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June 15, 2022
A Petroleum Engineering graduate from the Cullen College of Engineering has earned a first-place finish for his presentation at the Society of Petroleum Engineers GCNA/SWNA (Gulf Coast and Southwest North America) Regional…
Andres Villarroel, a May 2022 graduate with a Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering, earned a first-place finish for his presentation at the Society of Petroleum Engineers GCNA/SWNA (Gulf Coast and Southwest North America) Regional Student Paper Contest.
May 18, 2022
It might seem paradoxical, but producing oil and gas from shale reservoirs could actually help the world transition to cleaner energy sources. One of the keys to a successful energy transition will be enough lithium to make the…
Kyung Jae Lee, an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, uses a new paper to describe the potential of petroleum-based rock brines as a new source of lithium.
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.
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.
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 27, 2022
A million-dollar research project between the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, Shell and TotalEnergies has been extended with another $500,000 grant from the two industry companies. The initial $1…
George K. Wong, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department, has been the PI for a $1 million project with Shell and TotalEnergies that has received a $500,000 extension. Lori Hathon, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the same department, is a co-PI on the project.
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 8, 2021
Two University of Houston professors have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Alex Ignatiev, professor emeritus of physics and Ganesh Thakur, Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and director of…
Alex Ignatiev, professor emeritus of physics and Ganesh Thakur, Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and director of Energy Industry Partnership, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
December 2, 2021
At the first in-person, 50-in-5 celebration event, 116 faculty members were honored at the Wortham House on Monday, Nov. 29. President Renu Khator, Provost Paula Myrick Short and Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai…
More than 20 Engineering faculty members were recognized for contributing to the UH 50-in-5 initiative.
November 12, 2021
The Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering has again been recognized for productive graduates and return on investment from its degrees, as it was named No. 6 on Steppingblocks' 2022 list of…
The Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering has again been recognized for productive graduates and return on investment from its degrees, as it was named No. 6 on Steppingblocks' 2022 list of universities for petroleum engineers.
October 1, 2021
An innovative partnership between the University of Houston and Oil India Ltd. (OIL) has offered benefits for both partners, boosting production in Oil India fields while providing UH researchers and graduate students with…
Ganesh Thakur, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and director of Energy Industry Partnership, is the Cullen College of Engineering faculty lead for an oil production project between the University of Houston and Oil India Ltd.
September 21, 2021
The University of Houston's student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers continues to make headlines, as a chapter-best third place finish in the prestigious PetroBowl competition comes on the heels of its first-ever…
Lotanna Ohazuruike.
September 9, 2021
Birol Dindoruk, Ph.D., the American Association of Drilling Engineers Endowed Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has developed an online calculator for minimum miscibility…
Birol Dindoruk, Ph.D., the American Association of Drilling Engineers Endowed Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has developed an online calculator for minimum miscibility pressure (MMP), which has already received more than 13,500 visits since being brought online in May.
September 1, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year, as part of its continuing effort to grow the faculty and to provide high quality instruction for undergraduate…
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome the following 12 people to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year, and beyond.
August 11, 2021
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists awarded the University of Houston’s Michael Fonseca, Lori Hathon and Tom Lapen the Jules Braunstein Memorial Award. It recognizes the best poster session paper presented at the…
Lori Hathon, an assistant professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department, working in one of the department's new labs in March 2020.
July 22, 2021
Kyung Jae Lee, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received funding for two recent grants for more than $350,000. A grant approved by the American…
Kyung Jae Lee, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received funding for two recent grants for more than $350,000.
June 9, 2021
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.
June 7, 2021
The transition from Broadway to the Houston energy industry might seem like an unusual one for some, but for Jennifer Stewart, it was one facilitated by her sister, Rebecca, and her mother, Judith. Stewart initially graduated…
Jennifer Stewart, a Petroleum Engineering student at the Cullen College of Engineering, is the 2021 Cynthia Oliver Coleman Women in Engineering Rising Star Award winner.
May 6, 2021
For University of Houston Master's student Leila Zeinali, her interest in learning has never really abated, and it has persisted from her native Iran, through a stint as a high quality teacher herself, to the Petroleum…
University of Houston Master's student Leila Zeinali has strived to continuing learning, first in her native Iran, then in Kansas and now at the Cullen College of Engineering.