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The 2015 Research & Innovation magazine exemplifies the University of Houston’s revolutionary scientific discoveries, scholarship and ingenuity.

UH Research & Innovation Magazine Now Available

UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research projects. One such opportunity is available through the National Science Foundation's REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.

UH Engineering Professors Offer Unique Research Experiences to Undergrads

Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Engineering Students Now Have Seamless Transfer Option With UH

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.

Bioartificial Hearts Developed by BME Researchers Featured on Journal Cover

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.

PHOTOS: 2015 Engineering Alumni Association Gala
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    We are engineering new strategies to grow bioartificial hearts.
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  • <a href="https://www.egr.uh.edu/news/201505/uh-engineers-develop-optical-probes-better-diagnosis-and-treatment-kidney-disease" target="_blank">Read more</a>
    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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  • <a href="https://www.egr.uh.edu/news/201407/biomedical-engineering-researcher-studying-plant-extract-possible-lupus-treatment" target="_blank">Read more</a>
    We are finding new treatments for lupus
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  • <a href="https://www.egr.uh.edu/news/201309/parkinsons-surgery-research-wins-nsf-grant" target="_blank">Read more</a>
    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

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.

BME Professor Takes Outreach to Trinidad
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.

Journal Features Professor and Ph.D.’s Heart Muscle Research on Cover

Faculty Accolades

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.

Journal Features Professor and Ph.D.’s Heart Muscle Research on Cover
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.

BME Professor Takes Outreach to Trinidad

Student Success

The department of biomedical engineering at the Cullen College regularly produces students who travel all over the world in the name of academia. Komal Rasaputra, post-doctoral fellow in biomedical engineering, was awarded a $750 fellowship to attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York for a course held over the summer. The course, “Synthetic Biology,” took place over a two-week period.

BME Fellow Attends Synthetic Biology Course

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

BME Student Attends Clinton Global Initiative University

Student Success

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.

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Earns Travel Grant for Chicago Conference

Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the harmful bacteria that cause tuberculosis.  Immune responders, such as T-cells and macrophages, attempt to form granulomas by surrounding and containing the bacteria.

Conference selects post-doc’s paper on tuberculosis granulomas

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