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Alamgir Karim, Ph.D., Dow Chair and Welch Foundation Professor, has received a two-year extension for his NSF grant, "Ordering of block copolymer systems with enhanced molecular interactions and diffusional dynamics," after it was deemed worthy of a special creativity award from the agency. Karim earns NSF's Special Creativity Award
August 25, 2021
Alamgir Karim, the Dow Chairman and Welch Foundation professor of the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of… Read More
Rose Faghih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is reporting the first steps toward monitoring brain responses using wearable devices. New Smartwatch Technology Uses Sweat on Skin to Infer Brain Stress
August 24, 2021
The old adage “never let them see you sweat” doesn’t apply in the electrical and computer engineering lab of Rose Faghih, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer… Read More
Sara Pouladi, a postdoctoral researcher, earned an award for her poster at the 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Virtual Conference, held in June 2021. Postdoc Pouladi takes home another award
August 23, 2021
A doctoral graduate of the Cullen College of Engineering's Mechanical Engineering program has taken home another award for a poster presentation, her second while affiliated with… Read More
An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields and to encourage the growth of others has led to his status as one of the members of the inaugural class of the Emerging Leaders Program of the Offshore Technology Conference. UH grad Ponnapati recognized as OTC Emerging Leader
August 19, 2021
An interest in a variety of fields led Ramakrishna “Rama” Ponnapati to pursue his graduate research at the University of Houston, and that same drive to excel in multiple fields… Read More
Larry and Gerlene (Gerri) Snider Larry and Gerri Snider Gift $1M for First Industrial Engineering Endowed Chair
August 17, 2021
University of Houston Alumnus, Wife, Expand Legacy of Support to Cullen College of Engineering University of Houston alumnus Larry Snider achieved great success throughout his… Read More
Peter Vekilov, John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, is only the 17th recipient ever of the American Association for Crystal Growth Award. Vekilov 'Proud, Humbled' to be 17th Recipient of AACG Award
August 13, 2021
For Peter Vekilov, Ph.D., constantly being challenged and questioned about his scientific beliefs is all part of the process when it comes to his research and his teaching. The… Read More
Eray Aydil, a 1991 graduate with a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, is now the chairman of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering. Cullen Grad Aydil Now Chairman at NYU
August 12, 2021
When Eray Aydil started at the Cullen College of Engineering in 1986, he didn't realize that he would be experiencing so many new opportunities for his professional development,… Read More
Lori Hathon, an assistant professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department, working in one of the department's new labs in March 2020. UH Geology, Petro Personnel Win 2021 AAPG Jules Braunstein Memorial Award
August 11, 2021
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists awarded the University of Houston’s Michael Fonseca, Lori Hathon and Tom Lapen the Jules Braunstein Memorial Award. It recognizes… Read More
Andrew Paterson and Bala Raja, co-founders of Luminostics. Cullen Alums, Prof's Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Test Hits Market
August 10, 2021
In 2020, just as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus caused a pandemic of respiratory illness called COVID-19, two chemical engineers and alumni of the University of Houston decided to… Read More
UH Licenses Cutting Analysis Software to Optimize Drilling Operations UH Licenses Cutting Analysis Software to Optimize Drilling Operations
August 9, 2021
Drilling can be a challenging and expensive operation and the industry is always looking for ways to innovate and make the operation more efficient and safer. Two assistant… Read More