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Dean Announces 2003 Faculty Awards for Teaching, Research
Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual...

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual Faculty and Staff Meeting on April 22.

Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner
Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation...
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were among 15 scholars honored at the event held April 22 at the UH Hilton Hotel.

Vemuri Balakotaiah
Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Junior Engineering Major Throws Five Shutout Innings to Key Win over No. 1 Rice
Brian Henderson, a junior chemical engineering major, pitched five shut-out innings and gave up only four hits to lead the Houston Cougars baseball...

Brian Henderson, a junior chemical engineering major, pitched five shut-out innings and gave up only four hits to lead the Houston Cougars baseball team past the Rice Owls, the nation's number one team, Wednesday. The performance propelled the Cougars to a 5-1 win at Cougar Field and improved the team's season record to 19-18.

Ph.D. Candidate Chose UH for Its Strong Connections with Industry
Karen Coym has a small army of gas canisters standing at attention, carefully insulated in one corner of her lab. The gases need to travel across the...

Karen Coym has a small army of gas canisters standing at attention, carefully insulated in one corner of her lab. The gases need to travel across the room and into her various workspaces -- in very precise amounts and mixtures.

Engineering Professors Long, Shattuck Appointed Fellows of the UH Honors College
Stuart Long and David Shattuck, professors from the Cullen College of Engineering, have been invited to be Fellows of the Honors College at the...
Stuart Long, Associate Dean for Educational Activities & Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Stuart Long and David Shattuck, professors from the Cullen College of Engineering, have been invited to be Fellows of the Honors College at the University of Houston. They have been appointed for a renewable, three-year term of service to the Honors and engineering communities.

Work of UH Engineers on Cover of 'Science'
The work of University of Houston chemical engineering associate professor Peter Vekilov and assistant research professor Oleg Galkin is on the cover...

The work of University of Houston chemical engineering associate professor Peter Vekilov and assistant research professor Oleg Galkin is on the cover of this week's issue of "Science" magazine.

UH Chemical Engineer Disproves Preconceived Notions Of Phase Transitions In Solutions
University of Houston chemical engineer Peter Vekilov has disproved the applicability of existing theories explaining how and why proteins and other...
Peter Vekilov, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

University of Houston chemical engineer Peter Vekilov has disproved the applicability of existing theories explaining how and why proteins and other small molecules congeal into solids while dissolved in water, their natural state.

America's Dependence On Mideast Oil Fuels 'Behind The Gas Pump' Symposium At UH
A lineup of nationally renowned energy experts and scholars will present “Behind the Gas Pump: Implications of Our Dependence on Mideast Oil.”...

A lineup of nationally renowned energy experts and scholars will present “Behind the Gas Pump: Implications of Our Dependence on Mideast Oil.” Michael Economides, UH professor of chemical engineering, will be one of the participants at this all-day conference on Jan. 17

Economou To Give Lecture For Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award
UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished...
Demetre Economou, John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Engineering

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." He will be presenting his award lecture in W122 Engineering Bldg 2 on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The lecture is titled, "All in a Grain of Sand: The Microelectronics Revolution."

$3.8 Million Contract Approved by City for UH Air Quality Studies
In an effort to improve the region's air quality, the city of Houston Wednesday (Aug. 7) approved a $3.8 million contract with the University of...

In an effort to improve the region's air quality, the city of Houston Wednesday (Aug. 7) approved a $3.8 million contract with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering to test new technologies that may help reduce emissions from the city's fleet of 2,800 diesel-powered vehicles.

UH Chemical Engineering Student Named NACME Scholar
University of Houston chemical engineering student Rosalia Wisinger has been named a National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)...

University of Houston chemical engineering student Rosalia Wisinger has been named a National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) scholar, an honor that reflects her hard work and involvement in the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

“I’m very honored to be a NACME scholar,” Wisinger says. “This is a goal I set and I didn’t even think I would get this far. I’m amazed that I’m here.”

