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UH Engineering Professor Develops Intelligent Systems that Presage Tomorrow's Technology
Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and his colleagues are working on new applications for smart materials and intelligent...

Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and his colleagues are working on new applications for smart materials and intelligent systems—projects that will take us deep into the future of technological advances. The merger of artificial intelligence, neural networking and a deepening understanding of the connection between electricity and structural properties are bringing futuristic visions of technology closer to reality.

UH Engineers Use Newest Superconductor to Fabricate Wires and Coils
UH engineers became one of the first few in the world to fabricate wires and coils from magnesium diboride (MgB2), the most recent superconductor...

UH engineers became one of the first few in the world to fabricate wires and coils from magnesium diboride (MgB2), the most recent superconductor yet to be discovered, and their success may ultimately lead to better and less expensive electrical devices, lower energy consumption and lower consumer costs on electrical power. Their accomplishments were featured on the cover of the journal “Superconductor Science and Technology” in February and April 2004.

Engineering Professor & Graduate Student Receive UH Teaching Awards
Charles Dalton Enron Teaching Excellence Award It was 1960 when Charles Dalton, professor of mechanical engineering, stood in front of a...

Charles Dalton
Enron Teaching Excellence Award

It was 1960 when Charles Dalton, professor of mechanical engineering, stood in front of a classroom to teach for the first time. Forty-three years later, Dalton continues to inspire and guide students through his rigorous curriculum.

Engineering Student Showcases Work at UH Research Day
Ning Ma, mechanical Ph.D. student who works in Prof. Gangbing Song's Smart Materials and Structures Lab, displays one of his research project at UH...

Ning Ma, mechanical Ph.D. student who works in Prof. Gangbing Song's Smart Materials and Structures Lab, displays one of his research project at UH Research Day April 5.

UH Engineering Alumnus and Entrepreneur Prepares to Launch New Software Product for Medical Industry
“Even when I was a kid, I always knew I was going to be an engineer,” says Houston entrepreneur Jeff Beauchamp, who received both his bachelors and...

“Even when I was a kid, I always knew I was going to be an engineer,” says Houston entrepreneur Jeff Beauchamp, who received both his bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from UH. Beauchamp’s startup software company, Datalign®, has recently licensed its information management technology from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and is in the early stages of product rollout.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Uses Laser Vibrometer for Increased Precision in Measurement
Mechanical Engineering graduate student Ryan Link makes playful use of a laser pointer to illustrate the laser vibrometer research he is involved...

Mechanical Engineering graduate student Ryan Link makes playful use of a laser pointer to illustrate the laser vibrometer research he is involved with under the tutelage of mechanical engineering professor David Zimmerman. The laser vibrometer, which the mechanical engineering department acquired in July 2003, is used to measure the vibrations in solid objects in a non-contacting manner, therefore avoiding the use of sensors or accelerometers that alter the object.

International Karate Champion Merges Biomechanical Engineering with Martial Arts to Realize Goals
In late October, the martial arts world gathered in Limerick, Ireland for the 2003 World Championships, and Sandra Geffert took home multiple wins...

In late October, the martial arts world gathered in Limerick, Ireland for the 2003 World Championships, and Sandra Geffert took home multiple wins for the third consecutive year. Geffert, a second year graduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, competed in seven events and captured five medals, including silver medals in soft kata and musical kata, and bronze medals in team kata, team fighting and musical weapons.

Lienhard’s New Book Earns Him September Author of the Month
“Inventing Modern” Book Signing Sept. 6 at Barnes & Noble Town & Country Village John Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor Emeritus of...

“Inventing Modern” Book Signing Sept. 6 at Barnes & Noble Town & Country Village

John Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History at the University of Houston, has just published his latest book by Oxford University Press that celebrates the inventive energy that made early 20th-century America modern.

Dean Announces 2003 Faculty Awards for Teaching, Research
Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual...

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual Faculty and Staff Meeting on April 22.

Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner
Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation...
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were among 15 scholars honored at the event held April 22 at the UH Hilton Hotel.

Vemuri Balakotaiah
Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

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