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UH Engineer Alamgir Karim leads game-changing project to advance copolymer production
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year grant to a UH Cullen College of Engineering research team led by Alamgir Karim, professor...
Alamgir Karim, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of materials engineering at the University of Houston.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year grant to a UH Cullen College of Engineering research team led by Alamgir Karim, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. The team’s project, titled “Ordering of Block Copolymer Systems with Enhanced Molecular Interactions and Diffusional Dynamics,” received $399,718.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research...
Mario Romero-Ortega joins the UH Cullen College as a professor of biomedical engineering.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters. They bring expertise in a wide variety of fields ranging from neuroscience to data science and machine learning. Their research covers topics ranging from innovations in bioengineering to sustainability of energy systems.

Photos: Engineering Alumni Association Hosts 2019 Annual Meeting
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s...
The Engineering Alumni Association holds its annual meeting and networking event at Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston on Aug. 22, 2019.

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s mission of championing, supporting and uniting the Cullen College’s students, faculty and alumni.

Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia
NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors   HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas...
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NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors

 

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Presents Inaugural Innovator Awards
Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit   Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest...
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the 2019 Career Innovator Award

Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit

 

Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest achievements – from the creation of the first wheel to electricity to heart transplants. And it is the entrepreneurial spirit that puts these advances into the hands of the people who can use it the most.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Recognized for Achievements in Diversity by ASEE
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to...
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

UH PROMES Going Places, Tackling Global Challenges
Engineering Students Learn as They Travel   While many people dream of seeing the world one day, a group of UH Cullen College of Engineering...
UH Cullen College of Engineering students visit Brazil as part of the PROMES learning abroad experience.

Engineering Students Learn as They Travel

 

While many people dream of seeing the world one day, a group of UH Cullen College of Engineering students recently returned from Brazil as part of the first engineering faculty-led study abroad experience through the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES).

UH Cullen College of Engineering Announces 2019 EAA Gala Honorees
The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event,...
William A. Brookshire, Ph.D., P.E. (BSChE ’57)† will be recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala.

The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional accomplishments and contributions of Cullen College alumni and faculty.

Learn more about this year’s honorees below:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Photos: Spring 2019 UH Engineering Commencement Ceremony
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering celebrated the graduation of more than 600 engineers on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering celebrated the graduation of more than 600 engineers on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta Center.

The proud graduates included: 427 bachelor’s, 141 master’s, and 45 doctoral students.

The spring 2019 commencement featured a keynote address from Chang OH Turkmani, Managing Director at the Mega Company and Engineering Leadership Board Member (ELB).

Photos: 30th Annual UH Engineering Crawfish Boil Kicks off OTC
The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park. Thousands of alumni...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park.

Thousands of alumni, faculty, students and industry leaders gathered to network and mingle as they enjoyed crawfish, bbq, beer, drinks and live music.

Since its inception, the annual spring event has raised over $1 million with proceeds benefitting engineering scholarship and academic programs.

Record Number of UH Engineering Students Headed to Germany for Research and Adventure
Eight University of Houston students – all from the Cullen College of Engineering and the Honors College – won 2019 DAAD RISE research scholarships...
Meet the 2019 UH DAAD-RISE scholars. They are heading to Germany for internships at research institutes this summer.

Eight University of Houston students – all from the Cullen College of Engineering and the Honors College – won 2019 DAAD RISE research scholarships and an opportunity to work at top German universities and research institutions this summer.

Offshore Technology Conference Celebrates 50 Years
UH Cullen College of Engineering part of the conference program
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), one of the largest energy expositions and the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources, is this week.

UH Cullen College of Engineering part of the conference program

Cullen College Honors Faculty, Staff Students with Outstanding Awards at Spring Meeting
Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell dean of the Cullen College, recognized faculty, staff and students for their outstanding performance in...

Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell dean of the Cullen College, recognized faculty, staff and students for their outstanding performance in teaching, research and service at the Spring 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held on April 30.

Photos: UH Engineering hosts 30th Annual Golf Tournament
The 30th Annual UH Engineering Golf Tournament, sponsored by Flowco Production Solutions, teed off at BlackHorse Golf Club on Monday, April 22nd in...

The 30th Annual UH Engineering Golf Tournament, sponsored by Flowco Production Solutions, teed off at BlackHorse Golf Club on Monday, April 22nd in Cypress, TX.

This annual spring event serves as one of the primary annual fundraisers for Cullen College and attracted over 100 golfers to help raise money in support of the Cullen College of Engineering scholarships and academic programs.

UH Chemical Engineering Chairman Wins SWCS Award for Applied Catalysis
Mike Harold, M.D. Anderson Professor and chairman of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at UH Cullen College of Engineering,...
Mike Harold, M.D. Anderson Professor and chairman of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Mike Harold, M.D. Anderson Professor and chairman of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at UH Cullen College of Engineering, recently won the 2019 Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS) Award for Excellence in Applied Catalysis.

Cullen College Names Chang Oh Turkmani as 2019 Spring Commencement Speaker
Chang Oh Turkmani, a globetrotting business woman, lawyer and a staunch supporter of education, will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College...
Chang Oh Turkmani, a globetrotting business woman, lawyer and a staunch supporter of education, will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s 2019 spring commencement

Chang Oh Turkmani, a globetrotting business woman, lawyer and a staunch supporter of education, will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s spring commencement on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta Center.

Cullen College Faculty Win UH Research Awards
Ghasemi and Vekilov in the Spotlight   Two Cullen College of Engineering faculty won the University of Houston’s Awards for Excellence in Research...
Hadi Ghasemi, Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering, is renowned for his work involving innovative materials and icephobicity

Ghasemi and Vekilov in the Spotlight

 

Two Cullen College of Engineering faculty won the University of Houston’s Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2018-19 academic year. Hadi Ghasemi was recognized in the “Assistant Professor” category and Peter Vekilov was honored in the “Professor” category.

Getting Closer: Finding Out Why the Immune System Attacks Itself
B Cells Gone Bad Could be the Culprit in Rheumatoid Arthritis   Biomolecular researcher Navin Varadarajan recently published in Arthritis &...
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B Cells Gone Bad Could be the Culprit in Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Biomolecular researcher Navin Varadarajan recently published in Arthritis & Rheumatology journal a first-of-its-kind study -  a comprehensive profile of B cells in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). B cells are lymphocytes, or white blood cells, that make protein antibodies that attack a patient’s healthy proteins in patients with RA.

Photos: 2019 Chevron Girls Engineering the Future at UH Cullen College
On Saturday, March 30, the hallways and classrooms in the UH Cullen College of Engineering buzzed with excitement as a thousand Houston- area girls...

On Saturday, March 30, the hallways and classrooms in the UH Cullen College of Engineering buzzed with excitement as a thousand Houston- area girls attended the fourth annual “Girls Engineering the Future Day: A STEM Event,” sponsored by Chevron.

University of Houston to Host Inventors Meeting
National Academy of Inventors Will Be in Houston April 10-11  
Discoveries made by NAI fellows have generated over $1.6 trillion in revenue

National Academy of Inventors Will Be in Houston April 10-11

 

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