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Forbes.com Features Op-Ed by UH Energy Ambassador
Forbes.com recently featured a blog post written by chemical engineering undergraduate student and University of Houston Energy Ambassador Nairah...

Forbes.com recently featured a blog post written by chemical engineering undergraduate student and University of Houston Energy Ambassador Nairah Hashmi.

UH Engineer Leads New Effort to Improve Clean-up After Oil Spills
A researcher at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has earned a $1.8 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative...

A researcher at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has earned a $1.8 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to determine how the use of dispersants to break up an oil spill affects the natural cleaning role played by bacteria.

Doctoral Student Wins Young Investigator Award at Affinity 2015
Andrew Paterson, a chemical engineering doctoral student at UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the Young Investigator Award at Affinity 2015, a...

Andrew Paterson, a chemical engineering doctoral student at UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the Young Investigator Award at Affinity 2015, a conference of the International Society for Molecular Recognition. He presented his rapid medical diagnostic research at the conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in September.

More Texas Teens Want to be Engineers When They Grow Up
A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed...

A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of students who reported their future plans indicated they were interested in healthcare professions. 

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D....

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

Graduate Student Wins AIChE Travel Award for Biomass Research
Each year, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presents travel awards to outstanding students from across the nation to present...

Each year, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presents travel awards to outstanding students from across the nation to present their research at the annual AIChE meeting. Sashank Kasiraju, a chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is one of just 20 students to receive this honor from AIChE’s Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division this year.

Professor Investigates Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery with NSF Award
Finding improved methods for drug delivery is a hot topic among researchers all over the world. One method in particular, which utilizes polymeric...

Finding improved methods for drug delivery is a hot topic among researchers all over the world. One method in particular, which utilizes polymeric micelles to carry and deliver drug molecules to their intended targets inside of the body, has had very promising results in recent years.

Chemical Engineers' Paper Named Best of AIChE South Texas Section
Last year, a professor and student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering published an...

Last year, a professor and student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering published an article in Science outlining a surprising discovery about gold’s unexpected catalytic properties.

Engineers Earn $1.5 Million to Pursue Novel Nanopatterning Technology
This month, four UH Cullen College of Engineering professors earned a four-year grant amounting to almost $1.5 million from the National Science...

This month, four UH Cullen College of Engineering professors earned a four-year grant amounting to almost $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to pursue their nanopatterning discovery that could lead to next-generation transistors for integrated circuitry, among other advanced nanodevices.

Kavli Frontiers in Science Invites UH Engineer to National and International Symposia
Since its inception in 1989, an invitation to the Kavli Frontiers in Science Symposia has symbolized a young scientist’s vast accomplishments in his...
Megan Robertson

Since its inception in 1989, an invitation to the Kavli Frontiers in Science Symposia has symbolized a young scientist’s vast accomplishments in his or her field. Each year, 80 to 100 of the world’s most outstanding scientists under the age of 45 are invited to the symposia, which are sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and the U.S.

Professor Honored with ISMR Pierce Award in Affinity Technology
Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
at UH Cullen College, is recipient of the 2015 Pierce...

Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering
at UH Cullen College, is recipient of the 2015 Pierce Award in Affinity Technology from the International Society of Molecular Recognition. Willson plans to travel to Puerto Vallarta this month to collect the award and present a lecture at the biennial ISMR Affinity Conference.

Novel Genetic Tool Advances Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering
Patrick Cirino, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UH Cullen College of Engineering, earned a three-year, $300,000...

Patrick Cirino, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UH Cullen College of Engineering, earned a three-year, $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to continue developing and implementing genetic tools that advance synthetic biology and metabolic engineering.

UH Professor Publishes Paper on Polymer Interpenetration
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, co-authored a paper on tuning...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, co-authored a paper on tuning polymer interpenetration that published in the

Post-doc Earns Travel Grant for Cancer Immunotherapy Research
The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC, selected Gabrielle Romain, post-doctoral research fellow in the UH Cullen College of Engineering, to...

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC, selected Gabrielle Romain, post-doctoral research fellow in the UH Cullen College of Engineering, to present her research on cancer immunotherapy at its 30th anniversary annual meeting. With an approximate $750 travel grant, she plans to attend the conference in National Harbor, Maryland, in November.

Honors College Awards Engineering Student for Outstanding Thesis
Recent University of Houston graduate Sheli Mauck’s passion for problem solving and all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) began...

Recent University of Houston graduate Sheli Mauck’s passion for problem solving and all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) began as early as elementary school. As a child, she lived near a refinery and was fascinated by the inner workings of the nearby “metal city.” As she approached college, this passion manifested in her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Three Doctoral Students Give Oral Presentations at Gordon Research Conferences
This summer, Cullen College of Engineering doctoral students Manjesh Kumar, Matt Oleksiak and Katy Olafson were invited to give oral presentations at...
Matt Oleksiak, Katy Olafson, and Manjesh Kumar

This summer, Cullen College of Engineering doctoral students Manjesh Kumar, Matt Oleksiak and Katy Olafson were invited to give oral presentations at two of the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (GRC).

The conferences, founded in the late 1920s by Dr. Neil E. Gordon, aim to promote discussions and the exchange of ideas by focusing on new, innovative research in the fields of biological, chemical and physical sciences.

UH Professor Among Experts to Publish Review of Nonclassical Crystallization
The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored a 2013 workshop in Berkley, California, that brought together 15 of the nation’s top crystallization...

The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored a 2013 workshop in Berkley, California, that brought together 15 of the nation’s top crystallization researchers to discuss the rapidly emerging but still obscure area of nonclassical crystallization.

Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Program Receives ABET Accreditation
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s B.S. degree program in petroleum engineering has been accredited by the Engineering...

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s B.S. degree program in petroleum engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. All of the Cullen College’s undergraduate programs are ABET accredited.

Cullen College Welcomes Nine Engineering Professors
A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of...

A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of Houston this semester. The majority are biomedical engineers with expertise ranging from brain-machine interfaces for control of prosthetic limbs to cell membrane research for diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Forbes Features Immunotherapy Software Developed by UH Engineers
Immunotherapy, a cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, has garnered great interest as a relatively new...

Immunotherapy, a cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, has garnered great interest as a relatively new field of medicine that offers an alternative to traditional chemotherapy.

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