Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Research News

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

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

Faculty Awards

 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

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

Student News

Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering means you are among the most talented chemical engineers in the U.S. – the UH program is ranked as one of the top 25 places in the U.S. to pursue the discipline. According to College Choice, UH is No. 23 out of the 25 Best Chemical Engineering Degrees for 2016-2017 and the 11th best state university department.

UH Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Degree Among Best in Nation
 (L-R) Harry Diaz, Rawan Almallahi, Sharon John and Priya Patel. Leading the way (far right) is Undergraduate Program Director for the Chemical Engineering Dept. Micky Fleischer

Life’s persistent and most urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Nine Cullen College Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Students Awarded with Scholarships
Cullen College chemical engineering student Jami Summey-Rice

The October issue of CEP Magazine, published by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), is highlighting Jami Summey-Rice, a UH Cullen College chemical engineering student whose path to engineering has taken some interesting and varied turns.

Cullen College Engineering Student Profiled in National Journal

Recent Faculty Publications

Yadav, V.; Harkin, A. V.; Robertson, M. L.; Conrad, J. C.,

“Hysteretic Memory in pH-Response of Water Contact Angle on Poly(acrylic acid) Brushes,” Soft Matter, 12, 3589-3599

, 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

Faculty Research Areas

Graduate Fellowship In Clinical Translation

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