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University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

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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.

UH Seed Funding Supports New Research in Catalysis, Nanofabrication

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Ask any professor: A good idea alone isn’t likely to receive serious research funding. Big awards almost always have some data that supports the project, that shows the researcher’s idea should work.

In a classic catch-22, though, getting this data itself takes money. Materials for experiments, graduate student time, lab space, computing power – none of these are free.

College Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting May 3.

UH Researchers Developing Nanoscale Manufacturing Technique

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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.

ChE Professor Captures Top University Honor

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Much of Demetre Economou’s career has been spent ahead of the curve.

He’s led the research world in atomic layer etching and developed a promising nanofabrication technique expected to give researchers the ability to mass-produce nanotech devices.

Engineering Professor Receives Top University Research Award

Photo by Thomas Shea.

More than two decades of studying how gas-discharge plasmas work has earned a Cullen College of Engineering professor the honor of the University of Houston’s 2008 Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award.

Demetre J. Economou, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate chair of the department, was named a recipient in April.

Engineering Faculty Member Named Moores Professor

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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.

Engineering Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2007-2008 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting on April 29.

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.

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.

UH Engineering Advisor Sharon Gates Receives UH Staff Excellence Award

For a majority of the 400 chemical engineering undergraduate students, Sharon Gates is more than a familiar face. From working with the students in the classroom to academic advising, she balances her students’ needs like a pro, or a Mom according to associate chair Demetre Economou.

Economou To Give Lecture For Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award

Demetre Economou, John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Engineering

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." He will be presenting his award lecture in W122 Engineering Bldg 2 on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The lecture is titled, "All in a Grain of Sand: The Microelectronics Revolution."

Economou Receives Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award

Demetre Economou, John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemical Engineering

UH Chemical Engineering Professor Demetre Economou has been selected as the 2002 recipient of the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award "for distinguished contributions to scientific knowledge and its applications." The award, given by the Houston chapter of the organization, includes a $2,000 prize.

Economou will also give the Sigma Xi lecture to the University community this fall.