Lars C. Grabow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringLars Grabow
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Houston

4726 Calhoun Rd
Engineering Building 1
Office: S339 | Mail: S222
Houston, TX 77204-4004, USA
Phone: 713-743-4326


  • Dipl.-Ing. Chemical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany (2003)

  • Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Ph.D. Minor in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2008)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark (2010)


  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Feb 2014 - present)

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering (Aug 2011 - present)

  • Physical Science Research Associate, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Research, Scholarship or Creative Activity Award - Assistant Professor Level, University of Houston, 2017

  • Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2015

  • NSF Career Award, 2015

  • U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award, 2014

  • Best Fundamental Paper Award from the AIChE-STS (South Texas Section), 2014

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2014

  • Finalist in the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award Competition, 2013

  • ICC Young Scientist Award, 2012

  • NACS Travel Award for the 15th ICC in Munich, 2012

  • AIChE CRE Division Travel Award, 2006

  • Kokes Travel Award, North American Catalyst Society, 2005

  • Graduation with Distinction Award from the University of Stuttgart, 2003

  • DAAD Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service), 2001

Professional Service:

  • 2nd Vice Chair of the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) division of AIChE, 2016.

  • Director of the Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS), Fall 2014 to present.

  • Programming Chair of the Catalysis subdivision of the AIChE Chemical Reaction Engineering Division, 2012 to 2015.


  • Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

  • American Chemical Society

  • North American Catalysis Society

  • Southwest Catalysis Society

  • International Precious Metal Institute