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UH Chemical Engineering Students Compete in Regional AIChE ChemE Car Competition
The smell of burning rubber, the roar of the crowd and the insatiable desire to win are all a part of racecar driving. While there is no pit crew for...

The smell of burning rubber, the roar of the crowd and the insatiable desire to win are all a part of racecar driving. While there is no pit crew for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) ChemE Car Competition, the excitement is still there for chemical engineering majors Mansour AbdulBaki and Adrian Morales, the first University of Houston students to ever enter the competition.

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty Receives Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award
UH Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished...

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Kishore Mohanty has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." The award, given by the Houston chapter of the organization, includes a $2,000 prize.

Mohanty will also give the Sigma Xi lecture to the University community this fall.

UH Engineering Alumnus Lends Expertise to Small Entrepreneurial Businesses
After earning a bachelors, masters, and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Michael A....

After earning a bachelors, masters, and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Michael A. Ervin (1966 BSChE, 1969 MSChE, 1970 PhD ChE) began a 21-year tenure at DuPont in positions ranging from research engineer to vice president of R&D, and his journey took him to Europe and all across the United States. Now, Ervin, eager for a change of pace, has settled down in Austin, Texas, to get involved in a small company.

Spotlight on Chemical Engineering Student Cinzu Czenn in the Plasma Processing Diagnostics Laboratory
Chemical Engineering student Cinzu Czenn in the UH Department of Chemical Engineering is using a Tesla Coil to initiate a gaseous discharge in a...

Chemical Engineering student Cinzu Czenn in the UH Department of Chemical Engineering is using a Tesla Coil to initiate a gaseous discharge in a parallel-plate plasma reactor, similar to ones used in the semiconductor industry to etch fine features in silicon integrated circuits.

DNA Production Patent Awarded to Two UH-Related Engineers
Technology Licensing Co. to Handle Commercialization of Resulting Products Two engineers with University of Houston affiliations have been awarded a...

Technology Licensing Co. to Handle Commercialization of Resulting Products

Two engineers with University of Houston affiliations have been awarded a U.S. patent for a new process for the separation and assay of biochemical cultures by compaction agents. The patent is expected to have a substantial impact on the production of DNA and other nucleic acids, a multi-million dollar enterprise.

Insulin Study Sheds Light on Physics of Crystal Growth
A UH chemical engineer Peter Vekilov is clearing up some questions about how insulin crystals grow in a new study that may have applications in drug...

A UH chemical engineer Peter Vekilov is clearing up some questions about how insulin crystals grow in a new study that may have applications in drug design and computer chip technology.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Claims Regional SPE Dissertation Prize
Luigi Saputelli's doctoral dissertation on a proposed self-learning reservoir management system recently claimed second place in the Society of...

Luigi Saputelli's doctoral dissertation on a proposed self-learning reservoir management system recently claimed second place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers 2003 Gulf Coast Regional Paper Contest.

Engineer One of Four Awarded UH Honorary Degrees
At the May 9th commencement ceremony, the University of Houston will award honorary degrees to a top government official, a renowned professor, an...
Neal Amundson, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering & Mathematics

At the May 9th commencement ceremony, the University of Houston will award honorary degrees to a top government official, a renowned professor, an exceptional basketball coach and a celebrated entertainer.

Dean Announces 2003 Faculty Awards for Teaching, Research
Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual...

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual Faculty and Staff Meeting on April 22.

Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner
Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation...
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were among 15 scholars honored at the event held April 22 at the UH Hilton Hotel.

Vemuri Balakotaiah
Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Junior Engineering Major Throws Five Shutout Innings to Key Win over No. 1 Rice
Brian Henderson, a junior chemical engineering major, pitched five shut-out innings and gave up only four hits to lead the Houston Cougars baseball...

Brian Henderson, a junior chemical engineering major, pitched five shut-out innings and gave up only four hits to lead the Houston Cougars baseball team past the Rice Owls, the nation's number one team, Wednesday. The performance propelled the Cougars to a 5-1 win at Cougar Field and improved the team's season record to 19-18.

