The University of Houston, (UH) was founded in 1927 in Houston, Texas. Today, UH has more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university has 12 academic colleges and more than 40 research institutes and centers. Notable academic and research departments include, space commercialization, superconductivity, biomedical engineering, petroleum exploration and engineering and virtual technology.
Commercialization of new solar technology to boost solar efficiency
A pioneer in solar power in the 1990s before it became "sexy," University of Houston Professor Alex Freundlich recently entered into a collaborative research agreement with U.K.-based start-up QuantaSol for the development ...
Highly conductive nanocomposites: Inexpensive plastic used in CDs could improve electronics
If one University of Houston professor has his way, the inexpensive plastic now used to manufacture CDs and DVDs will one day soon be put to use in improving the integrity of electronics in aircraft, computers and iPhones.
Every move you make: Free smart phone app helps you burn calories
What can't the iPhone do? Now, thanks to a University of Houston professor, it can even count how many calories you've burned in a given day.
Eye exercises help patients work out vision problems
You've probably been there. In a doctor's office, being advised to do what you dread - exercise. You get that feeling in your gut, acknowledging that, indeed, you should exercise but probably won't. Now imagine that the ...
Scientists at UH partner with NASA, astronauts to study immune system
Fighting viruses is a regular battle for your body, one it routinely wins if it has a healthy immune system. But compromised systems, as experienced occasionally by astronauts during space flights, can allow viruses to return.
University of Houston engineering researcher's theories to be tested in space
A University of Houston chemical and biomolecular engineering professor's theories on crystal formation will be tested aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
New asthma research opposes current drug treatment
Just when the Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering the use of stimulants to treat asthma, a new research study offers further evidence to support a University of Houston professor's theory that an opposite approach ...
UH initiative will use 'Harry Potter' to conjure love for science
Hoping that science will cast a spell on local middle and high school students, a University of Houston team is starting a program that will harness the magical draw of the Harry Potter series to make technical subjects resonate ...
Study on how bacteria move could help researchers develop anti-bacterial surfaces
Jacinta Conrad, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, likens her research into how bacteria move to "tracking bright spots on a dark background."
'OzoneMap' app delivering real-time air quality reports
Several health risks are attributed to ozone exposure. These include aggravated asthma, coughing, inflamed breathing passages and increased vulnerability to respiratory infections.