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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.

UH Civil Engineering Research Recognized with SSRC Vinnakota Award
The results of research conducted in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were recently recognized in April 2005 by the Structural...

The results of research conducted in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were recently recognized in April 2005 by the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), which presented them with the Vinnakota Award for a paper detailing their research efforts. The research work will soon be put into practice in the construction of bridges used in the renovation of the Fulton and Irvington overpasses on Loop 610 in north Houston. Ozgur Egilmez, Ph.D.

UH Engineering Student Gives Back to Community, Teaches to Reinforce Knowledge
Joseph Joubert said, “To teach is to learn twice,” and civil engineering senior Kimani Augustine has lived by that principle. From his teaching...

Joseph Joubert said, “To teach is to learn twice,” and civil engineering senior Kimani Augustine has lived by that principle. From his teaching career in the Caribbean to the various tutorial programs he participates in at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, Augustine has fed his passion for math and science by sharing it with others.

UH Civil Engineering Alumnus Develops Technology for New Offshore Structure
Since he was a kid, Jose Vazquez (1989 BSCE, 1990 MSCE, 1995 PhD CE) has appreciated the practicality and application of engineering. His father...

Since he was a kid, Jose Vazquez (1989 BSCE, 1990 MSCE, 1995 PhD CE) has appreciated the practicality and application of engineering. His father worked in construction, introducing him to engineers and architects, which sparked Vazquez’s interest in both fields.

UH Alumnus Flourishes in Engineering Practice, Navy, Air Force for Three Decades
C. Rick Coneway (1973 BSCE, 1976 MSCE) always wanted to fly. After receiving his first bachelor’s degree, the native Houstonian joined the U.S. Navy...

C. Rick Coneway (1973 BSCE, 1976 MSCE) always wanted to fly. After receiving his first bachelor’s degree, the native Houstonian joined the U.S. Navy and used that time to launch a now 31-year dual career in the U.S. Navy and Air Force, and in engineering.

“I volunteered to become an officer and learn to fly fighters,” Coneway said. “I was able to take care of my military commitment and decide what I really wanted to do.”

UH Engineering Alumnus to Receive National Teaching Award
University of Houston engineering alumnus Abdeldjelil “DJ” Belarbi (1986 MSCE, 1991 PhD CE) will receive one of the country’s most prestigious...

University of Houston engineering alumnus Abdeldjelil “DJ” Belarbi (1986 MSCE, 1991 PhD CE) will receive one of the country’s most prestigious national teaching awards this week when Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society, convenes its annual meeting at Purdue University.

Engineering Lab Supervisor Retires After 20 Years of Service
After 20 years of distinguished service with the Cullen College of Engineering, Laboratory Supervisor Martin Kowis has retired. Kowis, who spent 21...

After 20 years of distinguished service with the Cullen College of Engineering, Laboratory Supervisor Martin Kowis has retired.

Kowis, who spent 21 years with the FMC Corporation before coming to the University of Houston, came to work for the university in 1984 along with his wife Diana.

Time Can't Erase Fond Memories for Civil Engineering Alumnus
LeRoy Laycock couldn’t have been happier when he was asked to serve on the calling committee for this year’s Houston Alumni Organization’s Golden...

LeRoy Laycock couldn’t have been happier when he was asked to serve on the calling committee for this year’s Houston Alumni Organization’s Golden Reunion.

The opportunity gave him the chance to catch up with friends he hadn’t talked to in 50 years.

Laycock graduated from UH in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. That degree took him into the supervisory control and data acquisition industry, where he remained until his retirement.

New Master's Degree in Project and Construction Management
Program To Study Management Skills From Engineering Perspective

Program To Study Management Skills From Engineering Perspective

University Mourns Death of Distinguished Engineering Professor
Michael W. O'Neill, University of Houston Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, died of an apparent heart...

Michael W. O'Neill, University of Houston Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at his home. He was 63 years old.

High School Teacher Receives Training in Water Filtration Technology
While most of his peers take the summer off, high school teacher Steven Statt has been spending his summer at the University of Houston Cullen...

While most of his peers take the summer off, high school teacher Steven Statt has been spending his summer at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, where he has been learning about drinking water filtration from one of the country’s leading experts, Environmental Engineering Professor Shankar Chellam.

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.

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