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September 23, 2021
A multi-college effort to enhance opportunities for underrepresented student groups in the Houston region and beyond via the establishment of an Engineering Research Center has received a $100,000 planning grant from the National…
Jerrod Henderson.
September 15, 2021
IN THROUGH THE NOSE... Breathe in, breathe out. That’s how easy it is for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to enter your nose. And though remarkable progress has been made in developing intramuscular vaccines against…
  UH engineering professor Navin Varadarajan.
September 13, 2021
Frustration in Amyloid Fibrils as They Form Shows it May be Possible to Stop Their Growth   Progress on treating Alzheimer’s disease has been frustratingly slow. A group of scientists in Houston suggest frustration at a very…
Graduate student Yuechuan (Alex) Xu, left, and Professor Peter Vekilov of the University of Houston with an atomic force microscope of the sort they used to capture the growth of amyloid beta fibrils implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
September 2, 2021
Adulteration and mislabeling of honey to mask its true origin has become a global issue. To evade tariffs or sanctions, some illicit importers slap fake labels on the honey, indicating it is from a different country of origin.…
Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and principal investigator on the Honey DNA project, developed methods for sequencing DNA not only from whole pollen grains in unfiltered honey, but also from the small amounts of DNA leaked from broken pollen grains in filtered honey.
September 1, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year, as part of its continuing effort to grow the faculty and to provide high quality instruction for undergraduate…
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome the following 12 people to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year, and beyond.
August 25, 2021
Alamgir Karim, the Dow Chairman and Welch Foundation professor of the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has seen the potential of block copolymer when…
August 19, 2021
An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields and to encourage the growth of others has led to…
An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields and to encourage the growth of others has led to his status as one of the members of the inaugural class of the Emerging Leaders Program of the Offshore Technology Conference.
August 13, 2021
For Peter Vekilov, Ph.D., constantly being challenged and questioned about his scientific beliefs is all part of the process when it comes to his research and his teaching. The John and Rebecca Moores Professor, in the William A…
Peter Vekilov, John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is only the 17th recipient ever of the American Association for Crystal Growth Award.
August 12, 2021
When Eray Aydil started at the Cullen College of Engineering in 1986, he didn't realize that he would be experiencing so many new opportunities for his professional development, research interests, and even his personal life.…
Eray Aydil, a 1991 graduate with a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, is now the chairman of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.
August 10, 2021
In 2020, just as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus caused a pandemic of respiratory illness called COVID-19, two chemical engineers and alumni of the University of Houston decided to pivot the product strategy of Luminostics, the…
Andrew Paterson and Bala Raja, co-founders of Luminostics.
July 16, 2021
Lars Grabow's Research to Bring Chemical Production and Manufacturing Together Could Revolutionize Numerous Chemical Processes You may know little to nothing about the carbon fiber market, but products produced with carbon fibers…
Acrylonitrile is the feedstock used to make carbon fiber, which is used in the manufacturing of an array of products, from vehicles and performance sports equipment to wind turbine blades and electronics.
July 7, 2021
Jacinta C. Conrad, Ph.D., Frank M. Tiller Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Rheology. The Society of Rheology is composed of…
Jacinta C. Conrad, Ph.D., Frank M. Tiller Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Rheology.
June 21, 2021
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).
June 18, 2021
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.
June 16, 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-…
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.
June 14, 2021
First Study to Validate Conflicting Theories A funny thing happened on the way to discovering how zinc impacts kidney stones - two different theories emerged, each contradicting the other. One: Zinc stops the growth of the…
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.
June 9, 2021
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.
May 26, 2021
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.
May 24, 2021
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.
May 20, 2021
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.

 


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