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Cullen College Professors Earn Welch Awards to Explore Fundamental Chemical Sciences
Three UH Cullen College assistant professors of chemical and biomolecular engineering received Welch Awards in Chemistry from the Welch Foundation...

Three UH Cullen College assistant professors of chemical and biomolecular engineering received Welch Awards in Chemistry from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to fundamental chemical research that benefits humankind.

Engineers Develop Methodology to Track Efficacy of T cell Immunotherapies
Researchers are gaining momentum with adoptive cell therapy (ACT), a type of immunotherapy that uses the patients’ native or genetically modified...

Researchers are gaining momentum with adoptive cell therapy (ACT), a type of immunotherapy that uses the patients’ native or genetically modified immune cells to attack diseases such as cancer and chronic infection.

Three Students Win Poster Awards at Southwest Catalysis Society Spring Symposium
Three Cullen College Ph.D. students received poster awards at the 2015 Southwest Catalysis Society’s spring symposium held at the University of...
Rui Li, Melanie Hazlett and Yuying Song

Three Cullen College Ph.D. students received poster awards at the 2015 Southwest Catalysis Society’s spring symposium held at the University of Houston on April 24.

Energy Companies are Cutting Costs, but UH Engineering Professor says Now is the Time to Spend
More than 94,700 experts from the offshore energy industry gathered at NRG Park in Houston for the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), held...

More than 94,700 experts from the offshore energy industry gathered at NRG Park in Houston for the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), held from May 4-7. During uncertain times within the energy industry as oil prices fluctuate between $50 and $60, one of the central themes of the 2015 OTC was how to cut costs while ensuring that oil is produced as safely and efficiently as possible.

Texas Center for Superconductivity Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients
The scholarship committee for the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston is pleased to announce the TcSUH scholarship...

The scholarship committee for the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston is pleased to announce the TcSUH scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year, each of whom will receive a $2,500 award. The qualifications and achievements of the nominated students were exceptional, and final deciions were difficult. We are fortunate to have such a talented group of students who conduct research in TcSUH's multidisciplinary groups.

Four Chemical Engineering Graduate Students Win Kokes Travel Awards
Four graduate students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received prestigious...

Four graduate students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering received prestigious Kokes Awards for the 24th North American Catalysis Society (NACS) meeting in Pittsburgh, Penn. from June 14-19.

Remembering Roger Eichhorn: Former Dean Passes Away at 84
Roger Eichhorn, former dean of the Cullen College, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

Roger Eichhorn, former dean of the Cullen College, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

PNAS Publishes UH Research on Hematin Crystallization and Inhibition
More than three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are at risk of contracting malaria, which is spread by infected mosquitos....

More than three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are at risk of contracting malaria, which is spread by infected mosquitos.

In 2013, an estimated 200 million malaria cases worldwide resulted in approximately 585,000 deaths of mostly African children under the age of 5, according to the World Health Organization.

UH Engineer Developing Improved Diagnostic Techniques for Pathologists
When performing diagnoses, pathologists rely heavily on qualitative chemical staining techniques that date back to the 19th century to detect signs...

When performing diagnoses, pathologists rely heavily on qualitative chemical staining techniques that date back to the 19th century to detect signs of disease in tissue biopsies, to serve as bases for treatment plans and to measure disease progression in patients.

Medical schools train physicians extensively to recognize microscopic molecular and structural abnormalities using colorful patterns created when chemical stains are applied to tissue samples.

UH Team Wins the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to...
 UH students Varun Sreenivas, Shanisha Smith, Rose Sobel, Amin Kiaghadi

Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to treat water produced during hydraulic fracturing.

College Announces New Doctoral Programs in Petroleum and Geosensing Systems Engineering
The UH Cullen College of Engineering continues its tradition of providing innovative and industry-relevant academic programs by officially announcing...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering continues its tradition of providing innovative and industry-relevant academic programs by officially announcing the approval of two new Ph.D. programs: one in geosensing systems engineering and the other in petroleum engineering.

Cullen College Professor, UH Leader Testifies Before Congress on Energy Training Program
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to testify before Congress about an innovative workforce training program developed for the energy industry.

Krishnamoorti, who also is chief energy officer at UH, Thursday will address the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

UH Team Takes the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
A team of graduate students from the University of Houston will take the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge, offering a solution to a problem gaining...

A team of graduate students from the University of Houston will take the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge, offering a solution to a problem gaining attention in shale plays across the country.

VIDEO: Alumnus Supports College With $4.5M Charitable Gift Annuity
Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called...
Larry and Gerri Snider

Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called many places “home,” from California and Iran, to Ohio and Pakistan. Yet no matter where his career took him, Larry said there was one place he always returned to: the University of Houston.

Faculty Members Honored with University-Wide Teaching Awards
Three Cullen College professors have been recognized by the University of Houston for their excellence in professorship and research as part of the...
Ashutosh Agrawal

Three Cullen College professors have been recognized by the University of Houston for their excellence in professorship and research as part of the university-wide teaching and research awards given each spring.

Houston Chronicle: What are latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?
The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "...

The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "What are the latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?"

Students, Faculty Team Up to Bring New Technologies to Market
As an undergraduate, Christopher Holly and his teammates have more experience writing papers and waiting tables than wooing investors, but they...
Jeffrey Rimer, Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Assistant Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering

As an undergraduate, Christopher Holly and his teammates have more experience writing papers and waiting tables than wooing investors, but they caught on quickly.

UH Engineering Student Gains Front-Row Seat for Energy Policy and Politics
An internship at a chemical company assured Jami Summey-Rice that chemical engineering is a good fit for her technical skills. Now she has a chance...

An internship at a chemical company assured Jami Summey-Rice that chemical engineering is a good fit for her technical skills. Now she has a chance to test her policy chops.

Summey-Rice will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., one of 14 students nationally selected for WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering).

EAA Announces 2015 Gala Award Winners
The 2015 Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The annual event...
Distinguished Engineering Alumni – Kenneth “Kenny” Mercado

The 2015 Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association, recognizes the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty. This year's honorees are:

Distinguished Engineering Alumni – Kenneth “Kenny” Mercado

Ph.D. Student's Poster Receives Honors at Gordon Research Conference
Last year, a professor and student in the Cullen College’s chemical engineering department published an article in the journal Science that revealed...
Hieu Doan

Last year, a professor and student in the Cullen College’s chemical engineering department published an article in the journal Science that revealed the secrets behind gold’s unexpected oxidation activity.

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