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May 26, 2004
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply grow new, healthy body parts in the lab whenever we needed to replace diseased or damaged ones? That is the ultimate goal of tissue engineering: to grow replacement body parts on demand,…
May 5, 2004
For a majority of the 400 chemical engineering undergraduate students, Sharon Gates is more than a familiar face. From working with the students in the classroom to academic advising, she balances her students’ needs like a pro,…
April 15, 2004
The smell of burning rubber, the roar of the crowd and the insatiable desire to win are all a part of racecar driving. While there is no pit crew for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) ChemE Car Competition, the…
April 5, 2004
UH Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." The award, given by…
March 24, 2004
After earning a bachelors, masters, and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Michael A. Ervin (1966 BSChE, 1969 MSChE, 1970 PhD ChE) began a 21-year tenure at DuPont in…
Michael A. Ervin (1966 BSChE, 1969 MSChE, 1970 PhD ChE) is chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the UH Department of Chemical Engineering. Photo by Jeff Shaw.
October 29, 2003
Chemical Engineering student Cinzu Czenn in the UH Department of Chemical Engineering is using a Tesla Coil to initiate a gaseous discharge in a parallel-plate plasma reactor, similar to ones used in the semiconductor industry to…
October 1, 2003
Technology Licensing Co. to Handle Commercialization of Resulting Products Two engineers with University of Houston affiliations have been awarded a U.S. patent for a new process for the separation and assay of biochemical…
June 6, 2003
A UH chemical engineer Peter Vekilov is clearing up some questions about how insulin crystals grow in a new study that may have applications in drug design and computer chip technology.
May 29, 2003
Luigi Saputelli's doctoral dissertation on a proposed self-learning reservoir management system recently claimed second place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers 2003 Gulf Coast Regional Paper Contest. Many variables come into…
May 9, 2003
At the May 9th commencement ceremony, the University of Houston will award honorary degrees to a top government official, a renowned professor, an exceptional basketball coach and a celebrated entertainer. The four honorees are…
Neal Amundson, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering & Mathematics
May 9, 2003
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. Karolos Grigoriadis claimed the W. T.…
May 6, 2003
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…
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award
April 17, 2003
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…
April 15, 2003
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.…
February 25, 2003
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…
Stuart Long, Associate Dean for Educational Activities & Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
February 14, 2003
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. The striking image on the cover is…
February 4, 2003
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…
Peter Vekilov, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
January 15, 2003
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…
December 2, 2002
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…
Demetre Economou, John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Engineering
August 8, 2002
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…

 


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