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Chemical Engineering Researcher Wins Grant to Develop Plant-Based Materials for Wind Turbines
Megan Robertson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has won a $...

Megan Robertson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has won a $100,000, two-year Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHA

UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number...

The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Christine Ehlig-Economides Makes Appearance on The EnergyMakers Show
One of the Cullen College’s newest faculty members sat down with Russ Capper of The EnergyMakers Show last week to discuss hydraulic fracturing,...
Christine Ehlig-Economides

One of the Cullen College’s newest faculty members sat down with Russ Capper of The EnergyMakers Show last week to discuss hydraulic fracturing, alternative energy and more.

Chemical Engineering Professor Researches New Materials for 3-D Printing
The latest developments in three-dimensional printing technology are opening doors to advances in research fields like medicine, computing and...

The latest developments in three-dimensional printing technology are opening doors to advances in research fields like medicine, computing and electronics. But while these advances are promising, the feedstocks used in 3-d printing are still mostly limited to simple polymers, which are great for constructing trinkets and demo devices but not as useful when looking to create complex circuit boards or flexible, bendable wiring.

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Engineering Community Mourns Loss of Chemical Engineering Senior Abraham Aboiralor
A cherished member of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, chemical engineering senior Abraham Aboiralor, died unexpectedly on June 17. Aboiralor...

A cherished member of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, chemical engineering senior Abraham Aboiralor, died unexpectedly on June 17. Aboiralor was a popular Cullen College student who will be remembered for his hard work, his perseverance, and his contagious smile.

Phillips 66 Donation Strengthens Ties to University of Houston
The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated...

The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated money to a variety of programs and student support services.

Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips. It cracked the top 10 in the Fortune 500 last year, reaching No. 6 with revenue over $161 billion in 2013.

Chemical Engineering Researcher Makes Device Fabrication Easier, Thanks to NSF Grant
Have you ever wondered how the tiny components and devices inside of your cell phone are made? The devices inside of your phone and computer – like...
Gila Stein

Have you ever wondered how the tiny components and devices inside of your cell phone are made?

The devices inside of your phone and computer – like the integrated circuits, microprocessors and memory chips – are made in a process called lithography (which, in Greek, translates quite literally to “writing on stones”).

DOE Spotlights ChBE Professor on Office of Science Homepage
The Department of Energy (DOE) has highlighted a Cullen College professor on its Office of Science homepage.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has highlighted a Cullen College professor on its Office of Science homepage.

Harold Talks Catalytic Conversion with The EnergyMaker Show
The EnergyMakers Show, an online broadcast sponsored by Comcast Business, has spent time with Cullen College faculty in the past, and now they've...

The EnergyMakers Show, an online broadcast sponsored by Comcast Business, has spent time with Cullen College faculty in the past, and now they've honed in on Michael Harold

Chemical Engineering Professor Publishes Definitive Evidence on Zeolite Growth in Science Magazine
Zeolites play an important role in your day to day life. These crystalline materials are used as adsorbents and catalysts in a variety of chemical...
Jeff Rimer

Zeolites play an important role in your day to day life. These crystalline materials are used as adsorbents and catalysts in a variety of chemical processes, spanning applications from gasoline production to additives for laundry detergent – not to mention thousands of other commercial and consumer products.

UH Seed Funding Boosts Research on Water Splitting Nanoparticles
Last year, a researcher from the UH Cullen College of Engineering made an amazing discovery. Jiming Bao, assistant professor of electrical and...
Lars Grabow

Last year, a researcher from the UH Cullen College of Engineering made an amazing discovery. Jiming Bao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, found that cobalt monoxide nanoparticles can be used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen when exposed to sunlight.

Faculty's Biomedical Research Receives Comedic Treatment for NIH Competition
Navin Varadarajan, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is known for his research on modifying human immune cells to fight...

Navin Varadarajan, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is known for his research on modifying human immune cells to fight against cancer.

Chem-E-Car Team Takes 2nd at Regionals
The University of Houston Chem-E-Car Team is well on its way to creating a tradition of supremacy in the Cullen College of Engineering.

The University of Houston Chem-E-Car Team is well on its way to creating a tradition of supremacy in the Cullen College of Engineering.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Golf Tournament Tees Off
The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf...

The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf tournament on Monday, April 7.

Plasma Etching Article Tops Journal’s “Most Read” List for Months
A paper co-written by a University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professor has stayed at or near the top of the Journal of Vacuum Science...
The cover of the 60th anniversary issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology.

A paper co-written by a University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professor has stayed at or near the top of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology’s “Most Read” list since last fall.

Diagnosing Diseases With Smart Phones
Smart phones are capable of giving us directions when we’re lost, sending photos and videos to our friends in mere seconds, and even helping us find...
 A close-up of nanoholes blocked by these particles.

Smart phones are capable of giving us directions when we’re lost, sending photos and videos to our friends in mere seconds, and even helping us find the best burger joint in a three-mile radius. But thanks to UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers, smart phones may soon be boasting another very important function: diagnosing diseases in real time.

Q&A: National Academy of Engineering Member John Lee
Membership in the National Academy of Engineering is reserved for only the most accomplished engineers and represents the absolute pinnacle of the...
Lee

Membership in the National Academy of Engineering is reserved for only the most accomplished engineers and represents the absolute pinnacle of the profession in the United States. The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is proud that ten active NAE members officially claim UH as their own.

Four Young UH Alums Honored During EWeek
Yesterday marked the start of National Engineers Week, a time to recognize the essential roles engineers play in modern society. In cooperation with...
National Engineers Week Runs February 16 to February 22.

Yesterday marked the start of National Engineers Week, a time to recognize the essential roles engineers play in modern society. In cooperation with the Houston Engineers Week Committee, engineering professional organizations and societies in and around the Houston area use this time to recognize their outstanding young members with a Young Engineer of the Year Award. This year, four alums of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received the honor.

Cullen College Hosts Second "Intellectual Property Training Series"
As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is...

As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is hosting an Intellectual Property Training Series for the second year in a row. This latest IP Training Series will begin on March 21.

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