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January 18, 2023
Hadi Ghasemi, Cullen Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has earned another significant, six-figure award to expand his research into cooling the high-temperature and hot-burning machines that now power modern life.…
Hadi Ghasemi, Cullen Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
December 8, 2022
Picture a tall stately grandfather clock, its long pendulum swinging back and forth, over and again, keeping rhythm with the time. Scientists can describe that motion with an equation, or dynamical model, and though there are…
Daniel Floryan, Kalsi Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is reporting a method to describe complex systems with the least number of variables possible, sometimes reducing the possibility of millions to a minimal amount, and just one on rare occasions.
October 3, 2022
Thomas Edison once said, “So long as the sun shines, man will be able to develop power in abundance.”  His wasn’t the first great mind to marvel at the notion of harnessing the power of the sun; for centuries inventors have been…
Bo Zhao, Kalsi Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering, and his doctoral student, Sina Jafari Ghalekohneh, have created new architecture that improves the efficiency of solar energy harvesting to the thermodynamic limit.
September 21, 2022
The American Society of Mechanics Engineers (ASME) announced that Professor Pradeep Sharma has taken over as the 8th editor-in-chief of one of its flagship journals, Journal of Applied Mechanics. The journal, as part of its…
Pradeep Sharma, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
September 15, 2022
The University of Houston's wing of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has earned a National Chapter of the Year for 2021-22 from the national leadership of the group. According to award criteria, National Chapter…
SHPE-UH leadership and officers.
September 12, 2022
A University of Houston Mechanical Engineering professor has developed a sprayable ice-shedding material that is 100 times stronger than any others. The new durable coating material has been tested by Boeing under erosive rain…
At left, Hadi Ghasemi, Cullen Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and doctoral student, Sina Nazifi, are reporting a new deicing spray in which detachment can be accurately controlled and accelerated.
August 16, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce 12 hirings in a variety of departments and roles for the 2022-23 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, all start dates are Sept. 1. Personnel is sorted alphabetically by…
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce 13 hirings in a variety of departments and roles for the 2022-23 academic year.
August 4, 2022
A group of Cullen College of Engineering students has taken home a third place finish in the Third Annual Battle of the Classes, an entrepreneurship contest held by the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the…
The third place team from the Cullen College of Engineering that competed at the Third Annual Battle of the Classes, an entrepreneurship contest held by the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the Bauer College of Business.
July 28, 2022
Two professors from the Cullen College of Engineering have been honored with election to the Fellow grade of membership for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  The professors chosen for the 2022 class are …
Yashashree Kulkarni, Bill D. Cook Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
July 27, 2022
A paper from the research group of Jae-Hyun Ryou, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was chosen for the cover of Crystal Growth & Design earlier this year. “Thermodynamic Analysis of Hybrid Chemical Vapor…
Mina Moradnia, a UH doctoral candidate, is a lead author for a new research paper from the group of Jae-Hyun Ryou, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
July 14, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that the following eight members of the faculty have been promoted for the 2022-23 academic year. All promotions take effect as of Sept. 1, 2022. This listing is alphabetical…
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that the following eight members of the faculty have been promoted for the 2022-23 academic year.
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.