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Photos: Women in Manufacturing Events Hosted at UH Engineering
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a...

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when women in manufacturing jobs were hard to come by. It wasn’t until World War II when, faced with a depleted workforce, American women rolled up their sleeves and went to work in factories and shipyards across the country.

UH Chemical Engineer Harnesses High Performance Computing Power to Design Improved Zeolite Catalysts
Jeremy Palmer, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s chemical and biomolecular engineering department, was awarded the American Chemical...
 The high-performance computers that store his data

Jeremy Palmer, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s chemical and biomolecular engineering department, was awarded the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund’s Doctoral New Investigator Grant.

UH Rated Among Best Colleges for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review
Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the...

Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the Princeton Review is highlighting why more students are choosing Houston.

UH Professors May Create Safe, Affordable Nuclear Energy, Changing National Conversation
Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer,...
Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, intends to make nuclear energy safer

Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer, eliminating real-life disasters like those that have occurred at the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power plants.

Researchers Propose New Treatment to Prevent Kidney Stones
Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human...

Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance in the treatment of calcium oxalate stones in 30 years.

Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College
At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Award for Work with Precious Metals
The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) awarded Yuying Song, a chemical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College, the 2016...

The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) awarded Yuying Song, a chemical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College, the 2016 Colt Refining Student Award for her work exploring catalysts made of precious metal alloys.

Two UH Engineering Students Receive Texas Center for Superconductivity Scholarships
Two students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH (TcSUH).

Two students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH (TcSUH).

Chemical Doctoral Student Wins AIChE Research Award
Katy Olafson, a chemical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen of Engineering, received a 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (...

Katy Olafson, a chemical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen of Engineering, received a 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award.

Three UH Engineers Earn Poster Awards at Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium
The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted this year’s Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS) Symposium on April 22, 2016. The symposium provides an...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted this year’s Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS) Symposium on April 22, 2016. The symposium provides an opportunity for engineering students from across the region to present their research to an esteemed crowd of international researchers and industry professionals.

Chemical Engineering Professor Honored with Owens Corning Early Career Award
Jeffrey Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, received the 2016...

Jeffrey Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, received the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his multifaceted research on crystallization.

AIChE Elects UH Engineer as Vice Chair for Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division
Lars Grabow, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, was recently elected as second vice chair for the...

Lars Grabow, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, was recently elected as second vice chair for the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) division of the Amer

Neutron Scattering Society of America Elects UH Engineer as 2016 Fellow
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was recently...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA). He was one of only 11 NSSA fellows elected this year. 

One UH Chemical Engineering Student Earns Coveted NSF Research Fellowship, Another Receives Honorable Mention
Chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student Ricardo Sosa earned the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 Graduate Research...

Chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student Ricardo Sosa earned the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship.

Alumnus Establishes $50K Endowed Scholarship for UH Chemical Engineering Students
Chemical engineering alumnus Mike Piwetz and his wife Mary Jo Piwetz will establish a $50,000 endowed scholarship for chemical engineering students...

Chemical engineering alumnus Mike Piwetz and his wife Mary Jo Piwetz will establish a $50,000 endowed scholarship for chemical engineering students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering in 2017.  This endowment follows a similar one established this year for the College of Technology Construction Management Program.

Cullen College Hosts 2016 AIChE Southwest Student Regional Conference
The University of Houston’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter hosted the 2016 AIChE Southwest Student Regional...

The University of Houston’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter hosted the 2016 AIChE Southwest Student Regional Conference on the UH campus from April 8-10.

Harvard-Amgen Summer Program for Biotechnology Admits UH Engineering Undergrad
This summer, a chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduate student from the University of Houston Cullen College will attend the 2016 Harvard...

This summer, a chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduate student from the University of Houston Cullen College will attend the 2016 Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program in Cambridge, Mass.

UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

Doctoral Student Wins Best Presentation at Annual AIChE Meeting
Doctoral student Megan Ketchum received the Best Presentation Award of the “Chemical Engineers in Medicine” session at the 2015 American Institute of...
Megan Ketchum

Doctoral student Megan Ketchum received the Best Presentation Award of the “Chemical Engineers in Medicine” session at the 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting held in Salt Lake City, UT last November.

UH Students Design Energy Efficient, Affordable Homes
With plans to capture the power of Houston’s sun and reuse its abundant rainfall, a group of University of Houston students has completed the first...

With plans to capture the power of Houston’s sun and reuse its abundant rainfall, a group of University of Houston students has completed the first phase of an ambitious project to rethink affordable housing and energy efficiency.

Three interdisciplinary teams have been named winners of the Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Direct Energy and UH Energy. Ultimately, organizers plan to build the winning designs in Houston’s Third Ward, near the UH campus.

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