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NSF Grant Funding Atomic-Scale Patterning Research

Chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty members Vince Donnelly (left) and Demetre Economou (right) won a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a technique to etch materials with atomic layer precision. They are shown here with ECE Associate Professor Paul Ruchhoeft (center).

How’s this for precision? Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are developing technology to knock single atoms off a silicon wafer without disturbing atoms of other materials nearby.

ChBE Machinist Wins UH Staff Excellence Award


John Costales, lab supervisor machinist in the University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was honored last month as a recipient of the university’s Staff Excellence Award.

Donnelly Honored for Decades of Plasma Research


Vincent Donnelly, professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been honored by the American Vacuum Society for his 30-plus years of plasma research.

The AVS named Donnelly the 2011 recipient of the John A. Thorton Memorial Award and Lecture. One of AVS’ highest honors, the award is given every two years to an individual responsible for “outstanding research or technological innovation in areas of interest to AVS.”

UH Researchers Developing Nanoscale Manufacturing Technique


Researchers at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have received a grant to develop a method for mass-producing devices less than 10 nanometers in size, addressing one of the most significant barriers to their widespread use.

Engineering Professors Earn Honors for Teaching, Research


Each year, the university recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and scholarship through a variety of awards given to faculty.

Presented during the 32nd Annual University of Houston Faculty Awards Ceremony April 27, five engineering professors were honored for their distinguished contributions to the university.

Engineering Faculty Member Named Moores Professor


Vincent M. Donnelly, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named a recipient of the John and Rebecca Moores Professorship.

The Moores professorship is a five-year renewable award given to full-time, tenured faculty who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of teaching, service and research.

The award, given to only two people a year at UH, carries with it a $10,000 stipend.

New Technique Could Speed Mass Production of Nanotech Devices

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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.

State Grants Engineering Researchers Nearly $500k

Professors at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received five grants totaling almost half a million dollars from the state of Texas’ Advanced Research Program.

The program, which was founded in 1987, employs a competitive peer-reviewed system to fund the scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions. Awards are given once every two years.