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Inspired by wood frogs, Hadi Ghasemi creates award-worthy surface

Of the almost 5,000 species of frogs around the world, one of them hops immediately to Hadi Ghasemi’s attention. You might wonder why the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering has amphibians on his mind when he is so clearly a man versed in mechanics.

North American Wood Frog Inspires Hadi Ghasemi to Invent New Adaptive Surface
Yashashree Kulkarni is all about twins

When Yashashree Kulkarni isn’t singing opera (her latest pursuit), the associate professor of mechanical engineering is singing the praises of twinning, the process by which interfaces known as twin boundaries are introduced in metals to make them stronger. Twin boundaries are created when layers of atoms in crystalline materials are arranged in pairs of mirror images (twins) stacked on top of one another.

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

When it comes to success in engineering studies, the data is clear: the better students do in their first-year core classes, the higher the chances that they will complete their engineering degrees.

Photos: First-Year Students Shine at First Year Experience Summit

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.

UH Subsea Engineering Director Pens OTC Commentary for FuelFix
Haleh Ardebili

Excellence in engineering took center stage as Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, recognized the outstanding performances of faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and service at the spring faculty and staff meeting.

The Best of Our Brightest: Outstanding Service Awards Given in Cullen College
  • Based on Frogs, A New Surface Hops out of Hadi Ghasemi’s Mind
    Based on Frogs, A New Surface Hops out of Hadi Ghasemi’s Mind

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  • Yashashree Kulkarni’s Twinning Work Garners Her a Singular Award
    Yashashree Kulkarni’s Twinning Work Garners Her a Singular Award

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  • Speeding to the Finish Line: Senior Grant Mottershaw Wins Prestigous Automotive Award
    Speeding to the Finish Line: Senior Grant Mottershaw Wins Prestigous Automotive Award

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  • Engineering Professor Creates New Material, Breaks Limits of Leidenfrost Phenomenon
    Engineering Professor Creates New Material, Breaks Limits of Leidenfrost Phenomenon

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  • Making Smart Buildings Smarter: Cullen College Alumnus Profile
    Making Smart Buildings Smarter: Cullen College Alumnus Profile

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  • Discovering How Nature Works and Cells Adapt to Changes
    Discovering How Nature Works and Cells Adapt to Changes

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  • Young Boy Gets New Hand, Thanks to Young Minds at Cullen College
    Young Boy Gets New Hand, Thanks to Young Minds at Cullen College

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  • Department of Energy Awards $4.5M to UH Engineer to Speed Manufacturing of Superconductor Wires
    Department of Energy Awards $4.5M to UH Engineer to Speed Manufacturing of Superconductor Wires

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  • Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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