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Calcium Signaling in Learning and Memory

Groundbreaking Malaria Study by UH Engineers

Finding Disease and Toxins Early

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A recent paper, featuring results from Pengzhi Zhang's doctoral research, made the cover of the Biophysical Journal. Read More

The study opens the door to new, more effective drug therapies. Read More

Tianfu Wu's laboratory created a tool so sensitive it can detect biomolecules. Read More

Under Cyber Attack: UH Researchers Look at How to Catch a 'Phisher'

Ph.D. Student Presents Energy Harvesting Research at NASA

Future of Houston Exhibition to Debut in Europe's Top Architecture Gallery

Cyber Attack Fahira Sangare Aedes

UH study aims to help organizations improve email filters. Read More

Dreaming of a day when your cell phone battery doesn't die after a few hours? That day may be closer than you think. Read More

Students from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design are exhibiting their work at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, Germany. Read More

UH Geochemist Searches for Answers on the Sea Floor

Space Travel on Earth? Hyperloop Partnership Pursues Possibilities

Inexpensive Organic Material Gives Safe Batteries a Longer Life

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NSF award supports study of how organic compounds are formed. Read More

Hyperloop technology promises the ability to move passengers and freights more quickly than air travel. Read More

UH researchers have discovered a new material that could benefit renewable energy, transportation, personal electronics. Read More


UH-Based Nanotech Business Expands Nationally

Integricote signs east coast distribution deal for its protective coatings. Read More

Math Grad Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Doctoral Student Lands Prestigious National Fellowship After 165-Year-Old Walt Whitman Discovery

Yashashree Kulkarni Is All About Twins

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Kate Nguyen, Ph.D. student in mathematics, was awarded a three-year fellowship. Read More

Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, personally congratulates Zachary Turpin on his findings. Read More

Yashashree Kulkarni receives ASME 2017 Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award. Read More

UH College of Pharmacy Provides Services to Houston's Underserved

Cleaning the Environment and Sweeping Awards

Personality Traits, Interested in Arts and Science Predict Better Job Outcomes

UHCOP Aparna Balasubramani Rodica Damian

New UH partnership puts pharmacy faculty and students on the front lines of combatting diabetes. Read More

Environmental engineering Ph.D. candidate Aparna Balasubramani, wins first place at the Texas Water Convention. Read More

Personality factors are best defense against losing your job to a robot. Read More

Treating Stroke Patients at the Intersection of Nerve and Muscle

Teaming Up Through Technology: UH and MIT Engineering Students Share Knowledge of Materials

Engineering Cells to Make Immunotherapy More Effective

Yingchun Zhang Konrad Krakowiak Varadarajan

A UH biomedical engineer is perfecting the use of Botox for restoring movement in stroke patients. Read More

Professor Konrad Krakowiak welcomes MIT students into his classroom via the big screen. Read More

UH-led team is focused on creating more durable T cells. Read More

Building a Better Battery

Which Nasty Bacteria Are You Bringing Home?

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UH Ph.D. student studies solid-state batteries with prestigious NASA fellowship. Read More

Scientists discover why you should take off your shoes before entering your home. Read More

Nursing Students Gain Insight Through Virtual Dementia Activity

Environmental Graduate Student Wins Highest ACS Honor

Researchers Collaborate to Improve Water Purification

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The activities allow family and caregivers to simulate the sensory losses common to dementia patients. Read More

Chong Dai is using chemistry to clean up the environment. Read More

Two UH professors are working to solve the costly issues of mineral scaling and biofuel buildup in water desalination plants. Read More

United Health

UH Moment: United Health Grant

Two professors from UH's HEALTH Research Institute received a $2 million grant to create a network of partners and resources in the community. Read More 
Jose Contreras-Vidal

Academia, Industry Collaborate on Solutions to Neural Disease, Injury

BRAIN Center will draw researchers from UH, ASU to develop new technologies. Read More

EAS Researcher Returns from Meteorite Expedition to Antarctica

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Is Cullen College Senior 

Light Nanocomposite Materials From the Mind of Ph.D. Student 

Antarctica Expedition Rawan Almallahi Ryan Poling-Skutvik
The ANSMET team returns from the 'poor person's space mission'. Read More

Rawan Almallahi is packing for graduate school with a NSF fellowship in her bag. Read More

Ryan Poling-Skutvik examines a nanocomposite made of polystyrene grafted to silica particles. Read More

Konstantinos Kostarelos

New Technology Could End Costly Crude Oil Pipeline Blockages

Prototype built by UH engineer removes cause of clogs using an electric field. Read More

UHCOP faculty grants

Merits and Metrics

Three College of Pharmacy faculty members receive UH New Faculty Grants for projects to enhance college's academic programs. Read More

UH Engineer Creates New Technology to Keep Oil Flowing

National Science Foundation Honors Scientists Who Support Troops

United Health Foundation, UH Join Forces to Improve Public Health

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Konstantinos Kostarelos with his prototype that electro-kinetically removes sludge and gunk from crude oil pipes. Read More

UH engineer Jose Contreras-Vidal was honored for his work improving prosthetics. Read More

$2 million grant from United Health will lay groundwork to create a network of resources. Read More

MRI-Powered Mini-Robots Could Offer Targeted Treatment

Halting Nearsightedness Epidemic Goal of UH Vision Scientist

John Rogers Shares the Future Of Soft Electronics For the Human Body

Aaron Becker Dr. Earl L. Smith John Rogers

Work could move medicine from science fiction to science feasibility, Read More

Dr. Earl Smith takes Myopia research to next level with $1.9M NIH grant. Read More

John Rogers of Northwestern University visits UH for the Distinguished Engineering Rockwell lecture, Read More

Making Smart Buildings Smarter

Student Project Selected for NASA High-Altitude Flight

Breaking Limits of Leidenfrost Phenomenon

Giancarlo Mitterhofer

(HASP) project Hadi Ghasemi

Mechanical engineering alumnus invents smart building technology. Read More

The team designed equipment to selectively capture bacteria at altitudes of 36,000 meters. Read More

UH engineer Hadi Ghasemi is set to change history with his invention. Read More

The Martian (Rock): Evidence of Two Billion Years of Volcanic Activity

Eyes on the Prize: Two Biomedical Engineers Awarded $1.1M to Study Unique Gene Specific to the Eye

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Analysis of a Martian meteorite has uncovered evidence pointing to at least two billion years of volcanic activity. Read More

Two UH researchers receive NIH grant to explore the role of Retbindin in diseases. Read More

ECE Professor Publishes First Comprehensive Book On Using Signal Processing For Big Data Applications

