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June 14, 2022
The University of Houston System and NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) are expanding a longtime partnership to work collaboratively on joint research, technology development, technology transfer, training and educational and…
UH System Chancellor Renu Khator and JSC Director Vanessa Wyche sign an extension of a longtime partnership.
May 25, 2022
The following student experience was written by Juan Ramirez, a Mechanical Engineering senior – and now graduate! – of the Cullen College of Engineering. If you have an account you'd like to share about your educational journey,…
Juan Ramirez, a 2022 Mechanical Engineering graduate, writes about his journey from Colombia, to Lonestar Community College and the Cullen College of Engineering, and now, Tesla.
May 5, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2021-22 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners. The initial announcement…
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, presents the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award to Jae-Hyun Ryou of Mechanical Engineering.
April 4, 2022
The graduate level programs Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering improved the most year-to-year, according to the latest rankings edition of U.S. News…
The Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments have both gained more than 10 spots in the latest graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
March 25, 2022
As part of the Cullen College of Engineering's continuing effort to support its students and alumni, members of the Mechanical Engineering Department have successfully restarted a program to offer refresher workshops for…
As part of the Cullen College of Engineering's continuing effort to support its students and alumni, members of the Mechanical Engineering Department have successfully restarted a program to offer refresher workshops for Fundamental of Engineering (FE) and Professional Engineer (PE) licensure exams.
March 25, 2022
A new study led by University of Houston students and their professor identifies the 10 most accident-prone neighborhood intersections in Harris County. Collisions in these areas have nearly doubled in the post-COVID lockdown…
A two-car crash is an unfortunately common sight on Houston roads. [Getty Images.]
February 25, 2022
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted another successful event on Feb. 22, as the 2022 Engineers Week Awards program recognized 50 students for their accomplishments. Since 2004, the EAA and industry donors have come…
Haley Conley, posing with friends.
February 11, 2022
For many academics, there can be a disconnect between the fundamental research being done and the commercial applications of that research. But for Hadi Ghasemi, Ph.D., Cullen Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, he…
Hadi Ghasemi, Ph.D., Cullen Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is part of the 2022 class of Senior Members of the NAI. 
February 11, 2022
UH Mechanical Engineer Elected to National Academy of Engineering For actors, there are Oscars. Singers have Grammys. And for engineers? The highest award, the most coveted lifetime honor, is election into the National Academy of…
Pradeep Sharma, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor and department chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is part of the 2022 class of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors to receive in the field.
January 31, 2022
Reflecting the organization's commitment to the community, the Dow Promise Program has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of Houston branch of the National Society of Black Engineers, to partner with the Blodgett Urban…
UH NSBE members volunteering at a previous community event at the Blodgett Urban Gardens.
January 14, 2022
When Faouzi Tahtouh reflects upon being recognized as the Cullen College of Engineering Outstanding Junior for the 2021-22 academic year, he can't help but feel a bit surprised and a bit humbled. “I'm just grateful for it,” he…
Faouzi Tahtouh, a Mechanical Engineering student, has been selected as the 2021-22 Outstanding Junior at the Cullen College of Engineering.
January 5, 2022
According to an updated paper from researchers at Stanford University, 46 past and present professors affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering are among the Top 2 percent of cited research papers in the world. The…
More than 45 professors and researchers affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as among the most cited in the world.
December 15, 2021
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded three scholarships for 2021 to students attending the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. Each student received a monetary award,…
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded three scholarships for 2021 to students attending the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston.
December 6, 2021
Though it is one of the great mysteries of science, the transformation of water into ice often escapes people's minds as it is just assumed that’s what happens. But how and why it happens is the subject of intense scrutiny by ice…
Hadi Ghasemi, Cullen Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has pushed the limit of when water freezes and has maintained tiny droplets as liquid by putting them in contact with soft interfaces, like gels or lipids.
December 2, 2021
At the first in-person, 50-in-5 celebration event, 116 faculty members were honored at the Wortham House on Monday, Nov. 29. President Renu Khator, Provost Paula Myrick Short and Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai…
More than 20 Engineering faculty members were recognized for contributing to the UH 50-in-5 initiative.
December 1, 2021
As the world embarks upon the energy transition, improved electrification will be key to powering an efficient low carbon global economy. The development of superconductors, materials that can revolutionize the way electricity is…
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
October 19, 2021
Nobody would want to drive a car made of a very strong material that shatters in a collision, so the design of materials with high strength as well as high ductility – or less brittleness – has been the holy grail of materials…
In a paper published recently in Science Advances, Yashashree Kulkarni, Ph.D., Bill Cook Professor of Mechanical Engineering (pictured) and recent Ph.D. graduate Dajla Neffati offer a novel solution to brittle intermetallics with their collaborators at Purdue University.
September 29, 2021
A graduate student at the University of Houston is one of two lead co-authors for a paper by the Ryou group about combining the best qualities of semiconductors, to make them cheaper and higher quality. “Flexible single-…
Jae-Hyun Ryou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and his doctoral student Mina Moradnia.
September 28, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that six professors have earned promotions, starting with the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year. All listed positions are tenured, or on a tenure track. Professors…
Six professors have been promoted for the 2021-22 academic year at the Cullen College of Engineering.
September 1, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year, as part of its continuing effort to grow the faculty and to provide high quality instruction for undergraduate…
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome the following 12 people to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year, and beyond.