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Class of 2020 honored with virtual graduation celebration
The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute...
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The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute virtual graduation celebration, featuring remarks from University of Houston leadership, a commencement speaker and most importantly, the graduating students.

Rodrigues, Palmer honored with UH Awards for Excellence
Two faculty members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as recipients of the University of Houston's Awards for Excellence in...
Dr. Debora F. Rodrigues, of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was recognized in the Associate Professor category.

Two faculty members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as recipients of the University of Houston's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2019-20 academic year.

Willson earns Esther Farfel Award; four others tabbed for faculty, staff honors
Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized via the Office of the Provost's 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards, headlined by...
Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences.

Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized via the Office of the Provost's 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards, headlined by Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences earning the Esther Farfel Award, the highest honor given yearly.

Alum Poling-Skutvik tapped for tenure-track position at URI
When Ryan Poling-Skutvik enrolled at the University of Houston in 2013 to pursue a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, he did so because of the school...
Ryan Poling-Skutvik, a 2018 graduate of the Chemical Engineering doctoral program, has been tabbed for a tenure-track position at the University of Rhode Island.

When Ryan Poling-Skutvik enrolled at the University of Houston in 2013 to pursue a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, he did so because of the school's proximity to industry, not realizing that the experience would open him up to another interest – research.

Cullen College Listed Among Best Engineering Graduate Schools of 2021
On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. News & World Report released its updated 2021 rankings of best graduate engineering programs in the country. The UH...
The Cullen College of Engineering was recently ranked at No. 67 on the list of 2021 Best Graduate Schools By U.S. News & World Report.

On Tuesday, March 17, U.S. News & World Report released its updated 2021 rankings of best graduate engineering programs in the country. The UH Cullen College of Engineering has increased once again and is now rated No. 67. 

Photos: UH Chemical Engineering Student Studies Abroad in Costa Rica
Studying abroad changes you and influences your life more than you’d expect. Being away from your familiar surroundings isn’t easy and can bring a...

Studying abroad changes you and influences your life more than you’d expect. Being away from your familiar surroundings isn’t easy and can bring a steep learning curve that be a burst of personal development and growth.

In 2019 Amy Wang, a UH chemical engineering student, was awarded a SOL scholarship to study abroad in Costa Rica. The SOL education program offers an experience of interactive Spanish language, travel excursions and daily cultural activities.

Targeting Chronic Infections and Deadly Bacteria
A University of Houston engineering professor is examining the life cycle of stubborn, drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections to find...

A University of Houston engineering professor is examining the life cycle of stubborn, drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections to find a way to destroy them. Persister cells are non-growing cell subpopulations observed in many pathogenic bacteria and they certainly live up to their name – they persist, and are not fazed by current medications.

Photos: Spring 2020 Rockwell Lecture Series Presents “Liquid Nanofabrication of Functional Multiphasic Soft Matter by Capillary Binding and Interfacial Templating”
UH Engineering kicked off the spring 2020 Distinguished Rockwell Lecture Series on Friday, January 24 featuring a lecture by Dr. Orlin Velev. Orlin...

UH Engineering kicked off the spring 2020 Distinguished Rockwell Lecture Series on Friday, January 24 featuring a lecture by Dr. Orlin Velev.

Orlin Velev is a S. Frank and Doris Culberson Distinguished Professor in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at North Carolina State University. He is best known for his work on soft matter, colloid science and nanoscience.

Molecular Understanding of Drug Interactions Suggests Pathway to Better Malaria Treatments
The Work Also Has Implications for Speeding Drug Development The process of crystallization is central to drug development, petrochemical processing...

The Work Also Has Implications for Speeding Drug Development

The process of crystallization is central to drug development, petrochemical processing and other industrial actions, but scientists say they still are learning about the complex interactions involved in the building and dissolution of crystals.

UH Researchers Win Grant to Create Superior Class of Magnetic Materials
The Semiconductor Research Corp. awarded a three-year, $240,000 grant to University of Houston researchers to design a new electrodeposition process...
Stanko Brankovic, a globally-renowned electrodeposition authority at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, and Robles Hernández, an associate professor at the UH College of Technology have teamed up for the Semiconductor Research Corp.– funded new materials research project.

The Semiconductor Research Corp. awarded a three-year, $240,000 grant to University of Houston researchers to design a new electrodeposition process and solution to create a new alloy with superior qualities and broad applications.

UH Engineering Student Wins Prestigious Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship
Research Has Potential for Valuable Medical and Military Applications   University of Houston doctoral student Adesola Saba won a highly...
Adesola Saba, PhD candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship for his work studying the metabolome of bacterial persisters in assistant professor Dr. Mehmet Orman's lab.

Research Has Potential for Valuable Medical and Military Applications

 

University of Houston doctoral student Adesola Saba won a highly competitive 2019 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Saba is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

UH PROMES Scholars Give Back This Holiday Season
Engineering students address needs in the UH and Houston communities   It’s the season of giving, and students who are enrolled in the UH Cullen...
UH Cullen College Women of PROMES is Holding an essentials drive for the holiday season.

Engineering students address needs in the UH and Houston communities

 

It’s the season of giving, and students who are enrolled in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) are making the most of it.

UH Engineer Honored For Work in Crystal Engineering
TAMEST Awards Recognize Texas’ Most Promising Researchers   An engineer from the University of Houston has received the state’s top honor in...
Jeffrey Rimer, Abraham E. Dukler Professor of Chemical Engineering at UH, has received the 2020 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

TAMEST Awards Recognize Texas’ Most Promising Researchers

 

An engineer from the University of Houston has received the state’s top honor in engineering for his pioneering discoveries about how crystals form and how they can be dissolved.

Photos: Fall 2019 Rockwell Lecture Series Presents “Anomalies in Ambient and Supercooled Water: Is There a Second Critical Point Lurking Nearby?”
UH Engineering hosted another installment of the Rockwell Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, November 8, featuring James Skinner. Skinner...

UH Engineering hosted another installment of the Rockwell Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, November 8, featuring James Skinner.

Skinner visited from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, where he is the Crown Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, Director of the Water Research Initiative and Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs.

Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the...
ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate students represent six of the college’s seven engineering departments.

Here are the UH scholarship winners:

Engineering – Undergraduates

Distinguished Alumnus Wayne Klotz To Speak At Fall 2019 UH Cullen College Commencement
Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'   Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (...
Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76)

Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'

 

Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76) was named the keynote speaker for the college’s fall 2019 commencement on Friday, December 13. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1974 and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Cullen College in 1976.

Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase
UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments  
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeline Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase.

UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments

 

Record Number of Cullen College Engineering Students Attend 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit
Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars...
Rukaiya Batliwala, mechanical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars program. Last year only one engineering student, Ayoola John-Muyiwa (BSPetE ’19), was chosen.

Energy Industry Experts to Visit UH Campus for 2019 Energy Night
The Energy Coalition, a collaborative University of Houston student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night on Monday, November 4, at the...
The Energy Coalition, a UH student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night.

The Energy Coalition, a collaborative University of Houston student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night on Monday, November 4, at the Student Center. The event will bring in leading experts who can share insights and answer questions about the future of the energy sector.

New Catalyst Would Boost Biomass Conversion to Fuels, Chemicals
Cerium Oxide Catalyst Will Remove Oxygen, Reduce Processing Requirements  
Praveen Bollini, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, says a catalyst using bulk cerium oxide – the most abundant of the rare earth elements in the earth’s crust – can efficiently remove the excess oxygen from biomass, allowing it to be economically converted to fuels and chemicals.

Cerium Oxide Catalyst Will Remove Oxygen, Reduce Processing Requirements

 

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