McGovern College of the Arts and Project Row Houses Launch Fellowship Program

UH Chemist Honored for Research, STEM Education

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Zhu Han and colleagues have published the first comprehensive book on the use of signal processing for big data applications. Read More

The fellowship program invites artists and cultural practitioners to the Third Ward to work alongside urban planners, educators and policy makers. Read More

The five-year grant will fund Yang's research, as well as provide support for his work with the Chemistry Olympiad and other outreach to high school students. Read More

Anticoagulant Optimization

Switched On: Modeling Genetic Circuits for Therapeutic Purposes

ARISTA Krešimir Josić

Interdepartmental collaboration draws $207K grant to study efficacy and safety of anticoagulant therapy. Read More

Mathematics professor Josić is involved in an interdisciplinary project to engineer therapeutic bacteria. Read More

I-Corps Team Wins NSF Grant to Pursue Commercially Viable Technology

Houston Chronicle Taps UH Engineering Expertise on Wireless Technology Upgrades For Super Bowl LI


Zhu Han

Researchers find solutions that transform existing data entry and document archiving systems. Read More

The article discusses the various improvements Houston has made to accommodate the large amounts of mobile users that will descend Super Bowl weekend. Read More

Journal Features ECE Doctoral Student's Battery Research on Cover

Researchers Report New Understanding of Global Warming

Bittner Named American Physical Society Fellow

Yifei Li

Liming Li Eric Bittner

Li's research on developing safer, more efficient alternatives to traditional lithium-ion batteries was featured on the cover of ChemNanoMat. Read More

A team of scientists has reported an underlying explanation, using meteorological satellite data gathered over a 35-year period. Read More

Eric Bittner, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Physics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Read More

Biomedical Engineers Publish Paper on Key Drivers Of Immune Response Following Infection

Cullen College Graduate Student Targets Areas For Brain Surgery, Wins Junior Scientist Award

The National Endowment for the Humanities Supports Work at UH

Taha Salim

Ilknur Telkes


The paper sheds light on the human immune response that could potentially lead to imrpoved drug delivery. Read More

Ilknur Telkes has been named one of the 2017 North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Junior Scientist Award winners. Read More

Grants fund an ambitious collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts- Houston. Read More

Worth its Weight in Salt?

The Air We Breathe: Forecasting Air Quality

Crippling 'Crypto'

Dr. Tahir Hussain

Yunsoo Choi Dr. Gregory D. Cuny

UH pharmacy professor nets $1.7M NIH award to study hormone receptors in obesity-associated hypertension. Read More

New forecasting tool offers increased speed and accuracy. Read More

Faculty researcher earns $3.8M NIH grant to develop novel therapeutics against Cryptosporidium Parasite Infection. Read More

20 Brilliant Minds Join The UH Cullen College of Engineering Faculty

UH Design Exhibition Showcases Work of Students, Community Partners

DOE Funds Advanced Manufacturing of Superconductor Wire for Next Generation Machines

EGR faculty design exhibition Venkat Selvamanickam

The Cullen College of Engineering proudly welcomes some of the most brilliant minds in the engineering field to its faculty. Read More

Students at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design believe their design skills will aid in treating people with Alzheimer's disease, insomnia and depression. Read More

UH researcher will use $4.5 million grant to reduce cost and increase performance. Read More

Oil from Deepwater Horizon Found in Terrestrial Birds

UH Receives $66 Million In-Kind Software Grant from Siemens PLM Software

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Scientists find first evidence that oil from the spill reached land-based animals. Read More

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design announced it has received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software. Read More

Samples From Beyond Our World: Researcher Travels to Antarctica for Meteorite Expedition

The Clot Thickens: UH Engineer's New Method to Help Keep Donated Blood Supply Safe

Targeted Treatment Possible With UH Engineer's Discovery

Dr. Minako Righter

Sergey Shevkoplyas Aaron Becker
Dr. Minako Righter will spend six weeks in Antarctica as part of the Antarctica Search for Meteorite program. Read More

Sergey Shevkoplyas, along with his research team, have created an advanced system to do just that. Read More

The same technology that powers MRI scanners to see inside your body may soon be used to deliver targeted treatments for a variety of diseases and conditions. Read More

UH Cullen College Engineer Creates Better Than State-Of-The-Art Materials To Repel Ice

People Power: Technology Allows Smartphone-Based Water Testing

Awareness to Adherence

Hadi Ghasemi Wei-Chuan Shih Marc L. Fleming

Hadi Ghasemi illustrates how a drop of water rolls off his newly invented icephobic surface. Read More

NSF-funded project will allow people to test water, share results. Read More

Fleming's Sanofi-backed project aims to increase prescriber adoption of clinical guidelines, improve patient adherence to statin therapy. Read More 

Forecasting the Spread of Diseases: Providing Speed

Enjoy the Simple Things

Competing Attitudes about the Homeless Complicate Public Policy

forecasting disease Professor Patrick-Ralhan homelessness and public policy

UH computer scientist works to provide real-time capability for epidemiology. Read More

In a new study, Bauer professor links simple pleasures to goal pursuit. Read More

Researchers say "disgust" plays key role in support for contradictory policies. Read More

It's Crystal Clear: Jeff Rimer Is an Award Winner

UH Researcher Contributes to Popular Software Package Open MPI 2.0.0

Engineering Undergrads Showcase Cutting-Edge Research 

Jeffrey Rimer

Open MPI 2016 Undergrad Research Day

Expert in the world of crystallization, professor Rimer receives the Joe W. Hightower Award from the American Chemical Society. Read More 

Edgar Gabriel's contributions to the Open MPI software helped increase speed of reading and writing files. Read More 

More than 200 UH undergraduate students presented their research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day. Read More|Watch Video

Cutting Down Time to Speed Up Progress in the Aerospace Industry 

UH Space Architects Present Plans for Mars Mission to Buzz Aldrin 

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, met with UH space architecture students. Read More

UH mechanical engineer Theocharis Baxevanis hopes to revolutionize a key component of air flight. Read More

Restoring Sand Dunes, One Microbe at a Time

University of Houston Launches Institute to Address Health Disparities

Researchers Report Invention of Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

Kerri Crawford HEALTH Obasi glucose lens

UH ecologist works to keep plant life healthy on restored dunes. Read More 

The HEALTH Research Institute brings science and the community together to improve public health. Read More

Devices relies on nanostructured platform to optimize Raman scattering spectroscopy. Read More

