News & Highlights

ARCHIVED NEWS: 2009 – 2015


2015 SWCS Elections
Prof. Rimer was elected Chair Elect of the Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS). He had previously served one year as the Secretary and two years as a Director in the organization.

Gordon Research Conference2015GRC
Four group members attended the 2015 GRC on Crystal Growth & Assembly in Biddeford, ME: Jihae, Megan, Katy, and Bryan. We were joined by our collaborator John (RPI). Prof. Rimer was an invited speaker and Katy was selected among the poster presenters to give a talk. Prof. Rimer was also elected Vice Chair for the 2017 meeting!

DOE Funding
The Rimer Group received a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) through the office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES). This project will be focused on zeolite catalysis.

Poster Selected for Oral Talk at ISBC
Bryan’s poster was one of six that were selected out of 44 total posters to give an oral presentation at the International School on Biological Crystallization (ISBC) in Granada, Spain. Congratulations Bryan!

New Group Members
Four undergraduate students joined our group: Ashwin Antony, James Sutjianto, Stephanie Roohi, and Karla Munoz. We also have Arden Zimmerman joining us for the summer as part of the NSF RET program. Welcome to the group!

Qualifier Exams
Wei, Yufeng, and Bryan successfully passed their qualifiers. They are now Ph.D. candidates. Congratulations guys!

International Travel Award
Bryan received a travel award to attend the International School on Biological Crystallization (ISBC) in Granada, Spain [Link]. Congratulations Bryan!

Teaching Award: College Level
Prof. Rimer is the recipient of the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award from the Cullen College of Engineering.

2015 SWCS Symposium Poster Award
Rui received a poster award at the Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium, which was held on the University of Houston campus. Congratulations Rui on a job well done!

Undergraduate Fellowship
Ashwin Antony received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the University of Houston Office of Undergraduate Research. Congratulations Ashwin!

Teaching Award: University Level
Prof. Rimer was the recipient of the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award. He was one of eight faculty at the University of Houston to receive this honor. Details of the award can be found at the University of Houston website [Link]. See also the featured article on the university webpage [Link].

Welch Foundation Renewal
Our grant from The Welch Foundation was renewed for another 3 years. For more details, see the news article written by the Cullen College of Engineering [Link].

Paper Accepted in ACS Nano
Arian’s paper on core-shell zeolite synthesis was accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Co-authors on this paper include Prof. Lars Grabow (UH), Prof. Steven Crossley and Abhishek Gumidyala (U. Oklahoma). Congrats All!

AIChE Best Paper
Jihae’s talk at the 2014 AIChE Meeting in Atlanta entitled Controlling Crystal Habit with Tailored Organic Growth Modifiers was selected as the Best Presentation in the Separations Division Session “Particle Formation and Crystallization Processes from Liquids, Slurries, and Emulsions.” Jihae was invited to submit a Best Paper to the AIChE Journal related to this talk. Congratulations Jihae!

New Group Member
We welcome Ming-Feng Hsieh as a postdoctoral researcher. Ming-Feng comes to UH after receiving his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from UC Santa Barbara. Welcome to the group!

NACS Travel Award
Manjesh was one of the recipients of the 2015 Kokes Award to attend the 24th North American Catalysis Society meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. Congratulations Manjesh! For details, see the news article posted by the university [Link].

Paper Accepted in PNAS
Katy Olafson’s paper on the mechanisms of hematin crystallization and inhibition was accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Co-authors on this paper include Megan Ketchum and Prof. Peter Vekilov. Congrats All!

Report Published in ScienceRimerGroup_Webpage_2014-Science

Alex’s paper on the validation of silicalite-1 (MFI zeolite) growth by in situ atomic force microscopy was published in Science. This study confirmed that silicalite-1 growth operates by dual mechanisms (classical and nonclassical) involving the addition of both silica molecules and precursors. Congrats Alex! [Link to the article at the AAAS website]

 

Rimer Interviewed by Nature

Prof. Rimer was featured in the article titled “Science Publishing: The Golden Club.” The article addressed how publishing in the most prestigious journals can open doors, but that their cachet is under attack. Nature interviewed Prof. Rimer and several other early-career researchers who published for the first time in Nature, Science or other journals in October 2010.

