33rd Annual Symposium – Fall 2018

On behalf of the Organization of Chemical Engineering Graduate Students (OChEGS) at the University of Houston, we would like to welcome you to our 33rd Annual Symposium. Our symposium provides an exciting opportunity for our department’s graduate students to showcase their research in our four fields of biomolecular engineering, catalysis and reactor engineering, energy and environmental engineering, and materials science and engineering.


Our symposium will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 5th, 2018 in the university’s Houston Ballroom, located in the Student Center. The agenda includes oral presentations from approximately 10 graduate students from different research areas, along with a keynote lecture given by a well-respected member of industry. Registration and breakfast will begin at 9:00 am, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.


This year, we hope to broaden our efforts in our symposium by offering lab tours and meetings with our professors. We do have cutting-edge facilities, including labs in our brand-new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building (MREB). We hope that this could lead to further communication between industry and our chemical engineering graduate students.


Please indicate whether you plan to attend this year’s event by completing the registration form on this link by September 22nd. Furthermore, we would be honored to have any of your friends and colleagues who may also be interested in attending our symposium.


The OChEGS Symposium is supported entirely through fundraising efforts of the graduate students. Decades of success with the symposium has been largely due to the participation and generous financial support from various companies and guests. If you or your organization would like to make a donation, please indicate this in the registration form linked above, on our website, through Paypal at this link, or in person. All contributions, regardless of their values, are greatly appreciated.


Thank you for your continued support of the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department at the University of Houston.  It is always an honor to exhibit our work to you. We hope to see you at the OChEGS Symposium in October.

— The OChEGS Team