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Molecular Understanding of Drug Interactions Suggests Pathway to Better Malaria Treatments
The Work Also Has Implications for Speeding Drug Development The process of crystallization is central to drug development, petrochemical processing...

The Work Also Has Implications for Speeding Drug Development

The process of crystallization is central to drug development, petrochemical processing and other industrial actions, but scientists say they still are learning about the complex interactions involved in the building and dissolution of crystals.

UH Researchers Win Grant to Create Superior Class of Magnetic Materials
The Semiconductor Research Corp. awarded a three-year, $240,000 grant to University of Houston researchers to design a new electrodeposition process...
Stanko Brankovic, a globally-renowned electrodeposition authority at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, and Robles Hernández, an associate professor at the UH College of Technology have teamed up for the Semiconductor Research Corp.– funded new materials research project.

The Semiconductor Research Corp. awarded a three-year, $240,000 grant to University of Houston researchers to design a new electrodeposition process and solution to create a new alloy with superior qualities and broad applications.

UH Engineering Student Wins Prestigious Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship
Research Has Potential for Valuable Medical and Military Applications   University of Houston doctoral student Adesola Saba won a highly...
Adesola Saba, PhD candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship for his work studying the metabolome of bacterial persisters in assistant professor Dr. Mehmet Orman's lab.

Research Has Potential for Valuable Medical and Military Applications

 

University of Houston doctoral student Adesola Saba won a highly competitive 2019 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Saba is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

UH PROMES Scholars Give Back This Holiday Season
Engineering students address needs in the UH and Houston communities   It’s the season of giving, and students who are enrolled in the UH Cullen...
UH Cullen College Women of PROMES is Holding an essentials drive for the holiday season.

Engineering students address needs in the UH and Houston communities

 

It’s the season of giving, and students who are enrolled in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) are making the most of it.

UH Engineer Honored For Work in Crystal Engineering
TAMEST Awards Recognize Texas’ Most Promising Researchers   An engineer from the University of Houston has received the state’s top honor in...
Jeffrey Rimer, Abraham E. Dukler Professor of Chemical Engineering at UH, has received the 2020 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

TAMEST Awards Recognize Texas’ Most Promising Researchers

 

An engineer from the University of Houston has received the state’s top honor in engineering for his pioneering discoveries about how crystals form and how they can be dissolved.

Photos: Fall 2019 Rockwell Lecture Series Presents “Anomalies in Ambient and Supercooled Water: Is There a Second Critical Point Lurking Nearby?”
UH Engineering hosted another installment of the Rockwell Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, November 8, featuring James Skinner. Skinner...

UH Engineering hosted another installment of the Rockwell Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, November 8, featuring James Skinner.

Skinner visited from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, where he is the Crown Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, Director of the Water Research Initiative and Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs.

Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the...
ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate students represent six of the college’s seven engineering departments.

Here are the UH scholarship winners:

Engineering – Undergraduates

Distinguished Alumnus Wayne Klotz To Speak At Fall 2019 UH Cullen College Commencement
Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'   Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (...
Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76)

Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'

 

Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76) was named the keynote speaker for the college’s fall 2019 commencement on Friday, December 13. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1974 and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Cullen College in 1976.

Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase
UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments  
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeline Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase.

UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments

 

Record Number of Cullen College Engineering Students Attend 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit
Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars...
Rukaiya Batliwala, mechanical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars program. Last year only one engineering student, Ayoola John-Muyiwa (BSPetE ’19), was chosen.

Energy Industry Experts to Visit UH Campus for 2019 Energy Night
The Energy Coalition, a collaborative University of Houston student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night on Monday, November 4, at the...
The Energy Coalition, a UH student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night.

The Energy Coalition, a collaborative University of Houston student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night on Monday, November 4, at the Student Center. The event will bring in leading experts who can share insights and answer questions about the future of the energy sector.

New Catalyst Would Boost Biomass Conversion to Fuels, Chemicals
Cerium Oxide Catalyst Will Remove Oxygen, Reduce Processing Requirements  
Praveen Bollini, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, says a catalyst using bulk cerium oxide – the most abundant of the rare earth elements in the earth’s crust – can efficiently remove the excess oxygen from biomass, allowing it to be economically converted to fuels and chemicals.

Cerium Oxide Catalyst Will Remove Oxygen, Reduce Processing Requirements

 

UH Engineers Test Biodegradable Self-Guided Reconnaissance Devices
Researchers share video of their Advanced Naval Technology Exercise   Discretion is an integral part of covert reconnaissance missions. With that...
UH ECE student Jarrett Lonsford works on the electronics for a sensing drift node in Dr. Aaron Becker's lab on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

Researchers share video of their Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

 

Discretion is an integral part of covert reconnaissance missions. With that in mind, a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers are working on $1 million project to create self-guided biodegradable containers of sensors to map coastlines and the bottom of the ocean. 

Cullen College Professor Wins Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Jerrod Henderson Recognized for Diversity and Student Success Efforts   Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen...
Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with some of his students.

Jerrod Henderson Recognized for Diversity and Student Success Efforts

 

Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from his alma mater. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois chose seven alumni to recognize.

UH Engineer Alamgir Karim leads game-changing project to advance copolymer production
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year grant to a UH Cullen College of Engineering research team led by Alamgir Karim, professor...
Alamgir Karim, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of materials engineering at the University of Houston.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year grant to a UH Cullen College of Engineering research team led by Alamgir Karim, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. The team’s project, titled “Ordering of Block Copolymer Systems with Enhanced Molecular Interactions and Diffusional Dynamics,” received $399,718.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research...
Mario Romero-Ortega joins the UH Cullen College as a professor of biomedical engineering.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters. They bring expertise in a wide variety of fields ranging from neuroscience to data science and machine learning. Their research covers topics ranging from innovations in bioengineering to sustainability of energy systems.

Photos: Engineering Alumni Association Hosts 2019 Annual Meeting
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s...
The Engineering Alumni Association holds its annual meeting and networking event at Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston on Aug. 22, 2019.

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s mission of championing, supporting and uniting the Cullen College’s students, faculty and alumni.

Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia
NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors   HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas...
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NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors

 

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Presents Inaugural Innovator Awards
Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit   Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest...
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the 2019 Career Innovator Award

Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit

 

Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest achievements – from the creation of the first wheel to electricity to heart transplants. And it is the entrepreneurial spirit that puts these advances into the hands of the people who can use it the most.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Recognized for Achievements in Diversity by ASEE
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to...
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

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