Dr. Krishnamoorti, Ramanan

From Iran to Kansas to Texas, Zeinali continues to learn

University of Houston Master's student Leila Zeinali has strived to continuing learning, first in her native Iran, then in Kansas and now at the Cullen College of Engineering.

For University of Houston Master's student Leila Zeinali, her interest in learning has never really abated, and it has persisted from her native Iran, through a stint as a high quality teacher herself, to the Petroleum Engineering classrooms she is now a student in.

Her father’s work with Iran's national oil company was what first stoked Zeinali's love of mathematics.

Attitudes About Climate Change Are Shifting, Even in Texas

New research from UH Energy and the Hobby School of Public Affairs found most Americans , including most Texans, believe climate change is real and are willing to pay more for low-carbon products. [Photo: Pexels.]

Longstanding skepticism among Texans toward the climate movement has shifted, and attitudes in the nation’s leading energy-producing state now mirror those in the rest of the United States.

About 80 percent of Americans – almost 81 percent of Texans – say they believe climate change is happening, according to new research by UH Energy and the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs. Slightly lower percentages said they believe the change is driven by human activities.

Alum Poling-Skutvik tapped for tenure-track position at URI

Ryan Poling-Skutvik, a 2018 graduate of the Chemical Engineering doctoral program, has been tabbed for a tenure-track position at the University of Rhode Island.

When Ryan Poling-Skutvik enrolled at the University of Houston in 2013 to pursue a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, he did so because of the school's proximity to industry, not realizing that the experience would open him up to another interest – research.

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.

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