Mini Das Receives $1 Million Breakthrough Award from Department of Defense

UH Cullen College Engineers Publish National Article on HIV Infection Research

Slave Culture Research Showcased at New Smithsonian Museum 

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Interdisciplinary project to develop new imaging method for breast cancer detection. Read More

Researchers used atomistic simulations and mathematical models to explain how the HIV virus infects healthy host cells. Read More

A museum from the Smithsonian Institute will house several pieces of African-American history uncovered by UH faculty member. Read More

Fuel for the Future: Using Sunlight to Split Water

French Connection: UH School of Art Tapped for Collaboration

National Academy of Sciences Member Joins the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department

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John Suppe

Chemistry professor Randy Thummel has been awarded a 3-year, $570K grant from the Department of Energy. Read More

Project will send UH, French graduate students to Marfa for learning and inspiration. Read More

John Suppe will establish and lead the Center for Tectonics and Tomography. Read More

Frigo Awarded $792K Grant to Support Prostate Cancer Research

UH Engineer Dives in to Determine How Much Water Exists in the World

How the Guardian of Our DNA Gets Its Donut-Like Structure

Daniel Frigo Hyonki SWOT image DNA donut

Research focused on understanding role of autophagy in late-stage prostate cancer.
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Hyongki Lee has become part of the pre-launch team for NASA's Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission. Read More

A UH Cullen College of Engineering professor may have found the recipe for one of the most fascinating structures inside a human cell. Read More 

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"Bend" and "Flex" No Longer Just Terms for Exercise, They'll Soon Describe Your Laptop!

A laptop you can roll up like a yoga mat? That's the incredible future being created in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory. Read More

A BARREL of Fun and Science for Cullen College Students Launching Payloads

UH Chemical Engineer Harnesses High Performance Computing Power to Design Improved Zeolite Catalysts

BARREL Jeremy Palmer

UH engineer has recently assisted NASA with the launch of the fourth
BARREL balloon campaign mission. Read More

Jeremy Palmer was awarded the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund's Doctoral New Investigator Grant. Read More

Susan Abughosh

Sticking to Statins

Abughosh receives $184K grant from Regeneron to study impact of motivational interviewing on statin adherence among Texas medicare patients. Read More

Doctoral Student Wins Fellowship to Investigate Applied Superconductivity

UH Cullen College Professor Has the Right Prescription for Mobile Healthcare

UH Professors May Create Safe, Affordable Nuclear Energy, Changing National Conversation

Meysam Heydari Jiming Peng Stanko Brankovic

Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh received a 2016 Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Read More

Jiming Peng plans to expand mobile clinics into underserved areas with project titled "Increasing Healthcare Access to At-Risk-Populations in Smart Communities: Optimal Deployment of Mobile Health Clinics." Read More

Research underway in a UH Cullen College laboratory to make "heavy water" less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer, eliminating real-life disasters. Read More 

Restoring the Sense of Touch Makes Professor Joe Francis Sensational

Fox 26 Report Featuring Dr. Candice Alfano

New Surgical Option for Breast Cancer Comes to the U.S.

Joe Francis Dr. Candice Alfano Audrius Brazdeikis

In a recent paper, Joe Francis shares his ideas to restore the lost sense of touch by electrical stimulation of the central nervous system.
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Dr. Alfano says,"Sleep problems early in life lead to anxiety and depression later on." Read More

Audrius Brazdeikis demonstrates the Sentimag, which he co-invented with University College of London collaborators. Read More

Researchers Find Sex Worker Outreach Linked With Better Health Outcomes

UH Biomedical Engineer Pursues Nerve Regeneration

New Book Offers Comprehensive Look at Fracturing Horizontal Wells

Dr. Partha Krishnamurthy

Mohammad Reza Abidian Mohamed Soliman

According to latest research, contact with outreach workers did not reduce the frequency of sexually transmitted infections but did speed diagnosis and treatment. Read More 

A $1.2 million NIH grant funds work to spur regeneration in the nervous system. Read More

"Fracturing Horizontal Wells" is the latest book by Mohamed Soliman, chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering. Read More

Environmental Engineer Boosts Oil Production Efficiency With Department of Energy Grant

Powering the Air and Sea: Haleh Ardebili Receives Two Grants to Store Energy

Yandi Hu Haleh Ardebili

Yandi Hu is currently collaborating with researchers from multiple universities and national labs on a major Department of Energy project. Read More

Haleh Ardebili, UH assistant professor of mechanical engineering, shows her bendable, business card-sized battery. Read More

Postdoc Gives Gift of Sight to Children With Inherited Vision Loss

Researchers Propose New Treatment to Prevent Kidney Stones

UH Researchers are Pioneering Tools for Heart Regeneration

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Rahel Zulliger, a biomedical postdoc at the Cullen College of Engineering, is dedicated to improving treatments for children. Read More

Research shows that painful kidney stones could be dissolved by a citrus fruit extract. Read More

Team uncovers new regulators with shorter path to clinical use. Read More

Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College

Welcome to the Cyborg Olympics

Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Award for Work With Precious Metals

SURF program Brain-machine robotics Yuying Song

Undergraduate students are gaining hands on research experience through the UH Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Read More

The Cybathlon aims to help disabled people navigate the most difficult course of all: the everyday world. Read More

The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) awarded Yuying Song the 2016 Colt Refining Student Award. Read More

UH Employee Gives Six-Year-Old Girl Gift of a Lifetime

New Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance

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There's a 'miracle man' on campus. UH Hilton College employee creates prosthetic hand using 3D printer. Read More

The new technology can reveal brain structures that aren't easily visualized with conventional MRI coils. Read More

Candice Alfano

Lack of Sleep Increases a Child's Risk for Emotional Disorders Later

Candice Alfano, a clinical psychologist and associate psychology professor at UH, says children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life. Read More

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Your Brain on Art Conference Kicked off in Cancun, Mexico 

The 2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity. Watch Now

Two UH Engineering Students Receive Texas Center for Superconductivity Scholarships

Hyongki Lee's Plan to Monitor Water Is out of This World

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Two students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH (TcSUH). Read More

Professor Hyongki Lee has been selected by NASA to manage water for Indochina. Read More


teachHOUSTON Awarded $1.45 Million for STEM Teacher Preparation

Latina Moms, Families at the Core of Grant to Graduate College of Social Work

Professor Joe Francis' Mind is Teeming With Ways to Team With Robots

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The grant will further their mission of supporting pre-service STEM teachers and promoting long-term teacher retention. Read More

"Mothers are often at the core of a family unit. Her mental health status can affect family functioning," said McClain Sampson, assistant professor at the UH Graduate College of Social Work. Read More

