CEA News

Howard University Appoints John M. M. Anderson, Ph.D., as CEA Dean

Wed, May, 13 2020

Howard University announces John M. M. Anderson, Ph.D. as dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA), effective immediately. Anderson most recently served as interim dean of the College of Engineering after holding various positions of increasing responsibility within the College since joining the University in 2002 as an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.Read More >>

Coronavirus: Ongoing Campus Updates

Fri, March, 13 2020

The University will continue to keep the community up to date about the status of the virus' spread, prevention measures, as well as changes to normal campus operations.Read More >>

Meet the CEA Forbes Under 30 Scholars

Fri, October, 18 2019

Six of our students have been selected as Forbes Under 30 Scholars for the 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit. A summit with a social reach of 2.3B that attracts celebrities, business leaders, mentors and visionaries, and the world’s best selection of young entrepreneurs is no ordinary event. Read More >>

Architecture

A Tribute to Professor Emeritus and Alumnus Victor C. W. Dzidzienyo

Thu, December, 3 2020

We celebrate the life of Architecture Professor Emeritus and Alumnus Victor C. W. Dzidzienyo (B.Arch. '67; MCP '69). We deeply appreciate his dedicated service and extend our condolences to family and friends.Read More >>

Architecture Alumnus Julian Arrington Lead Designer for Society's Cage

Fri, October, 30 2020

Architecture Alumnus Julian Arrington (‘15) of SmithGroup, an international architecture, engineering and planning firm, served as one of two lead designers for Society’s Cage, an art installation that makes “a statement on the forces of systemic racism” (SmithGroup).Read More >>

Professor Bradford Grant Named First Smithsonian Instagram Artist-in-Residence

Fri, July, 24 2020

Architecture Professor Bradford Grant has been named the first Instagram artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery “seeks to collaborate with artists both within and outside the Smithsonian to create dynamic public outreach, engage diverse national and international audiences, and explore the infinite richness and complexity of American history through the art of portraiture and biography to advance the Smithsonian’s fundamental mission to increase and diffuse knowledge”. Read More >>

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Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor Preethi Chandran Awarded $500K NSF Grant for Biological Research

Tue, September, 29 2020

Chemical Engineering Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Preethi Chandran, Ph.D., received a $500K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Excellence in Research (EiR) program to study the biophysics of the shield of sugars (glycans) that typically covers pathogens.Read More >>

Associate Professor Preethi Chandran Partners with Heart of Tabitha Foundation on STEM and College Readiness Workshop

Fri, September, 11 2020

The Heart of Tabitha Foundation partnered with Howard University Chemical Engineering Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Preethi Chandran, Ph.D., and Catholic University Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Otto Wilson, Ph.D., to continue offering its annual summer workshop for local high school students in a virtual setting. The workshop focused on college readiness and STEM careers and featured speakers from several professions. Read More >>

Assistant Professor Solmaz Tabtabaei Receives $450K USDA Grant to Research 3D Food Printing for Plant Proteins

Mon, August, 17 2020

Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Solmaz Tabtabaei recently received a four-year $450K grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for her research on the classification of legumes and cereals for 3D food printing.Read More >>

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sophomores Rutledge and Abraham Publish in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal Diamond and Related Materials

Thu, December, 17 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Sophomores Jade Rutledge and Brandon Abraham recently published a paper titled “Mechanical Properties of C3N Nanotubes” in the peer-reviewed scientific journal in materials science Diamond and Related Materials. Rutledge and Abraham worked in collaboration with Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Hamid Ghasemi under the mentorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Hessam Yazdani. Read More >>

Howard University Receives $570K DURIP Grant for Interdisciplinary Research and Education

Thu, November, 5 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Hessam Yazdani, Ph.D. has received a $570,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to support research and education in advanced materials, water treatment and environmental chemistry, orthotics and prosthetics, and traumatic brain injury. Read More >>

