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Professor Wins $2.1M R01 Award for Cancer Research
A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant worth approximately $2.1 million to study the best ways to...
Varadarajan

A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant worth approximately $2.1 million to study the best ways to modify human immune cells to fight against cancer.

With Another Win, Cullen College Goes Six for Six in 2012 CAREER Awards
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has put up a perfect record in the 2012 CAREER Award grant competition, with all six of its...
Rimer

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has put up a perfect record in the 2012 CAREER Award grant competition, with all six of its applicants receiving the honor.

Catalysis Research Could Drive Down Biofuel Costs
While the benefits of biofuels are clear, the economics of their production hinder their widespread use. A professor with the University of Houston...
Grabow

While the benefits of biofuels are clear, the economics of their production hinder their widespread use. A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, however, has won a grant to conduct research that could make biofuels competitive with oil based fuels like gasoline and diesel.

Colloid Finding Could Lead to New Adhesives, Drilling Fluids
Colloid suspensions, liquids with microscopic particles dispersed throughout, play a big part in everyday life, with ink, milk, blood and paint all...
Conrad

Colloid suspensions, liquids with microscopic particles dispersed throughout, play a big part in everyday life, with ink, milk, blood and paint all falling into this category.

NAE Member Lee Honored by Petroleum Association
A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by an international petroleum engineering association for...
Lee

A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by an international petroleum engineering association for his service to the group and to the industry as a whole.

ChBE Machinist Wins UH Staff Excellence Award
John Costales, lab supervisor machinist in the University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was honored last month as a...
Costales

John Costales, lab supervisor machinist in the University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was honored last month as a recipient of the university’s Staff Excellence Award.

Researchers Win $2.5 million Grant to Develop Offshore Cementing and Drilling Materials
Offshore oil production is an exercise in extremes. Widely varying temperatures, very high pressures and extremely corrosive seawater – all are...
Vipulanandan

Offshore oil production is an exercise in extremes. Widely varying temperatures, very high pressures and extremely corrosive seawater – all are challenges that producers must tackle when drilling and installing wells in ultra-deep water offshore.

Add to this list the basic inaccessibility of the wells themselves. With the top of these wells often sitting thousands of feet under water, monitoring their overall health is another major challenge.

Science Paper has Ramifications for Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Storage
Science, one of the world’s leading scientific journals, has published an article co-authored by a professor with the University of Houston Cullen...
Grabow

Science, one of the world’s leading scientific journals, has published an article co-authored by a professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering that uncovers how hydrogen moves along an iron oxide surface when in the presence of water. The findings could have implications for everything from hydrogen storage to catalysis to fuel cell-powered vehicles.

ChBE Celebrates 60 Years
The UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering celebrated its 60th anniversary with alumni, friends of the department, faculty and...
Pia Greenberg '86 and May Shek '02

The UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering celebrated its 60th anniversary with alumni, friends of the department, faculty and staff members, and students on May 5. The department reached this milestone after decades of growth and expansion, eliciting tremendous regional and global impact.

Junior Faculty Make Strong Showing in State-Run Grant Program
The state of Texas received more than 270 proposals for its Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program. In the end, only 12 grants were awarded,...
Rimer

The state of Texas received more than 270 proposals for its Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program. In the end, only 12 grants were awarded, two of which went to researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

NSF Awards CAREER Grants to Two More UH Engineering Professors
Two more junior faculty members at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering have received National Science Foundation (NSF)...
Conrad

Two more junior faculty members at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.

Catalysis Research Earns Industry Interest
It can take years for new research findings to move from the lab to commercial development – and that’s if they move at all. Recent work by a...
Rimer

It can take years for new research findings to move from the lab to commercial development – and that’s if they move at all. Recent work by a faculty member with the UH Cullen College of Engineering, though, has made the jump in a matter of weeks.

Biofilm Prevention at Heart of Latest CAREER Award
The UH Cullen College of Engineering has won its fifth National Science Foundation CAREER Award of 2012. Assistant Professor of Chemical and...
Conrad

The UH Cullen College of Engineering has won its fifth National Science Foundation CAREER Award of 2012. Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jacinta Conrad received the five-year, $400,000 grant to develop surfaces that limit bacterial motility, or movement.

AIChE Student Chapter Hosts Regional Conference
Engineering students and professionals connected at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2012 Southwest Regional Conference last...
UH AIChE Planning Committee

Engineering students and professionals connected at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2012 Southwest Regional Conference last month, hosted by the UH AIChE student chapter.

PNAS Article Outlines Efforts to Speed Study of HIV Immune Response
A researcher with the UH Cullen College of Engineering has published an article in one of the nation’s foremost scientific journals outlining...
Varadarajan

A researcher with the UH Cullen College of Engineering has published an article in one of the nation’s foremost scientific journals outlining successful efforts to rapidly identify and characterize immune system cells that fight HIV.

Diesel Center Hosts Fuel Economy Roundtable
When analyzed from the oil well to wheels on the ground, diesel is the single most efficient liquid transportation fuel. Combine that with rising...
Prof. Michael Harold speaks at the Texas Diesel Research and Testing Center's Industry Roundtable on Feb. 21, 2012. (Photo by Nine Nguyen)

When analyzed from the oil well to wheels on the ground, diesel is the single most efficient liquid transportation fuel. Combine that with rising petroleum prices and concerns about peak oil production, and it is clear that there is a real and growing need to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from diesel-powered vehicles.

Retired Exxon Mobil Executive to Give Neal R. Amundson Lecture
Lee R. Raymond, who had a distinguished career with Exxon Mobil Corporation, will give the Neal R. Amundson Lecture on Friday (Feb. 24) at the...

Lee R. Raymond, who had a distinguished career with Exxon Mobil Corporation, will give the Neal R. Amundson Lecture on Friday (Feb. 24) at the University of Houston. Read more...

Cullen College Announces 2011-2012 Outstanding Students
Two students at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have been chosen as Outstanding Senior and Junior for the 2011-2012...
Brian Clark

Two students at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have been chosen as Outstanding Senior and Junior for the 2011-2012 academic year. Senior Brian Clark and Junior Preston Broom were selected from a group of top students representing the college’s eight undergraduate programs.

Outstanding Senior: Brian Clark

Polymer Solar Cell Research Earns College Third NSF CAREER Award
Gila Stein, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, valued at...
Stein

Gila Stein, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, valued at up to $500,000 over five years, to characterize and improve polymer-based solar cells.

Charles Kirkpatrick, Cullen College's Second Dean, Passes
Charles V. Kirkpatrick, who as dean from 1965-1975 led the UH Cullen College of Engineering through a period of tremendous growth, passed away in...
Charles V. Kirkpatrick

Charles V. Kirkpatrick, who as dean from 1965-1975 led the UH Cullen College of Engineering through a period of tremendous growth, passed away in December at the age of 95.

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