- Assistant Professor of Chemistry Olafs Daugulis was recently selected by the editorial boards of Synlett and Synthesis as a 2006 Journal Awardee. Individuals chosen for this award are defined by Synlett and Synthesis as promising young professors at the beginning of their career.
- For his world-renowned work with high temperature superconductivity, University of Houston Professor of Physics and T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science Paul Chu was featured as one of 25 Houston Leaders and Legends in the January 2006 issue of HTexas online magazine.
- Three UH students won top honors at the 30th Semiannual Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH) Student Symposium. The symposium series highlights original, multidisciplinary research efforts of undergraduate and graduate students. First place went to Jason Shulman, a doctoral student in physics; second place went to Barry Craver, a doctoral student in electrical engineering; and third place went to Girish Nathan, a doctoral student in physics.
- University of Houston Assistant Professor of Computer Science Rong Zheng recently received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER). The CAREER Award carries a stipend of $80,000, which is awarded annually for 5 years, totaling $400,000.
- One of the world’s leading researchers in applied mathematics and scientific computing, UH Cullen Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Roland Glowinski, was recently elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences. Elected to membership on the same day as Yves Chauvin, one of the three 2005 Nobel Prize Laureates in Chemistry, Glowinski joins some of the most prominent French scholars in this organization.
- University of Houston Associate Professor of Physics Carlos Ordóñez has been named a 2006-2008 scholar with the internationally renowned Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a KITP scholar, Ordóñez will take part in the institute’s workshops and conferences, which feature some of the world’s leading scientists addressing questions that lie at the very frontier of fundamental knowledge.
- Professor of Geosciences Kurt Marfurt has been selected as the instructor for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 2006 Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC). Selection as the DISC instructor is viewed as a major honor and recognition of excellence by SEG and the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE). The Distinguished Instructor Short Course is an eight-hour, one-day short course on a topic of current and wide-spread interest; it is presented at over 25 locations each year around the world.