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UH Engineering Alums Honored During EWeek
National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, kicked-off with events and ceremonies being held throughout the country. It is run by the Engineers Week...

National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, kicked-off with events and ceremonies being held throughout the country. It is run by the Engineers Week Foundation, a coalition of engineering associations, businesses and government agencies. The week is intended to raise public awareness of engineers’ contributions to society and encourage students to pursue engineering careers.

UH Professor, Grad Student Make Strides in Diabetes Research
Discovery of insulin-production method could impact multiple fields Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have...

Discovery of insulin-production method could impact multiple fields

Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have made a major discovery in the field of diabetes research that is also an historic find in the area crystal formation and use.

Peter Vekilov, associate professor of chemical engineering, and doctoral candidate Dimitra Georgiou, discovered a new mechanism for the formation of insulin crystals in the pancreas.

First Cullen College of Engineering Dean, Dr. Frank M. Tiller, Passes Away
Dr. Frank Tiller, Professor Emeritus and M.D. Anderson Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston, passed away on...

Dr. Frank Tiller, Professor Emeritus and M.D. Anderson Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston, passed away on Tuesday, January 3.

Father of Modern Chemical Engineering Honored with Lecture Series
UH Cullen Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Mathematics Neal Amundson will be honored with a three-day lecture series, December 12-...

UH Cullen Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Mathematics Neal Amundson will be honored with a three-day lecture series, December 12-14, in celebration of his 90th birthday. Named the "Father of Modern Chemical Engineering," Amundson is known for introducing advanced mathematics to chemical engineering research and education, along with many other distinguished contributions to the field during his career that has spanned some seven decades.

Ernest Henley Publishes Best Selling Chemical Engineering Textbook
Already deemed a best selling chemical engineering textbook by its publisher, chemical engineering professors Ernest Henley from the University of...

Already deemed a best selling chemical engineering textbook by its publisher, chemical engineering professors Ernest Henley from the University of Houston and J.D. Seader from the University of Utah recently published “Separation Process Principles,” a textbook for a fundamental chemical engineering course.

UH Engineering Research Recognized at Annual Keck Conference
Projects including the detection of pathogens in the presence of contaminants and modeling the effect of antibiotics on bacterial populations gained...

Projects including the detection of pathogens in the presence of contaminants and modeling the effect of antibiotics on bacterial populations gained a University of Houston graduate students and professors top honors in the poster competition at the 2005 Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training Annual Research Conference poster competition in October.

Professor Dan Luss Honored by AIChE
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced that Cullen College of Engineering professor Dr. Dan Luss is the recipient of the 2005...

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced that Cullen College of Engineering professor Dr. Dan Luss is the recipient of the 2005 Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering. One of the highest honors given in the field of chemical engineering, the Founders Award will be given to Luss at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 30.

Homeland Security Grant to Further Research Against Bioterrorism
UH researchers have been awarded a homeland security grant to develop a method for identifying bacteria and viruses that could be used in...

UH researchers have been awarded a homeland security grant to develop a method for identifying bacteria and viruses that could be used in bioterrorism. The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency recently awarded the grant to a group of bioinformatics researchers at UH to study DNA probes for detecting emerging or engineered pathogens. The project, titled “Tools for Ultraspecific Probe/Primer Design,” started in April as part of the Bioinformatics and Assays Development Program.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Develops Protein-Based Technology for Constructing Biosensors
The government’s task of safeguarding the nation hinges in part on its ability to quickly and accurately detect toxic biological agents. Graduate...

The government’s task of safeguarding the nation hinges in part on its ability to quickly and accurately detect toxic biological agents. Graduate student Mrinal Shah’s recent breakthrough in liquid-liquid phase separation may be the first integral step along the road to developing a protein-based biosensor that would do just that.

Engineering Professor Receives UH Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, associate professor of chemical engineering, recently received the Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award from UH for...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, associate professor of chemical engineering, recently received the Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award from UH for his research on polymers.

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World Energy Monthly Review Offers Hard-hitting Analysis of Energy Sector
Michael Economides, University of Houston chemical engineering professor, and World Energy magazine launched a new energy publication. World Energy...

