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December 5, 2017
Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and internships. But imagine also having to learn a new language and adjust to a…
November 20, 2017
How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials? That’s a big question for scientists and engineers who toil in the world of complex fluids, which…
Joseph W. Tedesco, left, presents plaque to Engineering Rockwell lecturer Ronald Larson
November 17, 2017
Researchers Say Emerging Technologies Could Greatly Reduce Plastic Waste Most of the 150 million tons of plastics produced around the world every year end up in landfills, the oceans and elsewhere. Less than 9 percent of plastics…
Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is coauthor of an article in the latest issue of Science, reporting that research is improving society's ability to recycle plastic waste
November 7, 2017
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017 Engineering Homecoming and gear up for the UH Football game against East Carolina…
Joseph Tedesco (right), Dean of the Cullen College, poses with his wife Sue (middle) and Nayeli Martinez, a member of the UH Society of Automotive Engineers
October 25, 2017
The Test Kit Uses a Smartphone to Test for Kidney Inflammation With a four-year $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two University of Houston engineering professors are developing a home test kit for…
Richard Willson (left) and Chandra Mohan are developing an at-home test kit for lupus nephritis flare ups
October 19, 2017
Faculty and Students Will Work to Develop Product Solutions ExxonMobil Chemical Company and the University of Houston have signed a multi-year research agreement that will focus on helping the industry develop energy-efficient…
October 19, 2017
A team of researchers led by a UH chemical and biomolecular engineer will design microorganisms that can convert natural gas liquids (NGLs) into useful products more efficiently than current technologies. The National Science…
Patrick Cirino is designing microorganisms to convert natural gas liquids into useful products
October 19, 2017
Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities The University of Houston has launched a new Institute for Data Science, naming Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of…
Andrea Prosperetti
October 16, 2017
Navin Varadarajan receives National Science Foundation award to boost effectiveness of immunotherapy Back in the days when all medicines were made out of chemicals found in nature, manufacturing drugs was somewhat of a breeze.…
Irfan Bandey
October 13, 2017
Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day. The event attracted nearly 800 guests to the Rockwell Pavilion…
October 5, 2017
For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum as advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems have renewed…
October 2, 2017
For UH chemical engineer Navin Varadarajan, it isn’t enough to conduct laboratory research, publish papers, earn grants and win awards for his work in immunotherapy, which utilizes the body’s own immune cells to attack tumors.…
Navin Varadarajan
September 27, 2017
In addition to being among the top-ranked chemical engineering programs in the country, alumni of the UH Cullen College’s department of chemical and biomolecular engineering have yet another reason to be proud of their alma mater…
September 26, 2017
Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have discovered that size is critical to the performance of the monolayers of catalysts, the fundamental substance that speeds up reactions in all industries from…
Stanko Brankovic
September 20, 2017
UH-Led Team is Developing Next-Generation Catalytic Technology to Cut Emissions Almost 160 years after the invention of the internal combustion engine, a new type of engine – operating at low-temperature, allowing it to consume…
Michael Harold, chairman of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will lead a $2.1 million project to find new catalytic materials for a more efficient engine.
September 5, 2017
Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen College proudly welcomes them to its ranks of excellence in academia.   Chemical…
Cullen College
August 30, 2017
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath. The guide includes the most trustworthy and…
August 17, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded $510,000 to Peter Vekilov, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry, to conduct the first fundamental work about how the nature of…
Peter Vekilov, center, with Jeffrey Rimer, left, and Jeremy Palmer, right, in front of the big guns - the atomic force microscopes,
August 15, 2017
Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world…
Daniel Araya, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, demonstrates how his wind tunnel can generate electricity. Photo courtesy of Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle Staff
August 7, 2017
The scientist who made the first advancement in the treatment of kidney stones in three decades, Jeffrey Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been awarded for…
The crystal clear award winner Jeffrey Rimer

 


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