2013_Nature-Editorial

New Group Members
Two undergraduate students joined our group to work on zeolite synthesis and characterization: Matt Patton and Eduardo Lyra. Welcome to the group!

New Group Member
Madhuresh Choudhary joined our group in January 2015. Welcome Madhuresh!

Prof. Rimer is Recognized by UH
Prof. Rimer was a recipient of the 2014 Provost Certificate of Excellence.

Presentation at NECZA Meeting
Prof. Rimer presented an invited talk at the 18th North East Corridor Zeolite Association (NECZA) Meeting in Philadelphia. A special congratulations to Edith Flanigen, who was recognized at the meeting for her recent honor, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Paper Published in ChemComm
Marlon’s article on HOU-2 synthesis was accepted in Chemical Communications. The coverart for this article was also selected for the inside cover of the January 7th edition. Congratulations Marlon and Matt! For more details, see the Cullen College of Engineering news article, [Link]

AIChE CRE Poster Award
Matthew Oleksiak won the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division Poster Competition at the 2014 AIChE Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Congratulations Matt! For more details, see the Cullen College of Engineering news article, [Link]

Rui Receives 2 Poster Awards
Graduate student Rui Li received two poster awards. The first was given during the 2014 Organization for Chemical Engineering Graduate Students (OChEGS) Symposium at UH. The second was the Research Excellence Award and Third Place Winner of 2014 Chinese-American Chemical Society Southwest Chapter (CACS-SW) Poster Competition. Congratulations Rui!

Prof. Xiao Visits the Rimer Group 2014_Xiao_Visit
We had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Feng-Shou Xiao (Zhejiang University, China). We were joined by several faculty at UH to discuss recent progress in the area of zeolite synthesis, catalysis, and modeling. We all enjoyed the visit!

AIChE Student Travel Award
Matthew Oleksiak received a travel award from the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division to attend the AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Matthew will be presenting a talk and a poster at this year’s meeting. Congratulations Matt!

Katy Selected for 1st Annual GRaSP Day
The University of Houston will be hosting is first Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day on October 31, 2014. One graduate student was selected from each college. Katy Olafson will be representing the Cullen College of Engineering with her project related to the study of antimalarial drug action. Congratulations Katy! For more details of GRaSP Day, visit the following site: [LINK]

2014 SWCS Elections
Prof. Rimer was elected Secretary of the Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS). He had previously served two years in the organization as a Director.

Paper Accepted by JACS
Sahar’s article on COM growth promoters was accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations Sahar, Jihae, and Ricardo!

Rimer Group Publishes in Catal. Sci. Technol.
Our group published a minireview on our zeolite work for the themed issue “Catalysis in the U.S.A.”. This invited article features work from Alex, Manjesh, Matt, and Rui. Congratulations!

Undergraduate Scholarship
Ricardo Sosa was the recipient of a 2014 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship. Congratulations Ricardo!

Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Maneesh Anand was the recipient of a 2014 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS). Congratulations Maneesh!

Best Dissertation Award
Alex Lupulescu received the 2014 Best Dissertation Award from the Cullen College of Engineering for her PhD dissertation entitled “A Rational Design Approach for Tailoring Zeolite Crystal Morphology.” Congratulations Alex!

Paper is Accepted for Publication in Science
Alex’s AFM work on imaging zeolite crystallization in real time under realistic growth conditions will be published in the May 16, 2014 issue of Science Magazine. Congratulations Alex!

Prof. Rimer Receives the Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
This award was given by the University of Houston for the rank of Assistant Professor. The award was presented to Prof. Rimer on April 28th at the Faculty Awards Luncheon. For more information, see the UH announcement [LINK].

Multiple Poster Awards at the 2014 SWCS Symposium
Two students from the group – Manjesh and Matt – received poster awards at the Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium, which was held on the University of Houston campus. Congratulations Manjesh and Matt on a job well done! For more information see the news article written by the Cullen College of Engineering [Link].

Publication in Crystal Growth & Design
Katy’s paper was accepted for publication as part of a collaborative project with Prof. Vekilov. Congratulations Katy!