In a galaxy on UH campus, Professor Joe Francis is perfecting Jedi mind control. Read More

Dr. Paul Chu

Houston Scientist Dr. Paul Chu Upends the Physics World

UH scientist Chu's ground-breaking work turned the world of physics upside down with superconductivity breakthrough. Read More

Student Brings Sickle Cell Disease Research to France 

Three Renowned Energy Researchers Join University of Houston

UH Physicist Joins Project to Develop New High Thermal Conducting Material

Kian Torabian

Gov. Greg Abbott Zhifeng Ren

Kian Torabian, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, is the 2016 recipient of the Chateaubriand Fellowship. Read More

The researchers, all members of the National Academies, were recruited under a new Texas initiative. Read More

Multi-University project seeks thermal conducting material that will be more efficient than diamond. Read More

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UH Professor Chosen as Fulbright Specialist in Morocco

Dr. Rupa Iyer has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Specialist grant, "Technology in Engineering Education," at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane Morocco and "Faculty of Sciences and Technology" at Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tangier. Read More


EAS Students Travel to China for Landslide Research

UH Moves Up in Global Rankings for Issued Patents

UH Researchers Discover Key Mechanism for Producing Solar Cells

EAS landslide research National Academy of Inventors Yan Yao

Eight UH students are conducting research in China as part of an International Research Experience for Students (IRES) that is a U.S.- China collaboration. Read More

UH is now No. 2 in Texas, rankings reflect increased emphasis on innovation. Read More

Better understanding of perovskite solar cells could boost widespread use. Read More

UH Moment: Fatima Merchant

UH Moment: Fatima Merchant

She and collaborators from MD Anderson and UT Austin are developing a shared decision-making system for breast cancer patients considering breast reconstruction, and their surgeons. Read More

President's Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity to Meet at UH

UH Professor Receives ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award

Chemical Doctoral Student Wins AIChE Research Award

Cybersecurity conference Cunjiang Yu Katy Olafson

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity convened to discuss the challenges and opportunities for securing critical infrastructure. Read More

This award will support Yu's research on developing and studying the fundamental properties of "smart" materials. Read More

Katy Olafson's research focuses on malaria pathophysiology from the aspect of hematin crystallization. Read More

NSF Awards UH Engineer Grant to Study Effects of Lead Phosphate in Water Lines

New Book Examines Culturally Responsive Ways to Support Immigrants, Refugees

UH Researchers Discover a New Method to Boost Oil Recovery

Yandi Hu cultural responsiveness book Nanofluid

What's in the water? Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, studies effects of lead in water distribution lines. Read More

The stories of immigrants and refugees reflect resilience and sacrifice. A new book edited by GCSW faculty details critical issues facing these populations. Read More 

The researchers anticipate that nanofluid flooding could result in oil being recovered in a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner. Read More 

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Driving to Work Alone is a Costly Habit, So Why Do We Keep Doing It?

More than 2.4 million Houston-area commuters are trapped by congestion every day, costing the average commuter 61 hours a year in 2014. Despite expenditures on mass transit, we continue to not only drive to work, but overwhelmingly drive by ourselves. Read More 

UH Moment: Commercialized Research

UH Engineer Earns NSF Grant to Improve Cell Phone User Experience 

NSF Grant Funds Research on Evolution of Social Cooperation 

Prof. Shay Curran Prof. Xin Fu Elizabeth Ostrowski

Physics professor Shay Curran of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics discusses Integricote, the first UH nanotech company. Read More

Assistant professor Xin Fu earned a $410,000 NSF award to customize smartphone designs and processors. Read More

Everybody cheats. Even amoebae? UH biology and biochemistry professor awarded grant to study cheating behaviors in the amoeba Dictyostelium. Read More

UH Researchers Discover New Chemical Sensing Technique

Children Participate in 'Brain-on-Art' Research at UH

UH Engineer Improves Computer Model to Find Better Oil Soill Remediation Strategies

NIR Sensoring Your Brain on Art Series Di Yang

Researchers have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light. Read More

The experiments are part of a groundbreaking collaboration between Blaffer Art Museum and the UH Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems Laboratory. Read More

Di Yang, a professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is improving the computational model used to predict the behavior of oil plumes in deepwater blowouts. Read More

UH College of Pharmacy Team Wins Student Research Competition 

Start-up Turns Heads

UHCOP wins ISPOR Craig Vollert and Dr. Jason Eriksen

The team of doctoral program students clinched the title at the ISPOR's 21st Annual International Meeting. Read More

UHCOP faculty, student startup named among 10 most promising life science companies at 2016 Texas Life Science Forum. Read More

Research Identifies New Blood Biomarkers for Lupus

Space Architecture Student Wins Interior Spacecraft Design Competition

UH College of Architecture and Design Spotlight

Wu and Mohan space architecture design Dean Patricia Oliver

Biomedical engineers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have identified several new biomarkers that can help to predict which lupus patients will progress towards more severe forms of the disease. Read More

Two space architecture graduate students won the Genesis Engineering Solutions (GES) Superior Design Award, for their interior operational systems and layout design of a single-person spacecraft (SPS). Read More

Patricia Oliver, Dean of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, traveled to South Korea in May representing the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) to review the Korean Architectural Accrediting Board. 

UH Students Travel to Havana to Study Public Health 

UHLC Prof. Evans Celebrates Victory in Historic Oxford Union Debate about DNA Manipulation

UH Students in Cuba Professor Evans

The two-week trip is a part of the Graduate College of Social Work's Latin American Study Abroad Initiative. Read More

University of Houston Law Center Professor Barbara Evans was part of a three-member team that clinched the victory. Read More

Rescue Boat Designed by Students AIds Local Flood Victims

UH Engineers Shed New Light on Behavior of Nanomaterials

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The members of Team R-AID, which stands for Rescue-Aid, have designed a prototype for a high water rescue vehicle. The model was used to successfully transport a victim of the recent flood. Read More

In a recent paper, mechanical engineers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering describe a novel method for characterizing and understanding the behavior of nanomaterials. Read More

Doctoral Student Earns Robert J. Melosh Medal for Computational Mechanics Research

How Long Have I Got? The Response May Influence Quality Care at End of Life

UH Female Engineers Help NASA's Small Satellites Complete Bigger Missions

Robert J. Melosh Medal Isabel Torres CubeSat
UH civil and environmental engineering student was recognized for his doctoral dissertation in the area of finite element methods and computational mechanics. Read More

College of Social Work researchers investigating preferences of Latinos with advanced cancer. Read More

