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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.
May 7, 2021
UH Graduate Student Jacklyn N. Hall Gains National Recognition For Catalysis Research Everyone knows what it feels like to have a hunch— an inclination of what might come to pass beyond facts. It could apply to anticipating the…
UH graduate student Jacklyn N. Hall has gained national recognition for her work on catalysis research.
May 5, 2021
When a mosquito begins to nibble on you, it is not merely feeding on your blood, it is also injecting its saliva into your skin. If that saliva happens to be full of parasites carrying malaria or other diseases from its last…
Peter Vekilov, Moores Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston, is examining why the two drugs that most often cure malaria can also fail because they tend to fight each other.
May 4, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award…
The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.
May 3, 2021
Cullen College of Engineering professor Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is the corresponding author for a new, multi-department perspective paper on potential advancements in…
Diagram of Dr. Brankovic's work
April 27, 2021
Aromatics are major building blocks of polymers, or plastics, that turn up as everything from PET bottles for water to breathable, wrinkle-resistant polyester clothing. These petrochemicals comprise a specialized, value-added…
Jeffrey Rimer is the Abraham E. Dukler Professor at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.
April 22, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College. The…
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.
April 14, 2021
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on…
An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.
March 30, 2021
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country…
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country.
March 23, 2021
Cullen College of Engineering professor Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., has been selected as the newest Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society. Rimer,…
Cullen College of Engineering professor Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., has been selected as the newest Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society.
March 8, 2021
Her work as an undergraduate computational researcher, as well as a strong support system inside and outside of the University of Houston system, have allowed senior Rosa Miraldina Futy to excel in her studies, which includes…
Rosa Miraldina Futy, a senior studying Chemical Engineering, has been selected for an American Chemical Society Bridge Career & Professional Development Award.
March 4, 2021
A mutation that replaces a single amino acid in a potent tumor-suppressing protein turns it from saint to sinister. A new study by a coalition of Texas institutions shows why that is more damaging than previously known.  The…
A model produced by scientists at Rice University shows the conformational changes caused by a mutation in the cancer-fighting p53 protein. At top left, the red box highlights the aggregation-prone sequence protected by the N-terminus tail in wild-type p53 but exposed by the mutation of a single amino acid. The strongest deviation happens in the domain at the green asterisk. The other three models show “open” conformations at the C-terminus caused by the mutation. (Credit: Kolomeisky Research Group/Rice.)
February 11, 2021
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song Elected to Senior Member Class of 2021   Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering researchers have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI…
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song have been elected to the NAI Senior Member Class of 2021
February 10, 2021
Six students from the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston have been honored by the Great Minds in STEM organization as 2020 scholars, and been rewarded with scholarships. For more than 30 years, GMiS has…
Senior Jose Vargas.
February 2, 2021
University of Houston Biomolecular Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Explore Cells That Defy Efforts to Kill Them Mehmet Orman, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen…
Mehmet Orman, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to study so-called persister cells - those that go dormant and then become tolerant to extraordinary levels of antibiotics.
January 21, 2021
A Cullen College of Engineering professor will be furthering his research into developing small, modular reactor systems and tuning the properties of catalysts after receiving a pair of grants expected to total more than $2…
Dr. Lars C. Grabow, the Dan Luss Professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will be furthering his research into developing small, modular reactor systems and tuning the properties of catalysts after receiving a pair of grants expected to total more than $2 million in funding.
December 18, 2020
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded five scholarships for 2020 to students attending the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering. Each student received a monetary award,…
Ankur Agrawal
December 17, 2020
Longstanding skepticism among Texans toward the climate movement has shifted, and attitudes in the nation’s leading energy-producing state now mirror those in the rest of the United States. About 80 percent of Americans – almost…
New research from UH Energy and the Hobby School of Public Affairs found most Americans , including most Texans, believe climate change is real and are willing to pay more for low-carbon products. [Photo: Pexels.]
December 17, 2020
As part of the University of Houston’s virtual university-wide commencement ceremony tonight, the prestigious President’s Medallion will be awarded posthumously to the late William A. Brookshire. The medallion is awarded at the…
William A. Brookshire.
December 14, 2020
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Dr. Triantafillos "Lakis" J. Mountziaris as the new department chair for the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering…
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Dr. Triantafillos J. Mountziaris as the new department chair for the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

 


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