Keck SeminarOkubo_2014
Katy Olafson was one of two Keck Predoctoral Fellows to present their research at the Keck Seminar on March 29th. The title of her talk was “Growth Mechanisms of beta-Hematin in a Biomimetic Environment.”

Visit from Prof. Okubo
Professor Tatsuya Okubo (Univ. Tokyo) visited the Rimer Group and presented a talk on his research related to seeded zeolite growth and the ultrafast synthesis of zeotypes.

Prof. Rimer Receives the 2014 UH Early Faculty Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research
This award is intended to recognize demonstrated excellence in supporting undergraduate researchers, to encourage mentoring relationships with undergraduate students, and to convey the university’s high regard for such contributions to the academic and research community.

Publication in Catalysis Communications
Arian’s first paper was accepted for publication as part of a collaborative project with Prof. Grabow. Congratulations Arian!

Prof. Rimer in the Spotlight for The Catalyst Review
The March issue of The Catalyst Review selected Rimer for their “Movers & Shakers” column.

Katy and Prof. Rimer Featured in the Fall Issue of Transport
This issue features the Keck Fellowship and Poster Award received by Katy. This issue also discusses the recent BSF grant awarded to Prof. Rimer. To read these articles and also to listen to Prof. Rimer discuss his work on zeolites, visit the following website: Fall 2013 Transport

Welcome New Group Members
Bryan Alamani, Wei Qin, and Yufeng Shen have joined the group as first year Ph.D. candidates. Welcome to the group!

Publication in JACS
Sahar’s paper was accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations Sahar and Jihae!

Ph.D. Defense
Sahar successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Farmanesh! IMG_0994

Ph.D. Defense
Alex successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Lupulescu!

Poster Award at Keck Conference
Katy Olafson received an award at the 2013 Keck Center Annual Research Conference Poster Contest. Katy presented her work on beta-hematin crystallization. She placed 2nd out of 65 posters. Congratulations Katy!

AIChE Student Travel Award
Manjesh Kumar received a travel award from the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division to attend the AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Manjesh will be presenting two talks and a poster at this year’s meeting. Congratulations Manjesh!

Review Article Accepted for Publication
Matt’s review article on organic-free zeolite synthesis has been accepted for publication in Reviews in Chemical Engineering. Congratulations Matt!

Prof. Rimer Receives BSF Funding
The United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) awared Prof. Rimer and Prof. Galia Maayan (Technion IIT) a 2-year grant to pursue research on the design and testing of zeolite growth modifiers.
Link to the BSF website: United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation
Link to Prof. Maayan’s research page: Maayan Research Group

AIChE Student Award
Alex Lupulescu received an honorable mention for the 2013 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award for her recent publication in JACS. Congratulations Alex!

Invited Talk at AIChE Meeting
Prof. Rimer was invited to speak at the 2013 Future Directions in Reaction Engineering session at the 2013 AIChE Meeting in San Francisco. For details of this and other talks in the session, visit the following website: Session Page

Master’s Thesis
Jihae defended her thesis entitled “Inhibition of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization Using Organic Growth Modifiers.” Congratulations Jihae!.

Ph.D Qualifiers
Manjesh and Matt successfully defended their qualifiers and are now Ph.D candidates. Congratulations Manjesh and Matt!.

Junior Faculty Award
Prof. Rimer received the 2013 Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. The award will be presented in Fall 2013.

Keck Center Graduate Fellowship
Katy was awarded a fellowship as part of the Nanobiology Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program (NIGTP) supported by the Keck Center and sponsored through the Gulf Coast Consortia. This award will sponsor her research on malaria as part of a coadvised project with Prof. Peter Vekilov (UH, Dept. Chemical Engineering) and Dr. Alessandro Grattoni (Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Dept. Nanomedicine). Congratulations Katy!

UH Cullen College of Engineering Press: News Article
NIGTP Website: Keck Center Fellowship

2013 Southwest Catalysis Society Poster Award
Alex received an award from the Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS) for her poster on multiscale approaches to zeolite rational design. Congratulations Alex!

Publication in JACS
Alex and Manjesh’s paper was accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations!

NASCRE Poster Award
Matt received honorable mention for the poster award competition at the 3rd North American Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, which was hosted in Houston. Congratulations Matt!