Three undergraduate students are improving NASA's CubeSat missions by programming the small satellites to orient and stabilize themselves according to the position of the sun. Read More

UH Researcher Recognized for Work in Crystal Engineering

Studying the Evolution of Genomic Stability

Spreading the Word on Robotics

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Jeffrey Rimer, the Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, received the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Read More

Erin Kelleher, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry, is studying how genomes maintain stability through the evolution of mechanisms that regulate the activity of jumping genes, formally referred to as transposons or transposable elements. Read More

Aaron Becker, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will meet with members of Congress and other scientists on June 9 to discuss the National Science Foundation's National Robotics Initiative. Read More


Hotel Management Research Recognized with Excellence Award

A paper published by Cristian Morosan, associate professor in the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and his former graduate student, Morgan Atwood, was selected by Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism as a 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence winner. The paper investigates the persuasive effects of hotel and guest conversations using Facebook. Read Paper

A Sixth Sense Protects Drivers Except When Texting

UH Moment: Body Sensors

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences' Matthew Erickson Headed to South Korea for Air Quality Study

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Researchers from UH and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute focus on the dangers of texting, being absent minded or upset while driving. Read More

UH College of Technology's Luca Pollonini has created sensors that use light to detect the onset of pressure ulcers. Read More

Erickson, a research scientist, will spend three weeks monitoring air quality off the coast of South Korea aboard the research vessel Jang Mok-1. Read More

UH Pharm.D. Student Earns Honorable Mention Certificate in the TSHP Research & Education Poster Competition

Study on Drug Coverage Gap Among Medicare COPD Patients Earns Gold Medal of UHCOP

TSHP Success Gold Medal Research

Kaitlin Wasko's research project focused on an infectious pathogen Clostridium difficile. Read More

A collaborative project by UH College of Pharmacy, Cigna HealthSpring and GlaxoSmithKline researchers examine factors contributing to prescription drug coverage. Read More

Professor, Director of Arte Público Press to Receive High Honor from Spain 

Neutron Scattering Society of America Elects UH Engineer as 2016 Fellow

Engineering Student Wins NSF Research Fellowship

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The University of Houston's Brown Foundation professor of Hispanic Studies, Nicolás Kanellos, will receive one of the Spanish government's highest distinctions. Read More

Ramanan Krishnamoorti was recently elected as a Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America. He was one of only 11 NSSA fellows elected this year. Read More

Ricardo Sosa received the 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Read More

UH Student Uncovers an Unknown Work by Walt Whitman

UH Engineering Faculty Honored with University Teaching and Research Awards

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Scholar and doctoral candidate Zachary Turpin has discovered a 13-part, 47,000-word series the poet wrote. Photo by Read More

Professors Karolos Grigoriadis and Fritz Claydon have been recognized by UH for their excellence in teaching and research. Read More

UH Engineer Investigates Geologic Carbon Sequestration to Combat Climate Change

Zhang Awarded #3.5 Million in NIH Grants to Develop Cancer Therapy

Neutron Scattering and Computational Modeling Reveal Unique and Unexpected Behavior of Water Molecules

Yandi Hu Shaun Xiaoliu Zhang ORNL research team

Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is collaborating with researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More

Each grant offers five years of funding to support his research on developing a novel cancer theraputic agent. Read More

George Reiter, UH professor of physics in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is an author on the paper published in Physical Review Letters. Read More

CPH Director, Dr. Martin Melosi Receives Distinguished Scholar Award

Pharmacy Camp Gives High School Students Chance to Explore Health Careers

UH College of Pharmacy Asistant Professor Earms AACR Award

Dr. Martin Melosi pharmacy camp Dr. Meghna Trivedi

The award recognizes an individual "who has contributed significantly to environmental history scholarship" over a career. Read More

UH camp encourages teens interested in STEM to pursue professional pharmacy and other health and research careers in these fields. Read More

Meghna V. Trivedi, received a Minority-serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award from the American Association for Cancer Research. Read More

UH Awards Highest Faculty Honor to Highly Regarded Professor George E. Fox

UH Engineers Make Journal Cover with Flexible LED Theoretical Study

George E. Fox LED study

George E. Fox has spent much of his life investigating the mysteries of biology. His research has been described as "Nobel worthy." Read More

The March 2016  cover of ACS Photonics features a theoretical study authored by UH Cullen College engineers. Read More

Pharmacology Ph.D. Candidate Secures Third-Place Finish at ASPET 2016

Department of Curriculum & Instruction Prof. Honored by AERA

UH Researcher Lends Expertise to Fight Against Cyber Attacks

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Santosh Suryavanshi secured third-place in the Graduate Student Best Presentation competition of the Cardiovascular Pharmacology Division. Read More

Yasemin Copur-Gencturk was honored for her research contributions to mathematics education. Read More 

Art Conklin says Texas could be a national leader in protecting the grid. Read More

Bauer Professor Researches Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Materials Research Society Establishes UH Chapter

UHCL Prof. Winnike Awarded Grant to Continue Research on Smoking Ordinances

Dejun Kong Materials Research Society Allison Winnike

Dejun Tony Kong talks about his recently accepted research in the Journal of Applied Psychology about sleep deprivation and leadership. Read More

The UH Materials Research Society chapter will focus on diverse aspects of materials science and engineering. Read More

The grant awarded by the Texas Department State Health Services will support a project that tracks Texas municipal smoking ordiances related to second-hand smoke. Read More

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Physicists Discover Flaws in Superconductor Theory

A chink in the "theoretical armor" of how superconductors trap and hold a magnetic field led to a discovery that may open the door to using "trapped field magnets" in new ways. Read More

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Killing Bacteria with Gold Nanodisks and Light

Scientists from the University of Houston published a study in Optical Materials Express on their disci=overy of a new technique that kills bacteria with highly porous gold nanodisks and light. Read More

UH Moment: William Shakespeare

Childhood Obesity, Malnutrition Connected to Mom's Perception of Child's Weight

Fifth Annual Eye Expo at UH Offers Resources to the Visually Impaired

Laura Turchi Daphne Hernandez Insight

UH College of Education professor Laura Turchi has co-authored the book "Teaching Shakespeare with Purpose: A Student Centered Approach." Read More

Research by assistant professor Daphne Hernandez calls for new health screenings at well-child doctor visits. Read More

The University Eye Institute's Center for Sight Enhancement (CSE) collaborates with Houston Area Visually Impaired Network. Read More

UH Moment: Planetary Climates 

UH Petroleum Engineer Applies Oil Recovery Technology to Leaked Jet Fuel Site in Denmark

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Liming Li, UH assistant professor of physics examines the weather and climate of Jupiter, Saturn and its moon Titan. Listen Here

Konstantinos Kostarelos, associate professor of petroleum engineering at UH Cullen College, along with his graduate students. Read More

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Multi-disciplinary Team's Innovation Clears Pathway for Breast Cancer Survivors to Make Informed Decisions. 

