Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council

  • Two UH Chemical Engineers Named to 2018 Class of Influential Researchers by I&EC Research
    Two UH Chemical Engineers Named to 2018 Class of Influential Researchers by I&EC Research

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  • Cullen College Professors Earn $765K Welch Awards to Continue Life-Altering Research, Investigate Chemical Conundrums
    Cullen College Professors Earn $765K Welch Awards to Continue Life-Altering Research, Investigate Chemical Conundrums

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  • UH Professor Discovers Issue at the Root of Seven-Year Water Dispute
    UH Professor Discovers Issue at the Root of Seven-Year Water Dispute

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  • A New Take on Fighting Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
    A New Take on Fighting Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

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  • UH Engineer Part of $800K DOE Study Targeting Safer Storage for Nuclear Waste
    UH Engineer Part of $800K DOE Study Targeting Safer Storage for Nuclear Waste

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  • UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings
    UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings

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  • Cullen College Ranked Among Top 25 Schools to Earn a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering
    Cullen College Ranked Among Top 25 Schools to Earn a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering

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  • (Re) Engineering the Chemical World

Research News

While early prototypes of robotic rehabilitation systems controlled by the user's own brain required the use of skullcaps embedded with sensors, researchers are developing a simpler version that can be used at home.

Industry Partnership Supports Faster Track to Commercialize Accessible Healthcare

 

Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. But the demonstrations have taken place in highly controlled settings, and none of the systems have been approved for use in clinics or patient’s homes.

‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
Jeremy Palmer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, resolves water dispute.

Palmer uses programming experience to crack scientific stalemate

A scientific quest, started with genuine curiosity and a passion for research, turned into a Hatfield-McCoy style feud that lasted seven years. 

UH Professor Discovers Issue at the Root of Seven-Year Water Dispute
Bacteria - time and again - have come up with ways to fight back against antibiotics and survive

UH Researchers Receive $3.5 M to Find Best Combinations of Antibiotics

 

A New Take on Fighting Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Faculty 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
I&EC Research special issues showcasing papers from the 2018 Class of Influential Researchers.

A global team of editors and board members at Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) Research, a journal published by the American Chemical Society, scoured the world to identify influential, early career researchers for their annual “Influential Researchers” list.

Two UH Chemical Engineers Named to 2018 Class of Influential Researchers by I&EC Research
Jeffrey Rimer, Abraham E. Dukler Professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

Three UH Cullen College chemical and biomolecular engineering professors received funding from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to basic chemical research that benefits humankind. These three-year grants extend from 2018 to 2021.

Cullen College Professors Earn $765K Welch Awards to Continue Life-Altering Research, Investigate Chemical Conundrums

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

J. Shuai, H. D. Yoo, Y. L. Liang, Y. F. Li, Y. Yao & L. C. Grabow,

"Density functional theory study of Li, Na, and Mg intercalation and diffusion in MoS2 with controlled interlayer spacing", Materials Research Express, 3(6) [DOI

, 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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