CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

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Cullen College Celebrates Excellence With Outstanding Service Awards

Engineering faculty, staff and students recognized

 

The UH Cullen College of Engineering celebrated excellence in the ranks at its recent faculty and staff meeting. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the College, handed out numerous awards recognizing faculty, staff and students for their outstanding contributions in teaching, research and service.

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria with NIH Grant

Mike Nikolaou

A professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and his collaborator in the College of Pharmacy remain players in the relentless cat-and-mouse game played between bacteria and antibiotics with a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

ConocoPhillips Donates Over $1 Million to UH

Tedesco

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.

Team Hopes to Cut Years Off Development Time of New Antibiotics

Eliminating tens of thousands of manual lab experiments, two University of Houston professors are working toward a method to cut the development time of new antibiotics. While current practices typically last for more than a decade, a computerized modeling system being developed at UH will speed up this process.

Chemical Engineering Professor Doubles as Superhero

Nikolaou

In cartoons and comic books they fight bad guys with the type of powers a few can only dream up in their imagination.

But superheroes that protect the planet with X-ray vision, super-human strength and telepathy are not just tucked away on the pages of comic books. One just so happens to be at the University of Houston, and he is making our world a better place through automation.

UH Engineering Research Recognized at Annual Keck Conference

Projects including the detection of pathogens in the presence of contaminants and modeling the effect of antibiotics on bacterial populations gained a University of Houston graduate students and professors top honors in the poster competition at the 2005 Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training Annual Research Conference poster competition in October.