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Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers   Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for…
UH researchers are testing prototypes for the project in Brays Bayou.
Environmentally Friendly Polymers Bring Spotlight to Cullen College Professor
Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was honored in May with the 2018 Sparks-Thomas Award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society. During the conference in Indianapolis…
Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was honored with the 2018 Sparks-Thomas Award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society
UH Signs MoU with Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy
Focus on joint research and competitive education for students   The University of Houston recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), declared by the Indian…
Celebrating a MoU between the University of Houston and the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy.
UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public relations/communications newsletter. Finalists in the category included UH's…
UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
UH Engineer Seeks to Learn More About Crystal Formation
NSF-Funded Work Holds Promise for Health Care, Energy, Other Fields   Crystal formation is key to fields as disparate as drug design, biomedical diagnostics and petrochemical production, but significant questions remain about…
Jeremy Palmer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, wins NSF CAREER Award.
New Natural Gas Catalyst Would Boost Clean Transportation
UH Engineer Says DOE-Funded Work Will Capture Methane, Other Emissions Thanks to advances in drilling technology, there is enough natural gas in the U.S. to last well into next century and beyond. This has renewed the idea of…
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UH Professor Helps Address Female Representation in Fellow Awards
Jacinta Conrad, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, coauthored an editorial titled “For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow?” published in April in the…
Cullen College Faculty Shine in UH Research Awards
Conrad and Yao sweep 'Associate Professor' category   The Cullen College of Engineering faculty swept the associate professor category of the University of Houston’s Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative…
Dr. Jacinta Conrad won a University of Houston Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.
BASF Executive Heidi Alderman to be UH Cullen College 2018 Commencement Speaker
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018 commencement on Friday, May 11. Alderman - who currently serves as senior vice president…
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will serve as the spring 2018 commencement speaker for the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
Researcher Takes New Approach to Antibiotic Tolerance
Wins National Award to Further Research   With a perfect score on his research proposal, chemical and biomolecular engineering researcher Mehmet Orman received the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)…
University of Houston chemical and biomolecular engineering researcher Mehmet Orman is investigating bacterial cells, called persisters, that won’t die when antibiotics hit them.
UH Engineers, Chevron Introduce Houston-area Girls to STEM Fun
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston was a happening place this weekend — rockets launched into the sky with great puffs of smoke, robots performed amazing feats, and propeller-powered cars raced down…
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.
Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement
NSF-Funded Project Targets African-American, Latino Boys Both the medium and the message are STEM – encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science, technology,…
Researchers and students from the University of Houston are working with fourth- and fifth-grade boys to promote interest in STEM.
UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America. The 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings place the Cullen College on the list of the Best…
Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.
Chemical Engineer Wins CPRIT to Improve Effectiveness of Cancer Immunotherapy
A Cullen College of Engineering professor, who is working to improve treatments for battling cancer, received a grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), the organization that funds…
Navin Varadarajan, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is fighting against cancer by working to improve the effectiveness of T-cell immunotherapy.
UH Engineering Professor Warns of the Dangers of Defunding the Chemical Safety Board in Forbes
President Trump’s budget for the next fiscal year proposes a number of cuts, including defunding the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (USCSB). The non-partisan, independent body assesses chemical accidents — such as the West Fertilizer…
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UH Cullen College Recognizes Outstanding Students
Every academic year, the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering celebrates student academic achievement by choosing an Outstanding Senior and an Outstanding Junior. Not only do the chosen represent hard work and…
Megan Goh, Cullen College of Engineering Outstanding Senior for 2017-18
Top Companies Recruit UH Engineers at Fall Career Fair
Students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering aren't just expected to do well in their labs and classes -- engineering students are expected to work in their respective fields of study while pursuing their degrees in order to…
UH Engineer Wins Welch Foundation’s 2018 Hackerman Award
An engineer from the University of Houston known for his groundbreaking work in crystal engineering has received the 2018 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research. Jeffrey Rimer, associate professor of chemical and…
Jeffrey Rimer, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received the 2018 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research.
PHOTOS: Cullen College Celebrates Nearly 450 Graduating Students at Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony
The UH Cullen College of Engineering held its fall convocation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, recognizing nearly 450 graduating students at the Bayou City Events Center. The ceremony featured a keynote address from UH alumna…
Nearly 450 Students Graduated at The Fall 2017 Engineering Convocation
Researchers Study Deepwater Gas Formation to Prevent Accidents
Work at UH Has Implications for Subsea Design and Operations A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a…

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