Faculty Accolades

Professor, Student Organization Honored at Annual ASCE Event
An associate professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and the university’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering were...
Prof. Jerry Rogers

An associate professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and the university’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering were both honored earlier this month at the ASCE Texas Section Fall 2008 Meeting.

Hurricane Center Using Ike to Research Recovery Protocols, Protection Tools
From his driver’s seat, University of Houston Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has a clear view of exactly how the city is adjusting, now two weeks...
Vipulanandan

From his driver’s seat, University of Houston Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan has a clear view of exactly how the city is adjusting, now two weeks after Hurricane Ike’s landfall.

Professor Named Distinguished Member of National Engineering Society
Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is being presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers...
Rogers

Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is being presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers highest national honors.

This fall, Rogers will be formally inducted as a Distinguished Member of ASCE, the oldest engineering society in the United States. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the ASCE 2008 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. this November.

Engineering Professor Helps Launch Libya Knowledge Transfer Program
A University of Houston engineering professor is one of two individuals behind the development of curriculum for a knowledge transfer program...
Rifai

A University of Houston engineering professor is one of two individuals behind the development of curriculum for a knowledge transfer program designed to assist Libyan engineers in modernizing their country’s infrastructure.

UH Names New Engineering Dean
The University of Houston has named Joseph W. Tedesco the sixth dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E.

The University of Houston has named Joseph W. Tedesco the sixth dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

UH Professor Publishes Seventh Engineering History Book
Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has edited his...

Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has edited his seventh book on engineering history.

UH Professor Honored for Groundbreaking Structural Research
Thomas Hsu developed the most advanced machine in the world capable of testing full-size reinforced concrete panels under earthquake-like conditions...
Civil Engineering Professor Thomas Hsu has spent 20 years testing the durability of reinforced concrete under variable conditions on a piece of equipment called the "Universal Element Tester", the only one of its kind in the world.  Photo by Todd Spoth.

Thomas Hsu developed the most advanced machine in the world capable of testing full-size reinforced concrete panels under earthquake-like conditions.

Thomas Hsu, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has received the Arthur J. Boase Award from the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Civil Engineering Professor Named Lifetime Member of ASCE
Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Life Member of...

Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The organization extends life membership to those who reach the age of 65 and have held membership in the organization for 30 years.

Symons Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Recognized for Teaching and Research James Symons, Distinguished Cullen Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering...

Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Recognized for Teaching and Research

James Symons, Distinguished Cullen Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering with the University of Houston, has been awarded one of the most prestigious honors granted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Abel Wolman Award of Excellence.

UH Engineering Research Claims Two TxDOT Awards for Innovation
Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professors claimed top research innovation awards from the Texas Department of...

Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professors claimed top research innovation awards from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the state agency has announced.

Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner
Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation...
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were among 15 scholars honored at the event held April 22 at the UH Hilton Hotel.

Vemuri Balakotaiah
Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

UH Distinguished Professor Emeritus to Be Honored by American Academy of Environmental Engineers
University of Houston environmental engineering professor emeritus James M. Symons has been invited to Washington, D.C., to receive the 2003 Edward J...
James Symons, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Engineering

University of Houston environmental engineering professor emeritus James M. Symons has been invited to Washington, D.C., to receive the 2003 Edward J. Cleary Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE).

William C. Anderson, executive director of AAEE, informed Symons that the award is presented "to a Diplomate to recognize: 'outstanding performance in the management of environmental protection enterprises conducted under either public or private auspices."

Civil Engineering Professor Rogers Honored by ASCE
Jerry Rogers was preparing to give a presentation titled "Early Civil Engineering Education and History" at a morning session of the 150th Annual...

Jerry Rogers was preparing to give a presentation titled "Early Civil Engineering Education and History" at a morning session of the 150th Annual Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers when he was surprised with a framed "Resolution" from the ASCE National History & Heritage Committee.

On the Waterfront: Professor Rifai is profiled in the latest issue of Collegium Magazine
Hanadi Rifai, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, credits her love of the ocean as a deciding factor in choosing a career...

Hanadi Rifai, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, credits her love of the ocean as a deciding factor in choosing a career that has led her to head a $3.2 million study funded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. She will study dioxins in the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the United States.

$3.2 Million Project To Document Dioxin Levels In Houston Ship Channel
A major scientific study under way in Texas may help clarify how toxic chemicals are transported through the environment.

A major scientific study under way in Texas may help clarify how toxic chemicals are transported through the environment.

'Images': Improving Health of Houston's Residents Focus of UH Research Project
The dioxin found in seafood organism tissue can affect human health, even at low concentrations, says Hanadi Rifai, UH associate professor of civil...

The dioxin found in seafood organism tissue can affect human health, even at low concentrations, says Hanadi Rifai, UH associate professor of civil & environmental engineering. Rifai discusses the health advisories, environmental regulations and her most recent research in the latest edition of the 'Images' audio Web cast program.

'Images': Improving Health of Houston's Residents Focus of UH Research Project
The dioxin found in seafood organism tissue can affect human health, even at low concentrations, says Hanadi Rifai, UH associate professor of civil...

The dioxin found in seafood organism tissue can affect human health, even at low concentrations, says Hanadi Rifai, UH associate professor of civil & environmental engineering. Rifai discusses the health advisories, environmental regulations and her most recent research in the latest edition of the 'Images' audio Web cast program.

Cullen College Faculty Members Honored at Awards Ceremony
Three Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored Tuesday at a University of Houston luncheon where 17 UH educators and researchers...

Three Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored Tuesday at a University of Houston luncheon where 17 UH educators and researchers received awards based on nominations from faculty, staff and alumni.

William G. Rixey, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the Enron Corporation Teaching Excellence Award, which carries a $5,000 stipend and a trophy and is made possible by a fully funded endowment.

UH Engineer Receives $3.2 Million Grant to Study Dioxin Levels in Houston Ship Channel
After a promotion to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and an appointment to editor-in-chief of the Bioremediation journal,...
Hanadi Rifai, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

After a promotion to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and an appointment to editor-in-chief of the Bioremediation journal, Hanadi S. Rifai can now add another honor to her list of recent achievements. The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) has awarded Rifai a $3.2 million grant to study dioxin in the Houston Ship Channel.

UH Professor Installed as Vice President of National Engineering Society
University of Houston engineering professor Jerry Rogers was installed as vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at the...
Dr. Jerry Rogers, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Houston engineering professor Jerry Rogers was installed as vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at the Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition in Houston on October 13, 2001.

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