NACS Travel Award
Matt was one of the recipients of the 2013 Kokes Award to attend the 23rd North American Catalysis Society meeting in Louisville, KY. Congratulations Matt! (see the Cullen Engineering announcement: Website Link)

2013 ACS Travel Award
Alex was granted a travel award from the ACS division of Catalysis Science and Technology (CATL). Congratulations Alex!

Welcome New Group Members
Rui Li, Katy Olafson, and Megan Ketchum have joined the group as first year Ph.D. candidates. Welcome to the group!

Publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society
Matt has his first paper accepted for publication. Congratulations Miguel and Matt!

Alex Receives the 2012 AIChE CRE Division Poster Award

The Catalysis & Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division presents two poster awards each year at the annual meeting. Alex received this award for her work on the rational design of zeolite catalysts.

Alex Wins a 2012 AIChE Graduate Student Award

The Environmental Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers awarded Alex second place in the 2012 graduate student award contest. Alex was recognized for this honor at the 2012 Annual Meeting.

Two Students Awarded CRE Travel Grants from AIChE

Arian Ghorbanpour and Alexandra Lupulescu received travel awards from the Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Division to attend the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

2013_JACS-CoverArticle Selected for Cover and JACS Spotlights

Our publication was featured as a JACS Spotlight: “Finding the Key to Organic-Free Zeolites”

To read the Spotlight, visit the following website:  Spotlight Weblink

To read more about this article, visit the following website:  Article Weblink

To access the coverart, visit the following website: Coverart Weblink

News article printed by the Univesity of Houston Cullen College of Engineering:  News Link

Prof. Rimer Elected as an Officer in the SWCS
Prof. Rimer will serve as a Director in the Southwest Catalysis Society.

Publication in the Journal of Crystal Growth
Sahar has her first paper accepted for publication. Congratulations Sahar and Jihae!

Prof. Rimer Travels to the Philippines as an ERDT Visiting Professor
The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines invited Prof. Rimer as an ERDT visiting professor to give a short course on Colloid and Interface Science. During this time he also presented several seminars in the Engineering College and the Medical School on his research in the areas of biomaterials and catalysis.

Prof. Rimer Receives the NSF CAREER Award
Prof. Rimer received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER Award is one of NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. This award, entitled “A Bio-Inspired Approach to Engineer Zeolite Catalysts,” was given by the Catalysis and Biocatalysis program for the rational design and testing of nanoporous zeolite catalysts.

Link to the news article featured by the Cullen College of Engineering: With Another Win, Cullen College Goes Six for Six in 2012 CAREER Awards

Prof. Rimer was also the recipient of a NSF award from the Biomaterials program (Division of Materials Research, DMR). This award is a collaborative research project between the Chemical Engineering Departments at the University of Houston and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Prof. Rimer is working with Profs. Pankaj Karande (Website Link) and Shekhar Garde (Website Link) to design crystal growth inhibitors for biomaterials implicated in pathological diseases. Rimer and Karande published early results of this collaborative research project in the Journal of Crystal Growth (2012, accepted).

Prof. Rimer Presents Two Invited Lectures in Europe
In July, Prof. Rimer visited the Politecnico di Milano (Department of Energy) in Milan, Italy and the Fritz Haber Institute (Max Planck Society, Department of Inorganic Chemistry) in Berlin, Germany. At these institutes he presented work in the area of rational catalyst design.

 

 

 

KIPP InvenTeam Presents at EurekaFest in Boston, MA
Students from KIPP Houston High School were selected as an InvenTeam for the 2012 Lemelson-MIT competition. The group traveled to Boston in June to present their project at EurekaFest, which was hosted on MIT’s campus. Profs. Rimer and Harold (UH Chemical Engineering) served as advisors and assisted students with their project, which focussed on developing and testing paints that adsorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Congratulations to all InvenTeam members on their successful project!

Alex’s Work Highlighted by the College of Engineering
Alex Lupulescu is working on developing novel methods to tailor the synthesis of zeolite catalysts. Her research is being featured by the UH Cullen College of Engineering. To read more about her work on zeolite crystal engineering, visit the following website: Article Weblink

April 2012, Southwest Catalysis Society Poster Award
Alex received an award from the Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS) for her poster on zeolite growth modifiers. The  SWCS symposium was attended by members of industry and academia. There were many graduate students and postdocs from over six universities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana who presented posters. A select number of these students received prizes for their posters.

