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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.
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
To address the challenges of bringing COVID-19 solutions into clinical practice quickly, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) convened an international…
Metin Akay, John S. Dunn Endowed Chair Professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston and IEEE Fellow, has published findings of an international panel of engineers on the health care challenges of COVID-19.
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 31, 2022
Reflecting the organization's commitment to the community, the Dow Promise Program has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of Houston branch of the National Society of Black Engineers, to partner with the Blodgett Urban…
UH NSBE members volunteering at a previous community event at the Blodgett Urban Gardens.
January 25, 2022
Sometimes interesting discoveries come about when you’re looking for something entirely different. University of Houston College of Pharmacy’s Bin Guo, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutics, and Gomika Udugamasooriya, Ph.D…
UHCOP researchers have received $400,000 from the Rheumatology Foundation to further study compounds to inhibit inflammatory activation in autoimmune disorders.
January 18, 2022
Growing up, Sarah Hakam knew she wanted to go to medical school, but she also knew that she didn't want to go via the conventional route, by pursuing a biology or chemistry major. “I wanted more out of my undergraduate education…
Sarah Hakam, a Biomedical Engineering student, is the Outstanding Senior student for the 2021-22 academic year.
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.