Professors receive grants to further develop their research

Three UH assistant professors were among 12 chosen by the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, run by the Texas’ Higher Education Coordinating Board, to receive $80,000 grants over a period of two years for their research efforts.

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jeff Rimer was recognized for his work in developing a method to produce ultra-thin zeolites, nanoporous catalysts used to manufacture various products in the petroleum and chemicals industries.

Gila Stein, also an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was awarded the grant for her work in using polymers rather than inorganic semiconductors to build electronic devices. She plans to use the money to study the use of radiation beams in the creation of polymer nanostructures for polymer efficiency.

Biology and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Yuhong Wang received the grant for her research on ribosomes and the role they play in protein synthesis. Her research could help in the early detection of diseases.

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