Faculty Accolades

June 29, 2022
When 66-year-old Oswald Reedus had a stroke in 2014, he became one of 795,000 people in the United States who annually suffer the same fate. This year he also became the first stroke patient in the world to use a robotic arm…
The inventor of a brain-controlled robotic arm, Cullen College of Engineering professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal congratulates Oswald Reedus, a 66-year-old stroke patient, on a job well done.
June 17, 2022
When looking at the future of production of micro-scale organic electronics, Mohammad Reza Abidian – Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering – sees their potential for use in flexible…
A research group led by Mohammad Reza Abidian – Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering – has published a paper in Advanced Materials about the potential production of micro-scale organic electronics for use in bioelectronics via multiphoton 3-D printers.
May 5, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2021-22 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners. The initial announcement…
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, presents the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award to Jae-Hyun Ryou of Mechanical Engineering.
May 4, 2022
Large Scale Protein Exam Leads to Potential Biomarkers The nature of a typical clinical test for lupus nephritis (LN), an inflammation of the kidneys and a leading cause of mortality in lupus patients, is fraught with difficulty…
Tianfu Wu, University of Houston associate professor of biomedical engineering, reports potential lupus nephritis biomarkers which may be useful for developing more accurate clinical blood tests for the disease, replacing the existing invasive test, the painful renal biopsy.
April 13, 2022
Four professors at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized for their exemplary work via the 2022 Faculty and Staff Awards, administered by the University of Houston's Office of the Provost. Roberto Ballarini,…
Four professors at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized for their exemplary work via the 2022 Faculty and Staff Awards, administered by the University of Houston's Office of the Provost.
February 9, 2022
A globally renowned expert in autoimmune diseases and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) at the University of Houston has identified potential biomarkers for neuropsychiatric symptoms of lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease in…
Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, screened more than 1,100 proteins in the fluid surrounding the brains of neuropsychiatric lupus patients and identified a few proteins that could potentially be used to diagnose neuropsychiatric lupus.
February 7, 2022
When it comes to rehabilitation efforts following a stroke, Jinsook Roh of the Cullen College of Engineering stresses that one simply can't address the effects of the incident – a more holistic approach, looking at why and how a…
Jinsook Roh, an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received a CAREER award for her proposal, “Neuromuscular Coordination (NeuroCoord)-Guided Human-Machine Interaction for Quantifying and Improving Motor Function after Stroke.”
January 7, 2022
The Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) has named University of Houston associate professor of physics and biomedical engineering Mini Das as a Fellow. Fifty-eight SPIE members were named Fellows in 2022,…
Das has also been named a Scialog fellow and a UH ADVANCE Fellow, both honors for her research in biological and medical imaging.
January 5, 2022
According to an updated paper from researchers at Stanford University, 46 past and present professors affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering are among the Top 2 percent of cited research papers in the world. The…
More than 45 professors and researchers affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as among the most cited in the world.
December 7, 2021
A recently published paper from a team of researchers and students from multiple departments at the Cullen College of Engineering and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth proposes a way to provide real-time, continuous…
Rose T. Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the BRAIN Center, is senior author for a new paper about tracking the seizure state of epileptic patients in real-time.. The first author for the paper is Alexander Steele, a doctoral student of Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Ph.D., Cullen Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center, and the research is a collaboration between two UH departments and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
November 16, 2021
The chairman of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering has been elected to lead an international academy of his peers through September 2023. Metin Akay, Ph.D., the founding chairman and the…
Metin Akay, Ph.D., the founding chairman and the John S. Dunn Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was elected chairman of the governing council for the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE).
October 1, 2021
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.
September 28, 2021
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.
September 22, 2021
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.
September 8, 2021
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.
June 29, 2021
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
June 28, 2021
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
March 30, 2021
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.
March 16, 2021
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…
Mini Das, associate professor of physics and biomedical engineering, is one of 55 Scialog: Advancing Bioimaging fellows.
January 29, 2021
The end of 2020 brought a pleasant surprise to Dr. Yasemin M. Akay, an instructional associate professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, as she was notified by the Institute of…
Dr. Yasemin M. Akay, an instructional associate professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, was notified by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that she was promoted to Senior Member status in December 2020.