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    UH Engineer Investigates Geologic Carbon Sequestration to Combat Climate Change

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  • Grant Allows UH Startup to Increase Global Access to Water with Nano-sized Technology
    Grant Allows UH Startup to Increase Global Access to Water with Nano-sized Technology

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  • Professor Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges
    Professor Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges

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Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 234 undergraduates and 182 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

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Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, is collaborating with researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to explore the use of geologic carbon sequestration to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide emissi

UH Engineer Investigates Geologic Carbon Sequestration to Combat Climate Change
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The 2016 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association, celebrates the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty.

EAA Announces 2016 Annual Gala Honorees

WAVVE Stream Inc., a University of Houston startup company with the mission of increasing global access to clean water with a nano-sized filtration system, was recently awarded a VentureWell grant to bring their technology out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

Grant Allows UH Startup to Increase Global Access to Clean Water With Nano-sized Technology

Faculty Accolades

The National Public Radio’s Houston Matters recently interviewed the University of Houston’s Dr. Ramesh Shrestha, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering and the director of the National Center for Airborne Mapping (NCALM). Michael Hagerty, host of Houston Matters, spoke with Shrestha about his involvement in the use of lasers to discover an ancient Honduran civilization.

Houston Matters Interviews UH Engineer Using Lasers to Discover Ancient Civilization

As the United States struggles to pay for expanding and maintaining the nation’s transportation infrastructure, a University of Houston research team is proposing changes to the design for bridge construction that could dramatically lower maintenance costs while improving the quality of the bridges.

UH Engineer Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges

Student Success

Two doctoral students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the college’s Best Dissertation Awards for fall 2015.

Doctoral Students Honored with Cullen College’s Best Dissertation Awards
Photo from the 2014 ATPESC

A Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering was one of only 65 participants selected to attend the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

UH Engineering Student to Attend Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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