Two faculty members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as recipients of the University of Houston's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2019-20 academic year.
The award recipients are evaluated by the Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity subcommittee, and honored by the office of Amr Elnashai, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer. The awards recognize faculty at the levels of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor.
Dr. Debora F. Rodrigues, of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was recognized in the Associate Professor category. The award recognizes faculty who have established a growing record of outstanding research, scholarship and creative contributions, and who are emerging leaders in their field.
Rodrigues joined the department in 2010. The central topic of her research is water quality and sustainability, with focuses on a better understanding of the aquatic system and its microbial ecology, investigation of the effects of nanomaterials on the environment through application of molecular biology and nanotoxicological tools, and development of new nanotechonologies and biotechnologies to keep the aquatic system safe and remove unwanted contaminants.
Dr. Jeremy Palmer, of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, was recognized in the Assistant Professor category. The award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated great potential in research, scholarship and creative endeavors by virtue of the exceptional quality of their early contributions.
Palmer is the Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Some of his research areas include materials by design, soft and complex media, and glasses and metastable liquids.