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UH Moment Spotlights Professor's Melanoma Research
The University of Houston’s weekly “UH Moment” broadcast on KUHF and KUHT recently featured Dr.
Navin Varadarajan

The University of Houston’s weekly “UH Moment” broadcast on KUHF and KUHT recently featured Dr.

EnergyMakers Show Spotlights William Epling

Research Grant Targeting “Holy Grail” of Catalysis
Lars Grabow has been given a $750,000 grant to solve a multi-billion dollar problem. Methane, the majority component of natural gas, is cheap and...
Lars Grabow

Lars Grabow has been given a $750,000 grant to solve a multi-billion dollar problem.

Methane, the majority component of natural gas, is cheap and plentiful, thanks in large part to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Ideally, it could be converted into rarer and far more valuable chemicals like methanol, ethane or ethylene, all of which have dozens of uses, many involving the creation of plastics and polymers.

John Lee Offers Opinion on Oil Boom Lifespan in FuelFix Interview
The Houston Chronicle and its FuelFix blog have once again turned to University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty for expert...
John Lee

The Houston Chronicle and its FuelFix blog have once again turned to University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty for expert opinions on the oil and gas industry, this time speaking with John Lee, petroleum engineering professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair, about the federal government’s projection that U.S. oil boom activity will slow over the next two years.

Volunteers Needed for Mars Rover Celebration
Volunteer opportunities are available for the upcoming 12th annual Mars Rover Celebration, being held January 25 at the University of Houston...

Volunteer opportunities are available for the upcoming 12th annual Mars Rover Celebration, being held January 25 at the University of Houston Hilton Conrad Hilton Ballroom. 

Krishnamoorti Offers Expertise on Bakken Shale Flammability to FuelFix
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, chief energy officer at the University of Houston and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the UH Cullen...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, chief energy officer at the University of Houston and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the UH Cullen College of Engineering, offered his expertise to the blog FuelFix regarding the Bakken Shale oil flammability and regulator warnings in an article posted Thursday.

William Epling Featured in FuelFix Q&A Regarding Natural Gas in Vehicles
William Epling, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was...
 Thomas Campbell-University of Houston

William Epling, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was featured in a Q&A session with FuelFix regarding natural gas use in vehicles on December 22, 2013.

PROMES Alumna Gives Back With Scholarship
The Program for Master in Engineering Studies (PROMES) says on its website that they aim for students to “encourage each other to be leaders here...
Nwamaka Nzeocha

The Program for Master in Engineering Studies (PROMES) says on its website that they aim for students to “encourage each other to be leaders here at UH and in their careers beyond UH,” and PROMES alumna Nwamaka Nzeocha is a shining example. Nzeocha, who graduated from the Cullen College of Engineering in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, is now offering two engineering scholarships ($1000 and $500) for PROMES innovators in her “Dare to be Different” scholarship contest.

Michael Nikolaou Offers Opinion on Shale Well Depletion in Houston Chronicle Article

Friday's commencement ceremony to be streamed live online
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Bauer College of Business graduating students will accept their diplomas at this semester...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Bauer College of Business graduating students will accept their diplomas at this semester’s commencement ceremony on Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m.

"Hour of Code" Initiative Hopes to Stir Excitement in STEM
December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One...
December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One Hour of Code initiative.

December 9-15, 2013 is National Computer Science Education Week, and the non-profit organization Code.org is using the week to promote their One Hour of Code initiative. According to Code.org, the flagship week-long celebration is meant to coincide with the 107th birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper, an early American computing pioneer.

Memorials Scheduled For Michael Economides, World Renowned Energy Expert
Houston memorial services for Michael Economides, adjunct professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and world renowned energy expert, have...
Economides

Houston memorial services for Michael Economides, adjunct professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and world renowned energy expert, have been scheduled for next week.

VIDEO: World-Renowned Petroleum Engineering Expert, NAE Member Joins Cullen College Faculty

UH Energy Expert Michael Economides Dies During International Flight
Michael Economides, an internationally known authority on petroleum engineering and adjunct professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College...
Economides

Michael Economides, an internationally known authority on petroleum engineering and adjunct professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, died Saturday on an international flight to South America.

Cullen College Playing Key Role in Offshore Energy Safety Institute
No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI...

No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will play a key role in ensuring the safety of offshore energy production for years to come.

BP Grant Supports PROMES Program, STEP Forward Camp and Power Weekend
Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support...

Thanks to an $85,000 grant from BP, the Cullen College’s PROMES (Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies) Program now has the much-needed support to continue its many outreach and student success activities this academic year and throughout the summer of 2014.

Advice for Engineering Grads: Houston Chronicle Taps Into Engineering Career Center
An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como...

An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como for advice on how engineering grads can increase their chances of employment after college.

ECE Professors Named Directors of Honors Engineering Program
Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Fritz Claydon has been appointed director of the Honors Engineering Program at the UH Cullen...

Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Fritz Claydon has been appointed director of the Honors Engineering Program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with ECE associate professor Len Trombetta appointed as associate director.

NSF Grant Funding Atomic-Scale Patterning Research
How’s this for precision? Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are developing technology to knock single atoms...
Chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty members Vince Donnelly (left) and Demetre Economou (right) won a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a technique to etch materials with atomic layer precision. They are shown here with ECE Associate Professor Paul Ruchhoeft (center).

How’s this for precision? Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are developing technology to knock single atoms off a silicon wafer without disturbing atoms of other materials nearby.

Catalysis Research Gets a Boost though Joint U.S./Israel Grant
It’s not unusual for scientists to take their cues from nature. In fact, Jeff Rimer is building much of his career on such cues.
Rimer

It’s not unusual for scientists to take their cues from nature. In fact, Jeff Rimer is building much of his career on such cues.

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