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College to Benefit From Major Research Instruments Donated by Seagate
Seagate Technology LLC has donated sophisticated research equipment, designed to measure and characterize magnetic materials and devices, to the...
Professor Dmitri Litvinov, director of the Center for Integrated Nanosystems, received a high field vibrating sample magnetormeter (shown above)—one of three instruments donated to the center by Seagate Technology LLC—to further the study of magnetic nanodevices. Photo by Tom Shea.

Seagate Technology LLC has donated sophisticated research equipment, designed to measure and characterize magnetic materials and devices, to the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s Center for Integrated Nanosystems.

Forward Progress
Lab machinist one of two in family to supply necessary components for civil lab experiments The light that’s managed to trickle in through the worn...
Photo by Thomas Shea

Lab machinist one of two in family to supply necessary components for civil lab experiments

The light that’s managed to trickle in through the worn windows of the Y Building has been just enough to keep his father-in-law’s plant thriving for the last two decades.

Pilot Exchange Program Has Plans to Expand Education, Research Efforts
Thousands of miles from her home in China, Mengting Yu is taking the remainder of the courses necessary for the completion of her bachelor’s degree....

Thousands of miles from her home in China, Mengting Yu is taking the remainder of the courses necessary for the completion of her bachelor’s degree.

A senior at East China State University of Science and Technology, Yu is one of three chemical engineering majors from the Shanghai university opting to finish their fourth year of studies at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

NSF Grant to Fund Cross Country Collaborations for UH Researchers
Tunisia, on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa and its close neighbor, Egypt, will each become regular stamps in the passports of two...
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Tunisia, on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa and its close neighbor, Egypt, will each become regular stamps in the passports of two engineering faculty members during the next three years.

Engineering the Future of Transportation
Imagine owning a vehicle engineered to pack as much as three times the fuel efficiency of cars on the road to date. A car designed to gain its...
Graduate student Greg Bugosh, undergraduate student Rhys Forgie and Peter Strasser, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering are pictured in their laboratory. Photo by Thomas Shea

Imagine owning a vehicle engineered to pack as much as three times the fuel efficiency of cars on the road to date. A car designed to gain its propulsion by way of an electric motor, running on electricity generated by a fuel cell and emitting only water from its exhaust.

Engineering Professors Among Select Few to Receive State ARP Funding
Seven facutly members from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering in May received grants totaling more than $500,000 from the Norman...
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Seven facutly members from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering in May received grants totaling more than $500,000 from the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program.

ARP is a competitive, peer-reviewed grant program funding scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions. Funding given through the program is administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Engineering Professor Receives Top University Research Award
More than two decades of studying how gas-discharge plasmas work has earned a Cullen College of Engineering professor the honor of the University of...
Photo by Thomas Shea.

More than two decades of studying how gas-discharge plasmas work has earned a Cullen College of Engineering professor the honor of the University of Houston’s 2008 Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award.

Demetre J. Economou, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate chair of the department, was named a recipient in April.

Engineering Faculty Member Named Moores Professor
Vincent M. Donnelly, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named a recipient of the John and Rebecca Moores Professorship. The...
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Vincent M. Donnelly, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named a recipient of the John and Rebecca Moores Professorship.

The Moores professorship is a five-year renewable award given to full-time, tenured faculty who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of teaching, service and research.

The award, given to only two people a year at UH, carries with it a $10,000 stipend.

UH Researchers to Receive Significant Awards for Tight Gas Research
Prof. Michael Nikolaou and Kishore Mohanty's proposals selected by RPSEA for funding
Nikolaou

Prof. Michael Nikolaou and Kishore Mohanty's proposals selected by RPSEA for funding

UH Students Win Regional Chem-E Car Competition
A team of University of Houston chemical engineering students captured first place at the annual Chem-E Car Competition during the American Institute...
"The Supercoog" Photo courtesy of the UH AiChE Student Chapter

A team of University of Houston chemical engineering students captured first place at the annual Chem-E Car Competition during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Regional Meeting at Texas A&M University-Kingsville on March 8, beating out teams from four other schools to earn an opportunity to represent the region at the national competition this fall.

