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Akay to receive honorary degree from Polish university
The chairman of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will be receiving an honorary degree from an university in Poland, as well as attending the official opening ceremony of the EU Healthcare…
Metin Akay, John S. Dunn Endowed Chairman of Biomedical Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, will accept an honorary degree from a Polish university in the first week of October 2021.
BME doctoral student Ikelle earns NRSA for eye research
Larissa Ikelle, a doctoral student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received funding from the National Institutes of Health’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award…
Ikelle, conducting research in a BME lab.
Cullen College of Engineering promotes six professors
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that six professors have earned promotions, starting with the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year. All listed positions are tenured, or on a tenure track. Professors…
Six professors have been promoted for the 2021-22 academic year at the Cullen College of Engineering.
Improving Control for Users of Robotic Prostheses
Advanced Peripheral Nervous System Decreases Abnormal Sensations A biomedical engineer from the Cullen College of Engineering has been awarded $2.8 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to improve…
Mario Ignacio Romero-Ortega, Cullen Endowed Professor of biomolecular engineering, is creating next-generation advanced peripheral nervous system (PNS) interface electrodes to decrease the abnormal sensations associated with electrical stimulation of prosthetic limbs.
UH Engineer Receives $3.7M to Stop Epileptic Seizures Before They Begin
University of Houston associate professor of biomedical engineering Nuri Firat Ince, who pioneered a dramatic decrease in the time it takes to detect the seizure onset zone (SOZ) in the brain, has received a $3.7 million BRAIN…
Nuri Ince, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $3.7 million BRAIN Initiative grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to translate his work into creating a next-generation device that can stop epileptic seizures before they begin.
Ince earns NSF grant to continue research on neural hand networking
Simple, everyday activities that people seldom put thought into – opening a door, cradling an egg, picking up a coffee cup – actually rely on complex interactions between your brain and the nerves of your hand and fingers, all of…
Nuri Firat Ince, an Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has earned a $983,513 grant from the NSF for his research into neuroengineering.
Actuator Discovery By Cullen BME Outperforms Existing Technology
University of Houston researchers are reporting a breakthrough in the field of materials science and engineering with the development of an electrochemical actuator that uses specialized organic semiconductor nanotubes (OSNTs).…
Mohammad Reza Abidian, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has announced a breakthrough with the development of an electrochemical actuator.
More Efficient Tests May One Day Replace Endoscopy
Other Proteins – Not Just Blood – Found Elevated in Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease In two journal articles, a University of Houston biomedical researcher reports a step forward in diagnosing intestinal diseases,…
Dr. Chandra Mohan
BME's Horton winner of Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
Renita Horton, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering, has been selected as one of the 2021-22 recipients of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from…
Dr. Renita Horton
4 Cullen College graduate students honored for posters
Four students from the Cullen College of Engineering are among the winners of this year's University of Houston Graduate Research Showcase Virtual Poster Session. Held on March 22, the event showcases the breadth and depth of…
Pak Wing Chen.
Three graduate students receive TcSUH scholarships
Three graduate students from the Cullen College of Engineering have received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), as recognition for their work inside and outside of the…
Faheem Ershad.
23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award…
The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.
21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College. The…
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.
UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga campus
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on…
An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.
Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop
The founding chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Houston is reporting a new deep neural network architecture that provides early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc), a rare autoimmune disease…
Dr. Yasemin Akay
Al-Ubaidi, Ardebili honored by Faculty Excellence Awards
A pair of Cullen College of Engineering professors have been honored in the University of Houston's 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards. Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D., a professor of Biomedical Engineering, was one of three faculty members…
Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D., a professor of Biomedical Engineering, was one of three faculty members chosen for the Moores Professorship.
Cullen College improves again in U.S. News & World Report rankings
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country…
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country.
New Discoveries of Deep Brain Stimulation Put It on Par with Therapeutics
Despite having remarkable utility in treating movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has confounded researchers, with a general lack of understanding of why it works at some frequencies and…
Nuri Ince, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is reporting that electrical stimulation of the brain at higher frequencies (above 100Hz) induces resonating waveforms which can successfully recalibrate dysfunctional circuits causing movement symptoms.
BME, Physics Associate Professor Named Scialog Fellow
Mini Das Chosen for Her Cutting-Edge Research in Medical and Biological Imaging The Research Corporation for Science Advancement has named University of Houston associate professor of physics and biomedical engineering Mini Das…
 Advancing Bioimaging fellows.
UH Researcher Develops, Tests Nano-Carrier as Potential Treatment for Brain Tumors
With a survival rate of only five years, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, is notoriously hard to treat using current regimens that rely on surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and…
In this artistic illustration, prepared by Majd's former student You Jung Kang, IL13 ligands (represented by butterflies) carry the Dp44mT-loaded nanoparticles (represented by honey) from the vein (represented by red pipe) to the tumors (represented by the purple and red bugs), feeding and destroying the tumors.

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