Alumni News

August 8, 2022
In a way, María Patricia Echeverry serving on the Industrial Engineering Department's Industry Advisory Board is a “full circle” moment for the UH graduate – from an undergrad collaborating with the college, to Master's student…
María Patricia Echeverry earned her master's degree from the Industrial Engineering Department of the Cullen College of Engineering, en route to a successful career as executive vice president at Gulf Coast Distillers. She is now serving on the Industry Advisory Board for the department. [Photo courtesy Gulf Coast Distillers.]
July 26, 2022
For David Luo, it was the combination of location, finances and a faster-paced curriculum that challenged him, which drew him to the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering. Since graduating with his master's degree…
David Luo, a 2019 graduate of the Industrial Engineering program at the Cullen College of Engineering, is now thriving in a position at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
April 28, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering extends its condolences to the family of Gerlene “Gerri” R. Snider, a longtime benefactor to the College and the University of Houston. Along with her husband Larry, a UH alumnus, she established…
Larry and Gerlene (Gerri) Snider.
February 25, 2022
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted another successful event on Feb. 22, as the 2022 Engineers Week Awards program recognized 50 students for their accomplishments. Since 2004, the EAA and industry donors have come…
Haley Conley, posing with friends.
April 15, 2021
An alumnus of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been promoted to the position of Distinguished Service Professor of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, building on the teaching experience he…
Daryl Santos, Ph.D., graduated with his Masters and doctorate in Industrial Engineering from UH in 1990 and 1993, respectively. Santos was recently promoted to Distinguished Service Professor at Binghamton University, the highest faculty rank that SUNY awards.
February 11, 2021
Building on the skills he first learned while pursuing a Masters’ degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, Arun Adat is now in his second decade of a successful career at the…
Arun Adat, who earned his Masters’ degree in Industrial Engineering at UH, is now in his second decade of a successful career at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, a Fortune 500 company.
November 25, 2020
When Rex Walheim first enrolled at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering's Masters program in Industrial Engineering in the 1980s, his goals were literally sky high. At the time, he was a flight controller at…
Rex Walheim, a 1989 graduate of the Industrial Engineering Masters program at UH, is now at the private company Axiom Space after retiring from NASA. The agency noted that he spent almost 36 years in government service, 36 days in space, and 36 hours on spacewalks.
April 9, 2020
It happens in the spring of every academic year. Teams of Cullen College industrial engineering students, most of them seniors about to graduate, are working to polish final details of the biggest assignment of their…
Instructional Associate Professor Randal Sitton (’85, M.S.I.E. ’88, Ph.D. ’92)
September 23, 2019
Paper Published in Two IISE Publications Industrial engineers make things and systems better for people. In Gino Lim’s case, it can involve reliable mass evacuation planning in situations of critical emergencies. “A reliable…
Professor Gino Lim and his doctoral student Ayda Darvishan with a poster about their emergency evacuation project.
August 27, 2019
UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Miguel A. Gonzalez (’83, MSIE ’85, Ph.D. IE ’95) recently took the helm as the new dean of the College of Science and Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake. He will also serve as…
UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Miguel A. Gonzalez is the new dean of the College of Science and Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake.
May 15, 2019
The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park. Thousands of alumni, faculty, students and industry leaders gathered to network and mingle as they…
The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park.
April 25, 2019
Efforts to re-engineer delivery of care recognized by Harris Health   Industrial engineers work to improve system performance, whether that system is in an oil refinery or an automobile production line or, as in this case, in…
A collaboration between the University of Houston and the Harris Health System is aimed at easing bottlenecks for psychiatric patients in the emergency center. Photo: Getty Images
April 8, 2019
The UH chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is bringing together UH NSBE alumni and current student members for an information session, titled “NSBE Guy and Girl Talk,” on Tuesday, April 9, in room 108 of…
UH NSBE Event Flyer
October 10, 2018
An engineering building at the University of Houston will be renamed the Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students, research and…
An engineering building at the University of Houston will be renamed the Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students, research and building operations. Photos: Cullen College of Engineering
March 13, 2018
Victor Zaloom (Ph.D. IE '70) is a man with interests as broad and deep as the industrial engineering (IE) field in which he works. A professor of industrial engineering at Lamar University, Zaloom has really done it all, working…
Industrial engineering alumnus Victor Zaloom
March 1, 2018
Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'   Houston civil engineer D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has added another feather in his cap. The University of Houston alumnus recently became the fourth recipient of an…
D. Wayne Klotz, a University Houston engineering alumnus, received the 2018 Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE)
August 11, 2017
It was 1995 and Eric Ayanegui (BSIE ’95) was an industrial engineering undergraduate student at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. He found himself in unfamiliar surroundings – at the Cintas Facility and…
Eric Ayanegui proudly shows off his UH class ring at the Cintas facility in Houston.
June 16, 2017
The 2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala was held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional…
2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala
April 27, 2017
UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21, 2017. Joseph Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College of…
On May 19 at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Brookshire’s family will host a memorial on the UH campus at the Student Center, Houston Room. Friends and family are invited.
March 23, 2017
The 2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional…
Lifetime Achievement Award — Charles A. Beyer