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Chemical Engineering Shines in National Rankings
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering boasts one of the nation’s top doctoral programs in chemical engineering. That’s according to...
Krishnamoorti

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering boasts one of the nation’s top doctoral programs in chemical engineering. That’s according to the most recent evaluation of Ph.D. programs released by The National Academies’ National Research Council, widely considered the most sound and respected rankings in academia.

UH Researchers Developing Nanoscale Manufacturing Technique
Researchers at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have received a grant to develop a method for mass-producing devices less than...
Donnelly

Researchers at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have received a grant to develop a method for mass-producing devices less than 10 nanometers in size, addressing one of the most significant barriers to their widespread use.

Diesel Center Researchers Earn EPA Grant to Retrofit 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...
Muncrief

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 school buses with a system that attempts to diminish the negative impact their diesel emissions can have on the environment.

DOE Grant to Establish Wind Facility
Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore...
Wang

Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use

Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore wind technology received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, which recently awarded university researchers $2.3 million to establish a testing facility.

Chemical Engineering Professor Doubles as Superhero
In cartoons and comic books they fight bad guys with the type of powers a few can only dream up in their imagination. But superheroes that protect...
Nikolaou

In cartoons and comic books they fight bad guys with the type of powers a few can only dream up in their imagination.

But superheroes that protect the planet with X-ray vision, super-human strength and telepathy are not just tucked away on the pages of comic books. One just so happens to be at the University of Houston, and he is making our world a better place through automation.

Professor Receives International Award for Chemical Reaction Engineering
The International Symposium for Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) has named University of Houston Professor Dan Luss the 2010 recipient of the...
Luss

The International Symposium for Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) has named University of Houston Professor Dan Luss the 2010 recipient of the Neal R. Amundson Award for Excellence in Chemical Reaction Engineering.

One of the highest honors in the field, the Amundson Award is bestowed every three years to recognize a pioneer in the field.

New Tool to Advance Research Opportunities for Area Scientists, Students
An $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help fund the purchase of a cutting edge tool expected to boost nanofabrication research...
Litvinov

An $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help fund the purchase of a cutting edge tool expected to boost nanofabrication research taking place on campus.

The 50 keV Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) System will be housed in the University of Houston Nanofabrication Facility, a state-of-the-art clean room enabling scientists to manipulate materials at the nanoscale in an environment virtually free from dust and other contaminants that can interfere with results.

Engineering Faculty Among Those From UH to Receive State ARP Funding
UH was one of 24 institutions that received money from the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program in April. A competitive, peer-reviewed grant...

UH was one of 24 institutions that received money from the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program in April.

A competitive, peer-reviewed grant program funding science and engineering research projects by faculty members at Texas higher education institutions, more than $15 million was given out this year.

Engineering Professors Earn Honors for Teaching, Research
Each year, the university recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and scholarship through a variety of awards given to faculty....
Brankovic

Each year, the university recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and scholarship through a variety of awards given to faculty.

Presented during the 32nd Annual University of Houston Faculty Awards Ceremony April 27, five engineering professors were honored for their distinguished contributions to the university.

Win at Regional Chem-E Car Competition Sends UH Team to Nationals
It may not have been as sleek as other entries, but the Cougalac stole the show at the Chem-E Car Competition held at the American Institute of...
Students from the Chem-E Car Team pose with their advisor, and the Cougalac. Photo by Thomas Shea.

It may not have been as sleek as other entries, but the Cougalac stole the show at the Chem-E Car Competition held at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southwest Regional Conference March 27.

Named after its bulky, gas-guzzling relative—the Cadillac—the 26-pound car earned a team of eight chemical engineering students from the University of Houston a first place win and a ticket to the national competition in Salt Lake City, Utah this November.

Alumni Honored During National Engineers Week
Four University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumni were among those honored recently by area professional organizations as their 2010...
Sharma

Four University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumni were among those honored recently by area professional organizations as their 2010 Young Engineers of the Year.

BP Annual Gift to Support Wind Lab, Students
As part of an annual contribution to the University of Houston, BP representatives presented a $85,500 check to Dean Joseph Tedesco last week in...
UH Cullen College of Engineering alumni Gabriel Cuadra (1988 BSChE) and Lizzie Nguyen (2006 BSChE) present Dean Joseph Tedesco and Russell Dunlavy, director of development, a check for $85,500 to support the college's Wind Energy Undergraduate Experiment as well as its departments and student organizations.

As part of an annual contribution to the University of Houston, BP representatives presented a $85,500 check to Dean Joseph Tedesco last week in support of Cullen College of Engineering educational initiatives.

Researchers Awarded Funding to Expand Nano Work Being Done at UH Center
Inside the University of Houston Center for Integrated Nanosystems researchers are studying magnetic materials so tiny they require the aid of state-...
Litvinov

Inside the University of Houston Center for Integrated Nanosystems researchers are studying magnetic materials so tiny they require the aid of state-of-the-art microscopes to see.

Though the materials are miniscule—thousands of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair—these researchers work is helping find new ways of doing things. More specifically, they are set to influence everything from the storage capacity of magnetic disk drives to how doctors detect cancer

UH Engineers Part of New DOE Center Focused on Plasma Science
Two engineers at the University of Houston have been awarded grant funding to conduct research as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy supported...
Economou

Two engineers at the University of Houston have been awarded grant funding to conduct research as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy supported Center on Plasma Science.

Lucrative Lessons: Engineering Pegged as Degree With Highest Starting Salary
Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer...
Chemical engineering senior Rhys Forgie works in the lab as part the college's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH

In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer with Samsung Austin Semiconductors.

The position, which has her responsible for ensuring the quality of materials at the Austin-based manufacturing plant, is exactly the job Curttright had hoped for upon graduating from UH in May.

Chair Selected to Participate in NAE Symposium
Ramanan Krishnamoorti will be among a select group of 88 researchers convening in California this September for the National Academy of Engineering’s...
Krishnamoorti

Ramanan Krishnamoorti will be among a select group of 88 researchers convening in California this September for the National Academy of Engineering’s 15th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

UH Study to Focus on Reducing Pollutants in Vehicle Exhaust
Potential for more efficient, cheaper aftertreatment system being studied with $3.2 million DOE grant It is no wonder Houston ranks high on the list...
Harold

Potential for more efficient, cheaper aftertreatment system being studied with $3.2 million DOE grant

It is no wonder Houston ranks high on the list of the nation’s most polluted cities each year. Our cars are belching pollutants responsible for everything from acid rain to climate change.

Preserving History
Professors’ efforts inspire staff member to start endowment in their honor In the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s infancy three...

Professors’ efforts inspire staff member to start endowment in their honor

In the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s infancy three men stood out as pioneers, leading efforts to establish the department of chemical engineering.

Together, the three transformed the department from idea to reality—establishing both undergraduate and graduate programs.

ChE Professor Captures Top University Honor
Much of Demetre Economou’s career has been spent ahead of the curve. He’s led the research world in atomic layer etching and developed a promising...
Economou

Much of Demetre Economou’s career has been spent ahead of the curve.

He’s led the research world in atomic layer etching and developed a promising nanofabrication technique expected to give researchers the ability to mass-produce nanotech devices.

Krishnamoorti Named Department Chair, APS Fellow
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has appointed Professor Ramanan Krishnamoorti to serve as chair of the Department of Chemical...
Krishnamoorti

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has appointed Professor Ramanan Krishnamoorti to serve as chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

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