halftime of the UH-East Carolina football game at Robertson...

Senior mechanical engineering student Okechukwu Ofili was named Homecoming King at halftime of the UH-East Carolina football game at Robertson Stadium. Ofili is the second consecutive king from the Cullen College of Engineering. Last year, Xavier Cano received the same honor. There is an application process for every nominee as well as an interview with a panel of judges to ensure the impartiality of the vote, but Ofili said being an engineering student set him apart.

UH Engineering Doctoral Candidate Brings Home Four Medals from World Kickboxing Championships
While the student body was settling into the rhythm of the semester, UH engineering doctoral candidate and alumna Sandra Geffert (2003 MSME, 2001...

While the student body was settling into the rhythm of the semester, UH engineering doctoral candidate and alumna Sandra Geffert (2003 MSME, 2001 BSME) was competing for international titles at the World Kickboxing Championships in Basle, Switzerland. During the six-day trip, Geffert competed in seven events. In Chinese soft style kata and open forms, Geffert took the gold, and she won silver in tae kwon do forms and a bronze in team forms.

Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge to Visit UH Next Thursday
Shell will bring some of the excitement of a real race car competition to the University of Houston when the “Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge” visits...

Shell will bring some of the excitement of a real race car competition to the University of Houston when the “Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge” visits campus from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, outside of the Y building. Students will compete in teams of three to perform the fastest pit stop-style duty of changing the tires on a 2001 Ferrari, the same car used for formula one races, but with no motor.

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