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Franchek Named New Chair of Mechanical Engineering
UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt has named Purdue Professor Matthew Franchek the new Chair for the Department of Mechanical...
Matthew A. Franchek

UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt has named Purdue Professor Matthew Franchek the new Chair for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Franchek will also serve as director of the new undergraduate bioengineering program to be launched in Fall 2003.

Former Engineering Ph.D. Student Receives APS Dissertation Award
Wade Schoppa has been selected to receive the 2002 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics from the American Physical Society (APS). The...
Wade Schoppa

Wade Schoppa has been selected to receive the 2002 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics from the American Physical Society (APS). The award honors Schoppa's doctoral research with the UH Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he focused on the mechanisms of fluid turbulence in flow over solid surfaces and the development of new drag reduction strategies applicable to aircraft, ships and pipelines.

UH Engineering Graduate Student Earns Gold In World Karate Championship
University of Houston mechanical engineering graduate student Sandy Geffert won gold and silver medals in the world's most highly regarded karate...

University of Houston mechanical engineering graduate student Sandy Geffert won gold and silver medals in the world's most highly regarded karate championship held Aug. 21-25 in Pisa, Italy.

Engineering Student is Gunning for Gold
One of the fiercest fighting martial artists in the world sits in an office in the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Sandy Geffert (2001 BSME) is a...

One of the fiercest fighting martial artists in the world sits in an office in the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Sandy Geffert (2001 BSME) is a UH honors graduate, a first-year graduate student and the undergraduate student advisor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She is also a highly decorated world-class karate champion. Click here to read more.

Former Dean to Retire from Faculty
Former Dean Roger Eichhorn is retiring from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty in August, leaving behind a legacy of...
Roger Eichhorn, Dean 1982-1996, Professor 1982-2002

Former Dean Roger Eichhorn is retiring from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty in August, leaving behind a legacy of academic and administrative achievement--and many devoted friends and colleagues.

Under Eichhorn's leadership, the college raised student admissions standards, elevated the quality of the faculty, and greatly expanded the college's public identity and community presence.

Engineer One of Four to be Awarded UH Honorary Degrees
John H. Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering and History, Emeritus, is one of four individuals to receive an honorary...

John H. Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering and History, Emeritus, is one of four individuals to receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during UH's May 11 commencement ceremony. Lienhard has gained international visibility as the writer and voice of the syndicated public radio program, The Engines of Our Ingenuity, produced by KUHF-FM. The program is carried by more than 20 public radio stations in the U.S. and aired internationally by the U.S.

Professors Dalton, Wheeler to Be Honored by ASME South Texas Section
Mechanical Engineering Professors Charles Dalton and Lewis Wheeler will be honored this week by the South Texas Section of the American Society of...
Charles Dalton, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Professors Charles Dalton and Lewis Wheeler will be honored this week by the South Texas Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Professor Dalton will receive the 2002 Dean W.R. Woolrich Award, recognizing him as the South Texas Section Engineer of the Year. Wheeler, interim chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineer, will be named the 2002 Dean Claude L. Wilson Award for lifetime achievements of an outstanding Engineering Educator.

Fluid Dynamics Award Establishes UH Engineer as World's Most Highly Decorated Scholar in Field
University of Houston engineer Fazle Hussain's recent acquisition of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fluid Dynamics Award for...
Dr. Fazle Hussain, Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Houston engineer Fazle Hussain's recent acquisition of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fluid Dynamics Award for 2002 establishes him as the world's most highly decorated scholar within the field of fluid dynamics.

Looking for the Engineers
UH mechanical engineering professor John Lienhard's nation-wide radio show 'Engines of Our Ingenuity' recently explored the value of an engineering...

UH mechanical engineering professor John Lienhard's nation-wide radio show 'Engines of Our Ingenuity' recently explored the value of an engineering degree. "People who see the world with an engineer's eye are typically able to move in many directions."

Prof. John Lienhard's Radio Show 'Engines of Our Ingenuity' Close to Hitting its 14th Year
Since 1988, mechanical engineering professor John Lienhard's nation-wide radio show 'Engines of Our Ingenuity' uses history to reveal the way art,...

Since 1988, mechanical engineering professor John Lienhard's nation-wide radio show 'Engines of Our Ingenuity' uses history to reveal the way art, technology and ideas shape us. Visit the website for streaming audio and transcripts from his shows.

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