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‘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.

Cullen College Faculty Shine in UH Research Awards
Conrad and Yao sweep 'Associate Professor' category   The Cullen College of Engineering faculty swept the associate professor category of the...
Dr. Jacinta Conrad won a University of Houston Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.

Conrad and Yao sweep 'Associate Professor' category

 

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty swept the associate professor category of the University of Houston’s Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.

UH Professor Helps Address Female Representation in Fellow Awards
Jacinta Conrad, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, coauthored...

Jacinta Conrad, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, coauthored an editorial titled “For She’s a July Good Fellow?” published in April in the Back Page section of the American Physical Society (APS) News.

BASF Executive Heidi Alderman to be UH Cullen College 2018 Commencement Speaker
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018...
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will serve as the spring 2018 commencement speaker for the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018 commencement on Friday, May 11.

Researcher Takes New Approach to Antibiotic Tolerance
Wins National Award to Further Research   With a perfect score on his research proposal, chemical and biomolecular engineering researcher Mehmet...
University of Houston chemical and biomolecular engineering researcher Mehmet Orman is investigating bacterial cells, called persisters, that won’t die when antibiotics hit them.

Wins National Award to Further Research

 

With a perfect score on his research proposal, chemical and biomolecular engineering researcher Mehmet Orman received the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Career Transition Award, meant to help initiate a successful bioengineering career as an independent research scientist. Orman will use the $250,000 prize to investigate cells that are resistant to antibiotics.

UH Engineers, Chevron Introduce Houston-area Girls to STEM Fun
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston was a happening place this weekend — rockets launched into the sky with great puffs of...
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston was a happening place this weekend — rockets launched into the sky with great puffs of smoke, robots performed amazing feats, and propeller-powered cars raced down corridors as happy shrieks filled the air.

About a thousand Houston-area girls, from grades 4-8, flooded the Cullen College and its surroundings on Saturday, March 24 for the third annual “Girls Engineering the Future Day: A STEM Event,” sponsored by Chevron.

Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement
Both the medium and the message are STEM – encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science...
Researchers and students from the University of Houston are working with fourth- and fifth-grade boys to promote interest in STEM.

Both the medium and the message are STEM – encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on engineering activities with their fathers and other mentors from the University of Houston.

UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America. The 2019 U.S. News...
Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America.

The 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings place the Cullen College on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2019. It moved up from #73 in the year before to #69. The ranking is shared by Clemson University, Colorado State University, Tufts University and the University of Iowa.

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