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Plasma Reaction Paper Featured on Journal Cover
The Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology featured an article by Cullen College Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Vince...
Donnelly

The Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology featured an article by Cullen College Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Vince Donnelly on the cover of its January/February 2011 issue.

Researcher Wins NIH Grant to Test Vaccines for Chikungunya Virus
A UH Cullen College of Engineering professor has received a grant to develop a new method of testing potential vaccines, and will use this approach...
Varadarajan

A UH Cullen College of Engineering professor has received a grant to develop a new method of testing potential vaccines, and will use this approach to fight a virus identified as an emerging bioterrorism threat.

Diesel Center Researching Marine Vehicle Emissions
The Cullen College's Texas Diesel Research and Testing Center was founded, in part, to develop technologies that reduce emissions from diesel...
Muncrief

The Cullen College's Texas Diesel Research and Testing Center was founded, in part, to develop technologies that reduce emissions from diesel vehicles. Researchers at the center have worked to cut pollution from everything from school buses to garbage trucks to heavy construction equipment. Thanks to a recent $163,000 grant, it can now add one more vehicle to that list: commercial fishing boats.

Diesel Center Researchers Earn $1M EPA Grant to Retrofit HISD School Buses
Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston...

Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston will retrofit Houston Independent School District school buses with a system that attempts to diminish the negative impact their diesel emissions can have on the environment. UH researchers will supervise the installation of Nett Technologies’ BlueMAX Selective Catalytic Reduction System on buses.

Amundson Tribute Set for March 14
Engineers from across the United States and Mexico are set to come to the University of Houston later this month for an event honoring the late Neal...

Engineers from across the United States and Mexico are set to come to the University of Houston later this month for an event honoring the late Neal Amundson.

UT's Peppas to Speak at Friday's Payatakes Lecture
The UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will host a talk by one of the world’s leading experts on biomaterials drug delivery and...
Peppas

The UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will host a talk by one of the world’s leading experts on biomaterials drug delivery and pharmaceutical bioengineering, Nicholas Peppas, on Friday, March 4.

"Father of Chemical Engineering" Neal Amundson Passes Away
Neal Amundson, Cullen Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Mathematics, passed away yesterday at the age of...

Neal Amundson, Cullen Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Mathematics, passed away yesterday at the age of 95.

"We are deeply saddened at the great loss of Neal Amundson to our UH community and to chemical engineering education and research," said Dean Joseph Tedesco. "His impact to UH and the profession have been, and will continue to be, extremely profound."

Team Hopes to Cut Years Off Development Time of New Antibiotics
Eliminating tens of thousands of manual lab experiments, two University of Houston professors are working toward a method to cut the development time...

Eliminating tens of thousands of manual lab experiments, two University of Houston professors are working toward a method to cut the development time of new antibiotics. While current practices typically last for more than a decade, a computerized modeling system being developed at UH will speed up this process.

Cullen College Professor’s Work on Cover of Science
Research from a Cullen College of Engineering professor has made the cover of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.
Rimer

Research from a Cullen College of Engineering professor has made the cover of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.

Researcher Uncovers ‘Walking’ Bacteria
Discovery featured in October 8 issue of Science Sometimes, the smallest things can make a huge difference. Take something as seemingly minor as the...
Conrad

Discovery featured in October 8 issue of Science

Sometimes, the smallest things can make a huge difference.

Take something as seemingly minor as the way bacteria move. Research from UH Cullen College of Engineering Assistant Professor Jacinta Conrad has uncovered a new method of bacteria motility that could have implications for everything from food production to military transport.

UH Researchers Developing Nanoscale Manufacturing Technique
Researchers at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have received a grant to develop a method for mass-producing devices less than...
Donnelly

Researchers at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have received a grant to develop a method for mass-producing devices less than 10 nanometers in size, addressing one of the most significant barriers to their widespread use.

Diesel Center Researchers Earn EPA Grant to Retrofit School Buses
Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston...
Muncrief

Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston will retrofit school buses with a system that attempts to diminish the negative impact their diesel emissions can have on the environment.

DOE Grant to Establish Wind Facility
Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore...
Wang

Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use

Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore wind technology received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, which recently awarded university researchers $2.3 million to establish a testing facility.

BP Annual Gift to Support Wind Lab, Students
As part of an annual contribution to the University of Houston, BP representatives presented a $85,500 check to Dean Joseph Tedesco last week in...
UH Cullen College of Engineering alumni Gabriel Cuadra (1988 BSChE) and Lizzie Nguyen (2006 BSChE) present Dean Joseph Tedesco and Russell Dunlavy, director of development, a check for $85,500 to support the college's Wind Energy Undergraduate Experiment as well as its departments and student organizations.

As part of an annual contribution to the University of Houston, BP representatives presented a $85,500 check to Dean Joseph Tedesco last week in support of Cullen College of Engineering educational initiatives.

Researchers Awarded Funding to Expand Nano Work Being Done at UH Center
Inside the University of Houston Center for Integrated Nanosystems researchers are studying magnetic materials so tiny they require the aid of state-...
Litvinov

Inside the University of Houston Center for Integrated Nanosystems researchers are studying magnetic materials so tiny they require the aid of state-of-the-art microscopes to see.

Though the materials are miniscule—thousands of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair—these researchers work is helping find new ways of doing things. More specifically, they are set to influence everything from the storage capacity of magnetic disk drives to how doctors detect cancer

UH Engineers Part of New DOE Center Focused on Plasma Science
Two engineers at the University of Houston have been awarded grant funding to conduct research as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy supported...
Economou

Two engineers at the University of Houston have been awarded grant funding to conduct research as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy supported Center on Plasma Science.

Engineering Researchers Make Fuel Cell Breakthrough
Research could cut thousands off the cost of fuel cell-powered vehicles The days of gasoline and diesel fuel are one step closer to ending thanks to...
Professor Peter Strasser. Photo by Stephen Pinchback

Research could cut thousands off the cost of fuel cell-powered vehicles

The days of gasoline and diesel fuel are one step closer to ending thanks to new findings from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. A research team with the college has made a discovery that could eliminate one of the biggest financial hurdles to the commercial introduction of fuel cell-powered vehicles.

$1M Grant To Support Meta-Materials Research
Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.” Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of...
Pradeep Sharma, professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a group of researchers that has received a $1.22M NSF grant to develop a novel class of meta materials that generate electricity when placed under physical stress. Photo by Jeff Shaw.

Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.”

Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of complex tasks by more closely mimicking natural movement and levels of strength and high-tech military equipment powered by every step a soldier takes are just two of the many innovations that may arise through the work of a research team based at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

UH Researchers Speeding Development of New Medications
The efforts of Mike Nikolaou and Vincent Tam could cut years of the time needed to make new antibiotics available.
Michael Nikolaou, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The efforts of Mike Nikolaou and Vincent Tam could cut years of the time needed to make new antibiotics available.

New Technique Could Speed Mass Production of Nanotech Devices
Nanopantography technique to create billions of nanotech devices in a matter of hours. A team of researchers with the University of Houston’s Cullen...
Vincent Donnelly

Nanopantography technique to create billions of nanotech devices in a matter of hours.

A team of researchers with the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering has filed a patent for new technology that could take nanotech from the lab to the factory.

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