UH Petroleum Engineering News

UH Subsea Engineering Director Pens OTC Commentary for FuelFix
Matthew Franchek, founding director of the UH Cullen College’s subsea engineering program, highlighted the dire need for big data analytics in deepwater oil and gas exploration in an OTC commentary published in FuelFix. Franchek’…
William A. Brookshire Leaves Legacy of Generosity and Dedication to the Cullen College
UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21, 2017. Joseph Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College of…
30 p.m. Dr. Brookshire’s family will host a memorial on the UH campus at the Student Center, Houston Room. Friends and family are invited.
Remembering Proud UH Engineer William C. Miller, Jr.
UH alumnus and prominent South Texas oilman William C. Miller, Jr. (1955 BSPE) died April 16, 2017. He was 94. Miller was a lifelong supporter of the UH Cullen College of Engineering. In 2004 he received the Distinguished…
Always a proud Cougar, William C. Miller, Jr. shows off his UH ring
Cullen College Grad Student Analyzes Oil Fractures, Wins SPE Best Paper Award
Petroleum engineering Ph.D. student Youssef El Waziry nabbed first place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast North America regional student paper contest and is headed to represent UH and compete in the…
Youssef El Waziry is representing UH internationally
Space-Savvy UH Students May Apply for Moscow Summer Intern Program
Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH…
Academia, Industry Collaborate on Solutions to Neural Disease, Injury
Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, the aftermath of stroke, limb loss and paralysis significantly diminish the length and quality of life – affecting about one in six people worldwide. But a growing number of biomedical…
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of electrical and computer engineering, will head the new NSF-funded BRAIN Center
Ribbon Cut on New Fluor-Sponsored Cullen College Career Closet
Just yesterday it seemed to be an empty office space you probably ignored as you walked off the elevator on the third floor of the Cullen College of Engineering Building Two. What a difference a day – and the Engineering Career…
From left, Janice Quiroz Perez, director of the Engineering Career Service Center, and Fluor rep Allison Welch check out the new closet
Chevron Inspires Houston-area Girls to Engineer the Future at Annual UH Event
A group of girls cheer ecstatically as they drop their carefully-engineered egg crate from a balcony of the UH Engineering building. It hits the ground with a thud and another cheer explodes as the girls discover their egg…
Subsea Engineering Leader Joins Cullen College as Founding Director of Engineering Programs in Katy
As one of the pioneering instructors in the subsea engineering program, Phaneendra Kondapi is a familiar name at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Now Kondapi is forging new paths at the college once again, this time as the…
Women in Engineering Become Women in Red at Spring Event
The Cullen College played host to the 3rd Women in Engineering spring event on March 8. The free event was funded by alumna Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E. (BSChE ’71). The event took place at the UH Hilton and included female…
Sponsor Cynthia Oliver Coleman (left) with winner Tam Nguyen
UH Engineer Creates New Technology to Keep Oil Flowing
Konstantinos Kostarelos, associate professor in petroleum engineering, is building a new device to address the issue of blockage inside crude oil pipes. It’s a big problem in the oil industry. Companies typically spend a lot of…
Konstantinos Kostarelos with his prototype that electro-kinetically removes sludge and gunk from crude oil pipes
PHOTOS: John Rogers Shares the Future of Soft Electronics for the Human Body at Engineering Rockwell Lecture
Imagine an electronic “tattoo” on your skin that could continuously monitor your health, or tiny, biocompatible sensors that could treat a traumatic brain injury at the site. It may seem like science fiction, or at least a dream…
UH Society of Women Engineers Hosts High Schoolers
Approximately 120 Houston high school students blasted onto the UH campus to launch into engineering! The 5th annual “Launch into Engineering” is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) outreach event to attract…
Launch into Engineering is a launch into fun for high schoolers
Engineering Student Op-Ed: Significant Figures
Significant Figures: A reflection on the film ‘Hidden Figures’ by an engineering student who hides her figure I had high expectations as I walked into the theater with twenty of my fellow UH Society of Women Engineers (SWE)…
PHOTOS: Sharon Wood Shares Plans for Monitoring Deteriorating Concrete Bridges at Engineering Rockwell Lecture
If you drive in the U.S., the chances are pretty high that you’ve driven over a structurally deficient bridge at some point or another. In fact, over two hundred million trips are taken each day across deficient bridges in…
UH Engineering Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese University
Representatives of the University of Houston and Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further mutual goals of academic and research opportunities for students and faculty. The…
Dr. Jaime Ortiz (left) and Sun Yuqing, president of Dalian Maritime University
Cullen College in the Community – Partnership with iEducate Teaches Success
When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders. “It never crossed my mind,” said Jordan. But the opportunity found him when he learned…
Cullen College student and iEducate tutor Jameel Jordan at work at Blackshear Elementary
Scholarship Recipients Thank Donor Who Changed Their Lives at Brookshire Luncheon
Last year the lives of 85 UH Engineering undergraduate students changed drastically when they received scholarships donated by the incredibly generous alumnus Dr. William A. Brookshire. On Feb. 9, these students had the…
Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success
Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives…
Making connections at Engineering Career Fair
UH Ranks Among Best Universities for Engineering and Technology by CEOWorld Magazine
The University of Houston is one of the best universities in the world to earn an engineering degree from, according to 2017 rankings released by CEOWorld Magazine. The UH Cullen College of Engineering was ranked No. 73 in the…

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