Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council

  • Undergrad Earns Coveted NSF Fellowship, Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention
    Undergrad Earns Coveted NSF Fellowship, Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention

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  • Alumnus Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students
    Alumnus Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students

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  • Harvard-Amgen Summer Program for Biotechnology Admits UH Undergrad
    Harvard-Amgen Summer Program for Biotechnology Admits UH Undergrad

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  • Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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  • UH Scientist Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills
    UH Scientist Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills

    Jacinta Conrad earned a $1.8 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative… Read more

  • Professor Earns NSF Award to Investigate Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery
    Professor Earns NSF Award to Investigate Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery

    Professor uncovers the fundamental science of using block copolymer micelles for drug delivery with a $165,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Read more

  • UH Engineers Earn $1.5 Million to Pursue Nanopatterning Technology
    UH Engineers Earn $1.5 Million to Pursue Nanopatterning Technology

    Four professors earned a four-year grant amounting to almost $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to pursue their nanopatterning discovery. Read more

  • Novel Genetic Tool Advances Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering
    Novel Genetic Tool Advances Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering

    Patrick Cirino earned a National Science Foundation grant to continue developing genetic tools that advance synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. Read more

  • Researchers Develop New Cell Screening Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy
    Researchers Develop New Cell Screening Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy

    Engineering Researchers created a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments. Read more

  • UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
    UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields

    The NSF grant will be used to increase the number and success of women faculty in STEM fields. Read more

Research News

A researcher at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has earned a $1.8 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to determine how the use of dispersants to break up an oil spill affects the natural cleaning role played by bacteria.

UH Engineer Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills

Finding improved methods for drug delivery is a hot topic among researchers all over the world. One method in particular, which utilizes polymeric micelles to carry and deliver drug molecules to their intended targets inside of the body, has had very promising results in recent years.

Professor Investigates Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery with NSF Award

Last year, a professor and student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering published an article in Science outlining a surprising discovery about gold’s unexpected catalytic properties.

Chemical Engineers' Paper Named Best of AIChE South Texas Section

Faculty Awards

Jeffrey Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, received the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his multifaceted research on crystallization.

Chemical Engineering Professor Honored with Owens Corning Early Career Award

Lars Grabow, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, was recently elected as second vice chair for the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) division of the Amer

AIChE Elects UH Engineer as Vice Chair for Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA). He was one of only 11 NSSA fellows elected this year. 

Neutron Scattering Society of America Elects UH Engineer as 2016 Fellow

Student News

Chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student Ricardo Sosa earned the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship.

One UH Chemical Engineering Student Earns Coveted NSF Research Fellowship, Another Receives Honorable Mention

The University of Houston’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter hosted the 2016 AIChE Southwest Student Regional Conference on the UH campus from April 8-10.

Cullen College Hosts 2016 AIChE Southwest Student Regional Conference

This summer, a chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduate student from the University of Houston Cullen College will attend the 2016 Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program in Cambridge, Mass.

Harvard-Amgen Summer Program for Biotechnology Admits UH Engineering Undergrad

Recent Faculty Publications

P. G. Moses, L. C. Grabow, E. M. Fernandez, B. Hinnemann, H. Topsøe, K. G. Knudsen, J. K. Nørskov*,

"Trends in hydrodesulfurization catalysis based on realistic surface models”,Catal. Lett. [DOI

, 2014

Neal R. Amundson Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering

Neal R. AmundsonIn honor of an engineer, an educator, a colleague and a friend, the UH Cullen College of Engineering would like to establish an endowed chair named after the late Dr. Neal R. Amundson. Find out more

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