Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Research News

Vivek Yadav, left, with Dr. Chris Iacovella, session co-chair

Vivek Yadav, studying for his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the Cullen College, earned third place for his presentation at the "Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research" session at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2016 Annual Meeting held in San Francisco. AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineers with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries.

Graduate Research Assistant Awarded for Work in Polymers
Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, intends to make nuclear energy safer

Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer, eliminating real-life disasters like those that have occurred at the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power plants.

UH Professors May Create Safe, Affordable Nuclear Energy, Changing National Conversation

Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance in the treatment of calcium oxalate stones in 30 years.

Researchers Propose New Treatment to Prevent Kidney Stones

Faculty Awards

Great teachers are in line for great things, thanks to generous alumnus

In his continued spirit of generosity, UH Engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire has donated $1 million to the Cullen College of Engineering to create the William A. Brookshire Teaching Excellence Award Endowment. According to the endowment agreement, the annual distributed income will honor faculty members in the Cullen College “who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to exemplifying the highest levels of teaching excellence inside the classroom.”

Generous Engineering Alumnus William A. Brookshire Funds $1M Scholarship for Teachers
 His work rocks

A diamond continues to shine in the Cullen College department of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Expert in the world of crystallization, Jeffrey Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor, has scored another award – this time the Joe W. Hightower Award from the American Chemical Society - Greater Houston Section (ACS-GHS).

It’s Crystal Clear: Jeff Rimer is an Award Winner
 The high-performance computers that store his data

Jeremy Palmer, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s chemical and biomolecular engineering department, was awarded the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund’s Doctoral New Investigator Grant.

UH Chemical Engineer Harnesses High Performance Computing Power to Design Improved Zeolite Catalysts

Student News

Cullen College student and iEducate tutor Bionka Edmundson in action

When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders.

“It never crossed my mind,” said Jordan.

But the opportunity found him when he learned of iEducate, a group that pays you to share your knowledge of STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with students in Houston’s underserved communities.

It seemed a good fit. Turns out it was perfect.

Cullen College in the Community – Partnership with iEducate Teaches Success
Vivek Yadav, left, with Dr. Chris Iacovella, session co-chair

Vivek Yadav, studying for his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the Cullen College, earned third place for his presentation at the "Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research" session at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2016 Annual Meeting held in San Francisco. AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineers with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries.

Graduate Research Assistant Awarded for Work in Polymers
Making connections at Engineering Career Fair

Aside from attaining knowledge itself, most students attend college to find a path forward in their lives, searching for a career that suits them. At the Engineering Career Fair, that job is made easier as company representatives from the Houston area drop in to offer opportunities, mentor students and share stories of how they went from being a college student to a company employee.

Spring Engineering Career Fair a Success

Recent Faculty Publications

Sanbir S. Kaler, Qiaowei Lou, Vincent M. Donnelly and Demetre J. Economou,

“Silicon Nitride and Silicon Etching by CH3F/O2 and CH3F/CO2 Plasma Beams,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 34, 041301

, 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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