News

'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 Civil Engineering Students Tour Reliant Stadium
University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Jimmie Schindewolf, P.E., led a group of 22 students from the UH American Society of...
Civil engineering students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering tour Reliant Stadium with UH alumnus and project manager Jimmie Schindewolf, UH engineering professor Jerry Rogers and UH regent, alumnus and architect Leroy Hermes.

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Jimmie Schindewolf, P.E., led a group of 22 students from the UH American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter on a tour of the new Reliant Stadium last Friday morning.

Chellam Claims NSF Award for Research on Water Purification Using Membranes
Dr. Shankar Chellam's dedication to solving the worldwide issue of water decontamination has been rewarded with a $375,000 research grant from the...
Dr. Shankar Chellam, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Shankar Chellam's dedication to solving the worldwide issue of water decontamination has been rewarded with a $375,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation.

Engineering Professor Named to the Texas Council on Environmental Technology
Dr. Debbie Roberts, UH associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named by Governor Rick Perry to a new group called the...

Dr. Debbie Roberts, UH associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named by Governor Rick Perry to a new group called the Texas Council on Environmental Technology. The Council, which will assist in developing solutions to air, water and waste problems, includes ten individuals from the academic community.

Members, with terms of appointment in parentheses, are as follows:

UH Receives Record Research Funds in November
A record $12.3 million in research grants was received at UH in November, the largest one-month total in the institution's 75-year history. Civil and...

A record $12.3 million in research grants was received at UH in November, the largest one-month total in the institution's 75-year history. Civil and environmental engineering professor Deborah Roberts and researcher David Herman received $328,492 from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service for "Biodegradation of Synthetic Drilling Mud Base Fluids in the Gulf of Mexico Sediments."

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.

Vipulanandan Named New Chair for the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering named Professor Cumaraswamy "Vipu" Vipulanandan as the new chair for the Department of Civil and...
Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering named Professor Cumaraswamy "Vipu" Vipulanandan as the new chair for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering effective Sept. 1.

C. Vipulanandan named chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
UH Cullen College of Engineering dean Raymond Flumerfelt named Professor Cumaraswamy "Vipu" Vipulanandan as the new permanent chair for the...

UH Cullen College of Engineering dean Raymond Flumerfelt named Professor Cumaraswamy "Vipu" Vipulanandan as the new permanent chair for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, effective September 1.

Engineering Professor Todd Helwig receives 2001 Enron Teaching Excellence Award
Outstanding faculty members of the University of Houston System were honored at the eighth annual Enron Teaching Excellence Awards on April 27. Each...
Todd A. Helwig, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Outstanding faculty members of the University of Houston System were honored at the eighth annual Enron Teaching Excellence Awards on April 27. Each recipient received a plaque and a $5,000 check from Enron Corp. Todd A. Helwig was one of four faculty members from UH to receive the award.

Pages