Michael Economides, University of Houston chemical engineering professor, and World Energy magazine launched a new energy publication. World Energy Monthly Review debuts in April. This new publication will focus more on analysis and commentary and have more in-depth editorial independence than its sister magazine. It will provide a discussion forum for energy’s role in becoming a strategic factor in global geopolitics.

College Mourns Death of Former UH Chemical Engineering Professor
William “Bill” Prengle, a founding faculty member in the Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical engineering department, passed away Tuesday, Feb....

William “Bill” Prengle, a founding faculty member in the Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical engineering department, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the age of 85. Prengle served on the engineering faculty for 47 years, from 1952 to 1997, and helped build the department into a nationally recognized program. He also held several patents in chemical engineering and published numerous papers in the field of thermodynamics.

Building Bridges to Industry — Nascent Partnership with Cummins Yields New Opportunities in Research, Education
Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company best known for its world-class diesel engines, is donating an engine dynamometer and engine to the UH Diesel...

Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company best known for its world-class diesel engines, is donating an engine dynamometer and engine to the UH Diesel Engine Controls Research Facility in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The company has also recently underwritten a $30,000 fellowship for UH mechanical engineering students, and has played host to two summer interns in its hometown headquarters in Columbus, Ind.

UH Alumna Embraces Diversity of Engineering Background to Solve Real-World Problems
Being an engineer requires a steep learning curve and flexibility to combine previous knowledge with current practices and discoveries. And in many...

Being an engineer requires a steep learning curve and flexibility to combine previous knowledge with current practices and discoveries. And in many cases, it also requires the application of knowledge from several disciplines or concentrations.

UH Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty Gives Sigma Xi Lecture
Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty gave the Sigma Xi lecture to the University of Houston community Sept. 30 in the UH Athletics/Alumni...

Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty gave the Sigma Xi lecture to the University of Houston community Sept. 30 in the UH Athletics/Alumni Center Great Hall. He covered improved oil recovery meeting the near-term energy challenge.

UH Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty To Give Sigma Xi Lecture Sept. 30
Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty will give the Sigma Xi lecture to the University of Houston community Thurs., Sept. 30 at 4:00 p.m. in...

Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty will give the Sigma Xi lecture to the University of Houston community Thurs., Sept. 30 at 4:00 p.m. in the UH Athletics/Alumni Center Great Hall. He will talk about improved oil recovery meeting the near-term energy challenge.

Two Engineering Presentations on Docket at Annual American Chemical Society Meeting
UH Engineering Professors Shankar Chellam and Ramanan Krishnamoorti will be making presentations at the 228th National Meeting of the American...

UH Engineering Professors Shankar Chellam and Ramanan Krishnamoorti will be making presentations at the 228th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Aug. 22-26 in Philadelphia.

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Trucks on Treadmills — Air Quality Studies Top Priority for Engineers at UH
The Unveiled Facility Develops and Tests Technologies to Reduce Diesel Engine Emissions A program to clean up diesel emissions in Houston is ready to...

The Unveiled Facility Develops and Tests Technologies to Reduce Diesel Engine Emissions

A program to clean up diesel emissions in Houston is ready to shift into high gear as the University of Houston and the City of Houston join forces to clean up our air.

Quality Studies Top Priority for Engineers at UH
UH’s Diesel Vehicle Research and Testing Facility, initiated in advance of the Bush administration’s Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Rule signed by the EPA...

UH’s Diesel Vehicle Research and Testing Facility, initiated in advance of the Bush administration’s Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Rule signed by the EPA in May, will be unveiled to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Houston Mayor Bill White at 3 p.m., Monday, June 28.

New Whole-Organ Biosensor May Enhance Homeland Security
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply grow new, healthy body parts in the lab whenever we needed to replace diseased or damaged ones? That is the...

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply grow new, healthy body parts in the lab whenever we needed to replace diseased or damaged ones? That is the ultimate goal of tissue engineering: to grow replacement body parts on demand, says Adam Capitano, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Read this and much more in the latest issue of Parameters magazine.

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