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Brankovic named fellow of Electrochemical Society
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow...
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the Class of 2021 for the Electrochemical Society (ECS).

Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the Class of 2021 for the Electrochemical Society (ECS).

Bhowmick earns innovation award from Polymer Processing Society
Anil Bhowmick, Ph.D., a Research Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 James L. White Innovation Award from...
Anil Bhowmick, Ph.D., a Research Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 James L. White Innovation Award from the Polymer Processing Society.

Anil Bhowmick, Ph.D., a Research Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 James L. White Innovation Award from the Polymer Processing Society. 

Henderson hired as Assistant Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
The William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that Jerrod Henderson, Ph.D., will join the Department as a tenure-...
Jerrod Henderson, Ph.D., will join the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering as a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting Sept. 1, 2021.

The William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that Jerrod Henderson, Ph.D., will join the Department as a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting Sept. 1, 2021.

Does Zinc Inhibit or Promote Growth of Kidney Stones? Well, Both.
First Study to Validate Conflicting Theories
Jeffrey Rimer, Abraham E. Dukler Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has published the first study that offers some resolution to the differing hypotheses of the role of zinc in kidney stones.

First Study to Validate Conflicting Theories

4 Cullen College graduate students honored for posters
Four students from the Cullen College of Engineering are among the winners of this year's University of Houston Graduate Research Showcase Virtual Poster Session. Held on March 22, the event showcases the breadth and depth of...
Pak Wing Chen.

Four students from the Cullen College of Engineering are among the winners of this year's University of Houston Graduate Research Showcase Virtual Poster Session.

Held on March 22, the event showcases the breadth and depth of groundbreaking research being undertaken by UH graduate students across disciplines, as well as to offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking. The Top 10 graduate student winners received a scholarship award.

Three graduate students receive TcSUH scholarships
Three graduate students from the Cullen College of Engineering have received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), as recognition for their work inside and outside of the...
Faheem Ershad.

Three graduate students from the Cullen College of Engineering have received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), as recognition for their work inside and outside of the classroom.

All three students received Cora Hawley Scholarships. According to the TcSUH, she established the scholarships to further the careers of exceptional students aligned with TcSUH research programs. The recipients for the 2021-22 academic year are:

Willson earns Alan S. Michaels Award from ACS BIOT
Calling it a career pinnacle in some ways, University of Houston professor Richard Willson said he was extremely satisfied when he was notified that he was the recipient of the Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological...
University of Houston professor Richard Willson said he was extremely satisfied when he was notified that he was the recipient of the Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products for 2021 from the American Chemical Society Biochemical Technology Division.

Calling it a career pinnacle in some ways, University of Houston professor Richard Willson said he was extremely satisfied when he was notified that he was the recipient of the Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products for 2021 from the American Chemical Society Biochemical Technology Division.

UH alum Hazlett hired as Concordia University professor
Being from Canada, Professor Melanie Hazlett honestly hadn't heard much of the University of Houston before she began searching for graduate school opportunities. However, it was her mentor Professor William Epling that led her...
Melanie Hazlett, a December 2016 graduate of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering with a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, is now a professor with her own research lab at Concordia University in Montreal.

Being from Canada, Professor Melanie Hazlett honestly hadn't heard much of the University of Houston before she began searching for graduate school opportunities. However, it was her mentor Professor William Epling that led her to Texas. 

The Creativity Behind Chemistry
UH Graduate Student Jacklyn N. Hall Gains National Recognition For Catalysis Research
UH graduate student Jacklyn N. Hall has gained national recognition for her work on catalysis research.

UH Graduate Student Jacklyn N. Hall Gains National Recognition For Catalysis Research

Examining the One-Two Punch of Malaria Drugs
When a mosquito begins to nibble on you, it is not merely feeding on your blood, it is also injecting its saliva into your skin. If that saliva happens to be full of parasites carrying malaria or other diseases from its last...
Peter Vekilov, Moores Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston, is examining why the two drugs that most often cure malaria can also fail because they tend to fight each other.

When a mosquito begins to nibble on you, it is not merely feeding on your blood, it is also injecting its saliva into your skin. If that saliva happens to be full of parasites carrying malaria or other diseases from its last victim, then most likely you will become infected, too. 

23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award...
The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.

The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners.

The initial announcement was made during the virtual Spring 2021 State of the College Address on May 4.

Stanko leads multi-department research into synthesis via SLRR reaction
Cullen College of Engineering professor Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is the corresponding author for a new, multi-department perspective paper on potential advancements in...

Cullen College of Engineering professor Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is the corresponding author for a new, multi-department perspective paper on potential advancements in catalyst synthesis.

Improved Catalyst May Translate to Petrochemical Production Gains
Aromatics are major building blocks of polymers, or plastics, that turn up as everything from PET bottles for water to breathable, wrinkle-resistant polyester clothing. These petrochemicals comprise a specialized, value-added...
Jeffrey Rimer is the Abraham E. Dukler Professor at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Aromatics are major building blocks of polymers, or plastics, that turn up as everything from PET bottles for water to breathable, wrinkle-resistant polyester clothing. These petrochemicals comprise a specialized, value-added sector of the energy industry. The process for refining crude oil into useful aromatic streams for derivative use often involves the usage of a catalyst to facilitate chemical reactions.

21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College.
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College.

UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga campus
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on...
An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.

The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on Navigation Boulevard.

College mourns passing of CEE professor emeritus Ghazzaly
Osman Ghazzaly, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, passed away the afternoon of April 8, 2021, according to friends.

Osman Ghazzaly, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, passed away the afternoon of April 8, 2021, according to friends.

Cullen College improves again in U.S. News & World Report rankings
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country.
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country.

The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country.

Rimer picked as Associate Editor for ACS' Crystal Growth & Design
Cullen College of Engineering professor Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., has been selected as the newest Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society.
Cullen College of Engineering professor Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., has been selected as the newest Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society.

Cullen College of Engineering professor Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., has been selected as the newest Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society.

ChBE student earns ACS development award
Her work as an undergraduate computational researcher, as well as a strong support system inside and outside of the University of Houston system, have allowed senior Rosa Miraldina Futy to excel in her studies, which includes...
Rosa Miraldina Futy, a senior studying Chemical Engineering, has been selected for an American Chemical Society Bridge Career & Professional Development Award.

Her work as an undergraduate computational researcher, as well as a strong support system inside and outside of the University of Houston system, have allowed senior Rosa Miraldina Futy to excel in her studies, which includes being selected for an American Chemical Society Bridge Career & Professional Development Award.

Cancer ‘guardian’ breaks bad with one switch, UH, Rice researchers show
A mutation that replaces a single amino acid in a potent tumor-suppressing protein turns it from saint to sinister. A new study by a coalition of Texas institutions shows why that is more damaging than previously known. 
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A mutation that replaces a single amino acid in a potent tumor-suppressing protein turns it from saint to sinister. A new study by a coalition of Texas institutions shows why that is more damaging than previously known. 

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