Navigation Links
Celebrated UH researcher invited to Caltech as distinguished scholar
Date:11/24/2008

The California Institute of Technology has invited a longtime University of Houston engineering professor to spend next spring doing research and presenting seminars on its campus.

Fazle Hussain, professor of mechanical engineering at UH's Cullen College of Engineering, was the sole recipient of the Gordon and Betty Moore Distinguished Scholars Program appointment issued this year for Caltech's division of engineering and applied sciences. The program, started in 2000 with a $300 million gift from Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore, invites to the campus technologists, scholars, researchers and artists of great distinction.

"I was thrilled to learn of the selection and readily accepted the invitation," said Hussain, director of UH's Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence. "I am looking forward to having exciting discussion and collaboration with Caltech faculty and students, who are among the best in the world."

In January, Hussain will begin his six-month visit to the Pasadena, Calif., campus, where he will collaborate with aeronautics and bioengineering professor Morteza "Mory" Gharib, whose research includes bioinspired design and mechanics and nano fluid mechanics.

"There are no teaching or other obligations during the appointment, allowing the Moore scholars to focus on research," said Caltech's Marlys Murray. "The program is unique and brings exceptional researchers to Caltech to infuse our community with vigorous, inspired discussions and share the details through seminars and lectures."

Gharib, who called Hussain "a world-renowned authority in fluid mechanics," is eager to collaborate. "The Gordon Moore award brings high-quality scientists to campus so we have the chance to experience research and academics alongside them," he said. "We hope this experience will be as rewarding for him as it will be for us."

Hussain, who also is a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, physics, and health and human performance at UH, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He received a master's and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 1966 and 1969, respectively. After post-doctoral work at Johns Hopkins University, he joined the UH faculty in 1971.

Throughout his career, he has received more than $10 million in research funding from state and federal sources and has published more than 250 scientific papers. He has received four coveted awards in fluid dynamics from the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Hussain in 2007 was awarded the University of Houston's highest faculty honor, the Esther Farfel Award.


'/>"/>

Contact: Angela Hopp
ahopp@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Excellence in open access research celebrated at BioMed Central awards dinner
2. Grays Paradox solved: Researchers discover secret of speedy dolphins
3. Ants may help researchers unlock mysteries of human aging process
4. Household exposure to toxic chemicals lurks unrecognized, researchers find
5. Researcher tricks immune system in diabetic mice
6. Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean
7. Researchers shed new light on catalyzed reactions
8. Researchers at IRB Barcelona produce more data on key genes in diabetes
9. Pitt researchers use fluorescence to develop method for detecting mercury in fish
10. Caltech researchers get first 3-D glimpse of bacterial cell-wall architecture
11. Mayo researchers identify dangerous two-faced protein crucial to breast cancer spread and growth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Celebrated UH researcher invited to Caltech as distinguished scholar
(Date:4/24/2017)... April 24, 2017 Janice Kephart ... with  Identity Strategy Partners, LLP (IdSP) , today ... without President Trump,s March 6, 2017 Executive ... , refugee vetting can be instilled with greater confidence, ... now, all refugee applications are suspended by until ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... Calif. , April 13, 2017 UBM,s ... York will feature emerging and evolving technology ... Both Innovation Summits will run alongside the expo portion ... speaker sessions, panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics ... largest advanced design and manufacturing event will take place ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... No two people are believed to ... York University Tandon School of Engineering and Michigan ... partial similarities between prints are common enough that ... and other electronic devices can be more vulnerable ... in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... 09, 2017 , ... At its national board meeting in North Carolina, ... University’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected for membership in ARCS ... for the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental physics for the discovery of the accelerating ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... advanced instruments and applications consulting for microscopy and surface analysis, Nanoscience Instruments ... consulting, Nanoscience Analytical offers a broad range of contract analysis services for ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... The HealthTech Venture Network (HTVN) ... their fourth annual Conference where founders, investors, innovative practitioners and collaborators are invited ... competition showcasing early stage digital health and med tech companies. , This day-long ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... ... October 05, 2017 , ... Understanding the microbiome, the millions ... human health. Gut Love: You Are My Future, the newest exhibit on display at ... it explores the human condition through the lens of the gut microbiome. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology: