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$1M Grant To Support Meta-Materials Research
Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.” Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of...
Pradeep Sharma, professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a group of researchers that has received a $1.22M NSF grant to develop a novel class of meta materials that generate electricity when placed under physical stress. Photo by Jeff Shaw.

Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.”

Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of complex tasks by more closely mimicking natural movement and levels of strength and high-tech military equipment powered by every step a soldier takes are just two of the many innovations that may arise through the work of a research team based at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Cullen College of Engineering Bids Farewell to Dean Raymond Flumerfelt
University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty, staff, alumni and friends, along with several university administrators, gathered at the...
Dean Raymond Flumerfelt, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair, visits with Dr. Elizabeth Rockwell at his retirement event. Photo compliments of Nancy Clark, UH Office of Development.

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty, staff, alumni and friends, along with several university administrators, gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Tuesday evening, July 31, to celebrate the accomplishments of the college's fifth dean, Raymond Flumerfelt, as he officially steps down from his leadership position after nine years.

"This has been a rewarding experience, though I'm looking forward to returning to research once again," he said.

UH Researchers Speeding Development of New Medications
The efforts of Mike Nikolaou and Vincent Tam could cut years of the time needed to make new antibiotics available.
Michael Nikolaou, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The efforts of Mike Nikolaou and Vincent Tam could cut years of the time needed to make new antibiotics available.

Cullen College Honors its Best and Brightest
College names Carmona and Huynh most outstanding students for 2006-2007 The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has named its...
Cullen College named Alfonso Carmona (ChE) and Phuc Huynh (ECE) as the 2006-2007 Outstanding Junior and Senior, respectively. Photo by Todd Spoth.

College names Carmona and Huynh most outstanding students for 2006-2007

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has named its Outstanding Junior and Senior students for the 2006-2007 academic year. Both students will be honored at a luncheon hosted by the Texas Society of Engineering as part of the National Engineers Week activities.

New Technique Could Speed Mass Production of Nanotech Devices
Nanopantography technique to create billions of nanotech devices in a matter of hours. A team of researchers with the University of Houston’s Cullen...
Vincent Donnelly

Nanopantography technique to create billions of nanotech devices in a matter of hours.

A team of researchers with the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering has filed a patent for new technology that could take nanotech from the lab to the factory.

Professor Studying Scalability in Nanotechnology
Dmitri Litvinov’s second project with the U.S. Navy will establish guidelines for nanoscale magnetic device design and production. A professor with...

Dmitri Litvinov’s second project with the U.S. Navy will establish guidelines for nanoscale magnetic device design and production.

A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has received a grant from the United States Navy’s Office of Naval Research to investigate how magnetic materials behave at the nanometer level.

UH Professor Wins Award for Chemical Reactor Design Research
Dan Luss, Cullen Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, won the 2005 Best Fundamental Paper Award...

Dan Luss, Cullen Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, won the 2005 Best Fundamental Paper Award from the South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Chemical Engineering Department Changes Name
The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is changing its name to the Department of Chemical...

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is changing its name to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

According to Michael Harold, Dow Chair Professor and department chair, the change reflects the changing direction of the field of chemical engineering.

Winning Poster Showcases NOx Emissions Research
A postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering took first place in the poster presentation competition...

A postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering took first place in the poster presentation competition at the Southwest Catalysis Society’s Spring Symposium, held this spring at Rice University.

Chemical Engineering Professor Receives University Award, Welch Grant
Peter Vekilov, associate professor of chemical engineering, recently received the award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship at the associate...

Peter Vekilov, associate professor of chemical engineering, recently received the award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship at the associate professor level from the university. His nomination was submitted by Michael Harold, chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering, and supported by five scientists in his field from across the country.

Nanomagnetics Research Utilized for Medical Technology Development
A tabletop system capable of screening tens of thousands of drug candidates in an hour and a tool that can provide a foolproof cancer diagnosis with...
Dmitri Litvinov, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, develops new bionanomagnetic technologies in the Center for Nanomagnetic Systems. Photo by Mark Lacy.

A tabletop system capable of screening tens of thousands of drug candidates in an hour and a tool that can provide a foolproof cancer diagnosis with miniscule quantities of tissue obtained through non-invasive means are just two possible outcomes of research being conducted by a team of professors with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

State Grants Engineering Researchers Nearly $500k
Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of...

Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of Texas’ Advanced Research Program.

The program, which was founded in 1987, employs a competitive peer-reviewed system to fund the scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions. Awards are given once every two years.

Engineering Graduate Student Takes First Place in Poster Competition
Liang Xu, a chemical engineering Ph.D. student with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, took first place in the poster...
Photo by Stephen Pinchback

Liang Xu, a chemical engineering Ph.D. student with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, took first place in the poster presentation competition at a recent materials-research symposium.

The symposium, Frontiers in Materials Research: Applications of Thermal Analysis and Rheology, was held on April 20 in Dallas. It was hosted by The Texas and Southwest Thermal Analysis and Rheology Forum.

Student Researchers Honored at Sigma Xi Research Day
Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering were honored at the annual research day of the University of Houston chapter of Sigma Xi, the...

Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering were honored at the annual research day of the University of Houston chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society and global honor society of scientists and engineers.

UH Student Chapter Hosts Regional AIChE Conference
The University of Houston student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) hosted the organization’s 2006 Southwest Regional...

The University of Houston student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) hosted the organization’s 2006 Southwest Regional Conference on April 7-9. The three-day event attracted more than 130 students from nine universities to participate in chemical engineering professional development and social activities.

BP Check Presentation
BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of...

BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of the Engineering Career Center. The gift will support the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), equipment purchases in the chemical and mechanical engineering departments and the UH student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Colleagues Gather to Celebrate Ernest Henley's Career
Emeritus Professor Ernest Henley was recently honored by his colleagues and friends for a lifetime of contributions to chemical engineering education...

Emeritus Professor Ernest Henley was recently honored by his colleagues and friends for a lifetime of contributions to chemical engineering education and to the Cullen College of Engineering. Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Michael Harold, Dow Chair Professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, hosted the event to celebrate Henley’s many academic achievements, as well as countless personal accomplishments, business ventures and philanthropic endeavors.

UH Researchers Working On "Cruise Ship Virus" Diagnostic Tool
Research conducted by faculty members with the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering and the Baylor College of Medicine may end up...

Research conducted by faculty members with the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering and the Baylor College of Medicine may end up saving a lot of people from a very bad vacation.

UH Engineering Alums Honored During EWeek
National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, kicked-off with events and ceremonies being held throughout the country. It is run by the Engineers Week...

National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, kicked-off with events and ceremonies being held throughout the country. It is run by the Engineers Week Foundation, a coalition of engineering associations, businesses and government agencies. The week is intended to raise public awareness of engineers’ contributions to society and encourage students to pursue engineering careers.

UH Professor, Grad Student Make Strides in Diabetes Research
Discovery of insulin-production method could impact multiple fields Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have...

Discovery of insulin-production method could impact multiple fields

Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have made a major discovery in the field of diabetes research that is also an historic find in the area crystal formation and use.

Peter Vekilov, associate professor of chemical engineering, and doctoral candidate Dimitra Georgiou, discovered a new mechanism for the formation of insulin crystals in the pancreas.

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