Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

UH Students Win Regional Chem-E Car Competition

"The Supercoog" Photo courtesy of the UH AiChE Student Chapter

A team of University of Houston chemical engineering students captured first place at the annual Chem-E Car Competition during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Regional Meeting at Texas A&M University-Kingsville on March 8, beating out teams from four other schools to earn an opportunity to represent the region at the national competition this fall.

UH Students Recognized at National Plastics Meeting

Two University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering graduate students were recognized for their plastics research at the 2008 Polyolenfins National Meeting the week of Feb. 25.

Professor Recognized for Lifetime Work on Enhanced Oil Recovery


Kishore Mohanty, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive one of four 2008 IOR (Improved Oil Recovery) Pioneer Awards at the 15th Annual SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium in April. The award is given every two years to researchers worldwide who have dedicated a lifetime of work to enhancing the process of oil and/or gas recovery.

Students Receive Energy Engineering Scholarships

Five UH Cullen College of Engineering students were recently each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Energy Engineers Foundation to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy management.

Professor Honored by Society of Petroleum Engineers


Kishore Mohanty, a professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, will be honored during the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ upcoming Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. The conference is set for Nov. 11 through Nov. 14 in Anaheim, Calif.

College Offering Scholarships for Accelerated B.S. to Graduate Program

NSF grant will fund more than 30 students over the next five years

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships for students in the college’s accelerated B.S. to graduate degree program.

Chemical Engineering Receives Graduate Fellowship from Bayer Foundation

From left: Dan Luss, Thomas Daszkowski, Kirk Wilson, Manolis Doxastakis, Willy Scherf, Rich Guhl, Richard Willson, Mike Harold, Peter Strasser, John Danchisko, and Ramanan Krishnamoorti. Photo courtesy of Lauren Trocano.

The University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) has received $90,000 grant from the Bayer Foundation to establish the Bayer Graduate Fellowship Program at the Cullen College of Engineering.

The fellowship will be awarded over three years to a graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in chemical engineering. The recipient will be selected among a pool of second-year graduate students seeking to complete his or her studies.

In Nanotech, It's Hip to be Square


New nano-fabrication technique enables the creation of squares and other features that hold promise for the future of computing.

Engineering Researchers Make Fuel Cell Breakthrough

Professor Peter Strasser. Photo by Stephen Pinchback

Research could cut thousands off the cost of fuel cell-powered vehicles

The days of gasoline and diesel fuel are one step closer to ending thanks to new findings from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. A research team with the college has made a discovery that could eliminate one of the biggest financial hurdles to the commercial introduction of fuel cell-powered vehicles.

$1M Grant To Support Meta-Materials Research

Pradeep Sharma, professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a group of researchers that has received a $1.22M NSF grant to develop a novel class of meta materials that generate electricity when placed under physical stress. Photo by Jeff Shaw.

Interdisciplinary team from three universities will seek to create “piezoelectrics on steroids.”

Artificial limbs that can perform a variety of complex tasks by more closely mimicking natural movement and levels of strength and high-tech military equipment powered by every step a soldier takes are just two of the many innovations that may arise through the work of a research team based at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Cullen College of Engineering Bids Farewell to Dean Raymond Flumerfelt

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair, visits with Dr. Elizabeth Rockwell at his retirement event. Photo compliments of Nancy Clark, UH Office of Development.

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty, staff, alumni and friends, along with several university administrators, gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Tuesday evening, July 31, to celebrate the accomplishments of the college's fifth dean, Raymond Flumerfelt, as he officially steps down from his leadership position after nine years.

"This has been a rewarding experience, though I'm looking forward to returning to research once again," he said.

Cullen College Honors its Best and Brightest

Cullen College named Alfonso Carmona (ChE) and Phuc Huynh (ECE) as the 2006-2007 Outstanding Junior and Senior, respectively. Photo by Todd Spoth.

College names Carmona and Huynh most outstanding students for 2006-2007

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has named its Outstanding Junior and Senior students for the 2006-2007 academic year. Both students will be honored at a luncheon hosted by the Texas Society of Engineering as part of the National Engineers Week activities.

New Technique Could Speed Mass Production of Nanotech Devices

Vincent Donnelly

Nanopantography technique to create billions of nanotech devices in a matter of hours.

A team of researchers with the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering has filed a patent for new technology that could take nanotech from the lab to the factory.

Professor Studying Scalability in Nanotechnology

Dmitri Litvinov’s second project with the U.S. Navy will establish guidelines for nanoscale magnetic device design and production.

A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has received a grant from the United States Navy’s Office of Naval Research to investigate how magnetic materials behave at the nanometer level.

UH Professor Wins Award for Chemical Reactor Design Research

Dan Luss, Cullen Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, won the 2005 Best Fundamental Paper Award from the South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Chemical Engineering Department Changes Name

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is changing its name to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

According to Michael Harold, Dow Chair Professor and department chair, the change reflects the changing direction of the field of chemical engineering.

Winning Poster Showcases NOx Emissions Research

A postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering took first place in the poster presentation competition at the Southwest Catalysis Society’s Spring Symposium, held this spring at Rice University.