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PHOTOS: Cullen College Celebrates Nearly 450 Graduating Students at Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony
The UH Cullen College of Engineering held its fall convocation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, recognizing nearly 450 graduating students at the...
Nearly 450 Students Graduated at The Fall 2017 Engineering Convocation

The UH Cullen College of Engineering held its fall convocation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, recognizing nearly 450 graduating students at the Bayou City Events Center. The ceremony featured a keynote address from UH alumna Cynthia Oliver Coleman (BSChE `71), who spent her 33-year career at Exxon Mobil holding various positions in gas engineering, reservoir engineering, engineering applications, engineering recruiting and engineering information systems.

Researchers Study Deepwater Gas Formation to Prevent Accidents
Work at UH Has Implications for Subsea Design and Operations A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industry to...

Work at UH Has Implications for Subsea Design and Operations

A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident.

Coping with Culture Shock: Director of Graduate Admissions Pens Article on International Student Experience
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...

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 foreign culture – those are some of the added challenges faced by international students attending colleges in the U.S.

PHOTOS: Ronald Larson Engineering Rockwell Lecture
How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials?
Joseph W. Tedesco, left, presents plaque to Engineering Rockwell lecturer Ronald Larson

How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials?

Scientific Advances Can Make it Easier to Recycle Plastics
Researchers Say Emerging Technologies Could Greatly Reduce Plastic Waste Most of the 150 million tons of plastics produced around the world every...
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

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 are recycled in the United States, rising to about 30 percent in Europe.

PHOTOS: 2017 Engineering Homecoming Celebration
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017...
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

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. 

In addition to catching up with old friends, attendees enjoyed mimosas and Bloody Marys provided by the Engineering Alumni Association and entered to win raffle prizes that were announced throughout the event.

Researchers Developing Home Test Kit for Lupus Nephritis Flares
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...
Richard Willson (left) and Chandra Mohan are developing an at-home test kit for lupus nephritis flare ups

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 kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Designing Microorganisms to Convert Natural Gas Liquids into Useful Products
A team of researchers led by a UH chemical and biomolecular engineer will design microorganisms that can convert natural gas liquids (NGLs) into...
Patrick Cirino is designing microorganisms to convert natural gas liquids into useful products

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.

UH, ExxonMobil Chemical Company Sign Research Agreement
Faculty and Students Will Work to Develop Product Solutions ExxonMobil Chemical Company and the University of Houston have signed a multi-year...

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 solutions for manufacturing petrochemical products while minimizing their environmental impact.

UH Launches Institute for Data Science
Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities The University of Houston has launched a new Institute...
Andrea Prosperetti

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 mechanical engineering at the Cullen College, to lead the venture.

Biomanufacturing the Next Generation of Cancer-Killing Immune Cells
Navin Varadarajan receives National Science Foundation award to boost effectiveness of immunotherapy Back in the days when all medicines were made...
Irfan Bandey

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.

Take aspirin, for example. The chemical makeup of aspirin is simple; When you look at the drug under a microscope its molecules will all look exactly the same. Aspirin is as easy to characterize as it is to manufacture.

Engineers Make a Showing at 2017 Undergraduate Research Day
Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 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 to hear poster presentations and oral pitches from student researchers.

PHOTOS: Ned Mohan Engineering Rockwell Lecture
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...

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 interest in the possibilities of power electronics.

Department of Defense Awards UH Engineer for Career in Advancing Immunotherapy
For UH chemical engineer Navin Varadarajan, it isn’t enough to conduct laboratory research, publish papers, earn grants and win awards for his work...
Navin Varadarajan

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.

UH Chemical Engineering Grads Earn Highest Starting Salaries in the U.S.
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...

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: new rankings released by U.S. News and World Report find that UH chemical engineering graduates earn the highest starting salaries in the nation.

Engineering Professors Discover Fundamental Effect in Monolayer Catalysts
Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have discovered that size is critical to the performance of the monolayers of catalysts, the...
Stanko Brankovic

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 petrochemical to manufacturing.

Removing the Roadblocks to a More Efficient Car Engine
UH-Led Team is Developing Next-Generation Catalytic Technology to Cut Emissions Almost 160 years after the invention of the internal combustion...
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.

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 less fuel – offers promise for the transportation industry as it plans for the future.

Brilliance Descending on UH as 15 New Engineering Faculty Join the Cullen College
Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen...
Cullen College

Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 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.

 

UH Library Provides Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey...

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.

NSF Asks UH Engineer to Grow Better Crystals
The National Science Foundation has awarded $510,000 to Peter Vekilov, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and...
Peter Vekilov, center, with Jeffrey Rimer, left, and Jeremy Palmer, right, in front of the big guns - the atomic force microscopes,

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 solvents impact the crystallization process.

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