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University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and ComputingAward Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature...

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Award Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

UH Creates Mehta Family Engineering Research Center
The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s...

The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building.

Shell Oil Company Commits $3.5 Million to UH
Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building...

Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building and other educational initiatives.

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria with NIH Grant
A professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and his collaborator in the College of Pharmacy remain players in the relentless cat-and-mouse...
Mike Nikolaou

A professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and his collaborator in the College of Pharmacy remain players in the relentless cat-and-mouse game played between bacteria and antibiotics with a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Professor and Student Commercialize Smartphone-Based Rapid Diagnostic Tests With NSF I-CORPS Award
A professor and doctoral student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have won the...

A professor and doctoral student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have won the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) award.

Secrets Behind Gold's Unexpected Oxidation Uncovered by Chemical Engineering Professor and Student
Perhaps one of the most desirable qualities of gold – especially to those wearing it as jewelry – is its ability to hold onto its bright, shining...
Lars Grabow

Perhaps one of the most desirable qualities of gold – especially to those wearing it as jewelry – is its ability to hold onto its bright, shining glow. Gold can resist rusting and tarnishing when exposed to air or water because it’s inert, meaning it’s one of the least reactive of all metals.

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.

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