Visiting Summer Student
Gautham Prakash joins our group as a 2012 Summer Research Fellow. Welcome Gautham!

College Endowment Professorship
Prof. Rimer was appointed the Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Chemical Engineering College Assistant Professorship.

Prof. Rimer is an Invited Speaker at the first ACTS Symposium
The Asian Crystallization Technology Society (ACTS) held its first symposium in Seoul, South Korea. Prof. Rimer was one of three invited lecturers at the symposium.

Prof. Rimer Receives a Grant from the American Chemical Society
The award was given by the ACS Petroleum Research Fund as part of the Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) program.

For details of the Petroleum Research Fund, visit the following website:  ACS PRF

Artwork Selected for Cover
Alex’s communication was featured on the cover of the April 2nd 2012 issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

News Article on Zeolite Rational Design
Our 2012 Angew. Chemie publication was featured in a news article by the Cullen College of Engineering, entitled “Catalysis Research Earns Industry Interest.” Prof. Rimer was awarded a patent for this work, and the approach he and graduate student Alexandra Lupulescu developed is a commercially viable process that has garnered interest from industry.

To read more about this article, visit the following website:  Article Weblink

UH Recognizes Undergraduate Research
Miguel was the recepient of an Outstanding Thesis Award for 2012 from the UH Honors College. Miguel spent two semesters working on his senior thesis in the Rimer Group on the topic of catalyst synthesis and characterization. He also worked for 3 months on a project sponsored by Total Petrochemicals. Congratulations Miguel!

For details visit the website:  Announcement of 2012 Outstanding Thesis Award

Ph.D. Qualifier
Arian passes his oral qualifying exam. Congratulations Arian!

Upgrading K-12 Chemistry Curriculum
Marlo Diosomito, a teacher at KIPP Houston High School, has been working with Dr. Rimer to design a curriculum for his AP Chemistry class that infuses aspects of crystal engineering into the classroom and laboratory. Together, they designed a lesson plan focuses on tailoring the growth of alum. This activity, which is entitled Engineering Crystal Structure for Industrial Use, was accepted for publication in the online TeachEngineering digital library (a web-based initiative sponsored by the National Science Foundation). For details of this project, visit the website: TeachEngineering Resources

Prof. Rimer Receives a 2012 GEAR Award
A Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR) award was presented to Prof. Rimer by the UH Office of Research.

Prof. Rimer Receives a Grant from the State of Texas
The Rimer Group was awarded a grant from the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP). The purpose of the program is to encourage and provide support to faculty in Texas institutions to conduct basic research.

This news was highlighted by the UH College of Engineering:  Junior Faculty Make Strong Showing in State-Run Grant Program

Prof. Rimer Receives a Welch Grant
The Welch Foundation awarded the Rimer Group a 3-year grant to conduct research on biomaterials.

 

Materials Day
Students from North Shore Senior High School visited the Department of Chemical Engineering at UH for interactive science demonstrations to promote STEM education. The program was coordinated by Dr. Megan Robertson and included participation from Drs. Jacinta Conrad, Gila Stein, and Jeff Rimer. Undergraduate and graduate students from UH also participated in this program.

Publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Alex has her first paper accepted for publication. Congratulations Alex!

New Group Members
Matt and Manjesh have joined the group as first year Ph.D. candidates.

Masters Thesis Defense
Di Wang defended his Masters and will continue in the PhD program. Congratulations Di!

Mentoring High School Research
Dr. Rimer was selected as a mentor to the 2012 KIPP Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam

University of Houston Reception
Join us for the UH Reception at the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. For details visit the website:  Announcement for UH Reception

Welcome New Group Member
Ricardo Sosa joins the group as an UG researcher

Congratulations to Marlo for Winning the Kinder Award
Marlo Diosomito (KIPP Houston High School) was a recipient of the 2011 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the city of Houston. Well done Marlo!

