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UH ChBE Researcher Wins Award at Annual Meeting
Pranit Metkar, a graduate research assistant in the UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was selected as a winner at the Catalysis...
Pranit Metkar, winner of the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Poster Session held during the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting.

Pranit Metkar, a graduate research assistant in the UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was selected as a winner at the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Poster Session held during the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis for his poster entitled "Determination of Controlling Regimes for Various SCR Reactions on Zeolite Based Monolithic Catalysts."

Faculty Developing New “Platform” to Fight Malaria
Malaria has been one of the world’s biggest killers for as long as records have been kept (and almost certainly longer). According to the World...
Rimer

Malaria has been one of the world’s biggest killers for as long as records have been kept (and almost certainly longer). According to the World Health Organization, in 2008 alone the disease claimed approximately 881,000 lives, making it responsible for approximately 1.5% of all deaths worldwide. That year it was responsible for more than 5.2% of all deaths in low-income countries and a startling 20% of childhood deaths in Africa.

Engineering Students Perform Interdisciplinary Research
Students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering spent their summer conducting research as part of the 2011 Summer Undergraduate...
Dustin King

Students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering spent their summer conducting research as part of the 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The fellowship provides funding for sophomores, juniors and seniors in any major to experience hands-on research on a full-time basis for 10 weeks.

Donnelly Honored for Decades of Plasma Research
Vincent Donnelly, professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been honored by the...
Donnelly

Vincent Donnelly, professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been honored by the American Vacuum Society for his 30-plus years of plasma research.

The AVS named Donnelly the 2011 recipient of the John A. Thorton Memorial Award and Lecture. One of AVS’ highest honors, the award is given every two years to an individual responsible for “outstanding research or technological innovation in areas of interest to AVS.”

Professor’s Bacteria “Slingshot” Finding Published in PNAS
One of the Cullen College of Engineering’s newest professors has co-authored an article appearing in one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific...
Conrad

One of the Cullen College of Engineering’s newest professors has co-authored an article appearing in one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific journals.

Richardson Honored by Catalysis Society
The Southwest Catalysis Society, the local chapter of the North American Catalysis Society, has honored one of its founders for a lifetime of work in...
Richardson

The Southwest Catalysis Society, the local chapter of the North American Catalysis Society, has honored one of its founders for a lifetime of work in catalysis research and practice.

College Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research
Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic...

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting May 3.

Plasma Reaction Paper Featured on Journal Cover
The Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology featured an article by Cullen College Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Vince...
Donnelly

The Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology featured an article by Cullen College Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Vince Donnelly on the cover of its January/February 2011 issue.

Researcher Wins NIH Grant to Test Vaccines for Chikungunya Virus
A UH Cullen College of Engineering professor has received a grant to develop a new method of testing potential vaccines, and will use this approach...
Varadarajan

A UH Cullen College of Engineering professor has received a grant to develop a new method of testing potential vaccines, and will use this approach to fight a virus identified as an emerging bioterrorism threat.

Cullen College Places Second in Chem-E Car Competition
A team of undergraduates from the UH Cullen College of Engineering took second place at the regional Chem-E Car Competition held last month at Texas...
Some members of the Cullen College's 2011 Chem-E Car team

A team of undergraduates from the UH Cullen College of Engineering took second place at the regional Chem-E Car Competition held last month at Texas A&M University.

Diesel Center Researching Marine Vehicle Emissions
The Cullen College's Texas Diesel Research and Testing Center was founded, in part, to develop technologies that reduce emissions from diesel...
Muncrief

The Cullen College's Texas Diesel Research and Testing Center was founded, in part, to develop technologies that reduce emissions from diesel vehicles. Researchers at the center have worked to cut pollution from everything from school buses to garbage trucks to heavy construction equipment. Thanks to a recent $163,000 grant, it can now add one more vehicle to that list: commercial fishing boats.

Diesel Center Researchers Earn $1M EPA Grant to Retrofit HISD School Buses
Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston...

Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston will retrofit Houston Independent School District school buses with a system that attempts to diminish the negative impact their diesel emissions can have on the environment. UH researchers will supervise the installation of Nett Technologies’ BlueMAX Selective Catalytic Reduction System on buses.

Amundson Tribute Set for March 14
Engineers from across the United States and Mexico are set to come to the University of Houston later this month for an event honoring the late Neal...

Engineers from across the United States and Mexico are set to come to the University of Houston later this month for an event honoring the late Neal Amundson.

UT's Peppas to Speak at Friday's Payatakes Lecture
The UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will host a talk by one of the world’s leading experts on biomaterials drug delivery and...
Peppas

The UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will host a talk by one of the world’s leading experts on biomaterials drug delivery and pharmaceutical bioengineering, Nicholas Peppas, on Friday, March 4.

"Father of Chemical Engineering" Neal Amundson Passes Away
Neal Amundson, Cullen Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Mathematics, passed away yesterday at the age of...

Neal Amundson, Cullen Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Mathematics, passed away yesterday at the age of 95.

"We are deeply saddened at the great loss of Neal Amundson to our UH community and to chemical engineering education and research," said Dean Joseph Tedesco. "His impact to UH and the profession have been, and will continue to be, extremely profound."

Team Hopes to Cut Years Off Development Time of New Antibiotics
Eliminating tens of thousands of manual lab experiments, two University of Houston professors are working toward a method to cut the development time...

Eliminating tens of thousands of manual lab experiments, two University of Houston professors are working toward a method to cut the development time of new antibiotics. While current practices typically last for more than a decade, a computerized modeling system being developed at UH will speed up this process.

UH Professor Richard Willson Named 2010 AAAS Fellow
University of Houston professor Richard C. Willson has been named a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),...
Willson

University of Houston professor Richard C. Willson has been named a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Willson is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and biochemical and biophysical sciences.

Professor Named Fellow of the American Physical Society
For pioneering research in the areas of crystallization and protein aggregation, Peter Vekilov, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering,...
Vekilov

For pioneering research in the areas of crystallization and protein aggregation, Peter Vekilov, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society.

“This fellowship acknowledges the significance of our work, specifically the discovery of new mechanisms and phenomena in crystallization and aggregation research,” he said. “It is an honor to be named a fellow.”

Cullen College Professor’s Work on Cover of Science
Research from a Cullen College of Engineering professor has made the cover of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.
Rimer

Research from a Cullen College of Engineering professor has made the cover of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.

Researcher Uncovers ‘Walking’ Bacteria
Discovery featured in October 8 issue of Science Sometimes, the smallest things can make a huge difference. Take something as seemingly minor as the...
Conrad

Discovery featured in October 8 issue of Science

Sometimes, the smallest things can make a huge difference.

Take something as seemingly minor as the way bacteria move. Research from UH Cullen College of Engineering Assistant Professor Jacinta Conrad has uncovered a new method of bacteria motility that could have implications for everything from food production to military transport.

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