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Journal Cover Features UH Bioartificial Heart Research
Heart failure remains a major epidemic in today’s society, which makes development of novel treatment strategies critical. In cases of end stage...

Heart failure remains a major epidemic in today’s society, which makes development of novel treatment strategies critical. In cases of end stage heart failure, heart transplantation is the only viable option. However, the number of donor organs is significantly lower than the number of patients needing transplants.

PHOTOS: 2015 Engineering Alumni Association Gala
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 11 at the Houston Petroleum Club. The event is held every year in...

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 11 at the Houston Petroleum Club. The event is held every year in honor of distinguished Cullen College alumni and faculty who are awarded for their career achievements.

UH Engineers Develop Optical Probes for Better Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney Disease
Two UH engineering professors have developed novel optical probes with potential applications in improving diagnosis and treatment for patients with...

Two UH engineering professors have developed novel optical probes with potential applications in improving diagnosis and treatment for patients with kidney disease.

Texas Center for Superconductivity Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients
The scholarship committee for the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston is pleased to announce the TcSUH scholarship...

The scholarship committee for the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston is pleased to announce the TcSUH scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year, each of whom will receive a $2,500 award. The qualifications and achievements of the nominated students were exceptional, and final deciions were difficult. We are fortunate to have such a talented group of students who conduct research in TcSUH's multidisciplinary groups.

Remembering Roger Eichhorn: Former Dean Passes Away at 84
Roger Eichhorn, former dean of the Cullen College, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

Roger Eichhorn, former dean of the Cullen College, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

UH Team Wins the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to...
 UH students Varun Sreenivas, Shanisha Smith, Rose Sobel, Amin Kiaghadi

Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to treat water produced during hydraulic fracturing.

Cullen College Professor, UH Leader Testifies Before Congress on Energy Training Program
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to testify before Congress about an innovative workforce training program developed for the energy industry.

Krishnamoorti, who also is chief energy officer at UH, Thursday will address the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

UH Team Takes the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
A team of graduate students from the University of Houston will take the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge, offering a solution to a problem gaining...

A team of graduate students from the University of Houston will take the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge, offering a solution to a problem gaining attention in shale plays across the country.

VIDEO: Alumnus Supports College With $4.5M Charitable Gift Annuity
Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called...
Larry and Gerri Snider

Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called many places “home,” from California and Iran, to Ohio and Pakistan. Yet no matter where his career took him, Larry said there was one place he always returned to: the University of Houston.

Biomedical Engineering Chair Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Aalborg University
Metin Akay, founding chair of the biomedical engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received an honorary doctoral degree in...

Metin Akay, founding chair of the biomedical engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received an honorary doctoral degree in biomedical engineering and science from Aalborg University in Denmark on Friday, April 17.

Houston Chronicle: What are latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?
The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "...

The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "What are the latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?"

EAA Announces 2015 Gala Award Winners
The 2015 Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The annual event...
Distinguished Engineering Alumni – Kenneth “Kenny” Mercado

The 2015 Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association, recognizes the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty. This year's honorees are:

Distinguished Engineering Alumni – Kenneth “Kenny” Mercado

Professor Theorizes About Formation of Lava Beds on the Moon
A familiar face on the lunar surface, commonly called the “man in the Moon,” has inspired superstition and myth for generations on Earth, but...

A familiar face on the lunar surface, commonly called the “man in the Moon,” has inspired superstition and myth for generations on Earth, but scientists have concerned themselves more with theories about the geological origins of the large lava beds that form the vague image.

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Earns Travel Grant for Chicago Conference
A Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. student has earned travel funds to explain his studies on female stress urinary incontinence this spring in...
Yun Peng, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student

A Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. student has earned travel funds to explain his studies on female stress urinary incontinence this spring in Chicago.

Cullen College Names 2015 Outstanding Students
With over 3,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, standing out from the crowd is no small feat. Each year,...
Tessy Lal, Outstanding Senior

With over 3,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, standing out from the crowd is no small feat. Each year, college faculty are charged with the difficult task of combing through throngs of bright, talented and motivated students and picking just a handful of front runners.

Moscow Summer Intern Program for UH Engineering Students
Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker...

Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH students, but especially those with engineering expertise and an excitement for space exploration!

Science Engineering Fair Attracts Top Young Scientists and Engineers
More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this...

More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this month for one of the nation’s largest competitive science and engineering fairs.

Journal Features Professor and Ph.D.’s Heart Muscle Research on Cover
Researchers at the Cullen College’s biomedical engineering Artificial Heart Laboratory (AHL) have recently accomplished a feat valued to researchers...
Birla (left) with Patel in his lab.

Researchers at the Cullen College’s biomedical engineering Artificial Heart Laboratory (AHL) have recently accomplished a feat valued to researchers across the world: their research was not only chosen for publication in a scholarly journal, but their illustrations were also chosen to serve as the journal’s cover art.

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. Supports Cullen College With Scholarship Endowment
Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (www.browngay.com), an engineering consulting firm based in Houston, established an endowed scholarship in the UH...

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (www.browngay.com), an engineering consulting firm based in Houston, established an endowed scholarship in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s civil and environmental engineering department. The gift totals $52,000 -- $50,000 to establish the endowment and $2,000 for use toward current scholarships for fall 2015.

UH Selected to Lead Offshore Energy Research Center
The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including...

The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

The work is intended to reduce the risk of offshore accidents, oil spills and other deepwater disasters.

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