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Shell Oil Company Commits $3.5 Million to UH
Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building...

Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building and other educational initiatives.

Undergraduate Research Day 2014!
This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the...

This year's Undergraduate Research Day will take place Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston main campus.

Out of the 150 undergraduate researchers showcasing their posters and oral presentations, 20 will be undergraduates from the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number...

The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

BME Professor Takes Outreach to Trinidad
Outreach is an important part of the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s mission, and many professors, staff members and students work in and around...
Birla delivering his lecture at CYSF (Image courtesy of NIHERST)

Outreach is an important part of the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s mission, and many professors, staff members and students work in and around the Houston area promoting STEM education, involvement and research.

Extreme Environment Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level...

Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most

Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include:

Biomedical Engineering Professor Publishes First Comprehensive Textbook on Tissue Engineering
Faculty members in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are no strangers to blazing trails – and Ravi Birla, associate professor...
Ravi Birla

Faculty members in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are no strangers to blazing trails – and Ravi Birla, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is no exception.

Biomedical Engineering Researcher Studying Plant Extract as Possible Lupus Treatment
Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of...

Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering,  and his group have recent findings that raise optimism for a novel, more natural, therapeutic in lupus.

Medical Journal - Houston Features Shevkoplyas' Blood Transfusion Research
It’s no secret that blood transfusions save millions of lives every year. According to the American Red Cross, just one pint of donated blood can...

It’s no secret that blood transfusions save millions of lives every year. According to the American Red Cross, just one pint of donated blood can save up to three lives. And yet, the blood transfusion process is still not without flaws – in addition to healthy blood cells, transfused blood can also contain harmful materials such as the anticoagulant-preservative solution used to keep the cells alive during storage.

Biomedical Engineering Researcher Receives Grant to Study Novel Lupus Drug
In 2012, biomedical engineering professor Chandra Mohan published a study in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy which outlined the use of a...

In 2012, biomedical engineering professor Chandra Mohan published a study in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy which outlined the use of a new drug that successfully treated lupus in mice and reduced the number of cases of lupus-relat

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Phillips 66 Donation Strengthens Ties to University of Houston
The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated...

The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated money to a variety of programs and student support services.

Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips. It cracked the top 10 in the Fortune 500 last year, reaching No. 6 with revenue over $161 billion in 2013.

PHOTOS: BME Day Gathers Leading Researchers at UH
The Cullen College of Engineering department of biomedical engineering held the first annual BME Day on April 24 at the UH Hilton. The event speakers...

The Cullen College of Engineering department of biomedical engineering held the first annual BME Day on April 24 at the UH Hilton. The event speakers included pioneers in biomedical technology such as Shuming Nie of Emory University, Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi of Northwestern University, and May Wang of Georgia Tech.

BME Student Attends Clinton Global Initiative University
Have you ever taken a selfie? Probably. Have you ever taken a selfie with Jimmy Kimmel and the entire Clinton family? Probably not… unless you’re...

Have you ever taken a selfie? Probably.

Have you ever taken a selfie with Jimmy Kimmel and the entire Clinton family? Probably not… unless you’re Zuan-Fu Lim.

Biomedical Engineering Hosts BME Day: New Frontiers in Healthcare
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of biomedical engineering will host the first BME Day on Thursday, April 24th at the UH Hilton...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of biomedical engineering will host the first BME Day on Thursday, April 24th at the UH Hilton Shamrock Ballroom.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Golf Tournament Tees Off
The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf...

The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf tournament on Monday, April 7.

“The Joules of Science” Representing UH in BP Contest
A team of University of Houston undergraduates – made up of two students from the Cullen College of Engineering and one from the College of Natural...
The winners of the Ultimate Field Trip contest will receive a two-week trip to tour BP facilities in Alaska and Chicago.

A team of University of Houston undergraduates – made up of two students from the Cullen College of Engineering and one from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics – will represent UH next month in BP’s “Ultimate Field Trip” contest.

BME Hosts Students from Health Professions High School
About 30 students from Houston’s Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions visited the University of Houston Cullen College of...
Students from DeBakey High School for Health Professions visited the Cullen College to last week to learn more about biomedical engineering.

About 30 students from Houston’s Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions visited the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering last week to learn more about their career and educational options.

Cullen College Hosts Second "Intellectual Property Training Series"
As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is...

As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is hosting an Intellectual Property Training Series for the second year in a row. This latest IP Training Series will begin on March 21.

Researchers Exploring Treatment for Lupus-Based Kidney Disease
Chandra Mohan has a theory about the development of lupus nephritis, the leading cause of lupus-related deaths. If he’s right, there may already be a...
A healthy human kidney (above) and a kidney from a lupus nephritis patient (below), which shows the disease's classic "flea bitten" look.

Chandra Mohan has a theory about the development of lupus nephritis, the leading cause of lupus-related deaths. If he’s right, there may already be a treatment.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can attack practically any part of the body. In lupus nephritis, it causes severe kidney inflammation, leading to hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of hospitalizations per year in the United State alone.

Cullen College Names Outstanding Student Award Winners
The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award...
 Connor Fernandez

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty members have made their final decisions on this year’s overall Outstanding Junior and Senior Award recipients, and the winners are Connor Fernandez, chemical engineering junior, and Ryan Hannemann, mechanical engineering senior.

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