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Real-life Superheroes Inspire Boys to be STEM Leaders
Breaking Down Walls to Build Futures   If Houstonian Juan Becerra, a father of three boys, could have any superpower, it’d be to look into the...
Joshua Becerra shares his excitement about the UH St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy.

Breaking Down Walls to Build Futures

 

If Houstonian Juan Becerra, a father of three boys, could have any superpower, it’d be to look into the future. He’d use it to do everything right and lift his boys up as high as possible. He believes that all parents dream of giving their children a better life than their own.

A Lasting Legacy Continues to Help Engineer the Future
The legacy of kindness, hard work and dedication continues to live on through the generosity of UH engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire† (BSChE...

The legacy of kindness, hard work and dedication continues to live on through the generosity of UH engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire† (BSChE '57) at the Cullen College of Engineering.

The 2018-2019 recipients of the Brookshire scholarships gathered for a luncheon at the UH Hilton on February 26, 2019.

UH Engineering Students Visit with INEOS Representatives
Learn about company, perks and hiring
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Learn about company, perks and hiring

Chemicals Giant INEOS To Visit With UH Engineering Students
The UH chapter of Tau Beta Pi – Texas Epsilon (TBP) is hosting an information session with representatives of INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemical...
At the University of Houston, the Tau Beta Pi -Texas Epsilon Chapter (TX-E) was established in 1962.

The UH chapter of Tau Beta Pi – Texas Epsilon (TBP) is hosting an information session with representatives of INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemical company, on Wednesday, February 27, in the Science and Research Building 1 on campus. The presenters will be Bob Sokol, chief financial officer of INEOS Oligomers and Oxide, and Fred Rulander, chief operating officer of INEOS Oxide North America.

Photos: UH Engineering Welcomes Over 100 Companies to Recruit Engineering Students
On Thursday, February 7th, nearly 1,400 UH engineering students flocked to the UH Hilton to interview and meet with representatives from 110 of...

On Thursday, February 7th, nearly 1,400 UH engineering students flocked to the UH Hilton to interview and meet with representatives from 110 of Houston’s leading companies at the spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair.

Photos: UH Engineering Celebrates More Than 400 Graduates at Fall 2018 Commencement
The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13, hosted at...

The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13, hosted at the NRG Arena.

The proud graduates included 253 bachelor's, 208 master’s and 30 doctoral students.

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?

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