Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

G.R.A.D.E. Camp Redefines STEM Field Roles

Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the United States. For more than a decade, professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have worked to change this longstanding tradition by hosting summer engineering camps strictly for girls.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 attention in shale plays across the country.

VIDEO: Alumnus Supports College With $4.5M Charitable Gift Annuity

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.

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 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).

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