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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.

Doctoral Students Honored with Cullen College’s Best Dissertation Awards
Two doctoral students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the college’s Best Dissertation Awards for fall 2015.

Two doctoral students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the college’s Best Dissertation Awards for fall 2015.

More Texas Teens Want to be Engineers When They Grow Up
A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed...

A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of students who reported their future plans indicated they were interested in healthcare professions. 

Engineers Without Borders Team Builds Schoolhouse in Nicaraguan Village
This summer, five students from the University of Houston’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter traveled to the rural Nicaraguan village...

This summer, five students from the University of Houston’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter traveled to the rural Nicaraguan village of Telpochapa to construct a schoolhouse from the ground up.

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D....

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

PHOTOS: 2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon
The Cullen College’s annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon took place on Tuesday, October 6th at The Hess Club.  Attendees...

The Cullen College’s annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon took place on Tuesday, October 6th at The Hess Club.  Attendees enjoyed a complimentary lunch, followed by a keynote presentation by Dale A. Rudrick, the Director of Public Works and Engineering for the City of Houston and a 2015 inductee to the Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers.

Secret Lives of Engineers: Civil Engineering Alumnus Alfred Castillo Jr., P.E.
When asked to imagine a “typical” engineer, many people may find themselves conjuring images of sleep-deprived, math-obsessed or highly-analytical...

When asked to imagine a “typical” engineer, many people may find themselves conjuring images of sleep-deprived, math-obsessed or highly-analytical individuals. In reality, there is no one-size-fits-all stereotype for engineering professionals – engineers come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life.

Engineering Students Lead STEM Outreach Event in Brazil
This summer, three Cullen College of Engineering students and one alumnus boarded a plane bound for Brazil for the third annual Society of Women...

This summer, three Cullen College of Engineering students and one alumnus boarded a plane bound for Brazil for the third annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) “One Day in Engineering” outreach event. Held in the city of Teresopolis and nearby rural areas, the event aims to inspire excitement about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields and encourage local high school students to pursue higher education.

PHOTOS: 2015 Civil & Environmental Engineering Gala & Induction Ceremony
The Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers (Academy) held its annual Gala and Induction Ceremony on September 10th at the Hess...

The Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers (Academy) held its annual Gala and Induction Ceremony on September 10th at the Hess Club. The Academy is dedicated to recognizing outstanding alumni who bring honor to the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department at the University of Houston and have sustained distinguished contributions to the profession, field, university, or society at large.

Cullen College Welcomes Nine Engineering Professors
A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of...

A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of Houston this semester. The majority are biomedical engineers with expertise ranging from brain-machine interfaces for control of prosthetic limbs to cell membrane research for diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

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