Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria with NIH Grant

Mike Nikolaou

A professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and his collaborator in the College of Pharmacy remain players in the relentless cat-and-mouse game played between bacteria and antibiotics with a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Extreme Environment Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most

Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include:

Chemical Engineering Professor Researches New Materials for 3-D Printing

The latest developments in three-dimensional printing technology are opening doors to advances in research fields like medicine, computing and electronics. But while these advances are promising, the feedstocks used in 3-d printing are still mostly limited to simple polymers, which are great for constructing trinkets and demo devices but not as useful when looking to create complex circuit boards or flexible, bendable wiring.

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Phillips 66 Donation Strengthens Ties to University of Houston

The University of Houston’s colleges of business and engineering have gained new support from one of the city’s energy leaders, which has donated money to a variety of programs and student support services.

Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips. It cracked the top 10 in the Fortune 500 last year, reaching No. 6 with revenue over $161 billion in 2013.

Chemical Engineering Researcher Makes Device Fabrication Easier, Thanks to NSF Grant

Gila Stein

Have you ever wondered how the tiny components and devices inside of your cell phone are made?

The devices inside of your phone and computer – like the integrated circuits, microprocessors and memory chips – are made in a process called lithography (which, in Greek, translates quite literally to “writing on stones”).

ChBE Students Awarded for Posters at Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium

Two Cullen College Ph.D. students received awards at the Spring Symposium of the Southwest Catalysis Society’s poster contest month on the UH campus. Matthew Oleksiak and Manjesh Kumar received top honors for their posters, “Controlling Crystal Polymorphism in Organice-Free Synthesis of Zeolites” and “Tuning the Physicochemical Properties of Zeolite Catalysts Through Molecular Design,” respectively.

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