Sep 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

About the Cullen College of Engineering

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Engineering Dean’s Office


Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Dean for Research and Facilities

Hanadi Rifai, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Suresh Khator, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Distance Learning
JR Rao, Ph.D

Associate Dean of Administration

Roshawnda Anderson, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Support Services

Fritz Claydon, Ph.D.

Director of College Business Operations

Stephen Bangerter

Director of Graduate Student Affairs

Miranda Vernon-Harrison

College Recruitment Manager

Xianxin (Mike) Zhang

Biomedical Engineering - Graduate Program

Contact: Dr. Charlotte Waits, Academic Advisor
Phone: 713-743-3750

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering - Graduate Program

Contact: Yolanda Thomas, Academic Advisor
Phone: 713-743-4311

Civil & Environmental Engineering - Graduate Programs

Civil, Environmental, and Geosensing Engineering Programs
Contact: Jose Rodriguez, Academic Advisor
Phone: 713-743-7060

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Graduate Program

Contact: Kelly King, Academic Advisor
Phone: 713-743-7955

Industrial Engineering - Graduate Program

Contact: Melanie Neill, Academic Advisor
Phone: 713-743-5504

Mechanical Engineering - Graduate Program

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Program
Contact: Cecily Smith, Academic Advisor
Phone: 713-743-4505

Materials Science and Engineering

Contact: Dr. Chrisdolyn Dawson
Phone: 713-743-9257
Email: cdawson@Central.UH.EDU

Petroleum Engineering - Graduate Program

Contact: Anne Sturm, Graduate Advisor
Phone:  832-842-4848
Contact: Trina Johnson, Graduate Advisor
Phone: 832-842-4838

Subsea Engineering

Contact: Cecily Smith, Academic Advisor
Phone: 713-743- 4505

General Information

The programs and courses listed in this section of the catalog describe Cullen College of Engineering offerings as of the date of publication.  While the degree programs are expected to remain unchanged, the courses themselves will change to meet the demands of the engineering profession. 


The college is housed in several buildings on and off-campus.  Biomedical Engineering recently populated the second floor of the Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC), a multidisciplinary center focused on UH Health initiatives.  Part of the first floor of SERC houses the UH Nanofabrication Facility, a state-of-the-art clean room managed by the Materials Science and Engineering Program and supported by the UH Division of Research.  The Petroleum Engineering Program opened in a newly renovated facility at UH Technology Bridge (formerly Energy Research Park) in January 2011.  The park is also home to several Cullen College research efforts, including the Texas Center for Clean Engines, Emissions and Fuels, and the National Wind Energy Center.