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Distinguished Alumnus, Bilfinger Executive to be UH Cullen College Fall 2018 Commencement Speaker
Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80), is coming home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering as the featured speaker at its commencement on Dec....
Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80) is the fall 2018 UH Cullen College of Engineering commencement speaker.

Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80), is coming home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering as the featured speaker at its commencement on Dec. 13 at the NRG Arena. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from UH in 1980 and has remained involved in the Cullen College community throughout the course of his 37 year-long career.

Establishing Immunotherapy For Pediatric Liver Cancer
T-Cell Editor Creating Powerful Immunotherapy Weapon   As part of a $6 million effort to establish new therapies for high-risk pediatric liver...
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T-Cell Editor Creating Powerful Immunotherapy Weapon

 

As part of a $6 million effort to establish new therapies for high-risk pediatric liver cancer, Navin Varadarajan, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, will modify T cells to recognize and kill glypican-3, a molecule found in liver cancer cells.

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins First Place at Society of Rheology Annual Meeting
A multitude of everyday products – ranging from cosmetics and shampoo to computers and furniture – are made of composite materials. Composites are...
Ali Slim, a UH doctoral student, wins Best Poster Award at the Society of Rheology meeting.

A multitude of everyday products – ranging from cosmetics and shampoo to computers and furniture – are made of composite materials. Composites are made by combining two or more natural or artificial elements, with the result being significantly different and often stronger than the original materials. Intrigued by the potential and properties of composites, Ali Slim chose to pursue a Ph.D.

Undergrads From Across the Country Work As UH Engineering Researchers Over Summer
UH Cullen College’s REU Programs Focus on Materials Science, Neurotechnologies   For 10 weeks over the summer, undergraduate students from across...
Student researcher presented their work at the 2018 UH REU Poster Session to students and faculty

UH Cullen College’s REU Programs Focus on Materials Science, Neurotechnologies

 

For 10 weeks over the summer, undergraduate students from across the U.S. became bonafide engineering researchers, working alongside some of UH Cullen College’s brightest minds to solve some of the world’s most pressing technical challenges with science and ingenuity.

UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Electrochemical Journal
Stanko Brankovic, professor of electric and computer engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering,...
Stanko Brankovic, a UH researcher, guest edits a special issue of the The Electrochemical Society Interface.

Stanko Brankovic, professor of electric and computer engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, served as a guest editor for a special issue of The Electrochemical Society Interface.

Building the UH Engineering Legacy at Katy: From Foundation to New Heights
Q & A With Founding Director Phaneendra Kondapi   Plans for the Cullen College of Engineering to expand into the Katy area grow more concrete...
Phaneendra "Phani" Kondapi brings a unique and invaluable skillset to his roles as founding director of the UH engineering programs at Katy and director of the UH subsea engineering program.

Q & A With Founding Director Phaneendra Kondapi

 

Plans for the Cullen College of Engineering to expand into the Katy area grow more concrete each day as the construction of the University of Houston Katy Campus progresses. The 84,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building will open its doors to hundreds of UH engineering students in fall 2019.

Paper Outlining Fuel Cell Discovery Wins 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...
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.

‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
Industry Partnership Supports Faster Track to Commercialize Accessible Healthcare   Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic...
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.

Two UH Chemical Engineers Named to 2018 Class of Influential Researchers by I&EC Research
A global team of editors and board members at Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) Research, a journal published by the American...
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.

Cullen College Professors Earn $765K Welch Awards to Continue Life-Altering Research, Investigate Chemical Conundrums
Three UH Cullen College chemical and biomolecular engineering professors received funding from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to basic...
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.

UH Professor Discovers Issue at the Root of Seven-Year Water Dispute
Palmer uses programming experience to crack scientific stalemate A scientific quest, started with genuine curiosity and a passion for research,...
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. 

A New Take on Fighting Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
UH Researchers Receive $3.5 M to Find Best Combinations of Antibiotics  
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

 

UH Engineer Part of $800K DOE Study Targeting Safer Storage for Nuclear Waste
Rimer: ‘Understanding Formation Process of Zeolites is Key.’   About 20 percent of the electricity produced in the United States of America is...
UH Researcher Working on DOE Project For Safer Storage of Nuclear Waste

Rimer: ‘Understanding Formation Process of Zeolites is Key.’

 

About 20 percent of the electricity produced in the United States of America is generated at nuclear power plants, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This means residents in one out of every five U.S. homes turn on their lights, use refrigerators and make toast – among other things – using energy generated by nuclear power plants.

National Radio Show Interviews Chemical Engineering Chairman About a Natural Gas Catalyst For Boosting Clean, Affordable Transportation
What’s not to like about U.S. produced fuel that’s affordable, better for the environment and readily available?
UH led research team is working on a natural gas catalyst for cleaner, cheaper transportation.

What’s not to like about U.S. produced fuel that’s affordable, better for the environment and readily available?

Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers   Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a...
UH researchers are testing prototypes for the project in Brays Bayou.

UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers

 

Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for doing that – especially along shorelines, where underwater mines and other hazards can pose serious risks – all have drawbacks. It is especially difficult if keeping the technology out of enemy hands is a priority.

Environmentally Friendly Polymers Bring Spotlight to Cullen College Professor
Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was honored in May with the 2018 Sparks-Thomas Award from the Rubber...
Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was honored with the 2018 Sparks-Thomas Award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society

Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was honored in May with the 2018 Sparks-Thomas Award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society.

UH Signs MoU with Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy
Focus on joint research and competitive education for students   The University of Houston recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with...
Celebrating a MoU between the University of Houston and the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy.

Focus on joint research and competitive education for students

 

The University of Houston recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), declared by the Indian Parliament as an “institution of national importance.”

UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public...
UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association

The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public relations/communications newsletter. Finalists in the category included UH's Bauer College of Business and Houston Methodist Hospital.

UH Engineer Seeks to Learn More About Crystal Formation
NSF-Funded Work Holds Promise for Health Care, Energy, Other Fields  
Jeremy Palmer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, wins NSF CAREER Award.

NSF-Funded Work Holds Promise for Health Care, Energy, Other Fields

 

New Natural Gas Catalyst Would Boost Clean Transportation
UH Engineer Says DOE-Funded Work Will Capture Methane, Other Emissions Thanks to advances in drilling technology, there is enough natural gas in the...
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UH Engineer Says DOE-Funded Work Will Capture Methane, Other Emissions

Thanks to advances in drilling technology, there is enough natural gas in the U.S. to last well into next century and beyond. This has renewed the idea of using inexpensive, domestically produced natural gas as a transportation fuel.

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