What makes ChBE one of the top research departments in the country?
9 faculty with h-index > 40*
6 faculty with h-index > 50*
• 14th among all graduate programs**
• 8th among public graduate
• 2nd in new grants per faculty***
• 5th in total value of new grants
• 8th in Faculty Scholarly
• 10th in publications per faculty***
• 10th in citations per faculty***
• 10th in citations per paper***
• 2013 research expenditures
per faculty = $572K
• Read about recent notable papers
• Biorefining and biofuels (C2B2)
• Renewable and sustainable
• Pharmaceutical biotechnology
• Membrane separations (MAST)
• BioFrontiers Institute
• 13 successful start-up companies
based on ChBE research
• Read about recent notable patents
• 18/22 TTT faculty have won ≥1
national research awards
• Average incoming grad student
• 14 NSF Graduate Fellows
• 6 NIH Fellows
• 24 alumni who are university
• ChBE's facilities built in 2012:
Jennie Smoly Caruthers
* Based on Google Scholar data
** U.S. News & World Report (2015)
*** Chronicle of Higher Education (2011)
• Screencasts (over 2 million views)
• ConcepTests and peer instruction
• Interactive simulations
• Thinking aloud pair problem solving
• Flipped classrooms
• Interactions with industry
• In-class worksheets + recitations
• 70% of ChBE undergrads
• Indep Study, Senior Thesis,
Discovery Learn, UROP
• Study Abroad
• Honors Program
• BS/MS program
• 15/28 faculty have won ≥1
• 2 degrees
• Chem Eng
• Chem & Bio Eng
• 4 options
• Pre-med curriculum
• AIChE, OXE, SWE, BMES
• Engineers Without Borders
• Earth Explorers
• AP Prep Tutoring Program
• Many other high school
ChBE students and alumni mentors met in February at Fate Brewery in Boulder. From left, Andrew Darress (CBEN senior), Adrienne Blum (ChemEngr ‘11), Richard Noack (CHEN junior), Ryon Tracy (ChemEngr ‘12), and Joe Poshusta (ChemEngr PhD‘99).
When the founders of OPX Biotechnologies were formulating the company, they turned to Vern Norviel for help.
Associate Professor Adjunct Hans Funke and CHEN senior Brennan Coffey volunteered to teach middle school students about zeolite membranes and their use in separating gases. The media? Video. The organization?
The department completed its multi-stage move into the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building late last fall with the transition of the undergraduate laboratories from the Engineering Center to JSCBB.
Tues, Sept 9 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor Jeetain Mittal, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, LeHigh University
Simulations of Biomolecular Assembly Processes at Interfaces
Tues, Sept 9 - Phillips 66 Roundtable Discussion - 10:00 - 10:45 am in the DLC
Wed, Sept 10 - Chevron Mock Interviews / Resume Critiques - 9 am - 3:30 pm in Engineering Lobby
Signup sheet in BOLD Center.
Thurs, Sept 11 - Chevron Mock Interviews / Resume Critiques - 9 am - 10:30 pm in Engineering Lobby
Signup sheet in BOLD Center.
Thurs, Sept 11 - Leadership Panel Talk - 5:15-6:05 in JSCBB A115
Speakers will include Mike Wirth (Executive Vice President), Thad Sauvain (Process Engineering Manager), Cynthia Murphy (Competency Development Manager), and Hannah Wallace (Oils Planner) from Chevron
Thurs, Sept 11 - Chevron Info Session - 7-8 pm in ECCR 135
Mon, Sept 15 - ExxonMobil Info Session - 5-6 pm in C4C Room S350
Food will be provided.
Tues Sept 16 - Meet Buff Employers, focus on Money, Products and Sales - 4:30–6:30 p.m. in S350 and Abrams Lounge in the Center for Community
For those interested in Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Retail, and Sales
Tues, Sept 16 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor Cameron Abrams, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University
Understanding and Harnessing Biomolecular Metastabilities
Tues Sept 23 - Meet Buff Employers, focus on Research, Design & Engineering - 4:30–6:30 p.m. in S350 and Abrams Lounge in the Center for Community
For those interested in Research, Manufacturing, Government, Technology, Startup, Energy, and Engineering (technical jobs)
Tues, Sept 23 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor Jeffrey Rimer, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston
Identifying New Paradigms in Crystal Engineering for Catalysis and Biomedical Applications
Tues, Sept 30 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor Charles Schroeder, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Direct Observation of Single Polymer Dynamics and Protein-DNA Interactions
Tues, Oct 7 - ChBE Patten Distinguished Lecture - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor Keith P. Johnston, University of Texas at Austin
Reversible Nanoclusters from Nanoparticles: Colloid Science Fundamentals and Applications Including Protein Drug Delivery and Biomedical Imaging
Wed Oct 8 - Meet Buff Employers, focus on Computers, Electronics and Telecommunications - 4:30–6:30 p.m. in S350 and Abrams Lounge in the Center for Community
For those interested in Software, Hardware, Telecommunications, and Electronics
Tues Oct 14 - Meet Buff Employers, "Help People and Go Green" - 4:30–6:30 p.m. in S350 and Abrams Lounge in the Center for Community
For those interested in Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Nonprofit, Environment and Sustainability
Tues, Oct 14 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor Grant Willson, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin
Tues, Oct 21 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor David Sholl, Chair, School of Chemical & Biomlecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wed Oct 22 - Meet Buff Employers, "Go Global and Travel" - 4:30–6:30 p.m. in S350 and Abrams Lounge in the Center for Community
For those interested in International, Multinational, Cross-Cultural, and Teaching/Working Abroad
Tues, Oct 28 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor Shelley Anna, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Connecting Particle Loading at Interfaces with Interfacial Rheology and Capsule Stability
Tues, Nov 4 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor Wilfred Chen, Depaprtment of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware
Engineering Synthetic Protein Scaffolds with Modular Functionalities
Tues, Nov 11 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB A115
Professor François Baneyx, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Fri, Nov 21 - ChBE Patten Seminar Series - 2:00 p.m. in JSCBB B115
Professor Takeo Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Systematic Material Design and Development for Fuel Cells
Congratulations to all the honorees at this year's ChBE Awards Banquet!
Undergraduate Duncan Chadly has received the 2014 Genentech Outstanding Student Award. This award includes both a scholarship and an optional summer internship.
Chemical engineering student and varsity Cross Country Team member Rachel Viger has been honored with a number of awards as she finishes up her undergraduate career.
Kayla Weston has been awarded the Colorado Engineering Council’s 2014 Silver Medal, the top honor given annually to a graduating senior.
Undergraduate students Elizabeth Horneber and Brandon Lin were both honored as exceptional graduates by the College of Engineering & Applied Science.
ChBE graduate students Ian Marozas and Colleen Courtney have both been chosen to receive NSF Fellowship Awards, while Keesha Erickson is the recipient of an NSF Honorable Mention. Marozas has also been awarded a Ford Fellowship.
ChBE undergraduate student Jhenya Nahreini has been chosen as the College of Engineering's December 2013 Outstanding Graduate of the College.