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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

 

UH NSBE Alumni to Share Industry Insights With Students
The UH chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is bringing together UH NSBE alumni and current student members for an information...

The UH chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is bringing together UH NSBE alumni and current student members for an information session, titled “NSBE Guy and Girl Talk,” on Tuesday, April 9, in room 108 of Agnes Arnold Hall on campus.

Cullen College Student Wins Big in Scholarships and Opportunities
Student Spotlight Almost everyone has heard the advice “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” at some point in their life. But Esther Akinwande...
Esther Akinwande, a chemical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Student Spotlight

Almost everyone has heard the advice “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” at some point in their life. But Esther Akinwande, a chemical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, took its wisdom to heart and is now reaping the benefits.

Girls Engineering the Future Set for Saturday at UH
The Event Introduces Girls to Engineering, Other STEM Activities   About 1,500 girls are expected to participate in the University of Houston’s...
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

The Event Introduces Girls to Engineering, Other STEM Activities

 

About 1,500 girls are expected to participate in the University of Houston’s popular Chevron Girls Engineering the Future STEM Day on Saturday, March 30.

Real-life Superheroes Inspire Boys to be STEM Leaders
Breaking Down Walls to Build Futures   If Houstonian Juan Becerra, a father of three boys, could have any superpower, it’d be to look into the...
Joshua Becerra shares his excitement about the UH St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy.

Breaking Down Walls to Build Futures

 

If Houstonian Juan Becerra, a father of three boys, could have any superpower, it’d be to look into the future. He’d use it to do everything right and lift his boys up as high as possible. He believes that all parents dream of giving their children a better life than their own.

A Lasting Legacy Continues to Help Engineer the Future
The legacy of kindness, hard work and dedication continues to live on through the generosity of UH engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire† (BSChE...

The legacy of kindness, hard work and dedication continues to live on through the generosity of UH engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire† (BSChE '57) at the Cullen College of Engineering.

The 2018-2019 recipients of the Brookshire scholarships gathered for a luncheon at the UH Hilton on February 26, 2019.

UH Engineering Students Visit with INEOS Representatives
Learn about company, perks and hiring
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Learn about company, perks and hiring

Chemicals Giant INEOS To Visit With UH Engineering Students
The UH chapter of Tau Beta Pi – Texas Epsilon (TBP) is hosting an information session with representatives of INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemical...
At the University of Houston, the Tau Beta Pi -Texas Epsilon Chapter (TX-E) was established in 1962.

The UH chapter of Tau Beta Pi – Texas Epsilon (TBP) is hosting an information session with representatives of INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemical company, on Wednesday, February 27, in the Science and Research Building 1 on campus. The presenters will be Bob Sokol, chief financial officer of INEOS Oligomers and Oxide, and Fred Rulander, chief operating officer of INEOS Oxide North America.

Photos: UH Engineering Welcomes Over 100 Companies to Recruit Engineering Students
On Thursday, February 7th, nearly 1,400 UH engineering students flocked to the UH Hilton to interview and meet with representatives from 110 of...

On Thursday, February 7th, nearly 1,400 UH engineering students flocked to the UH Hilton to interview and meet with representatives from 110 of Houston’s leading companies at the spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair.

Photos: UH Engineering Celebrates More Than 400 Graduates at Fall 2018 Commencement
The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13, hosted at...

The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13, hosted at the NRG Arena.

The proud graduates included 253 bachelor's, 208 master’s and 30 doctoral students.

Distinguished Alumnus, Bilfinger Executive to be UH Cullen College Fall 2018 Commencement Speaker
Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80), is coming home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering as the featured speaker at its commencement on Dec....
Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80) is the fall 2018 UH Cullen College of Engineering commencement speaker.

Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80), is coming home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering as the featured speaker at its commencement on Dec. 13 at the NRG Arena. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from UH in 1980 and has remained involved in the Cullen College community throughout the course of his 37 year-long career.

Establishing Immunotherapy For Pediatric Liver Cancer
T-Cell Editor Creating Powerful Immunotherapy Weapon   As part of a $6 million effort to establish new therapies for high-risk pediatric liver...
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T-Cell Editor Creating Powerful Immunotherapy Weapon

 

As part of a $6 million effort to establish new therapies for high-risk pediatric liver cancer, Navin Varadarajan, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, will modify T cells to recognize and kill glypican-3, a molecule found in liver cancer cells.

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins First Place at Society of Rheology Annual Meeting
A multitude of everyday products – ranging from cosmetics and shampoo to computers and furniture – are made of composite materials. Composites are...
Ali Slim, a UH doctoral student, wins Best Poster Award at the Society of Rheology meeting.

A multitude of everyday products – ranging from cosmetics and shampoo to computers and furniture – are made of composite materials. Composites are made by combining two or more natural or artificial elements, with the result being significantly different and often stronger than the original materials. Intrigued by the potential and properties of composites, Ali Slim chose to pursue a Ph.D.

Undergrads From Across the Country Work As UH Engineering Researchers Over Summer
UH Cullen College’s REU Programs Focus on Materials Science, Neurotechnologies   For 10 weeks over the summer, undergraduate students from across...
Student researcher presented their work at the 2018 UH REU Poster Session to students and faculty

UH Cullen College’s REU Programs Focus on Materials Science, Neurotechnologies

 

For 10 weeks over the summer, undergraduate students from across the U.S. became bonafide engineering researchers, working alongside some of UH Cullen College’s brightest minds to solve some of the world’s most pressing technical challenges with science and ingenuity.

UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Electrochemical Journal
Stanko Brankovic, professor of electric and computer engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering,...
Stanko Brankovic, a UH researcher, guest edits a special issue of the The Electrochemical Society Interface.

Stanko Brankovic, professor of electric and computer engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, served as a guest editor for a special issue of The Electrochemical Society Interface.

Building the UH Engineering Legacy at Katy: From Foundation to New Heights
Q & A With Founding Director Phaneendra Kondapi   Plans for the Cullen College of Engineering to expand into the Katy area grow more concrete...
Phaneendra "Phani" Kondapi brings a unique and invaluable skillset to his roles as founding director of the UH engineering programs at Katy and director of the UH subsea engineering program.

Q & A With Founding Director Phaneendra Kondapi

 

Plans for the Cullen College of Engineering to expand into the Katy area grow more concrete each day as the construction of the University of Houston Katy Campus progresses. The 84,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building will open its doors to hundreds of UH engineering students in fall 2019.

Paper Outlining Fuel Cell Discovery Wins AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award
Cullen College engineering professors collaborate to solve monolayer catalyst mystery   The South Texas Section (STS) of the American Institute of...
Stanko Brankovic and Lars Grabow, two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors, accept the STS-AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award.

Cullen College engineering professors collaborate to solve monolayer catalyst mystery

 

The South Texas Section (STS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) chose a paper written by two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors and their Ph.D. students for its Best Fundamental Paper Award.

The award was presented Tuesday at the monthly STS-AIChE meeting in Galveston.

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