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UH Engineer Says DOE-Funded Work Will Capture Methane, Other Emissions

 

Thanks to advances in drilling technology, there is enough natural gas in the U.S. to last well into next century and beyond. This has renewed the idea of using inexpensive, domestically produced natural gas as a transportation fuel.

New Natural Gas Catalyst Would Boost Clean Transportation
University of Houston chemical and biomolecular engineering researcher Mehmet Orman is investigating bacterial cells, called persisters, that won’t die when antibiotics hit them.

Wins National Award to Further Research

 

With a perfect score on his research proposal, chemical and biomolecular engineering researcher Mehmet Orman received the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Career Transition Award, meant to help initiate a successful bioengineering career as an independent research scientist. Orman will use the $250,000 prize to investigate cells that are resistant to antibiotics.

Researcher Takes New Approach to Antibiotic Tolerance
Navin Varadarajan, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is fighting against cancer by working to improve the effectiveness of T-cell immunotherapy.

A Cullen College of Engineering professor, who is working to improve treatments for battling cancer, received a grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), the organization that funds groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs in the state.

Chemical Engineer Wins CPRIT to Improve Effectiveness of Cancer Immunotherapy

Faculty Awards

Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was honored with the 2018 Sparks-Thomas Award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society

Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was honored in May with the 2018 Sparks-Thomas Award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society.

Environmentally Friendly Polymers Bring Spotlight to Cullen College Professor
Jeremy Palmer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, wins NSF CAREER Award.

NSF-Funded Work Holds Promise for Health Care, Energy, Other Fields

 

UH Engineer Seeks to Learn More About Crystal Formation
Dr. Jacinta Conrad won a University of Houston Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.

Conrad and Yao sweep "associate professor" category

 

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty swept the associate professor category of the University of Houston’s Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.

Cullen College Faculty Shine in UH Research Awards

Student News

Megan Goh, Cullen College of Engineering Outstanding Senior for 2017-18

Every academic year, the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering celebrates student academic achievement by choosing an Outstanding Senior and an Outstanding Junior. Not only do the chosen represent hard work and dedication, but also passion and intellectual curiosity. They serve to inspire.

For 2017-2018, the two students are: Biomedical engineering senior Megan Goh and chemical engineering junior Christine Stroh.

These are their stories.

 

UH Cullen College Recognizes Outstanding Students
REU student Kimi Bourland (center) with Haleh Ardebili (left) and Student Mentor Mengying Yuan (right)

For ten weeks during the summer, 12 undergraduate students from across the country are getting the chance of a lifetime on the UH campus, becoming engineering researchers in the Cullen College’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).

The Research Experience For Undergrads Inspires Students
Wendy Lang, Sashank Kasiraju and Wei Qin in the lab where award-winning work takes place

Three Cullen College chemical engineering Ph.D. students have returned from Denver, Co. where they were special guests at the 25th North American Meeting (NAM25) of the North American Catalysis Society. Sashank Kasiraju, who studies under the direction of Assistant Professor Lars Grabow, Wendy Lang, who studies under Mike Harold, chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and Wei Qin, mentored by Jeff Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M.

Work With Catalysts Changes Grad Students Into Award Winners

Recent Faculty Publications

Xie M, Wang S, Singh A, Cooksey TJ, Marquez MD, Bhattarai A, Kourentzi K, Robertson ML.,

Fluorophore exchange kinetics in block copolymer micelles with varying solvent-fluorophore and solvent-polymer interactions. Soft Matter, 12: 6196-205,

, 2016

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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