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October 17, 2022
Under the direction of Kirill Larin, high resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) is having an extended moment. During the past 20 years, the University of Houston professor of Biomedical Engineering has masterminded its…
Kirill Larin, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering.
September 15, 2022
The University of Houston's wing of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has earned a National Chapter of the Year for 2021-22 from the national leadership of the group. According to award criteria, National Chapter…
SHPE-UH leadership and officers.
September 14, 2022
The 9th Annual University of Houston BME Day on Health Care Innovations and Entrepreneurship, which was co-sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the BioHouston Inc., was held in April 2022.…
Ting Chen.
August 23, 2022
High school senior Zander Harris has always been curious about how scientists make discoveries in laboratories, and how medical professionals prepare for their careers. He wondered what it would it be like to slip on a white coat…
  Pictured from left to right: Jacqueline Ekeoba, Mariam Manuel, Thomas Thesen.
August 16, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce 12 hirings in a variety of departments and roles for the 2022-23 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, all start dates are Sept. 1. Personnel is sorted alphabetically by…
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce 12 hirings in a variety of departments and roles for the 2022-23 academic year.
August 3, 2022
NSF, Industry Partners Fund Phase 2 of BRAIN Center at the University of Houston, NIH Funds Workforce Grant On any given day inside the BRAIN Center at the University of Houston, you might encounter visual artists, dancers and…
In photos above, the performance of LiveWire at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Virginia, courtesy Lynn Lane. The performance, which deployed UH engineering Professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal's mobile brain-body imaging technology to listen, map and record the dancer’s brain activity, premiered in Houston.
July 13, 2022
AUSTIN, TX –– Harmonic Bionics, the robotics company for augmenting human movement, announced on July 12 that the University of Houston has purchased and received a Harmony SHR™ exoskeleton to be used in research being conducted…
Jinsook Roh will be using a Harmony exoskeleton for research in her REIGN lab.
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.
June 14, 2022
Inside the body, some seemingly harmless proteins have sinister potential. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, the amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein, which is vital for brain growth, can become tainted and destroy cells, which leads to…
Tianfu Wu, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has developed a new probe for in-vivo detection of the protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
June 7, 2022
A University of Houston biomedical engineer is expanding the study of wireless electrodes to treat hypertension and is reporting that blood pressure and renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) is controlled by bioelectronic…
Mario Romero-Ortega, Cullen Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is reporting that his newly created and implantable nerve attachment microchannel electrode consistently induces an immediate and reproducible arterial depressor effect in response to electrical stimulation.
June 2, 2022
Two separate findings by a University of Houston nationally recognized expert in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease that affects multiple organs including the kidneys, skin, joints and heart…
Chandra Mohan, M.D., Ph.D., Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, has identified biomarkers for heart disease and for children with lupus nephritis.
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 19, 2022
According to the CDC, obesity prevalence in the United States was 42.4 percent in 2017–2018, and obesity prevalence in the United States climbed from 30.5 percent to 42.4 percent between 1999 and 2018. Obesity has been linked to…
Rafiul Amin, a Cullen doctoral graduate now working as an engineer at Aeva, is lead author for a new research paper about two hormones in a cohort of patients with obesity.
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.
April 4, 2022
The graduate level programs Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering improved the most year-to-year, according to the latest rankings edition of U.S. News…
The Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments have both gained more than 10 spots in the latest graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
February 25, 2022
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted another successful event on Feb. 22, as the 2022 Engineers Week Awards program recognized 50 students for their accomplishments. Since 2004, the EAA and industry donors have come…
Haley Conley, posing with friends.
February 16, 2022
When Cullen College of Engineering student Quynh Nguyen read the email from the University Network notifying her that she had won a 2021 Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship, she admits that it was a shocking experience for her. “…
Cullen College of Engineering student Quynh Nguyen is a winner of a 2021 Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship.
February 14, 2022
After completing an experience and expertise-building internship this summer, junior Biomedical Engineering student Elizabeth Perry is excited about the opportunity to build on that momentum with her studies at the Cullen College…
Elizabeth Perry, a junior studying Biomedical Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, completed an internship with Boston Scientific over the summer.