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Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering Honored by ASCE
Michael W. O'Neill, Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, has been informed by the American Society of Civil Engineers that he will be...
Cullen Distinguished Professor and Director National Geotechnical Experimental Station

Michael W. O'Neill, Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, has been informed by the American Society of Civil Engineers that he will be the recipient of the Martin S. Kapp Award this November at the organization's annual conference in Nashville.

Dean Announces 2003 Faculty Awards for Teaching, Research
Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual...

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual Faculty and Staff Meeting on April 22.

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."

National Ranking Places UH Civil Engineering at No. 14
A popular national engineering magazine has ranked the University of Houston among the most productive civil engineering research schools in the...

A popular national engineering magazine has ranked the University of Houston among the most productive civil engineering research schools in the nation.

After performing its own in-depth survey of more than 117 institutions, Engineering News-Record, a McGraw-Hill publication, ranked UH 14th in the nation in its list of "Leading CE Research Schools," published in the Oct. 21 issue.

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.

Membrane filter technology could improve quality of drinking water
Membrane filters, such as those currently used in some home water purification systems, might someday be used on a large scale to remove contaminants...
Shankar Chellam

Membrane filters, such as those currently used in some home water purification systems, might someday be used on a large scale to remove contaminants and organic compounds that affect the purity of municipal water supplies, according to UH researchers. Shankar Chellam, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses his reseach in the latest edition of the 'Images' audio Web cast program.

UH Engineering Professor O'Neill To Be Honored by Deep Foundations Institute
Michael W. O'Neill, University of Houston Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, will receive the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from...
Michael O'Neill

Michael W. O'Neill, University of Houston Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, will receive the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Deep Foundations Institute at the organization's 27th annual conference Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

'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.

UH Civil Engineering Students Paint for Community Service
Four University of Houston civil engineering students recently participated in a Paint-a-Thon Community Service Project during the National Student...

Four University of Houston civil engineering students recently participated in a Paint-a-Thon Community Service Project during the National Student Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

On June 22, UH students Tene Kuo, Michelle Gonzalez, Justin Edwards and Suneeth Waas joined roughly 40 other civil engineering students across the country to help scrape, prime and paint the home of John Vasen, a 62 year old repairman in Madison, WI.

Membrane Filters Offer Options For Cleaner Water
Membrane filter technology is helping to remove barriers to cleaner drinking water. University of Houston researchers are studying how membrane...
Dr. Shankar Chellam, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Membrane filter technology is helping to remove barriers to cleaner drinking water.

University of Houston researchers are studying how membrane filters, such as those currently used in some home water purification systems, might someday be used on a large scale to remove contaminants and organic compounds that can affect the purity and color of municipal water supplies.

'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."

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