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Kim, Agrawal recognized by Axalta Bright Futures program
A pair of student researchers in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized for their work by the Axalta Bright Futures…
Doctoral student Aman Agrawal.
Shell-Led Consortium With UH Professor Selected to Demonstrate Feasibility of Large-Scale Liquid Hydrogen Storage
Ambitious Engineering Challenge Provides Potential Pathway Toward Stable, Global Hydrogen Supply Chain HOUSTON, Oct. 13, 2021 — A consortium of public, private and academic experts led by Shell International Exploration and…
The consortium logo, with all of the partners.
Cullen College of Engineering promotes six professors
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that six professors have earned promotions, starting with the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year. All listed positions are tenured, or on a tenure track. Professors…
Six professors have been promoted for the 2021-22 academic year at the Cullen College of Engineering.
Henderson, Burleson, Rangel lead multi-college study for Engineering Education
A multi-college effort to enhance opportunities for underrepresented student groups in the Houston region and beyond via the establishment of an Engineering Research Center has received a $100,000 planning grant from the National…
Jerrod Henderson.
COVID-19 Nasal Vaccine Candidate Effective at Preventing Disease Transmission
IN THROUGH THE NOSE... Breathe in, breathe out. That’s how easy it is for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to enter your nose. And though remarkable progress has been made in developing intramuscular vaccines against…
  UH engineering professor Navin Varadarajan.
Docking Peptides, Slow to Lock, Open Possible Path to Treat Alzheimer’s
Frustration in Amyloid Fibrils as They Form Shows it May be Possible to Stop Their Growth HOUSTON – Progress on treating Alzheimer’s disease has been frustratingly slow. A group of scientists in Houston suggest frustration at a…
Graduate student Yuechuan (Alex) Xu, left, and Professor Peter Vekilov of the University of Houston pose near an atomic force microscope of the same type used to capture the growth of amyloid beta fibrils implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
Docking Peptides, Slow to Lock, Open Possible Path to Treat Alzheimer’s
Frustration in Amyloid Fibrils as They Form Shows it May be Possible to Stop Their Growth   Progress on treating Alzheimer’s disease has been frustratingly slow. A group of scientists in Houston suggest frustration at a very…
Graduate student Yuechuan (Alex) Xu, left, and Professor Peter Vekilov of the University of Houston with an atomic force microscope of the sort they used to capture the growth of amyloid beta fibrils implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
Cullen Professor Part of Fight Against Impure Honey
Adulteration and mislabeling of honey to mask its true origin has become a global issue. To evade tariffs or sanctions, some illicit importers slap fake labels on the honey, indicating it is from a different country of origin.…
Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and principal investigator on the Honey DNA project, developed methods for sequencing DNA not only from whole pollen grains in unfiltered honey, but also from the small amounts of DNA leaked from broken pollen grains in filtered honey.
Cullen College of Engineering welcomes 13 new hires
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year, as part of its continuing effort to grow the faculty and to provide high quality instruction for undergraduate…
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome the following 12 people to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year, and beyond.
Karim earns NSF's Special Creativity Award
Alamgir Karim, the Dow Chairman and Welch Foundation professor of the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has seen the potential of block copolymer when…
UH grad Ponnapati recognized as OTC Emerging Leader
An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields and to encourage the growth of others has led to…
An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields and to encourage the growth of others has led to his status as one of the members of the inaugural class of the Emerging Leaders Program of the Offshore Technology Conference.
Vekilov 'Proud, Humbled' to be 17th Recipient of AACG Award
For Peter Vekilov, Ph.D., constantly being challenged and questioned about his scientific beliefs is all part of the process when it comes to his research and his teaching. The John and Rebecca Moores Professor, in the William A…
Peter Vekilov, John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is only the 17th recipient ever of the American Association for Crystal Growth Award.
Cullen Grad Aydil Now Chairman at NYU
When Eray Aydil started at the Cullen College of Engineering in 1986, he didn't realize that he would be experiencing so many new opportunities for his professional development, research interests, and even his personal life.…
Eray Aydil, a 1991 graduate with a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, is now the chairman of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.
Cullen Alums, Prof's Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Test Hits Market
In 2020, just as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus caused a pandemic of respiratory illness called COVID-19, two chemical engineers and alumni of the University of Houston decided to pivot the product strategy of Luminostics, the…
Andrew Paterson and Bala Raja, co-founders of Luminostics.
Grabow engineering dynamic solutions for carbon fiber market
Lars Grabow's Research to Bring Chemical Production and Manufacturing Together Could Revolutionize Numerous Chemical Processes You may know little to nothing about the carbon fiber market, but products produced with carbon fibers…
Acrylonitrile is the feedstock used to make carbon fiber, which is used in the manufacturing of an array of products, from vehicles and performance sports equipment to wind turbine blades and electronics.
Conrad elected as Fellow in Society of Rheology
Jacinta C. Conrad, Ph.D., Frank M. Tiller Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Rheology. The Society of Rheology is composed of…
Jacinta C. Conrad, Ph.D., Frank M. Tiller Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Rheology.
Brankovic named fellow of Electrochemical Society
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow…
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the Class of 2021 for the Electrochemical Society (ECS).
Bhowmick earns innovation award from Polymer Processing Society
Anil Bhowmick, Ph.D., a Research Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 James L. White Innovation Award from…
Anil Bhowmick, Ph.D., a Research Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 James L. White Innovation Award from the Polymer Processing Society.
Henderson hired as Assistant Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
The William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that Jerrod Henderson, Ph.D., will join the Department as a tenure-…
Jerrod Henderson, Ph.D., will join the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering as a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting Sept. 1, 2021.
Does Zinc Inhibit or Promote Growth of Kidney Stones? Well, Both.
First Study to Validate Conflicting Theories A funny thing happened on the way to discovering how zinc impacts kidney stones - two different theories emerged, each contradicting the other. One: Zinc stops the growth of the…
Jeffrey Rimer, Abraham E. Dukler Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has published the first study that offers some resolution to the differing hypotheses of the role of zinc in kidney stones.

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