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Joseph T. Francis, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has earned four grants amounting to more than $4 million since he joined the faculty at the UH Cullen College of Engineering less than six months ago.

Professor Earns Multiple Awards Worth Millions for Brain-Machine Interface Research

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.

UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools

Maternal exposures to alcohol and nicotine, which are sometimes abused during pregnancies, are linked to fetal growth retardation and neurotoxicity. However, the individual and combined effects of the toxins on molecular mechanisms of fetal development are poorly understood.

Engineer Earns Millions to Explore Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine on Brain Development in Mice

Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering earned a $200,000 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Award from the U.S. Department of Defense to further explore a quantitative assessment technique for systemic sclerosis (SSc). The autoimmune disorder is characterized by thickening of soft tissues in the body caused by accumulations of collagen. 

Award Allows Engineers to Pursue Technique for Assessing Systemic Sclerosis

Casual conversations around the dinner table belonging to a biomedical engineer and a health economist are as interesting as one might expect – and potentially just as productive.

Professor Develops Screening Test to Help Save Lives of Children in Sub-Saharan Africa
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    Brain-Machine Interface Expert Joe Francis Joins Faculty

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    We are engineering new strategies to grow bioartificial hearts

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    We are improving disease detection methods

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    We are making blood transfusions safer

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    We are finding new treatments for lupus

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    We are making groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience

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    We are promoting collaboration, interdisciplinary research and idea sharing

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Faculty Accolades

Tianfu Wu

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease without a cure and without a highly effective treatment option. Many scientists believe that genetics and environmental factors interact to cause immune cells in the human body to overreact and attack healthy cells and organs in the estimated 1.5 million Americans affected by the disease.

Engineering Research Shows Potential for Helping Lupus Patients

Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering earned a $200,000 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Award from the U.S. Department of Defense to further explore a quantitative assessment technique for systemic sclerosis (SSc). The autoimmune disorder is characterized by thickening of soft tissues in the body caused by accumulations of collagen. 

Award Allows Engineers to Pursue Technique for Assessing Systemic Sclerosis

Faculty Accolades

Kirill Larin, professor and director of the biomedical engineering graduate program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected a Fellow of The Optical Society, OSA.

Professor Elected Optical Society Fellow

Maternal exposures to alcohol and nicotine, which are sometimes abused during pregnancies, are linked to fetal growth retardation and neurotoxicity. However, the individual and combined effects of the toxins on molecular mechanisms of fetal development are poorly understood.

Engineer Earns Millions to Explore Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine on Brain Development in Mice

Student Success

Majid Latif

Biomedical engineering student Majid Latif, a Ph.D. candidate in the May Multiscale Immunobiology Design Algorithms and Simulation (MIDAS) Lab at UH, recently won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research award.

Doctoral Student Wins National Research Labs Fellowship

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 Undergraduate Research Day

Student Success

Nathaniel Piety

Nathaniel Piety, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship.

Doctoral Student Wins American Heart Association Fellowship

The University of Houston’s petroleum engineering and biomedical engineering programs – the two newest for the Cullen College of Engineering – have been accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering Technology, or ABET, which focuses on college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

All eight UH undergraduate engineering programs now have ABET accreditation.

UH Biomedical, Petroleum Engineering Undergrad Programs Earn Accreditation

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