Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Faculty Awards

Polymer Solar Cell Research Earns College Third NSF CAREER Award
Gila Stein, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, valued at...
Stein

Gila Stein, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, valued at up to $500,000 over five years, to characterize and improve polymer-based solar cells.

Donnelly Honored for Decades of Plasma Research
Vincent Donnelly, professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been honored by the...
Donnelly

Vincent Donnelly, professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been honored by the American Vacuum Society for his 30-plus years of plasma research.

The AVS named Donnelly the 2011 recipient of the John A. Thorton Memorial Award and Lecture. One of AVS’ highest honors, the award is given every two years to an individual responsible for “outstanding research or technological innovation in areas of interest to AVS.”

Richardson Honored by Catalysis Society
The Southwest Catalysis Society, the local chapter of the North American Catalysis Society, has honored one of its founders for a lifetime of work in...
Richardson

The Southwest Catalysis Society, the local chapter of the North American Catalysis Society, has honored one of its founders for a lifetime of work in catalysis research and practice.

College Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research
Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic...

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting May 3.

UH Professor Richard Willson Named 2010 AAAS Fellow
University of Houston professor Richard C. Willson has been named a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),...
Willson

University of Houston professor Richard C. Willson has been named a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Willson is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and biochemical and biophysical sciences.

Professor Named Fellow of the American Physical Society
For pioneering research in the areas of crystallization and protein aggregation, Peter Vekilov, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering,...
Vekilov

For pioneering research in the areas of crystallization and protein aggregation, Peter Vekilov, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society.

“This fellowship acknowledges the significance of our work, specifically the discovery of new mechanisms and phenomena in crystallization and aggregation research,” he said. “It is an honor to be named a fellow.”

Professor Receives International Award for Chemical Reaction Engineering
The International Symposium for Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) has named University of Houston Professor Dan Luss the 2010 recipient of the...
Luss

The International Symposium for Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) has named University of Houston Professor Dan Luss the 2010 recipient of the Neal R. Amundson Award for Excellence in Chemical Reaction Engineering.

One of the highest honors in the field, the Amundson Award is bestowed every three years to recognize a pioneer in the field.

Engineering Professors Earn Honors for Teaching, Research
Each year, the university recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and scholarship through a variety of awards given to faculty....
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Each year, the university recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and scholarship through a variety of awards given to faculty.

Presented during the 32nd Annual University of Houston Faculty Awards Ceremony April 27, five engineering professors were honored for their distinguished contributions to the university.

ChE Professor Captures Top University Honor
Much of Demetre Economou’s career has been spent ahead of the curve. He’s led the research world in atomic layer etching and developed a promising...
Economou

Much of Demetre Economou’s career has been spent ahead of the curve.

He’s led the research world in atomic layer etching and developed a promising nanofabrication technique expected to give researchers the ability to mass-produce nanotech devices.

Engineering Professor Receives Top University Research Award
More than two decades of studying how gas-discharge plasmas work has earned a Cullen College of Engineering professor the honor of the University of...
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More than two decades of studying how gas-discharge plasmas work has earned a Cullen College of Engineering professor the honor of the University of Houston’s 2008 Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award.

Demetre J. Economou, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate chair of the department, was named a recipient in April.

Professor Recognized for Lifetime Work on Enhanced Oil Recovery
Kishore Mohanty, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive one of four 2008 IOR (...
Mohanty

Kishore Mohanty, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive one of four 2008 IOR (Improved Oil Recovery) Pioneer Awards at the 15th Annual SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium in April. The award is given every two years to researchers worldwide who have dedicated a lifetime of work to enhancing the process of oil and/or gas recovery.

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 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.

Economou To Give Lecture For Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award
UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished...
Demetre Economou, John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Engineering

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." He will be presenting his award lecture in W122 Engineering Bldg 2 on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The lecture is titled, "All in a Grain of Sand: The Microelectronics Revolution."

Economou Receives Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award
UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished...
Demetre Economou, John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Engineering

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." The award, given by the Houston chapter of the organization, includes a $2,000 prize.

Economou will also give the Sigma Xi lecture to the University community this fall.

UH Engineering Professor Selected for 2002 CACHE Award
University of Houston engineer Ernest J. Henley has been selected to receive the 2002 Computers and Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Award from the...

University of Houston engineer Ernest J. Henley has been selected to receive the 2002 Computers and Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.

The award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, is given by the Chemical Engineering Division of the ASEE for significant contributions in the development of computer aids for chemical engineering education.

Engineering Professor Ramanan Krishnamoorti Receives Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was among three University of Houston professors to receive the Excellence in...
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was among three University of Houston professors to receive the Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award. This award, which carries a $3,000 stipend and a plaque, is given to an individual who has achieved preeminence in his or her field.

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