Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council

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  • Undergrad Earns Coveted NSF Fellowship, Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention
    Undergrad Earns Coveted NSF Fellowship, Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention

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  • Alumnus Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students
    Alumnus Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students

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  • Researchers Propose New Treatment to Prevent Kidney Stones
    Researchers Propose New Treatment to Prevent Kidney Stones

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  • Three UH Chemical Engineering Students Win Poster Awards at Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium
    Three UH Chemical Engineering Students Win Poster Awards at Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium

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  • Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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  • UH Scientist Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills
    UH Scientist Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills

    Jacinta Conrad earned a $1.8 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative… Read more

  • UH Engineers Earn $1.5 Million to Pursue Nanopatterning Technology
    UH Engineers Earn $1.5 Million to Pursue Nanopatterning Technology

    Four professors earned a four-year grant amounting to almost $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to pursue their nanopatterning discovery. Read more

  • UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
    UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields

    The NSF grant will be used to increase the number and success of women faculty in STEM fields. Read more

Research News

Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance in the treatment of calcium oxalate stones in 30 years.

Researchers Propose New Treatment to Prevent Kidney Stones

A researcher at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has earned a $1.8 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to determine how the use of dispersants to break up an oil spill affects the natural cleaning role played by bacteria.

UH Engineer Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills

Finding improved methods for drug delivery is a hot topic among researchers all over the world. One method in particular, which utilizes polymeric micelles to carry and deliver drug molecules to their intended targets inside of the body, has had very promising results in recent years.

Professor Investigates Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery with NSF Award

Faculty Awards

 The high-performance computers that store his data

Jeremy Palmer, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s chemical and biomolecular engineering department, was awarded the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund’s Doctoral New Investigator Grant.

UH Chemical Engineer Harnesses High Performance Computing Power to Design Improved Zeolite Catalysts

Jeffrey Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, received the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his multifaceted research on crystallization.

Chemical Engineering Professor Honored with Owens Corning Early Career Award

Lars Grabow, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, was recently elected as second vice chair for the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) division of the Amer

AIChE Elects UH Engineer as Vice Chair for Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division

Student News

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College

The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) awarded Yuying Song, a chemical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College, the 2016 Colt Refining Student Award for her work exploring catalysts made of precious metal alloys.

Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Award for Work with Precious Metals

Katy Olafson, a chemical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen of Engineering, received a 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award.

Chemical Doctoral Student Wins AIChE Research Award

Recent Faculty Publications

S. Tian, V. M. Donnelly, and D. J. Economou,

3. “Transfer of nanopantography-defined patterns using highly selective plasma etching” , J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 33, 030602-1

, 2015

Neal R. Amundson Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering

Neal R. AmundsonIn honor of an engineer, an educator, a colleague and a friend, the UH Cullen College of Engineering would like to establish an endowed chair named after the late Dr. Neal R. Amundson. Find out more

Faculty Research Areas

Graduate Fellowship In Clinical Translation

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