Archived News — September 2020

Dr. Katerina Kourentzi, Research Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is developing a saliva-based lateral flow assay rapid test for COVID-19 detection. The test strips for the assay are designed using the Biodot XYZ3060 Dispensing Platform. Rapid tests for COVID-19 now, other diseases later the goal for Kourentzi
September 30, 2020
The development of point-of-care tests – and as of late, for COVID-19 – has been the primary focus of Dr. Katerina Kourentzi, Research Associate Professor of Chemical and...
Dr. Lars C. Grabow, Dan Luss Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, received a NSF grant to continue studies on small-scale reactors and catalysts. Grabow heading UH portion of team for $2M NSF Distributed Chemical Manufacturing Project
September 29, 2020
A partnership between researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Houston has continued to flourish, and expanded to another professor at the Worcester...
Dr. Yasemin Akay, a member of the Akay Lab biomedical research team. Research from Akay Lab tops among IEEE popularity
September 29, 2020
A research paper earlier this year from the Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering continues to make an impact, as the...
Metin Akay, founding chair and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair Professor of biomedical engineering, reports that perinatal substance abuse may cause faulty assembly of certain brain networks. Alcohol, Nicotine Co-Exposure During Pregnancy Significantly Increases Health Risk in Newborns
September 23, 2020
University of Houston researchers have found that during early pregnancy, the mix of alcohol and nicotine significantly alters the gene regulatory pathways of the developing fetus...
UH alumnus William A. Brookshire William A. Brookshire Gift Expands Research at Cullen College of Engineering
September 21, 2020
University Names the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department in His Honor A transformational gift from University of Houston alumnus William A. Brookshire to the...
Attendance strong for first ever virtual Engineering Career Fair
September 18, 2020
More than a thousand engineering students participated in the Fall 2020 UH Engineering Career Fair, sponsored by the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, which used the Symplicity...
Medical Robotic Hand? Rubbery Semiconductor Makes It Possible
September 16, 2020
A medical robotic hand could allow doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat people from halfway around the world, but currently available technologies aren’t good enough to...
Two Cullen College of Engineering students studying Petroleum Engineering took home first place awards at the 61st annual SPWLA International contest. Makpal Sariyeva [left] won first place in the Oral Presentation Undergrad Category. Naveen Krishnaraj, a doctoral candidate, won first place in the Oral Presentation PhD Category. Two UH students take 1st place at SPWLA International Contest
September 16, 2020
A pair of Petroleum Engineering students from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering took home first place honors from the 61st annual Society of...
Virtual Engineering Resume Café providing vital outlet for students, employers
September 11, 2020
Life has adapted in a variety of ways because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and that shift has also occurred for the Engineering Career Center at the Cullen College of Engineering,...
Vijay Ramesh, a 2020 Cullen College of Engineering graduate in mechanical engineering, recently served as a mentor for the interns involved in the Army Educational Outreach Program. Cullen College grad serves as mentor for Army Educational Outreach Program
September 10, 2020
Vijay Ramesh, a 2020 Cullen College of Engineering graduate in mechanical engineering, recently added another thing to his impressive list of accomplishments – serving as a mentor...

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