Featured article in the Houston Chronicle: 15 teachers honored for inspiring students

ORAU Travel Award
Marlo Diosomito (KIPP Houston High School) was a recipient of the 2011 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the city of Houston. Well done Marlo!

Featured News Article
Drs. Rimer and Vekilov featured for their research on malaria drug design. LINK

Congratulations to Prof. Dion Vlachos, 2011 R.H. Wilhelm Award Recipient
Dr. Rimer will co-chair the award session at the October AIChE Annual Meeting with Drs. Mark Snyder, Ashish Mhadeshwar, and Vlad Nikolakis

Seminar in Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Rimer is an invited seminar speaker at Soongsil University

Welcome New Group Members
Matt joins the group as a summer research fellow Marlo joins the group as a NSF RET fellow Megan joins the group as a NSF REU fellow

Seed Grant for Malaria Research
The Alliance for Nanohealth awards Jeff Rimer (PI), Peter Vekilov (UH), and Robin Stephens (UTMB) a seed grant that is sponsored by the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center. This is a Department of Defense medical research program operated through the headquarters of the US Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC).

Ph.D. Qualifier
Sahar passes her qualifying exam. Congratulations Sahar!

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Prof. Rimer is awarded beamtime at the Spallation Neutron Source.

Scholarship Awarded
Congratulations to Miguel for winning a SURF Research Scholarship

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at UH provides students with a stipend and the opportunity to participate in a research project under the direction of a UH faculty mentor. For more information visit the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Provisional Patent
Prof. Rimer and Alex filed a PPA on their work with microporous materials synthesis.

Visiting Researcher from Argentina
Welcome to Diego who is visiting during January and February!

New Group Member
The group welcomes Arian as its newest member! Arian is co-advised with Lars Grabow.

Ph.D. Qualifier
Alex passes her qualifying exam. Congratulations Alex!

Scholarship Awarded
Congratulations to Temitope for receiving a PURS scholarship!

Poster Contest Awards

Congratulations to Nhan for winning two poster awards at the Science and Engineering Research Summit at KIPP High School:

1st place, overall poster presentation

2nd place, chemistry category

Award Granted to Prof. Rimer
Prof. Rimer receives financial support from the Environmental Institute of Houston.

Published News Article
Prof. Rimer is featured in the Fall issue of Parameters Magazine.

Featured Cover Article
Jeff Rimer, Michael Ward, and colleagues have a research article published in the October 15th edition of Science. [Highlight in Transport Spring 2011 Ed.]

New Group Member
Welcome to Temitope as an undergraduate researcher in the group!

ChBE Award from NSF
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering receives a National Science Foundation MRI award for a small-angle X-ray machine. Many thanks to Profs. Krishnamoorti and Stein for their hard work!

New Group Member
Welcome to Miguel as an undergraduate researcher in the group!

Award Granted to Prof. Rimer
Prof. Rimer receives a National Science Foundation BRIGE Award.

New Instrument
Installation of the Asylum MFP-3D-SA

NSF Visits UH Cullen College of Engineering
Program managers from NSF visit the Rimer lab

Mary F. Poats, Division of Engineering Education & Centers, RET & NEU

Esther M. Bolding, REU Program Manager

New Group Member
Di Wang joins the group! Di is co-advised with Mike Harold and will be working in collaboration with the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center.

New Group Members

Nhan and Elliott join the group as summer researchers

Marlo Diosomito joins the group as a National Science Foundation RET fellow

New Group Member
Kristin Nordstrom joins the group as a National Science Foundation REU fellow.

Award Granted to Prof. Rimer
Prof. Rimer receives financial support from the UH GEAR Award

The Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR) award is a competitive grant that is awarded to UH faculty members who are pursuing research projects at the beginning stages of inception that demonstrate the likelihood to yield impactful results.

Scholarship Award
Congratulations to Miguel for winning a PURS Research Scholarship

The Provosts Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program (PURS) at UH provides talented juniors and seniors with the opportunity to participate in a research project under the direction of a UH faculty mentor.

New Group Members
Welcome to Alex and Sahar as new group members!

Award Granted to Prof. Rimer
Prof. Rimer receives financial support from the UH New Faculty Award

 


September 2009
Professor Rimer starts his position at UH.