UH Students Recognized at National Plastics Meeting
Two University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering graduate students were recognized for their plastics research at the 2008 Polyolenfins...

Two University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering graduate students were recognized for their plastics research at the 2008 Polyolenfins National Meeting the week of Feb. 25.

Professor Recognized for Lifetime Work on Enhanced Oil Recovery
Kishore Mohanty, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive one of four 2008 IOR (...
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Kishore Mohanty, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive one of four 2008 IOR (Improved Oil Recovery) Pioneer Awards at the 15th Annual SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium in April. The award is given every two years to researchers worldwide who have dedicated a lifetime of work to enhancing the process of oil and/or gas recovery.

Ford's Gandhi, UH's Economides to Speak at 2008 Amundson Lecture
The University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will be hosting the annual Neal R. Amundson Lectures on Friday,...
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The University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will be hosting the annual Neal R. Amundson Lectures on Friday, February 1 from 1:30-5 p.m. in L2-D2, the engineering lecture hall. Drs. Haren S.

Students Receive Energy Engineering Scholarships
Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers...

Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers Foundation to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy management.

BP Gifts Nearly $30k in Support of College Programs, Students
BP Foundation Inc. recently gifted $29,500 in support of UH Cullen College of Engineering programs, student organizations and event sponsorships.
 Vita Como, Cullen College director of professional development; Gabriel Cuadra (1988 BSChE), BP Mexico business unit leader for Latin America retail; Fritz Claydon, engineering interim dean; and Lizie Nguyen (2006 BSChE), BP subsea engineer. Photo by Mark Lacy.

BP Foundation Inc. recently gifted $29,500 in support of UH Cullen College of Engineering programs, student organizations and event sponsorships.

Professor Honored by Society of Petroleum Engineers
Kishore Mohanty, a professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, will be honored during the...
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Kishore Mohanty, a professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, will be honored during the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ upcoming Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. The conference is set for Nov. 11 through Nov. 14 in Anaheim, Calif.

College Offering Scholarships for Accelerated B.S. to Graduate Program
NSF grant will fund more than 30 students over the next five years The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a $600,000 grant...

NSF grant will fund more than 30 students over the next five years

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships for students in the college’s accelerated B.S. to graduate degree program.

Chemical Engineering Receives Graduate Fellowship from Bayer Foundation
The University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) has received $90,000 grant from the Bayer Foundation to...
 Dan Luss, Thomas Daszkowski, Kirk Wilson, Manolis Doxastakis, Willy Scherf, Rich Guhl, Richard Willson, Mike Harold, Peter Strasser, John Danchisko, and Ramanan Krishnamoorti. Photo courtesy of Lauren Trocano.

The University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) has received $90,000 grant from the Bayer Foundation to establish the Bayer Graduate Fellowship Program at the Cullen College of Engineering.

The fellowship will be awarded over three years to a graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in chemical engineering. The recipient will be selected among a pool of second-year graduate students seeking to complete his or her studies.

In Nanotech, It's Hip to be Square
New nano-fabrication technique enables the creation of squares and other features that hold promise for the future of computing.
Litvinov

New nano-fabrication technique enables the creation of squares and other features that hold promise for the future of computing.

Engineering Researchers Make Fuel Cell Breakthrough
Research could cut thousands off the cost of fuel cell-powered vehicles The days of gasoline and diesel fuel are one step closer to ending thanks to...
Professor Peter Strasser. Photo by Stephen Pinchback

Research could cut thousands off the cost of fuel cell-powered vehicles

The days of gasoline and diesel fuel are one step closer to ending thanks to new findings from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. A research team with the college has made a discovery that could eliminate one of the biggest financial hurdles to the commercial introduction of fuel cell-powered vehicles.

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