CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Dr. Krishnamoorti, Ramanan

Researchers Study Deepwater Gas Formation to Prevent Accidents

Work at UH Has Implications for Subsea Design and Operations

A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident.

UH Moves Up in Global Rankings for Issued Patents

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The University of Houston is among the top 100 university systems in the world for granted U.S. utility patents in 2015.

The rankings, released Tuesday by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, show the UH System ranks second among Texas systems, behind only the University of Texas. The University of California System is ranked No. 1, as it has since the rankings began in 2013.

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.

Energy Institute High School Sees the Future at UH

Students from the Houston Independent School District’s new Energy Institute High School, a magnet school for energy careers, spent Wedneasday, August 6, at the University of Houston for an introduction to renewable energy, sponsored by UH Energy.  The camp closed with students building solar-powered cars and racing them on a track behind the University’s Athletics/Alumni Center.

Cullen College Faculty Awarded by University

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Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes exceptional faculty member across the university at the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony. This year, nine Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored for their great strides in teaching and research excellence.

Krishnamoorti Offers Expertise on Bakken Shale Flammability to FuelFix

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, chief energy officer at the University of Houston and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the UH Cullen College of Engineering, offered his expertise to the blog FuelFix regarding the Bakken Shale oil flammability and regulator warnings in an article posted Thursday.

Cullen College Playing Key Role in Offshore Energy Safety Institute

No one disputes that offshore energy development carries environmental risks. Through its involvement in the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will play a key role in ensuring the safety of offshore energy production for years to come.

ConocoPhillips Donates Over $1 Million to UH

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Continuing its commitment to education at the University of Houston, ConocoPhillips is donating $1 million to UH’s growing Energy Research Park (ERP) and $125,000 to various engineering, science and business programs.

UH Creates New Energy & Sustainability Minor

The University of Houston -- and particularly the Cullen College of Engineering -- have taken bold and progressive steps in partnering with local industry and taking advantage of the university's location in the "Energy Capital of the World." Now, the University of Houston Bauer College of Business will follow suit by offering a new interdisciplinary Energy

Professor Ramanan Krishnamoorti Appointed Leader of UH Energy Initiatives

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University of Houston President Renu Khator has named Dow Chair Professor Ramanan Krishnamoorti as a special assistant to the president/chancellor for UH Energy, a collection of the university’s preeminent energy research and education programs. Krishnamoorti will lead UH’s efforts to develop a strategic plan for UH Energy involving education and training, research and the expansion of UH’s Energy Research Park.

Researchers Win $2.5 million Grant to Develop Offshore Cementing and Drilling Materials

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Offshore oil production is an exercise in extremes. Widely varying temperatures, very high pressures and extremely corrosive seawater – all are challenges that producers must tackle when drilling and installing wells in ultra-deep water offshore.

Add to this list the basic inaccessibility of the wells themselves. With the top of these wells often sitting thousands of feet under water, monitoring their overall health is another major challenge.

ChBE Celebrates 60 Years

Pia Greenberg '86 and May Shek '02

The UH Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering celebrated its 60th anniversary with alumni, friends of the department, faculty and staff members, and students on May 5. The department reached this milestone after decades of growth and expansion, eliciting tremendous regional and global impact.

Cullen College Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence

UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty and staff were honored for outstanding performance in teaching, research and service at the college’s Spring 2012 Faculty-Staff meeting on May 2. President Renu Khator addressed the group with a special message of her vision for the college, and Dean Joseph Tedesco discussed the college’s progress in a number of areas.

Chemical Engineering Shines in National Rankings

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The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering boasts one of the nation’s top doctoral programs in chemical engineering. That’s according to the most recent evaluation of Ph.D. programs released by The National Academies’ National Research Council, widely considered the most sound and respected rankings in academia.

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