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OCTOBER 2010

Professors Featured in Consecutive Issues of Science
UH engineering researchers Jacinta Conrad and Jeff Rimer, both assistant professors in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, had papers featured in consecutive issues of Science earlier this month. Conrad's article reveals a newly discovered method that bacteria use to move, while Rimer's article (featured on the cover) outlines the effectiveness of tailored growth inhibitors in preventing the development of crystals that cause kidney stones.
Read Conrad | Read Rimer

Professor Taking Next Step with "Nobel" Material
The 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics went to the two scientists who first isolated graphene, one-atom-thick crystals of graphite. Qingkai Yu, assistant research professor of electrical and computer engineering, is finding success in his work to develop a method to mass-produce this revolutionary material. Read more

Chemical Engineering Shines in National Rankings
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering boasts one of the nation’s top doctoral programs in chemical engineering. That’s according to the most recent evaluation of Ph.D. programs released by The National Academies’ National Research Council, widely considered the most sound and respected rankings in academia. Read more

Researcher Working to Quantify Real-World Impact of Automobiles
Shankar Chellam, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is working to identify the unique chemical makeup, or “fingerprints,” of various sources of air pollution in the Houston area. He recently received a grant from the Texas Air Research Center to find the pollution fingerprint of gasoline-driven vehicles. Read more

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Omron Gift Supports Senior Design
Professor Commissioned as Naval Campus Liaison Officer
UH Engineering Junior Wins Poster Competition for Biomedical Research

UPCOMING EVENTS

UH vs. UCF
Nov. 5, 5 p.m. Tailgate, 7 p.m. Kickoff, EAA Pavilion at Robertson Stadium

Homecoming | UH vs. Tulsa
Nov. 13, 5 p.m. Tailgate, 7 p.m. Kickoff, EAA Pavilion at Robertson Stadium
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