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Findings Could Help Seamlessly Integrate Prosthetics

 

A University of Houston engineer is reporting in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons, called the local field potential.

Research Moves Closer to Brain-Machine Interface Autonomy
William A. Brookshire, Ph.D., P.E. (BSChE ’57)† will be recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala.

The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional accomplishments and contributions of Cullen College alumni and faculty.

Learn more about this year’s honorees below:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

UH Cullen College of Engineering Announces 2019 EAA Gala Honorees

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering celebrated the graduation of more than 600 engineers on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta Center.

The proud graduates included: 427 bachelor’s, 141 master’s, and 45 doctoral students.

The spring 2019 commencement featured a keynote address from Chang OH Turkmani, Managing Director at the Mega Company and Engineering Leadership Board Member (ELB).

Photos: Spring 2019 UH Engineering Commencement Ceremony

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park.

Thousands of alumni, faculty, students and industry leaders gathered to network and mingle as they enjoyed crawfish, bbq, beer, drinks and live music.

Since its inception, the annual spring event has raised over $1 million with proceeds benefitting engineering scholarship and academic programs.

Photos: 30th Annual UH Engineering Crawfish Boil Kicks off OTC

Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell dean of the Cullen College, recognized faculty, staff and students for their outstanding performance in teaching, research and service at the Spring 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held on April 30.

Cullen College Honors Faculty, Staff Students with Outstanding Awards at Spring Meeting
  • Researchers Developing Early Detection, Home Monitoring Tests For Lupus Nephritis
    Researchers Developing Early Detection, Home Monitoring Tests For Lupus Nephritis

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  • Understanding Congenital Heart Defects to Prevent Them
    Understanding Congenital Heart Defects to Prevent Them

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    We are improving disease detection methods

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  • <a href="https://www.egr.uh.edu/news/201407/medical-journal-houston-features-shevkoplyas-blood-transfusion-research" target="_blank">Read more</a>
    We are making blood transfusions safer

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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

At left, Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, with graduate student Sanam Soomro

Method Less Invasive, Less Expensive than Colonoscopy

 

University of Houston researcher Chandra Mohan is set to make a breakthrough in predicting and monitoring inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). With $347,490 from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, he and IBD expert Subra Kugathasan, a gastroenterologist at Emory University, are examining stool protein biomarkers that indicate the disease.

Stool Proteins to Predict Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ilknur Telkes (Ph.D. BME 2017) published in prestigious PNAS journal with paper on research conducted at UH.

Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings

 

UH Alumna’s Paper Lands In Prestigious PNAS Journal

Faculty Accolades

With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UH biomedical engineer Chandra Mohan will examine why more women than men get lupus.

With $2 Million Grant, UH Researcher Unraveling the Link

Women and Lupus – Tackling the Debilitating Connection
In response to nicotine exposure during pregnancy, dopamine neurons were significantly activated in utero, allowing the release of unusually high levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex.

Findings May Point to Potential Cure for Addiction

 

New Data Suggests Nicotine While Pregnant Alters Genes

Student Success

UH Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Faheem Ershad is focusing on stretchable and flexible electronics and developing soft neural interface devices.

Recipients Include Three Cullen College Coogs

 

Seven current and former University of Houston students – three of whom represent the Cullen College of Engineering – have earned highly coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowships.

UH Students and Alumni Earn Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Musa Ozturk, a UH graduate student, stands in front of the award-winning poster with Jianping Wu, senior principal scientist at Medtronic and co-author of the study.

Research proposes computer-based assessment of Parkinson’s patients more reliable

 

Musa Ozturk, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the Neuromodulation Symposium at the University of Minnesota and won second place out of 120 presentations.

UH Student’s Poster Places at Neuromodulation Symposium

Student Success

Hasan Onur Keles, a UH BME alumnus, appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul.

An engineering connection spanning continents and countries

 

Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Hasan Onur Keles (BME 2015) was recently appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department.

UH Alumnus Appointed Chair of Engineering Department of Turkish University
Ilknur Telkes (Ph.D. BME 2017) published in prestigious PNAS journal with paper on research conducted at UH.

Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings

 

UH Alumna’s Paper Lands In Prestigious PNAS Journal

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