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Three Doctoral Students Give Oral Presentations at Gordon Research Conferences

Matt Oleksiak, Katy Olafson, and Manjesh Kumar

This summer, Cullen College of Engineering doctoral students Manjesh Kumar, Matt Oleksiak and Katy Olafson were invited to give oral presentations at two of the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (GRC).

The conferences, founded in the late 1920s by Dr. Neil E. Gordon, aim to promote discussions and the exchange of ideas by focusing on new, innovative research in the fields of biological, chemical and physical sciences.

PNAS Publishes UH Research on Hematin Crystallization and Inhibition

More than three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are at risk of contracting malaria, which is spread by infected mosquitos.

In 2013, an estimated 200 million malaria cases worldwide resulted in approximately 585,000 deaths of mostly African children under the age of 5, according to the World Health Organization.

ChBE Students Awarded for Posters at Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium

Two Cullen College Ph.D. students received awards at the Spring Symposium of the Southwest Catalysis Society’s poster contest month on the UH campus. Matthew Oleksiak and Manjesh Kumar received top honors for their posters, “Controlling Crystal Polymorphism in Organice-Free Synthesis of Zeolites” and “Tuning the Physicochemical Properties of Zeolite Catalysts Through Molecular Design,” respectively.

Cullen College Faculty Awarded by University

Litvinov

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.

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.

Paper Proposes New Methodology to Synthesize Catalysts

Rimer

Zeolites play an important role in the chemical and petroleum industries. These crystalline materials are used as catalysts that set in motion and/or improve chemical processes that create thousands of commercial and consumer products.

ChBE PhD Candidate Wins Three AIChE Awards

Alexandra Lupulescu, winner of the 2012 AIChE CRE Division Poster Competition.

Alexandra Lupulescu, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was selected as the winner of the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division Poster Competition held during the 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, for her poster titled “Employing Molecular Modifiers to Tailor the Crystal Morphology of Zeolite Catalysts.”

Catalysis Research Earns Industry Interest

Rimer

It can take years for new research findings to move from the lab to commercial development – and that’s if they move at all. Recent work by a faculty member with the UH Cullen College of Engineering, though, has made the jump in a matter of weeks.

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