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Scholarship Honors a Man Dedicated to Civil Engineering and Cullen College
When proud UH Cullen College alumnus Charles Beyer passed away in May, his family shared one of Beyer’s favorite mottos, which they said he imparted...
Charles Beyer (middle) with wife, Nancy, and Joseph Tedesco (left), Dean of the Cullen College

When proud UH Cullen College alumnus Charles Beyer passed away in May, his family shared one of Beyer’s favorite mottos, which they said he imparted to anyone who met him: "The world is run by those who show up."

Environmental Engineer Boosts Oil Production Efficiency with Department of Energy Grant
Everyone with a water faucet knows the nuisance of limescale, the chalky deposits of minerals that tend to build up inside of water heaters, pipes...

Everyone with a water faucet knows the nuisance of limescale, the chalky deposits of minerals that tend to build up inside of water heaters, pipes and pots. If left untreated, limescale can obstruct the flow of water through pipes and cause serious damage to various components of water lines and water heating systems.

Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College
At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

It’s the Season: UH Engineer Hosts Conference on Hurricane Preparation and Recovery
Whether it’s your first Houston hurricane season or you’ve weathered decades of them, you have to know one thing: The wrath of Mother Nature can be...
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast. Photo courtesy of NASA.

Whether it’s your first Houston hurricane season or you’ve weathered decades of them, you have to know one thing: The wrath of Mother Nature can be shocking each time.

Hyongki Lee’s Plan to Monitor Water is Out of This World
If it has to do with water, you can bet Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee has an appetite whet for it. Fresh off...
Professor Hyongki Lee is helping manage water via satellite for Indochina

If it has to do with water, you can bet Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee has an appetite whet for it. Fresh off the success of helping Pakistani officials manage water resources, he’s at it again, now selected by NASA to manage water for Indochina.

For Lee, it’s an issue of fairness.

UH Startup Makes WAVVES for the Future of Clean Water Technology
WAVVE Stream, a University of Houston startup company committed to increasing global access to clean water, recently racked up another award for...

WAVVE Stream, a University of Houston startup company committed to increasing global access to clean water, recently racked up another award for their novel nano-sized water filtration system.

NSF Awards UH Engineer Grant to Study Effects of Lead Phosphate in Water Lines
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College...

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College, a three-year, $188,531 grant to explore lead phosphate formations in water distribution lines.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 2016 Engineering Alumni Association Gala
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 9 at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston.

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 9 at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston.

Doctoral Student Earns Robert J. Melosh Medal for Computational Mechanics Research
A civil and environmental engineering student from the UH Cullen College of Engineering was recently awarded the Robert J. Melosh Medal for his...

A civil and environmental engineering student from the UH Cullen College of Engineering was recently awarded the Robert J. Melosh Medal for his doctoral dissertation in the area of finite element methods and computational mechanics.

UH Researcher Recognized for Work in Clean Energy
Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has received the 2016 Clean...

Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has received the 2016 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Research Award.

Cullen College Engineers Discover Innovative Method to Destroy Bacteria
Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light...

Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light to heat highly porous gold nanodisks. A research paper describing the method was featured on the cover of the April issue of Optical Materials Express.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Chairman Delivers Lecture at Technical University of Vienna
Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, was...

Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, was invited to deliver a lecture at the Technical University of Vienna this month on strategies for cultivating a multidisciplinary environment in education and research.

Undergraduate Students Pitch Smart Cement at Rice Business Plan Competition
Last month, University of Houston undergraduates from Bauer College of Business pitched their company Sensytec to industry professionals and...

Last month, University of Houston undergraduates from Bauer College of Business pitched their company Sensytec to industry professionals and potential investors at the 16th annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC).

UH Engineer Investigates Geologic Carbon Sequestration to Combat Climate Change
Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, is collaborating with researchers from the Lawrence...

Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, is collaborating with researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to explore the use of geologic carbon sequestration to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide emissi

EAA Announces 2016 Annual Gala Honorees
The 2016 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The annual event...
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The 2016 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association, celebrates the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty.

Grant Allows UH Startup to Increase Global Access to Clean Water With Nano-sized Technology
WAVVE Stream Inc., a University of Houston startup company with the mission of increasing global access to clean water with a nano-sized filtration...

WAVVE Stream Inc., a University of Houston startup company with the mission of increasing global access to clean water with a nano-sized filtration system, was recently awarded a VentureWell grant to bring their technology out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology Hosts Annual Conference at UH Hilton
The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology (CIGMAT) will hold its annual conference this Friday, March 4 at the UH Hilton. The...

The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology (CIGMAT) will hold its annual conference this Friday, March 4 at the UH Hilton. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Infrastructures, Energy, Geotechnical, Flooding and Sustainability Issues Related to Houston & Other Major Cities.”

UH Engineer Helps Pakistan Officials Manage Water Resources with NASA’s Satellite Data
Using data collected from twin NASA satellites, a UH engineering professor is helping officials from the Pakistan Council of Research in Water...

Using data collected from twin NASA satellites, a UH engineering professor is helping officials from the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) to manage the country’s groundwater resources from approximately 300 miles above Earth.

UH Engineer Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges
As the United States struggles to pay for expanding and maintaining the nation’s transportation infrastructure, a University of Houston research team...

As the United States struggles to pay for expanding and maintaining the nation’s transportation infrastructure, a University of Houston research team is proposing changes to the design for bridge construction that could dramatically lower maintenance costs while improving the quality of the bridges.

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