The UH System was one of three public university systems in Texas to make the list of the top universities for granted U.S. utility patents in 2016. The rankings, published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, use data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the role patents play in university research and innovation.
Integricote, which produces sealers and stains for wood, masonry and concrete, made its first delivery to Arisfor, LLC this May. Marketed as Arisfor Multi-Surface Waterproofer, the coating is available throughout Arisfor’s East Coast distribution region, which stretches from Pennsylvania to Florida.
With a $608,000 Synergy Award from the NSF, researchers at UH and Houston Methodist Hospital are working to deploy and steer millimeter-sized robots that will travel the body to deliver drugs and other interventions directly through your venous system.
A new NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) will focus on developing and testing new neuraltechnologies with the potential to dramatically enhance patient function across a wide range of conditions while both lowering costs and increasing accessibility.
UH welcomed keynote speaker Barbara J. Burger, Ph.D., president of Chevron Technology Ventures, to our 2017 Inventor Awards Ceremony. Dr. Burger spoke about Houston's potential to be a strong innovation economy.
A petroleum engineer from UH has reported building a prototype device to address curde oil pipeline blockages, which currently requires the use of chemical dispersants and inhibitors or a physical process to remove the accumulated solids.
The U.S. Department of Energy announces a $4.5 million grant to Venkat Selvamanickam, MD Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, to boost the advanced manufacturing of high-performance superconductor wires for next generation electric machines.
Technology developed by UH researchers will enable smartphones to test for waterborne pathogens. Wei-Chuan Shih, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, received a $100,000 grant from the NSF citizen science initiative to develop the technology, which builds upon an inexpensive lens his lab created last year, allowing people to turn their smartphones into microscopes.