The study, 3-D Modeling-based Decision Support for Optimizing Quality of Life Following Breast Reconstruction, promises to radically enhance the consultation process for women undergoing breast reconstruction surgery. Read More

Engineer Earns Millions to Explore Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine on Brain Development in Mice

$324k NSF Grant Awarded to Physics' Kevin E. Bassler

UH Pharmacology Student to Present Research on Fragile X 

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Kirill Larin, professor and director of the biomedical engineering program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering has earned a $2 million research grant. Read More

The grant will support his research on non-equilibrium co-evolving complex systems. Read More

Luis Martinez and associate professor Maria V. Tejada-Simon will present their latest findings on the research into autism-linked genetic disorder. Read More

Successful Mentoring Programs Begin with Focus, Training

ECE Professor Wins Grant for Thin Film Cracking Research

UH Engineers Author Most-Downloaded Paper on Inkjet-Printed Lens for Smartphone Microscopy

Samuel D McQuillin Stanko Brankovic DotLens

UH professor conducts study of 'intentionally brief' middle school mentoring programs. Read More

Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering is the recipient of a $100k grant from NASF. Read More

An article by UH engineering professor and three graduate students has been downloaded approximately 11,000 times since publication. Read More

Meghna Trivedi

Breakthrough in Cancer Monitoring

Meghna V. Trivedi, UH College of Pharmacy assistant professor, earns HOPA Literature Award for first-ever detection of elusive tumor cells in breast cancer patient-derived xenograft mouse model. Read More

Kleberg Foundation Grant Funds Brain Injury Model

NATO Taps UH Professor to Keep Big Data Secure on the Cloud

Hollywood, Astronauts, CSIs Show Exciting Side of STEM at UH Camps

Amy Sater Larry Shi Stem Camp Students

Amy Sater, UH professor and chair of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry. Read More

UH computer science professor Larry Shi is the recipient of a $369,803 NATO award. Read More

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp fosters interest in science and engineering alongside STEM professionals. Read More

A Four-year Study Investigates Stress and Drug Use Vulnerability in the African American Community

UH Project Makes NASA, Other Research Available to Offshore Industry

UH Professor Explores Benefits and Outcomes of Antibacterial Agent in Combination Regimen

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This longitudinal research study by Ezemenari M. Obasi,UH Department of PHLS chair, has been published infrontiers in Psychology.Read More

Through its partnership with the Ocean Energy Safety Institute, UH has launched The Ocean Energy Technology Portal, a new online research database. Read More

UH College of Pharmacy professor Vincent H. Tam, has launched a project to evaluate the benefits and outcomes of "double-shot" combination therapy. Read More

Michelle K. Lee

Fireside Chat with Michelle K. Lee

The University of Houston, in partnership with NASA Johnson Space Center, was honored to host Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Watch Video|View Photos

Work Climate Contributes Significantly to Working Mom's Decision to Breastfeed

Professor Develops Screening Test to Help Save Lives of Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

UH Engineer Helps Pakistan Officials Manage Water Resources with NASA's Satellite Data

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New study by UH psychology professor Christiane Spitzmueller finds supervisor, co-worker attitudes, comments matter more than employer accommodations. Read More

Sergey Shevkoplyas, UH Cullen College associate professor of biomedical engineering, has developed a paper-based screening test for sickle cell disease. Read More

Hyongki Lee, UH assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was one of the lead trainers on processing and interpreting data. Read More

2016 Inventors Luncheon

2016 Inventors Luncheon

The UH Division of Research honored faculty for research, innovation and scholarly activities at its annual Inventor Patent Awards and Celebration of Researchers Luncheon. The event was sponsored by Winstead PC. View Photos

UH Mathematics Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

Cancer-causing Gene Triggered by Alcohol May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Bauer Entrepreneurship Students Win First Place at International Competition

Vaughn Climenhaga Chin-Yo Lin Bauer team winners

Vaughn Climenhaga's research focuses on the mathematical study of predictability interspersed with randomness. Read More

UH cancer biologist and team discover important link not identified in other studies. Read More

Sensytec team earns $10,000 prize for plan to commercialize UH researcher's smart cement technology. Read More

UH College of Pharmacy Researcher Studies SBP Epidemiology with AACP Grant

UH Earns Gold Rating for Sustainability Initiatives

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Clinical assistant professor Amelia Sofjan, Pharm.D., BCPS. Read More

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) awarded Gold status to UH in its STARS report. Read More

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New Clinic Opens at UH for Adolescent, Family Counseling

A new clinic at the University of Houston recently opened to address the transitional period of adolescence, as it relates to family relationships. Read More

UH Computer Science Professor Receives
NSF Career Award

UH College of Social Work Appoints New Dean 

Research Offers New Evidence about the Gulf of Mexico's Past

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Guoning Chen's research focuses on creating methods to visualize large-scale scientific data. Read More

Luis R. Torres is the college's new Associate Dean for Research, Strategic Partnerships.
Read More

Geologists find clues to historic climate change, and the origin of Wilcox Formation. Read More

A Beautiful Mind

Are We Ready for Zika?

Research Finds No Easy Answers to Use of Drug Screening for Pain Patients

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UH mathematics professors are developing methods of analyzing images of neurons.
Read More

UH Decision and Information Sciences expert Elizabeth Anderson Fletcher weighs in on the lack of structured communication and public response surrounding such epidemics. Read More

Partha Krishnamurthy, marketing professor in the C.T. Bauer College of Business, found drug screenings for chronic pain patients raised the risk that they would drop out of treatment. Read More

Huffington Foundation Endows Chair for
Brené Brown

Uncovering the Climate of Jupiter, Saturn and Its
Largest Moon

Advancing Gender Equality in Science and Technology

Dr. Brene Brown Dr. Liming Li Dr. Jamison Kovach

The Huffington Foundation has pledged $2 million over four years to fund the Brené Brown Endowed Chair in the Graduate College of Social Work. Read More

Liming Li, assistant professor of Physics, and colleagues, are using more than $700,000 in funding from NASA's Planetary Science Division to study Jupiter and Saturn, along with Saturn's largest moon Titan. Read More

