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UH Research focuses on enhancing infrastructure, funding and the development of new IP for the University of Houston.

The Division of Research assists researchers in all areas of sponsored projects, from identifying funding to submitting a proposal, setting up interim funding to closing out an award, and awards reporting to compliance. All content posted here does not necessarily reflect the views/ opinions of the university. Maribel Salazar manages this page, as well as other social media accounts for the division. You may contact me at [email protected] or [email protected].

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing Energy Infrastructure Maintenance 02/29/2024

Recognizing the demand for robust data analysis and innovative management solutions, a new micro-credential course brings together UH Cullen College of Engineering's top researchers in the field with industry experts to empower engineers, technicians and industry professionals with advanced knowledge in the dynamic fields of robotics and AI.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing Energy Infrastructure Maintenance To address a critical upskilling need in the energy sector, University of Houston's Subsea Systems Institute (SSI) has teamed up with SPRINT Robotics to offer a series of micro-credentialing courses focused on robotics. The latest course, “AI & Robotics for Energy Integrity,” will be offered in ...

02/29/2024

This Friday, the HPE Data Science Institute and University Career Services will host the first-ever AI Industry Symposium & Career Mixer at UH. The event, sponsored by Chevron, addresses the emergent need for practical discussion on AI across industries and on preparing students to join this evolving workforce.

Preparing the AI Workforce /news/preparing-ai-workforceOn March 1, the HPE Data Science Institute and University Career Services will host the first-ever AI Industry Symposium and Career Mixer at the University of Houston.

Faculty News 02/28/2024

Rajender Aparasu of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy has been named the 2024 American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science Research Achievement Award recipient.

Faculty News University of Houston, College of Pharmacy - University of Houston College of Pharmacy’s Rajender R. Aparasu, Ph.D., FAPhA, Mustafa & Sanober Lokhandwala Endowed Professor and chair of the college's Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy (PHOP), has been named the 2024 American Ph...

University of Houston Researcher Part of $5M DOD Grant to Support Defense Manufacturing 02/21/2024

Ben Xu of the UH Cullen College of Engineering will serve as the site director of the Houston-based Demonstration Hub of the America’s Additive Foundry Consortium, which received $5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to work on a project to ensure the U.S. military has a stable supply of domestically produced, high-quality tactical alloys critical for national defense.

University of Houston Researcher Part of $5M DOD Grant to Support Defense Manufacturing University of Houston is a key partner in the America’s Additive Foundry Consortium, which received a $5 million grant to work on a project to ensure the U.S. military has a stable supply of domestically produced, high-quality tactical alloys critical for national defense. UH's Ben Xu will serve a...

Key Endorsements, Issues Will Influence Texas GOP Legislative Primary 02/20/2024

The latest research from the Hobby School of Public Affairs offers new insights into how the hottest debates of the past year will shape decisions by Republican primary voters, from border security and debates over school vouchers to efforts to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Key Endorsements, Issues Will Influence Texas GOP Legislative Primary Border control and school vouchers are key concerns in the upcoming Republican primary for state offices, but perhaps no factor holds more sway than Donald Trump’s endorsement. In a new UH survey, 70% of respondents say they will look favorably on candidates backed by the former president. Early v...

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Venkat Selvamanickam of the UH Cullen College of Engineering is leading a project through the UH Advanced Manufacturing Institute that will improve the consistency of 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing.

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Revolutionizing Treatment for Deadly Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 02/14/2024

Meghana Trivedi of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy has been awarded $1.1 million by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to revolutionize treatment for triple-negative breast cancer by proving that nebivolol, an FDA-approved drug for high blood pressure, is effective in treating it.

Revolutionizing Treatment for Deadly Triple-Negative Breast Cancer University of Houston Pharmacy Researcher Awarded $1.1 Million to Explore Use of High Blood Pressure Medicine for Cancer

UH Researcher Solving an Age-Old Mystery about Crystal Formation 02/13/2024

Peter Vekilov of the UH Cullen College of Engineering published an answer to how crystals are formed and how molecules become a part of them in PNAS.

UH Researcher Solving an Age-Old Mystery about Crystal Formation A University of Houston crystals expert has published an answer to how crystals are formed and how molecules become a part of them, solving an age-old mystery about crystal formation.

02/08/2024

Organizational psychologist Enrica Ruggs of the UH Bauer College of Business has been awarded a collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project designed to create a better understanding of specific factors that influence the psychological safety of racial minority women at work.

A Comprehensive Understanding Bauer Associate Professor Awarded Grant fromNational Science Foundation

Art on the Prairie: Collaboration and Conservation 02/07/2024

Jeremy Johnson is the 2023 to 2024 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts–UH Coastal Center Writer in Residence, a year-long residency that gives early career writers time and space to explore their practice within the 925 acres of coastal prairie preserved and restored by the UH Coastal Center as a unique and endangered habitat for environmental education and research.

