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Engineers Make a Showing at 2017 Undergraduate Research Day
Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017...

Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day. The event attracted nearly 800 guests to the Rockwell Pavilion to hear poster presentations and oral pitches from student researchers.

National Academy of Engineering Member S. M. Farouq Ali Joins UH Engineering Faculty
Petroleum engineering legend and National Academy of Engineering (NAE) member S. M. Farouq Ali joins the University of Houston Cullen College of...

Petroleum engineering legend and National Academy of Engineering (NAE) member S. M. Farouq Ali joins the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering this fall as a distinguished professor of petroleum engineering. His arrival brings the total number of NAE faculty at the Cullen College to 14. 

PHOTOS: Ned Mohan Engineering Rockwell Lecture
For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum...

For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum as advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems have renewed interest in the possibilities of power electronics.

UH Researchers Begin Carbon Capture Project with Oil India
Researchers from the University of Houston have begun a $1.4 million project to demonstrate using carbon dioxide captured from nearby petrochemical...
Ganesh Thakur, director of Energy Industrial Partnerships and Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering at UH, is leading a project to demonstrate using carbon dioxide to enhance oil recovery in partnership with Oil India Ltd.

Researchers from the University of Houston have begun a $1.4 million project to demonstrate using carbon dioxide captured from nearby petrochemical plants to boost oil recovery in a field in the Indian state of Assam, a project which will help to reduce the country’s carbon footprint.

Brilliance Descending on UH as 15 New Engineering Faculty Join the Cullen College
Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen...
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Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen College proudly welcomes them to its ranks of excellence in academia.

 

UH Library Provides Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey...

The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath.

Engineering Student Establishing a Model for Shale Oil Reservoirs Brings Home Prize
Cullen College doctoral student Clara Palencia’s knowledge about shale earned her second place in the Ph.D. category in the International Student...
Clara Palencia presenting her paper at the international SPWLA conference in Oklahoma City

Cullen College doctoral student Clara Palencia’s knowledge about shale earned her second place in the Ph.D. category in the International Student Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Competition. Palencia studies under the direction of Lori Hathon, Cullen College assistant professor of petroleum engineering.

Chair of Petroleum Engineering Offers Advice in Online Industry Magazine
Professor Mohamed Soliman, chair of the Cullen College department of petroleum engineering, is featured in Rigzone.com, a leading resource for news...

Professor Mohamed Soliman, chair of the Cullen College department of petroleum engineering, is featured in Rigzone.com, a leading resource for news about the oil and gas industry.

In the article “What's It Take to Land a Job as a Petroleum Engineer?” Soliman offers words of advice and direction for students, chief among them – be one.

Is Houston Missing the Next Energy Wave? Houston Chronicle Features the UH Engineers Who Are On the Case
Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which...
Daniel Araya, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, demonstrates how his wind tunnel can generate electricity. Photo courtesy of Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle Staff

Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world shifting away from the use of fossil fuels.

UH Engineering Announces Speakers for 2017-18 Rockwell Lecture Series
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which brings world-renowned engineers and scientists to the UH campus each year to deliver talks on high-impact topics.

College Holds Memorial for Dedicated Alumnus and Supporter William A. Brookshire
More than 500 guests honored the memory and legacy of dedicated UH alumnus and long-time supporter William A. Brookshire at a memorial service held...

More than 500 guests honored the memory and legacy of dedicated UH alumnus and long-time supporter William A. Brookshire at a memorial service held in his honor this summer. The Brookshire Memorial Service was held at the UH Student Center on May 19, nearly one month after Brookshire’s passing in April.

UH Engineering Signs Articulation Agreement With Delhi Technological University
In a continued effort to promote international collaboration in engineering research and academics, the UH Cullen College of Engineering has entered...

In a continued effort to promote international collaboration in engineering research and academics, the UH Cullen College of Engineering has entered into an articulation agreement with Delhi Technological University in New Delhi, India.

Christine Ehlig-Economides Chairs TAMEST Shale Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) released findings Monday from its Shale Task Force, chaired by UH petroleum...

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) released findings Monday from its Shale Task Force, chaired by UH petroleum engineering professor and National Academy of Engineering member Christine Ehlig-Economides.

UH Engineer to Host Conference on Hurricane and Disaster Preparation and Recovery
The Gulf Coast has been spared a major hurricane in the past few years, but as most Houstonians know all-too-well, the wrath of Mother Nature is...
Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina, Courtesy of NASA

The Gulf Coast has been spared a major hurricane in the past few years, but as most Houstonians know all-too-well, the wrath of Mother Nature is never far away.

New Cullen College Engineering Programs Director Honored With Dual Awards From SPE
Even among the largest oil and gas organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide, Phaneendra Kondapi stands...

Even among the largest oil and gas organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide, Phaneendra Kondapi stands out.

Photos: First-Year Students Shine at First Year Experience Summit
When it comes to success in engineering studies, the data is clear: the better students do in their first-year core classes, the higher the chances...

When it comes to success in engineering studies, the data is clear: the better students do in their first-year core classes, the higher the chances that they will complete their engineering degrees.

UH Subsea Engineering Director Pens OTC Commentary for FuelFix
Matthew Franchek, founding director of the UH Cullen College’s subsea engineering program, highlighted the dire need for big data analytics in...

Matthew Franchek, founding director of the UH Cullen College’s subsea engineering program, highlighted the dire need for big data analytics in deepwater oil and gas exploration in an OTC commentary published in FuelFix.

William A. Brookshire Leaves Legacy of Generosity and Dedication to the Cullen College
UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21,...
30 p.m. Dr. Brookshire’s family will host a memorial on the UH campus at the Student Center, Houston Room. Friends and family are invited.

UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21, 2016.

Joseph Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering said, “Dr. Brookshire was a fine gentleman and one of our great philanthropists, always in search of new ways to help students and professors. We will forever feel his generosity and his loss in equal measures.”

Remembering Proud UH Engineer William C. Miller, Jr.
UH alumnus and prominent South Texas oilman William C. Miller, Jr. (1955 BSPE) died April 16, 2017. He was 94.
Always a proud Cougar, William C. Miller, Jr. shows off his UH ring

UH alumnus and prominent South Texas oilman William C. Miller, Jr. (1955 BSPE) died April 16, 2017. He was 94.

Cullen College Grad Student Analyzes Oil Fractures, Wins SPE Best Paper Award
Petroleum engineering Ph.D. student Youssef El Waziry nabbed first place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast North America...
Youssef El Waziry is representing UH internationally

Petroleum engineering Ph.D. student Youssef El Waziry nabbed first place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast North America regional student paper contest and is headed to represent UH and compete in the international contest.

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