UH Engineering Staff Member David Dawlearn Clowns Around For A Cause
David Dawlearn, lab machinist in the University of Houston Department of Chemical Engineering, spends his spare time "clowning around" for local...
UH chemical engineering lab machinist David Dawlearn clowns around at last year's ABC13 and the March of Dimes Annual Caring Cradles.

David Dawlearn, lab machinist in the University of Houston Department of Chemical Engineering, spends his spare time "clowning around" for local causes.

Last month, Dawlearn joined ABC Channel 13 and the March of Dimes for the 11th annual Caring Cradles community-wide baby shower.

"I love to make people smile," says Dawlearn, who has been clowning around on the side for 13 years.

Cullen College Faculty Members Honored at Awards Ceremony
Three Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored Tuesday at a University of Houston luncheon where 17 UH educators and researchers...

Three Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored Tuesday at a University of Houston luncheon where 17 UH educators and researchers received awards based on nominations from faculty, staff and alumni.

William G. Rixey, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the Enron Corporation Teaching Excellence Award, which carries a $5,000 stipend and a trophy and is made possible by a fully funded endowment.

Economou Receives Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award
UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished...
Demetre Economou, John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Engineering

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." The award, given by the Houston chapter of the organization, includes a $2,000 prize.

Economou will also give the Sigma Xi lecture to the University community this fall.

Balakotaiah Named Moores Professor
Chemical Engineering Professor and University of Houston alumnus Vemuri Balakotaiah has been chosen as a John and Rebecca Moores Professor for his...
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Professor of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Professor and University of Houston alumnus Vemuri Balakotaiah has been chosen as a John and Rebecca Moores Professor for his outstanding contributions to teaching, research and service at UH. This five-year position will begin with the 2002-2003 academic year.

Chemical Engineering Student May Shek Receives Meier Outstanding Senior Award from the UH Cullen College of Engineering
Chemical engineering student May Shek recently received the 2002 Wilbur L. and Judy L. Meier Outstanding Senior Award for her scholastic qualities...
May Shek, Senior, Chemical Engineering Major

Chemical engineering student May Shek recently received the 2002 Wilbur L. and Judy L. Meier Outstanding Senior Award for her scholastic qualities and dedicated involvement in the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Shek received a plaque honoring her accomplishments as well as a monetary award.

"The University of Houston has treated me well and I'm grateful for that," Shek said. "I would like to thank the faculty, my colleagues, and most of all my family for supporting me."

UH Engineering Professor Selected for 2002 CACHE Award
University of Houston engineer Ernest J. Henley has been selected to receive the 2002 Computers and Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Award from the...

University of Houston engineer Ernest J. Henley has been selected to receive the 2002 Computers and Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.

The award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, is given by the Chemical Engineering Division of the ASEE for significant contributions in the development of computer aids for chemical engineering education.

New Technology May Benefit Health Care, Bioterror Defense
Biochemist Susan Hardin and four UH colleagues (including chemical engineering professors James Briggs and Richard Willson) are developing a new...

Biochemist Susan Hardin and four UH colleagues (including chemical engineering professors James Briggs and Richard Willson) are developing a new technology for direct molecular sensing that could be used to gather all the genetic information contained in a person's DNA - in less than 24 hours. They have filed a patent on a new process to sequence the human genome.

Cracking the Secrets of Oil
Industry partnerships and grants equaling $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy assist Kishore K. Mohanty, professor of chemical engineering...

Industry partnerships and grants equaling $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy assist Kishore K. Mohanty, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Institute for Improved Oil Recovery, in cracking open the secrets of porous, oil-containing rocks. Click here to read more.

Engineering Student Wins Free Tuition
A lucky engineering student won tuition for the upcoming spring semester in a random drawing at a University of Houston football game this month,...

A lucky engineering student won tuition for the upcoming spring semester in a random drawing at a University of Houston football game this month, showing other UH students that it really does pay to support your team.

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