Art on the Prairie: Collaboration and Conservation Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and UH Coastal Center Create opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange.

University of Houston Expert Warns Red Light Myopia Therapy Can Injure Retina 02/06/2024

Lisa Ostrin, associate professor at the The University of Houston College of Optometry, reports in the Journal of the College of Optometrists that use of low-level red-light therapy as a method to control nearsightedness may cause injury to the retina, especially in children.

University of Houston Expert Warns Red Light Myopia Therapy Can Injure Retina Popularity of Myopia Treatment May Have Come Too Soon

Three University of Houston Projects Included in $17M+ Funding for Decarbonization and Emissions Research 01/31/2024

Three UH projects are part of the U.S. Department of Energy's recent $17 million investment in early-stage research projects focused on expanding clean energy technologies at colleges and universities across America.

Three University of Houston Projects Included in $17M+ Funding for Decarbonization and Emissions Research Three University of Houston projects are part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent $17 million investment in early-stage research projects focused on expanding clean energy technologies at colleges and universities across America.

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Combating the dwindling wireless spectrum, UH has joined the Spectrum Management with Adaptive and Reconfigurable Technology (SMART) hub — a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Spectrum Innovation Center to conduct multifaceted spectrum research to meet national defense needs.

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New Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis Discovered 01/29/2024

At least six new biomarkers with improved diagnostic performance for early detection of lupus nephritis have been discovered in the UH Cullen College of Engineering lab of Chandra Mohan, a pioneer in lupus research.

New Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis Discovered At least six new biomarkers with improved diagnostic performance for early detection of lupus nephritis have been discovered in the University of Houston lab of Chandra Mohan, a pioneer in lupus research.

Research News 01/24/2024

UH's Houston Experience for Advancing Research and Training (UH-HEART) program has been renewed for another three years with a $165,000 Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training grant from the Heart Association.

Research News University of Houston, College of Pharmacy — The University of Houston’s Houston Experience for Advancing Research and Training (UH-HEART) program has been renewed for another three years with a $165,000 Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training grant from the American Heart Associa...

Expanding the AI Footprint 01/23/2024

The UH Bauer College of Business has established the Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute (HCAII). Major HCAII initiatives include seed funding for research on AI and digitalization, the creation of a working paper series, annual workshops for UH research clusters and collaborations with partner companies on industry research.

Expanding the AI Footprint Bauer Announces Establishment of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute 

Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Demystified: Balancing Potentials and Pitfalls for a Successful Sustainable Future 01/22/2024

A recent University of Houston white paper, titled "Carbon Dioxide Pipelines: Role in Responding to Carbon Emissions," spotlights the indispensable role of carbon dioxide pipelines in advancing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) systems, emphasizing their crucial role in the global effort to address carbon emissions and help achieve a net-zero future.

Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Demystified: Balancing Potentials and Pitfalls for a Successful Sustainable Future In addition to highlighting the environmental benefits, the University of Houston whitepaper recognizes the vital role communities play in advancing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) systems and enabling transition to a net-zero energy future.

Glow Sticks – Not Just for Parties Anymore 01/18/2024

Richard Willson of the UH Cullen College of Engineering is adapting the technology of glow sticks to help the U.S. Navy detect environmental biothreats.

Glow Sticks – Not Just for Parties Anymore UH Researcher Using Popular Party Favor to Detect Biothreats for U.S. Navy

CEE's Hoskere wins grant to research digitizing Texas bridges 01/17/2024

Vedhus Hoskere of the UH Cullen College of Engineering has been awarded a three-year grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to advance research on digitizing bridges using robots, data and artificial intelligence. The efforts will help solve complex problems relating to highway bridge safety.

CEE's Hoskere wins grant to research digitizing Texas bridges An assistant professor at the Cullen College of Engineering has been awarded a three-year, $505,286 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to advance research on digitizing bridges using robots, data and artificial intelligence (AI). The efforts will help solve complex problems re...

UH Optometry Researcher Receives $1.4 Million to Map the Cornea 01/16/2024

With funding from Duke University via the National Eye Institute, Anna Matynia of the The University of Houston College of Optometry will create a detailed map of the cornea to facilitate a deeper understanding of ocular pain and dry eye disease.

UH Optometry Researcher Receives $1.4 Million to Map the Cornea Unlocking the Secrets of Blinking, Tearing, and Pain Sensation Could Improve Understanding of Dry Eye Disease

Faculty News 01/09/2024

The author or contributor on more than 275 peer-reviewed journal articles, Kevin Garey of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy was recognized with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation’s 2023 Literature Award for Sustained Contributions at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in December.

