The College of Technology celebrated fall commencement of 558 graduating students on December 15, 2017. Dr. Anthony Ambler the Dean of the College, welcomed the graduates and acknowledged their accomplishment in completing their degrees. “Technology is one of the most difficult degrees to obtain. Our students truly deserve our praise and congratulations,” he said during the convocation ceremony.
George Zouridakis, who has served as a professor in the University of Houston College of Technology Department of Engineering Technology for 10 years, now begins his role as the associate dean of research and graduate studies.
The College of Technology Faculty Excellence awards, sponsored by Fluor, recognize Technology individuals who perform consistently “above and beyond the call of duty” in teaching, research, and community service. Four faculty members were named excellence award winners.
The Fulbright Specialist program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad. Dr. Driss Benhaddou, associate professor, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to share his wireless and sensor networks expertise networks and their application to “living buildings.”
The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) has awarded Dr. Luca Pollonini, assistant professor, and graduate student Bradford Day a $50,000 grant to expand the customer discovery of a skin-monitoring device for the prevention of pressure ulcers – a condition that affects millions of people each year.