Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council

Research News

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), one of the largest energy expositions and the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources, is this week.

UH Cullen College of Engineering part of the conference program

Offshore Technology Conference Celebrates 50 Years

B Cells Gone Bad Could be the Culprit in Rheumatoid Arthritis


Biomolecular researcher Navin Varadarajan recently published in Arthritis & Rheumatology journal a first-of-its-kind study -  a comprehensive profile of B cells in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). B cells are lymphocytes, or white blood cells, that make protein antibodies that attack a patient’s healthy proteins in patients with RA.

Getting Closer: Finding Out Why the Immune System Attacks Itself

T-Cell Editor Creating Powerful Immunotherapy Weapon


As part of a $6 million effort to establish new therapies for high-risk pediatric liver cancer, Navin Varadarajan, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, will modify T cells to recognize and kill glypican-3, a molecule found in liver cancer cells.

Establishing Immunotherapy For Pediatric Liver Cancer

Faculty Awards

Mike Harold, M.D. Anderson Professor and chairman of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Mike Harold, M.D. Anderson Professor and chairman of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at UH Cullen College of Engineering, recently won the 2019 Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS) Award for Excellence in Applied Catalysis.

UH Chemical Engineering Chairman Wins SWCS Award for Applied Catalysis
Hadi Ghasemi, Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering, is renowned for his work involving innovative materials and icephobicity

Ghasemi and Vekilov in the Spotlight


Two Cullen College of Engineering faculty won the University of Houston’s Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2018-19 academic year. Hadi Ghasemi was recognized in the “Assistant Professor” category and Peter Vekilov was honored in the “Professor” category.

Cullen College Faculty Win UH Research Awards
Stanko Brankovic and Lars Grabow, two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors, accept the STS-AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award.

Cullen College engineering professors collaborate to solve monolayer catalyst mystery


The South Texas Section (STS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) chose a paper written by two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors and their Ph.D. students for its Best Fundamental Paper Award.

The award was presented Tuesday at the monthly STS-AIChE meeting in Galveston.

Paper Outlining Fuel Cell Discovery Wins AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award

Student News

Meet the 2019 UH DAAD-RISE scholars. They are heading to Germany for internships at research institutes this summer.

Eight University of Houston students – all from the Cullen College of Engineering and the Honors College – won 2019 DAAD RISE research scholarships and an opportunity to work at top German universities and research institutions this summer.

Record Number of UH Engineering Students Headed to Germany for Research and Adventure

The UH chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is bringing together UH NSBE alumni and current student members for an information session, titled “NSBE Guy and Girl Talk,” on Tuesday, April 9, in room 108 of Agnes Arnold Hall on campus.

UH NSBE Alumni to Share Industry Insights With Students
Esther Akinwande, a chemical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Student Spotlight

Almost everyone has heard the advice “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” at some point in their life. But Esther Akinwande, a chemical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, took its wisdom to heart and is now reaping the benefits.

Cullen College Student Wins Big in Scholarships and Opportunities

Recent Faculty Publications

Rao RT, Yang Q, Orman MA, Berthiaume F, Ierapetritou MG, Androulakis IP,

Burn trauma disrupts circadian rhythms in rat livers, International Journal of Burns and Trauma, 6:12

, 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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