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Cullen College Welcomes Nine Engineering Professors
A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of...

A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of Houston this semester. The majority are biomedical engineers with expertise ranging from brain-machine interfaces for control of prosthetic limbs to cell membrane research for diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Forbes Features Immunotherapy Software Developed by UH Engineers
Immunotherapy, a cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, has garnered great interest as a relatively new...

Immunotherapy, a cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, has garnered great interest as a relatively new field of medicine that offers an alternative to traditional chemotherapy.

Engineering Researchers Develop Advanced Cell Screening Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy
Researchers have created a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments, allowing high-performing immune system cells to be...

Researchers have created a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments, allowing high-performing immune system cells to be studied in isolation and potentially expanding  the number of patients for whom the breakthrough treatment proves successful.

UH Engineers Discover Superior Metallic Monolayer Catalyst
Researchers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have synthesized and characterized a novel metallic monolayer catalyst with far superior...

Researchers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have synthesized and characterized a novel metallic monolayer catalyst with far superior catalytic properties than those currently used in industry.

UH Research & Innovation Magazine Now Available
The 2015 Research & Innovation magazine exemplifies the University of Houston’s revolutionary scientific discoveries, scholarship and ingenuity.

The 2015 Research & Innovation magazine exemplifies the University of Houston’s revolutionary scientific discoveries, scholarship and ingenuity.

UH Engineering Professors Offer Unique Research Experiences to Undergrads
UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research...

UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research projects. One such opportunity is available through the National Science Foundation's REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.

PHOTOS: 2015 Engineering Alumni Association Gala
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 11 at the Houston Petroleum Club. The event is held every year in...

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 11 at the Houston Petroleum Club. The event is held every year in honor of distinguished Cullen College alumni and faculty who are awarded for their career achievements.

Engineers Develop Methodology to Track Efficacy of T cell Immunotherapies
Researchers are gaining momentum with adoptive cell therapy (ACT), a type of immunotherapy that uses the patients’ native or genetically modified...

Researchers are gaining momentum with adoptive cell therapy (ACT), a type of immunotherapy that uses the patients’ native or genetically modified immune cells to attack diseases such as cancer and chronic infection.

Energy Companies are Cutting Costs, but UH Engineering Professor says Now is the Time to Spend
More than 94,700 experts from the offshore energy industry gathered at NRG Park in Houston for the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), held...

More than 94,700 experts from the offshore energy industry gathered at NRG Park in Houston for the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), held from May 4-7. During uncertain times within the energy industry as oil prices fluctuate between $50 and $60, one of the central themes of the 2015 OTC was how to cut costs while ensuring that oil is produced as safely and efficiently as possible.

Four Chemical Engineering Graduate Students Win Kokes Travel Awards
Four graduate students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received prestigious...

Four graduate students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received prestigious Kokes Awards for the 24th North American Catalysis Society (NACS) meeting in Pittsburgh, Penn. from June 14-19.

Remembering Roger Eichhorn: Former Dean Passes Away at 84
Roger Eichhorn, former dean of the Cullen College, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

Roger Eichhorn, former dean of the Cullen College, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

PNAS Publishes UH Research on Hematin Crystallization and Inhibition
More than three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are at risk of contracting malaria, which is spread by infected mosquitos....

More than three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are at risk of contracting malaria, which is spread by infected mosquitos.

In 2013, an estimated 200 million malaria cases worldwide resulted in approximately 585,000 deaths of mostly African children under the age of 5, according to the World Health Organization.

UH Engineer Developing Improved Diagnostic Techniques for Pathologists
When performing diagnoses, pathologists rely heavily on qualitative chemical staining techniques that date back to the 19th century to detect signs...

When performing diagnoses, pathologists rely heavily on qualitative chemical staining techniques that date back to the 19th century to detect signs of disease in tissue biopsies, to serve as bases for treatment plans and to measure disease progression in patients.

Medical schools train physicians extensively to recognize microscopic molecular and structural abnormalities using colorful patterns created when chemical stains are applied to tissue samples.

College Announces New Doctoral Programs in Petroleum and Geosensing Systems Engineering
The UH Cullen College of Engineering continues its tradition of providing innovative and industry-relevant academic programs by officially announcing...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering continues its tradition of providing innovative and industry-relevant academic programs by officially announcing the approval of two new Ph.D. programs: one in geosensing systems engineering and the other in petroleum engineering.

Cullen College Professor, UH Leader Testifies Before Congress on Energy Training Program
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to testify before Congress about an innovative workforce training program developed for the energy industry.

Krishnamoorti, who also is chief energy officer at UH, Thursday will address the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

UH Team Takes the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
A team of graduate students from the University of Houston will take the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge, offering a solution to a problem gaining...

A team of graduate students from the University of Houston will take the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge, offering a solution to a problem gaining attention in shale plays across the country.

VIDEO: Alumnus Supports College With $4.5M Charitable Gift Annuity
Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called...
Larry and Gerri Snider

Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called many places “home,” from California and Iran, to Ohio and Pakistan. Yet no matter where his career took him, Larry said there was one place he always returned to: the University of Houston.

Houston Chronicle: What are latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?
The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "...

The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "What are the latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?"

Professor’s Improved Method for Zeolite Synthesis Makes Journal’s Cover
A professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering has discovered an improved method for synthesizing a zeolite structure that is more...

A professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering has discovered an improved method for synthesizing a zeolite structure that is more hydrothermally stable than its counterpart currently used in industrial processes.

Professor and Post-doc Publish Paper on Novel Leukemia Treatment
Almost 19,000 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia and 10,500 deaths from the blood and bone marrow cancer could strike Americans this year, according...

Almost 19,000 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia and 10,500 deaths from the blood and bone marrow cancer could strike Americans this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Chemotherapy, when used as primary treatment, is successful in about 65 percent of patients with the cancer, and remission rates vary depending on patients’ individual characteristics, according to the organization.

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