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Chemical Engineering Professor Honored with Owens Corning Early Career Award
Jeffrey Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, received the 2016...

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.

AIChE Elects UH Engineer as Vice Chair for Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division
Lars Grabow, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, was recently elected as second vice chair for the...

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

Neutron Scattering Society of America Elects UH Engineer as 2016 Fellow
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was recently...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA). He was one of only 11 NSSA fellows elected this year. 

One UH Chemical Engineering Student Earns Coveted NSF Research Fellowship, Another Receives Honorable Mention
Chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student Ricardo Sosa earned the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 Graduate Research...

Chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student Ricardo Sosa earned the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship.

Alumnus Establishes $50K Endowed Scholarship for UH Chemical Engineering Students
Chemical engineering alumnus Mike Piwetz and his wife Mary Jo Piwetz will establish a $50,000 endowed scholarship for chemical engineering students...

Chemical engineering alumnus Mike Piwetz and his wife Mary Jo Piwetz will establish a $50,000 endowed scholarship for chemical engineering students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering in 2017.  This endowment follows a similar one established this year for the College of Technology Construction Management Program.

Cullen College Hosts 2016 AIChE Southwest Student Regional Conference
The University of Houston’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter hosted the 2016 AIChE Southwest Student Regional...

The University of Houston’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter hosted the 2016 AIChE Southwest Student Regional Conference on the UH campus from April 8-10.

Harvard-Amgen Summer Program for Biotechnology Admits UH Engineering Undergrad
This summer, a chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduate student from the University of Houston Cullen College will attend the 2016 Harvard...

This summer, a chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduate student from the University of Houston Cullen College will attend the 2016 Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program in Cambridge, Mass.

UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

Doctoral Student Wins Best Presentation at Annual AIChE Meeting
Doctoral student Megan Ketchum received the Best Presentation Award of the “Chemical Engineers in Medicine” session at the 2015 American Institute of...
Megan Ketchum

Doctoral student Megan Ketchum received the Best Presentation Award of the “Chemical Engineers in Medicine” session at the 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting held in Salt Lake City, UT last November.

UH Students Design Energy Efficient, Affordable Homes
With plans to capture the power of Houston’s sun and reuse its abundant rainfall, a group of University of Houston students has completed the first...

With plans to capture the power of Houston’s sun and reuse its abundant rainfall, a group of University of Houston students has completed the first phase of an ambitious project to rethink affordable housing and energy efficiency.

Three interdisciplinary teams have been named winners of the Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Direct Energy and UH Energy. Ultimately, organizers plan to build the winning designs in Houston’s Third Ward, near the UH campus.

Cullen College Names 2016 Outstanding Students
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to recognize its outstanding students of the 2015-2016 year.
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The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to recognize its outstanding students of the 2015-2016 year.

Forbes.com Features Op-Ed on China’s Coal Emissions by UH Energy Ambassador
Forbes.com recently featured a blog post written by University of Houston Energy Ambassador Alex Pankiewicz. Pankiewicz, who is double majoring in...

Forbes.com recently featured a blog post written by University of Houston Energy Ambassador Alex Pankiewicz. Pankiewicz, who is double majoring in chemical engineering and chemistry with a minor in energy and sustainability, is the second UH Energy Ambassor to be featured on Forbes.com this fall.

Forbes.com Features Op-Ed by UH Energy Ambassador
Forbes.com recently featured a blog post written by chemical engineering undergraduate student and University of Houston Energy Ambassador Nairah...

Forbes.com recently featured a blog post written by chemical engineering undergraduate student and University of Houston Energy Ambassador Nairah Hashmi.

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

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.

Doctoral Student Wins Young Investigator Award at Affinity 2015
Andrew Paterson, a chemical engineering doctoral student at UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the Young Investigator Award at Affinity 2015, a...

Andrew Paterson, a chemical engineering doctoral student at UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the Young Investigator Award at Affinity 2015, a conference of the International Society for Molecular Recognition. He presented his rapid medical diagnostic research at the conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in September.

More Texas Teens Want to be Engineers When They Grow Up
A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed...

A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of students who reported their future plans indicated they were interested in healthcare professions. 

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D....

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

Graduate Student Wins AIChE Travel Award for Biomass Research
Each year, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presents travel awards to outstanding students from across the nation to present...

Each year, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presents travel awards to outstanding students from across the nation to present their research at the annual AIChE meeting. Sashank Kasiraju, a chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is one of just 20 students to receive this honor from AIChE’s Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division this year.

Professor Investigates Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery with NSF Award
Finding improved methods for drug delivery is a hot topic among researchers all over the world. One method in particular, which utilizes polymeric...

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.

Chemical Engineers' Paper Named Best of AIChE South Texas Section
Last year, a professor and student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering published an...

Last year, a professor and student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering published an article in Science outlining a surprising discovery about gold’s unexpected catalytic properties.

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