PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, 2008
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
Postdoctoral, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2017

Contact information

Phone: 713-743-6786
Email: ppbollini@uh.edu

Praveen Bollini specializes in the synthesis, characterization, and mechanistic investigation of catalyst and adsorbent materials of interest to the chemical industry. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech in 2013 under the advisement of Christopher Jones, and completed a postdoctoral appointment under Aditya Bhan at the University of Minnesota in 2017 following a brief stint conducting heterogeneous catalysis research at The Dow Chemical Company. Since the Fall of 2017 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Houston, where he leads a research group focused on developing a molecular-level understanding of diffusion, adsorption, and reaction phenomena occurring in nanoporous materials.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Sadia Afrin

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Favorite book: White Fang
Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings
Email: safrin2@uh.edu

Jacklyn Hall

Purdue University
Favorite book: The Hobbit
Favorite molecule: fructose
Email: jacklynhall171@gmail.com

Xiaohui Zhao (co-advised with Jeffrey Rimer)

East China University of Science and Technology
Favorite athlete: Kimi Raikkonen
Favorite molecule: caffeine
Email: maggiezhao1212@gmail.com

Jiakang Chen (co-advised with Vemuri Balakotaiah)

East China University of Science and Technology
Favorite team: Houston Rockets
Spirit animal: kitten
Email: chenjiakang1229@outlook.com

Mengying Li

Penn State
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Spirit animal: puppy
Email: limengying95@gmail.com

Yikang Peng

University of Connecticut
Favorite sports team: Liverpool Football Club
Favorite athlete : Tim Duncan

Xiaowei Wu (co-advised with Ramanan Krishnamoorti)

Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Favorite molecule: acetone
Favorite book: A Man Called Ove

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Kevin Fleming

University of Houston
Favorite molecule: Luciferin
Favorite book: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll

GROUP ALUMNI

Juanny Nunez

City University of New York
NSF REU student (Summer 2019)