Faculty News University of Houston, College of Pharmacy — UHCOP Professor Kevin W. Garey, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, FIDSA, FCCP, was recognized with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation’s 2023 Literature Award for Sustained Contributions at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhi...

UH Psychologist Publishes Most Thorough Compilation of Sleep and Emotion Research to Date 01/05/2024

In the Psychological Bulletin published by the American Psychological Association, Candice Alfano of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at UH examines 50 years of sleep research and finds that losing sleep has the power to make us unhappy, increase anxiety, degrade mood and altogether undermine our emotional functioning.

UH Psychologist Publishes Most Thorough Compilation of Sleep and Emotion Research to Date Findings: Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Less Happy, More Anxious

UH Trains Future Agri-Scientists to Outsmart Climate Change Threats to Food Crops 01/04/2024

As the world’s population grows, so do climate-change threats to the planet’s farmland. Researchers from the UH Cullen College of Engineering are working to assure global food security – despite prolonged drought, record heat waves, extreme storms and other environmental dangers that put Earth’s future food supply at risk.

UH Trains Future Agri-Scientists to Outsmart Climate Change Threats to Food Crops As the world’s population grows, so do climate-change threats to the planet’s farmland. UH researchers are working to assure global food security – despite prolonged drought, record heat waves, extreme storms and other environmental dangers that put Earth’s future food supply at risk.

Atmospheric Sciences Tools Expand Air Quality Data Collection Possibilities 12/20/2023

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) incorporates hands-on research for faculty and students with the help of an atmospheric research boat and mobile air quality laboratory.

Atmospheric Sciences Tools Expand Air Quality Data Collection Possibilities Mobile air quality laboratory and atmospheric research boat allow students to go further with studies of Houston’s air.

Immunological Memory in Weight Cycling 12/19/2023

In a talk hosted by the UH Drug Discovery Institute, Heather Caslin of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at UH asked the question: is weight loss always good?

Immunological Memory in Weight Cycling On November 15, an online webinar given by Heather Caslin, Ph.D., professor in the UH Health and Human Performance Department, asked the question: is weight loss always good?

12/19/2023

The Doctoral Program at the UH Bauer College of Business hosted its annual Ph.D. Research Competition for candidates to showcase their various research topics in an open forum on the UH campus.

Sharing the Knowledge Bauer Doctoral Candidates Showcase Research to Members of the Community

Installing Python Packages 12/18/2023

Jerry Ebalunode, senior researcher at the HPE Data Science Institute, held a workshop demonstrating how to install Python packages on HPC clusters and addressing the types of issues that can occur during installation on Python virtual environments and PIP.

Installing Python Packages Scientific ComputingHPE DSIInstalling Python PackagesOn November 3, HPE Data Science Institute’s Senior Researcher Jerry Ebalunode, Ph.D., held a workshop demonstrating how to install Python packages on HPC clusters and addressing the types of issues that can occur during installation on Python vi...

Two University of Houston Professors Named Fellows in National Academy of Inventors 12/18/2023

Two powerhouse engineers and inventors from the UH Cullen College of Engineering have secured coveted positions as Fellows in the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

Two University of Houston Professors Named Fellows in National Academy of Inventors Professors Vince Donnelly, Christine Ehlig-Economides Receive Highest Award to Academic Inventors

Technology Division Researchers Developing Healthy Organic Chicken Feed Using Mushroom Stems 12/14/2023

Venkatesh Balan and Weihang Zhu of the UH Cullen College of Engineering were recently awarded $750,000 of a $2 million grant by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to conduct groundbreaking work into the development of a new poultry feed additive made from mushrooms.

Technology Division Researchers Developing Healthy Organic Chicken Feed Using Mushroom Stems Farmyard and backyard chickens the world over have long been the happy recipients of family table scraps as a part of their regular diets, allowing households to not only reduce their food waste but to decrease the demand for new resources over the course of a chicken's lifetime by feeding them what...

UH Researchers, Middle School Teachers ‘RESET’ Science Class in Support of Students Learning English 12/13/2023

In a program called RESET, researchers are retooling science lessons with an emphasis on emergent bilingual middle school students. The collaboration of the University of Houston College of Education and Alief Independent School District, where 44% of the student population are emergent bilinguals, is funded over its four years by a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Discovery Research PreK-12 program.

UH Researchers, Middle School Teachers ‘RESET’ Science Class in Support of Students Learning English The RESET program, funded by a $1.9 million NSF grant, mentors teachers as they develop methods that honor middle school students’ family cultures. The new teaching methods help young English learners overcome language-based barriers to success in science class.

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The Division of Research assists researchers in all areas of sponsored projects, from identifying funding to submitting a proposal, setting up interim funding to closing out an award, and awards reporting to compliance.

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