Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council

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  • Undergrad Earns Coveted NSF Fellowship, Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention
    Undergrad Earns Coveted NSF Fellowship, Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention

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  • Alumnus Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students
    Alumnus Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students

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  • Harvard-Amgen Summer Program for Biotechnology Admits UH Undergrad
    Harvard-Amgen Summer Program for Biotechnology Admits UH Undergrad

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  • Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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  • UH Scientist Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills
    UH Scientist Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills

    Jacinta Conrad earned a $1.8 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative… Read more

  • Professor Earns NSF Award to Investigate Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery
    Professor Earns NSF Award to Investigate Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery

    Professor uncovers the fundamental science of using block copolymer micelles for drug delivery with a $165,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Read more

  • UH Engineers Earn $1.5 Million to Pursue Nanopatterning Technology
    UH Engineers Earn $1.5 Million to Pursue Nanopatterning Technology

    Four professors earned a four-year grant amounting to almost $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to pursue their nanopatterning discovery. Read more

  • Novel Genetic Tool Advances Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering
    Novel Genetic Tool Advances Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering

    Patrick Cirino earned a National Science Foundation grant to continue developing genetic tools that advance synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. Read more

  • Researchers Develop New Cell Screening Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy
    Researchers Develop New Cell Screening Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy

    Engineering Researchers created a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments. Read more

  • UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
    UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields

    The NSF grant will be used to increase the number and success of women faculty in STEM fields. Read more

Research News

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

Finding improved methods for drug delivery is a hot topic among researchers all over the world. One method in particular, which utilizes polymeric micelles to carry and deliver drug molecules to their intended targets inside of the body, has had very promising results in recent years.

Professor Investigates Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery with NSF Award

Last year, a professor and student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering published an article in Science outlining a surprising discovery about gold’s unexpected catalytic properties.

Chemical Engineers' Paper Named Best of AIChE South Texas Section

Faculty Awards

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

Lars Grabow, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, was recently elected as second vice chair for the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) division of the Amer

AIChE Elects UH Engineer as Vice Chair for Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA). He was one of only 11 NSSA fellows elected this year. 

Neutron Scattering Society of America Elects UH Engineer as 2016 Fellow

Student News

The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) awarded Yuying Song, a chemical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College, the 2016 Colt Refining Student Award for her work exploring catalysts made of precious metal alloys.

Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Award for Work with Precious Metals

Katy Olafson, a chemical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen of Engineering, received a 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award.

Chemical Doctoral Student Wins AIChE Research Award

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted this year’s Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS) Symposium on April 22, 2016. The symposium provides an opportunity for engineering students from across the region to present their research to an esteemed crowd of international researchers and industry professionals.

Three UH Engineers Earn Poster Awards at Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium

Recent Faculty Publications

Ghorbanpour, A., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.,

"Computational assessment of the dominant factors governing the mechanism of methanol dehydration over H-ZSM-5 with heterogeneous Al distribution", ACS Catalysis 6, 2287-2298

, 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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