International Workshop on Coated Conductors for Applications


About Houston

Houston, TexasHouston, fourth largest city in the U.S., is a leader in technology, business, entertainment, and the arts. Home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the largest concentration of medical professionals in the world, the city is known for its cutting-edge research and technology development.

It is also renowned for its superb arts and entertainment scene. Houston houses five major league sports teams, including the 2005 National League Champion Houston Astros. Our Museum District is home to 15 institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the sixth largest museum in the country, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Houston is one of only five cities in the U.S. with resident companies in the four disciplines of the performing arts, all found within the 17-block Theater District in downtown Houston.

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About The University of Houston

University of HoustonThe University of Houston (UH) is a public doctoral/research university located in Houston, Texas. The 560-acre (2.3 km2) campus includes greenery, fountains, and sculptures. It is the flagship institution and the only doctoral degree-granting university in the University of Houston System, which includes three other universities and two multi-institution teaching centers.

Founded in 1927, the University serves more than 35,300 students in 12 academic colleges and in the interdisciplinary Honors College on a 560-acre (2.3 km2) campus southeast of Downtown Houston. UH offers 109 bachelor's, 131 master's, 51 doctoral, and three professional degree programs. It currently is the third-largest university in Texas and twenty-third largest university in the United States by enrollment, awarding more than 6,600 degrees annually.

The University of Houston is ranked second among national universities for Campus Ethnic Diversity by U.S. News & World Report, and over 130 countries are represented. The University of Houston conducts research in each academic department and operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus. Interdisciplinary research conducted at UH includes superconductivity, space commercialization, biomedical engineering, economics, education, petroleum exploration, and virtual technology.

About The Texas Center for Superconductivity

Houston Science CenterThe Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston is the largest multidisciplinary university superconductivity and advanced materials research effort in the United States, where over 200 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students work to discover hew high temperature superconducting-, energy- and nano-materials, advance their applications in partnerships with industry, and disseminate knowledge through education, outreach and technology transfer for the benefit of the public and the environment. Housed in the $22.5 million Houston Science Center and several other buildings on the University of Houston Campus, TcSUH personnel work in multidisciplinary laboratory groups to create and advance new knowledge while preparing the next generation of scientists and engineers.