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21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College.
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College.

UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga campus
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on...
An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.

The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on Navigation Boulevard.

Life Expectancy Lower for Those Living Near Superfund Sites
Living near a hazardous waste or Superfund site could cut your life short by about a year, reports Hanadi S. Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston.
Hanadi S. Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is reporting in Nature Communications that life expectancy is lower for those living near Superfund sites.

Living near a hazardous waste or Superfund site could cut your life short by about a year, reports Hanadi S. Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston.

College mourns passing of CEE professor emeritus Ghazzaly
Osman Ghazzaly, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, passed away the afternoon of April 8, 2021, according to friends.

Osman Ghazzaly, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, passed away the afternoon of April 8, 2021, according to friends.

Hu earns NASA funding award
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant for her...
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant from NASA for a research proposal.

Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant for her research proposal from NASA.

Cullen College improves again in U.S. News & World Report rankings
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country.
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country.

The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country.

Lee approved for NOAA grant to forecast inundation extents
For University of Houston professor Hyongki Lee, living firsthand through the calamity and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 has shaped his research interests, and brought to the forefront how important the need for...
Hyongki Lee, an associate professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a grant that will hopefully lead to better flood forecasting.

For University of Houston professor Hyongki Lee, living firsthand through the calamity and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 has shaped his research interests, and brought to the forefront how important the need for a forecast flood extent can be.

Engineering Societies Recognize Hsu for Distinguished Achievement
A professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research. Dr. Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores...
Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research.

A professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research.

Dr. Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores Professor of Civil Engineering, received the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Earthquake Engineering of the Republic of China, Taiwan, and the Structural Engineering Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan.

Papers from Cullen College of Engineering professors make the grade, analysis finds
Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations.
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Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations.

CEE doctoral student receives American Water Works Association scholarship
For Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Cynthia V. Castro, growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing how devastating the storms can be has fueled her educational pursuits, and also led her to being earning a scholarship...
Cynthia V. Castro, a doctoral student working with Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is passionate about her work on flooding and environmental contamination because of her own experiences growing up along the Gulf Coast in Texas.

For Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Cynthia V. Castro, growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing how devastating the storms can be has fueled her educational pursuits, and also led her to being earning a scholarship from the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association for the 2020-21 academic year.

Rodrigues, Qatar University examining potential of date pits for water conservation
A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a grant to explore new filtration methods by recycling date pits to help with the sustainability of the water supply in Qatar.
Dr. Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will be working with Dr. Mohammad Al-Ghouti of Qatar University to explore new water filtration methods by recycling date pits.

A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a grant to explore new filtration methods by recycling date pits to help with the sustainability of the water supply in Qatar.

If Cement Could Talk - Startup based on UH Technology to make world safer
Deadly explosions on offshore oil platforms. Collapsing bridges. Gaping potholes large enough to swallow a car. Cement is the most widely used construction material in the world, but there hasn’t been an easy-to-use and reliable...
Ody De La Paz, co-founder and CEO of Sensytec.

Deadly explosions on offshore oil platforms. Collapsing bridges. Gaping potholes large enough to swallow a car.

Cement is the most widely used construction material in the world, but there hasn’t been an easy-to-use and reliable way to ensure its structural integrity. A revolutionary technology from a lab at the University of Houston is changing that and could help to lower the risks. 

CEE adds 3 new assistant professors for Fall 2020 semester
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will have three new assistant professors added to its faculty for the Fall of 2020 – Dr. Vedhus Hoskere, Dr. Xie Hu and Dr. Dimitrios...
Dr. Vedhus Hoskere.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will have three new assistant professors added to its faculty for the Fall of 2020 – Dr. Vedhus Hoskere, Dr. Xie Hu and Dr. Dimitrios Kalliontzis.

Hoskere will be the starting the Structures and Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at the college.

NCALM postdoc picked for IEEE publication topical editor position
A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored with the position of topical associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Transactions...
Dr. Hanwen Yu.

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored with the position of topical associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

ASCE tabs UH student Mello for research fellowship
A graduate student at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by being selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship. Livia Mello, a UH...
Livia Mello, a UH graduate student and doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering with Dr. Roberto Ballarini, was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship to continue her work in studying progressive building collapse.

A graduate student at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by being selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship.

Livia Mello, a UH graduate student and doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering, was awarded the fellowship to continue her work in studying progressive building collapse.

College honors 17 with yearly Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards,...
Dr. David Shattuck of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards, which recognize teaching and research achievements.

Cullen College of Engineering posts new 6-Year graduation high mark
The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of...
The six-year graduation rate for the Cullen College of Engineering is 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, the fourth year in a row it has increased.

The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success.

Wong Endowed Professorship to support Vipulanandan
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced May 29 that Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has been selected as the recipient of the newly-established Honorable Daniel Wong...
Dr. Daniel Wong.

Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced May 29 that Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has been selected as the recipient of the newly-established Honorable Daniel Wong Endowed Professorship.

Shaffer, Reed awarded grant to study Houston water conservation
Two researchers from the University of Houston have received a grant to study the potential water conservation savings for different types of land uses in the City of Houston.
Dana Reed, a doctoral student of Dr. Devin Shaffer of the University of Houston's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, will be developing a model for water use and water conservation based on land use.

Two researchers from the University of Houston have received a grant to study the potential water conservation savings for different types of land uses in the City of Houston.

Class of 2020 honored with virtual graduation celebration
The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute virtual graduation celebration, featuring remarks from University of Houston...
Michelle Gale.

The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute virtual graduation celebration, featuring remarks from University of Houston leadership, a commencement speaker and most importantly, the graduating students.

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