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Opportunities, community at UH allow ChBE's Koehler to flourish
For Annabelle Koehler, a junior student in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering and the Honors College, the school has provided her with…
Annabelle Koehler, a junior student in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering and the Honors College, has flourished at the University of Houston.
Kim, Agrawal recognized by Axalta Bright Futures program
A pair of student researchers in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized for their work by the Axalta Bright Futures…
Doctoral student Aman Agrawal.
UH grad Ponnapati recognized as OTC Emerging Leader
An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields and to encourage the growth of others has led to…
An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields and to encourage the growth of others has led to his status as one of the members of the inaugural class of the Emerging Leaders Program of the Offshore Technology Conference.
Cullen Grad Aydil Now Chairman at NYU
When Eray Aydil started at the Cullen College of Engineering in 1986, he didn't realize that he would be experiencing so many new opportunities for his professional development, research interests, and even his personal life.…
Eray Aydil, a 1991 graduate with a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, is now the chairman of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.
Cullen Alums, Prof's Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Test Hits Market
In 2020, just as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus caused a pandemic of respiratory illness called COVID-19, two chemical engineers and alumni of the University of Houston decided to pivot the product strategy of Luminostics, the…
Andrew Paterson and Bala Raja, co-founders of Luminostics.
4 Cullen College graduate students honored for posters
Four students from the Cullen College of Engineering are among the winners of this year's University of Houston Graduate Research Showcase Virtual Poster Session. Held on March 22, the event showcases the breadth and depth of…
Pak Wing Chen.
Three graduate students receive TcSUH scholarships
Three graduate students from the Cullen College of Engineering have received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), as recognition for their work inside and outside of the…
Faheem Ershad.
UH alum Hazlett hired as Concordia University professor
Being from Canada, Professor Melanie Hazlett honestly hadn't heard much of the University of Houston before she began searching for graduate school opportunities. However, it was her mentor Professor William Epling that led her…
Melanie Hazlett, a December 2016 graduate of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering with a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, is now a professor with her own research lab at Concordia University in Montreal.
The Creativity Behind Chemistry
UH Graduate Student Jacklyn N. Hall Gains National Recognition For Catalysis Research Everyone knows what it feels like to have a hunch— an inclination of what might come to pass beyond facts. It could apply to anticipating the…
UH graduate student Jacklyn N. Hall has gained national recognition for her work on catalysis research.
23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award…
The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.
ChBE student earns ACS development award
Her work as an undergraduate computational researcher, as well as a strong support system inside and outside of the University of Houston system, have allowed senior Rosa Miraldina Futy to excel in her studies, which includes…
Rosa Miraldina Futy, a senior studying Chemical Engineering, has been selected for an American Chemical Society Bridge Career & Professional Development Award.
6 Cullen College students selected for Great Minds in STEM scholarships
Six students from the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston have been honored by the Great Minds in STEM organization as 2020 scholars, and been rewarded with scholarships. For more than 30 years, GMiS has…
Senior Jose Vargas.
5 Cullen College students honored by ASIE
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded five scholarships for 2020 to students attending the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering. Each student received a monetary award,…
Ankur Agrawal.
Chakrabarti earns artistic honor for crystal art
The artistic work of a scientist at the Cullen College of Engineering has been recognized with a third place finish in the British Association for Crystal Growth's 2020 Crystal in Art competition. Rajshree Chakrabarti, a graduate…
Rajshree Chakrabarti, a graduate student in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, was honored for “Colour of Life,” her entry for the British Association for Crystal Growth's 2020 Crystal in Art competition. The piece showcases Protoporphyrin IX.
Faster swimming bacteria could help with spills
A new paper and research from the Conrad Research Group of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering looks at how bacteria could be used to help with…
Narendra Dewangan, a graduate student of Dr. Jacinta Conrad, has completed work with the Conrad Research Group on how faster swimming bacteria could be used to help with removal of pollutants.
UH chemical engineering grad offering ‘Idea Lab’ for kids
Like many others, Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Shiv Bhakta had his plans for 2020 changed by the coronavirus pandemic, but he has attempted to make the best of the situation with a new, philanthropic educational endeavor…
Shiv Bhakta, a 2017 magna cum laude UH alumnus with degrees in chemical engineering and economics, has opened an Idea Lab Kids franchise in Cypress with fellow graduate Gurjinder Toor.
Alum Poling-Skutvik tapped for tenure-track position at URI
When Ryan Poling-Skutvik enrolled at the University of Houston in 2013 to pursue a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, he did so because of the school's proximity to industry, not realizing that the experience would open him up to…
Ryan Poling-Skutvik, a 2018 graduate of the Chemical Engineering doctoral program, has been tabbed for a tenure-track position at the University of Rhode Island.
Photos: UH Chemical Engineering Student Studies Abroad in Costa Rica
Studying abroad changes you and influences your life more than you’d expect. Being away from your familiar surroundings isn’t easy and can bring a steep learning curve that be a burst of personal development and growth. In 2019…
UH Engineering Student Wins Prestigious Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship
Research Has Potential for Valuable Medical and Military Applications   University of Houston doctoral student Adesola Saba won a highly competitive 2019 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Saba…
Adesola Saba, PhD candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship for his work studying the metabolome of bacterial persisters in assistant professor Dr. Mehmet Orman's lab.
Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate…
ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

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