Jamison Kovach, associate professor of Info & Logistics Technology, received a travel award funded by the AAAS to represent UH at the Gender Summit 8 North & Latin America. Read More


With Ravens, Out of Sight is Not Out of Mind

New research by Cameron Buckner, assistant professor of Philosophy, and colleagues at the University of Vienna, suggests that ravens – birds singled out by many cultures as a symbol of intelligence and wisdom – share some of the human ability to think abstractly about other minds and adapt their behavior accordingly. The study was recently published in Nature Communications. Read More

Librarian Receives HW Wilson Foundation Research Award

NSF CAREER Supports Research to Steer Swarms of Micro-Robots

Physics Student Receives Travel Award from Biophysical Society

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Catherine Essinger, coordinator of the Architecture and Art Library and librarian for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the UH Libraries, received one of the H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Awards for 2016. Read More

Aaron Becker, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has earned an NSF CAREER Award to support his research into robotic manipulation. Read More

Fabio Zegarra, a third-year Ph.D. student in Physics, won an Educational Committee Travel Awards from the Biophysical Society.
Read More

Mechanical Engineering Researcher Earns Young Investigator Award

Why It Feels So Good to Bail on Plans

Hadi Ghasemi, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, earned the Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR). He is exploring a bio-inspired thermal management system for high-performance electronic and photonic devices with the $360,000, three-year grant. Read More

Chip Raymond Knee, professor of Psychology, and Melanie Rudd, assistant professor of Marketing, weigh in on why people experience relief when bailing on plans in this recent Men's Health article. Read More


UH Students Design Energy Efficient, Affordable Homes

With plans to capture the power of Houston's sun and reuse its abundant rainfall, a group of UH students has completedthe first phase of an ambitious project to rethink affordable housing and energy efficiency. Read More

Hospital's Missed Ebola Diagnosis Calls for 'Organizational Mindfulness'

Physics Student Receives Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship

NSF CAREER Enables 3D Electronics Manufacturing Process

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The UH Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the misdiagnosis of the Ebola virus at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in 2014 in its new White Paper Series. Read More

Andrei Gasic, a second-year Ph.D student in Physics, was awarded the Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship. Read More

Cunjiang Yu, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, has earned an NSF CAREER Award. Yu's grant will support the development of a 3D electronics manufactoring process. 
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Conducting Research Responsibly 

The January issue of Science reminds researchers that responsible conduct of research is part of academic scholarship. In this article, the work of Ioannis Pavlidis, professor of Computer Science, and Ioanna Semendeferi, instructional and research associate professor of Physics, is highlighted. Pavlidis and Semendeferi co-teach a course for early career researchers on responsible conduct of research.
Read More

Exploring the Impact of Proposed Changes
to the Common Rule

NEA Awards to Support Creative Work in CLASS

Patrick Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

UH Law Center Professor Barbara J. Evans joins a team of medical researchers and health industry leaders to explore proposed changes to the Common Rule, a major federal research regulation, in a discussion paper posted by the National Academy of Medicine. Read More

In its first round of funding for 2016, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded three grants to enterprising creative work to Arte Público Press, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts. Read More

Naval Research Grant Will Speed UH Work on Energy Materials

Why Are Oil Prices So Hard to Forecast?

Continuing the Search for Better Energy Materials

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Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Professor of mechanical engineering, will use the $810,000 grant to fund new research equipment. Read More

Bill Gilmer, Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the UH Bauer College of Business, forecasts Houston's economic outlook. Read More

Researcher Zhifeng Ren has used a series of DOE Basic Science Grants to further his work.
Read More

New Research Suggests Desire Can Be Tempered by Postponing It

Biomedical Doctoral Student Wins AHA Fellowship

Patrick Piety

While conventional methods of resisting temptation have focused on harnessing will power, abstinence and denial, Vanessa Patrick, Bauer Professor of Marketing, and her co-author, suggest there may be a better way to manage the pangs of desire. Read More

Nathaniel Piety, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. Read More

Explaining the Difference in Prices Between Pharmacies

Discovering the Gene Possibly Linked to Lupus

UH Psychology Study Looking for More Participants

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Pharmacy Professor Marc Fleming weighs in on the reason pharmacies may have significant price differences for prescriptions on this Click2Houston segment. Watch Video Biomedical Engineering Professor Chandra Mohan and his lab have identified a gene that likely contributes to the onset of Lupus. The findings are published in a recent issue of The Journal of Immunology. Read More

Are you worried and stressed? Do you have a child ages 8-12? Is your child also anxious, shy, or worried? If so, you may be eligible for a free psychology evaluation through this research study. Learn More

What He Talked About

U.S. Has the Edge for Developing Unconventional Resources

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UH Political Science Professor Ryan Kennedy and
colleagues created an infographic of the most mentioned topics in President Obama's speeches. The infographic was featured on Politico. View

In this latest UH Energy Fellows blog highlighted on Forbes, Christine Ehlig-Economides, the William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor of Petroleum Engineering, writes about U.S. ingenuity in the shale revolution. Read More

Wellner Selected as a 2016 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

UH Moment: Yoga Research

Remembering Julie Norris

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Julia Wellner, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric 
Sciences at UH. Read More
Does yoga belong in the classroom? UH researcher says yes. 
Watch Video

A look back at a UH research administration pioneer.
Read More

Dr. Earl Smith

UH Moment: Dr. Earl Smith

Dr. Earl Smith is the administrator-dean of the College of Optometry at UH. Smith was named one of the 50 Most Influential in Optometry by Optometric Management. Learn More

Tainfu Wu

Engineering Research Shows Potential for Helping Lupus Patients

Tianfu Wu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering has earned a $300,000 grant from the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), to continue his pursuit of promising preliminary lupus research. Read More

New UH Study: We Trust in Those Who Believe in God

2015 NSM Junior Faculty Research Award Recipient

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Voters view religious candidates favorably, athiests not likely to win votes. Read More

Lisa Whitehead, an experimental particle physicist, was honored for her contributions to the field of Neutrino Science. Read More


Study Examines the Downside of Larger Families

A study by UH researchers, along with Yona Rubinstein of the London School of Economics, offers strong evidence that children in larger families are more likely to fall behind in cognitive achievement and have behavioral and other problems. Read More 

UH's Yao on Batteries in Hoverboards

Ogmen Publishes Chapter
in Oxford Handbook

Yan Yao, assistant professor of electrical engineering,
talks to KHOU 11 News about exploding hoverboards. 
Learn More

Electrical engineering professor Haluk Ogmen, and colleague Michael Herzog, publish book chapter Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization. Read More

UH's Industrial Design
Highlighted on ABC13 News

Geophysics' Sager and his
Volcano Expedition Featured

ABC13 highlights a couple of UH industrial design student projects that may be heading toward commercialization. Learn More

Will Sager and his team's journey to study Tamu Massif, the world's largest volcano, was highlighted on Houston Matters. Learn More

Chow Named to National 
Academy of Inventors

What's Happening in the World of Nanotechnology?