Ph.D. Candidate Chose UH for Its Strong Connections with Industry
Karen Coym has a small army of gas canisters standing at attention, carefully insulated in one corner of her lab. The gases need to travel across the...

Karen Coym has a small army of gas canisters standing at attention, carefully insulated in one corner of her lab. The gases need to travel across the room and into her various workspaces -- in very precise amounts and mixtures.

Engineering Professors Long, Shattuck Appointed Fellows of the UH Honors College
Stuart Long and David Shattuck, professors from the Cullen College of Engineering, have been invited to be Fellows of the Honors College at the...
Stuart Long, Associate Dean for Educational Activities & Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Stuart Long and David Shattuck, professors from the Cullen College of Engineering, have been invited to be Fellows of the Honors College at the University of Houston. They have been appointed for a renewable, three-year term of service to the Honors and engineering communities.

Work of UH Engineers on Cover of 'Science'
The work of University of Houston chemical engineering associate professor Peter Vekilov and assistant research professor Oleg Galkin is on the cover...

The work of University of Houston chemical engineering associate professor Peter Vekilov and assistant research professor Oleg Galkin is on the cover of this week's issue of "Science" magazine.

UH Chemical Engineer Disproves Preconceived Notions Of Phase Transitions In Solutions
University of Houston chemical engineer Peter Vekilov has disproved the applicability of existing theories explaining how and why proteins and other...
Peter Vekilov, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

University of Houston chemical engineer Peter Vekilov has disproved the applicability of existing theories explaining how and why proteins and other small molecules congeal into solids while dissolved in water, their natural state.

America's Dependence On Mideast Oil Fuels 'Behind The Gas Pump' Symposium At UH
A lineup of nationally renowned energy experts and scholars will present “Behind the Gas Pump: Implications of Our Dependence on Mideast Oil.”...

A lineup of nationally renowned energy experts and scholars will present “Behind the Gas Pump: Implications of Our Dependence on Mideast Oil.” Michael Economides, UH professor of chemical engineering, will be one of the participants at this all-day conference on Jan. 17

Economou To Give Lecture For Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award
UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished...
Demetre Economou, John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Engineering

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." He will be presenting his award lecture in W122 Engineering Bldg 2 on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The lecture is titled, "All in a Grain of Sand: The Microelectronics Revolution."

$3.8 Million Contract Approved by City for UH Air Quality Studies
In an effort to improve the region's air quality, the city of Houston Wednesday (Aug. 7) approved a $3.8 million contract with the University of...

In an effort to improve the region's air quality, the city of Houston Wednesday (Aug. 7) approved a $3.8 million contract with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering to test new technologies that may help reduce emissions from the city's fleet of 2,800 diesel-powered vehicles.

UH Chemical Engineering Student Named NACME Scholar
University of Houston chemical engineering student Rosalia Wisinger has been named a National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)...

University of Houston chemical engineering student Rosalia Wisinger has been named a National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) scholar, an honor that reflects her hard work and involvement in the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

“I’m very honored to be a NACME scholar,” Wisinger says. “This is a goal I set and I didn’t even think I would get this far. I’m amazed that I’m here.”

UH Engineering Staff Member David Dawlearn Clowns Around For A Cause
David Dawlearn, lab machinist in the University of Houston Department of Chemical Engineering, spends his spare time "clowning around" for local...
UH chemical engineering lab machinist David Dawlearn clowns around at last year's ABC13 and the March of Dimes Annual Caring Cradles.

David Dawlearn, lab machinist in the University of Houston Department of Chemical Engineering, spends his spare time "clowning around" for local causes.

Last month, Dawlearn joined ABC Channel 13 and the March of Dimes for the 11th annual Caring Cradles community-wide baby shower.

"I love to make people smile," says Dawlearn, who has been clowning around on the side for 13 years.

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