Professor Claudia Marin to Lead NSF Convergence Accelerator Team

Thu, October, 8 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Claudia Marin, Ph.D., P.E. is leading a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Convergence Accelerator team to develop an Intelligent Surveillance Platform for Damage Detection and Localization of Civil Infrastructure. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Marin a $760,000 grant over nine months for Phase I of a two-phased project through the NSF Convergence Accelerator program which is a highly competitive program designed to leverage a convergence approach to transition basic research and discovery into practice. Architecture Professor Bradford Grant will be contributing to the research alongside Dr. Marin.Read More >>

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Recent Computer Science Ph.D. Graduates Join Industry as Outstanding Researchers

Fri, November, 20 2020

Recent Computer Science Ph.D. graduates Abdulhamid Adebayo (far right) and Ronald Doku (second to the right) joined tech giants IBM Research and Oracle as researchers in cybersecurity and data science. Dr. Adebayo joined IBM Research as Hybrid Cloud Security Researcher and Dr. Doku joined Oracle, Inc. as Data Scientist. Both were graduate research assistants and advisees of Danda B. Rawat, Ph.D., Computer Science Professor and Director of Howard University’s Data Science & Cybersecurity Center (DSC2). Read More >>

Electrical Engineering Lecturer Fadel Lashhab Receives 2020 IEEE IEMTRONICS Best Paper Award

Fri, October, 23 2020

Electrical Engineering Lecturer Fadel Lashhab, Ph.D. recently received the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International IoT, Electronics and Mechatronics (IEMTRONICS) Best Paper Award in the Mechatronics track for his paper titled “Estimation of Dynamic Laplacian Eigenvalues in Dynamic Consensus Networks”. Read More >>

Professor Danda Rawat to Launch HU Center of Excellence with $7.5M DoD Award

Mon, October, 19 2020

Howard University’s College of Engineering and Architecture has received a five-year $7.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to create a Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, known as CoE-AIML. The project is led by Danda B. Rawat, Ph.D., professor of Computer Science and director of Howard’s Data Science & Cybersecurity Center (DSC2).Read More >>

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Mechanical Engineering

McFadden Wins Grand Prize at AT&T HBCU Innovation Challenge

Wed, November, 25 2020

Mechanical engineering senior Saleah McFadden won the $50K grand prize at the AT&T HBCU Innovation Challenge along with Howard University (HU) School of Business team members, Ashlynn Donelson, Keoniah Phillips, and Zakiyah Walker. The HU winning team, 4twenty1, competed against 24 other student teams from across seventeen HBCUs. Read More >>

Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. Named Morgan State Engineering Dean

Mon, August, 3 2020

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. (MSME ‘87, Ph.D. ‘93), the first African American to receive the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University, was recently named dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University. Dr. Barton’s leadership will assist with the efforts of engineering deans at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to diversify the engineering fields and promote the position of HBCUs as leading research institutions in science and engineering.Read More >>

ME Chair Nadir Yilmaz Honored with SAE International Leadership Citation

Tue, July, 7 2020

Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair and Professor Nadir Yilmaz, Ph.D., P.E., recently received the prestigious SAE International Leadership Citation from SAE International, formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers. The SAE International Leadership Citation provides public recognition to one individual annually who is internationally acknowledged for continuous professional involvement and participation in SAE programs and events worldwide. Read More >>

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News

Sophomores Rutledge and Abraham Publish in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal Diamond and Related Materials

Thu, December, 17 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Sophomores Jade Rutledge and Brandon Abraham recently published a paper titled “Mechanical Properties of C3N Nanotubes” in the peer-reviewed scientific journal in materials science Diamond and Related Materials. Rutledge and Abraham worked in collaboration with Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Hamid Ghasemi under the mentorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Hessam Yazdani. Read More >>

A Tribute to Professor Emeritus and Alumnus Victor C. W. Dzidzienyo

Thu, December, 3 2020

We celebrate the life of Architecture Professor Emeritus and Alumnus Victor C. W. Dzidzienyo (B.Arch. '67; MCP '69). We deeply appreciate his dedicated service and extend our condolences to family and friends.Read More >>

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