UH Researcher Joins Project to Transform Energy Storage

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Diana Shu-Lian Chow, professor of 
pharmaceutics, has been elected
an NAI fellow. Read More

Listen as UH physics professor Shay Curran describes how he uses nanotechnology. Listen Here

Yan Yao will lead development of a key component for a new, all solid-state sodium battery. Read More

Researchers Discover Alternate 
Mechanism for Oncogene Activation

Professor Awarded by American
Chemical Society-Houston

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Group finds an alternative activation mechanism for EGFR. Read More

Loi Do, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at UH. Read More

Biology Professor Seeks New
Therapies for Kidney Disease 

Professor's Semiconductor Research
Covers Prestigious Journal

Stuart Dryer semiconductors

Professor Stuart Dryer is a physiologist who studies ion channels in the kidney. Read more

Research by UH mechanical engineering chair, Pradeep Sharma featured on the cover of Soft Matter. Read more

Doctoral Student Wins Young Investigator Award 

More Orders Per Shift Linked to Medication Errors

UH Research Has Potential Use in Solid-State Lasers

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Andrew Paterson, a chemical engineering doctoral student, won the Young Investigator Award at Affinity 2015. Read More 

Researchers from UH and Houston Methodist Hospital have collaborated on this unique study. Read More Professor Halasyamani and his research team have mastered the "art" of creating crystals. Read More

Jacinta Conrad

Research Targets Role of Dispersants in Cleaning Up After Oil Spills

University of Houston researcher Jacinta Conrad will lead research into the role of chemical dispersants in cleaning oil spills.  Read More

Geophysicists' Volcano Research Featured
by Scientific American

Is Pollution Plaguing Your Neighborhood?

NSM's William Sager and colleagues recently studied the origins of Tamu Massif, the world's largest volcano, on a five-week cruise. Read More 

A UH and Rice University study links air pollution in Houston-area neighborhoods to diseases like asthma, stroke and heart disease. Watch this Click2Houston report

UH Geophysicists Wins Karcher Award

'Your Brain on Art'
Featured by NSF

UH to Protect Next-Gen
911 Centers

NSM's Yingcai Zheng wins the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ 2015 J. Clarence Karcher Award. Read More
Engineering's Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal's research was featured by the NSF's Science Now program.
Watch Video | Read More

DHS awards UH computer science team $2.6M to develop technology to help protect emergency response systems. Read More | Listen to Story

UH Receives $950K Research Instruments Grant

UH-China Collaboration on Landslide Research

Texas Researchers Meet,
Discuss Federal Funding

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A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides UH with a new high-performance computer. Read More
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a UH $246K grant. Read More Dr. Paul Chu spoke on energy storage research at the first-ever TAMEST Research Summit. Read More

UH Captures Bronze at
BeHEARD Science Challenge

Technology Professor to
Help Keep Energy Flowing

NSM's Michihisa Umetani wins bronze for research on rare neurological disorder from the Rare Genomics Institute. Read More 

Technology's Arthur Conklin to lead UH project as part of the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium to ensure the resilency of our energy delivery systems. Read More

Ph.D. Student Receives HAMBP Fellowship

'SMART Cougars Plus' Expands HIV, HCV Student Testing


Jacob Ezerski, was awarded a $26,400 National Institutes
of Health predoctoral training fellowship. Read More

The UH Graduate College of Social Work has been awarded $900,000 to work with at risk youth. Read More

UH Program Adds to Houston's Space Workforce

Could Cancer Treatments Target Metabolism?

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Bonnie J. Dunbar, director of UH space architecture program. Read More

Professor Daniel Frigo investigates new avenues for cancer treatment. Read More


Defining the Future

The University's newest national research center, Center of Excellence for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research, will draw expertise from around the nation to focus on some of the most sensitive issues of the day. Research associated with the new center include groundbreaking research on facial recognition systems. Read More


UH to Lead National Center for Borders, Trade, and Immigration

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has named the University of Houston to lead a Center of Excellence focused on borders, trade and immigration research. Read More


UH Moment: Virtual Cave Aids in Addiction Recovery

A virtual cave is the newest technology to help study human behavior. Located in the UH Graduate School of Social Work, the room is outfitted with eight infrared cameras to track movement of the study participant. Participants are outfitted with special glasses to see the virtual reality world in 3D.  Watch Video


UH Innovation in the Spotlight

UH's Mark Clarke, Ph.D.interim associate provost for faculty development and faculty affairs, shares his vision for the UH Innovation Center with Texas Medical Center Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operating Officer William F. McKeon. The Q&A was featured in the TMC News. Read More

Hesam Panahi, Ph.D.clinical assistant professor at UH’s C.T. Bauer College of Business and founder of the RED Labs startup accelerator, was also featured as part of the annual Bayou Startup Showcase, an event that celebrates entrepreneurship. Read More

Psychology Grant

UH Psychology Program teaches grant writing skills to apply for NIH Funding - Psychology Program Teaches the Finer Points of Applying for NIH Funding

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The Division of Research welcomes Felipe Sierra, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging (NIH). The lecture will discuss the research interests and priorities of the National Institute on Aging, and how to build competitive proposals. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015. RSVP is requested.

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The UH Division of Research is bringing to campus Dr. Diane Witt, the former NSF Neural Systems Cluster Leader and Program Officer (retired). Two full-days are planned, including presentations by Dr. Witt, and one-hour blocks for roundtable discussions with Dr. Witt. The events are scheduled for Monday, February 9, 2015 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. RSVP is requested.

FBI Lecture

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the UH Divison of Research and University Information Technology invite you to attend a special lecture featuring two Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Light refreshments will be provided.

To commemorate the opening of the new TDECU Stadium in Fall 2014, three unique panel discussions were held on August 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Click on View Event Details button below for additional information and to view the recorded simulcast of each event.

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Efficacy and Mechanisms Searching for Identity: Football and the American University Sports Concussion Safety and Treatment: Past, Present & Future
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety:
Efficacy and Mechanisms
Searching for Identity:
Football and the American University
Sports Concussion Safety and Treatment:
Past, Present & Future