Alumni

Mike Wirth

Alumnus Mike Wirth named Vice Chairman of Chevron Corporation

Feb. 1, 2017

Alumnus Mike Wirth has been named vice chairman of Chevron Corporation effective Feb. 1, 2017. Wirth, a 1982 chemical engineering graduate, joined Chevron the same year as a design engineer. He advanced through a number of engineering, construction and operations positions before becoming executive vice president of Midstream and Development... Read more »
Ron West

Former professor Ronald E. West revered beyond the classroom

June 9, 2016

Former ChE professor Ronald E. West passed away May 23 after a long battle with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, a rare lymphoma. Ron taught in the department from 1957 until 1995, developing strong friendships and devoting countless hours to helping students. “He was always kind and supportive of me, especially in some... Read more »
Tara Lovestead

Alum Wins PECASE Award, Honored at White House

June 9, 2016

As a graduate student in the early 2000s, Tara Lovestead learned the ropes of scholarly research under Professor Chris Bowman. Now a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology working on analytical chemistry applications, Lovestead is one of only 105 scientists nationwide to earn the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.Read more »
Nicholas Sandoval

Alum Nicholas Sandoval joins Tulane faculty

March 21, 2016

Congratulations to ChBE alumnus Nicholas Sandoval, who has accepted a position as assistant professor in Tulane’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Nich earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from CU-Boulder in 2006 and his PhD in 2011 as part of Ryan Gill’s research group. He most recently worked as... Read more »
Tara Lovestead

Alumna Tara Lovestead wins PECASE Award

March 7, 2016

Congratulations to department alumna Tara Lovestead (PhD'04), who is one of only 105 researchers nationwide to earn a 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Tara was advised by Chris Bowman and now works for the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a Research Chemist. Great... Read more »
Michael McAtee

Mike McAtee to Receive Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Feb. 16, 2016

CU Boulder alumnus Mike McAtee wasn’t particularly interested in science as a high school student at Columbine High School. In fact, he reluctantly enrolled in chemistry his junior year only because he knew his preferred colleges would expect science courses on his transcript. More than 30 years later, McAtee credits... Read more »
Kristen Potter Bradley

Improving Biomedical Devices: Kristen (Potter) Bradley

Oct. 15, 2015

From biofuels in the Bay Area to biomedical devices in Boulder, alumna Kristen (Potter) Bradley (ChemBioEngr ’10) has come full circle. Bradley currently works at Medtronic’s (formerly Covidien) Tissue Research Lab in Boulder as a Development Engineer. “We make vessel sealing devices for electrosurgical applications,” she explains. “There are a... Read more »
Kristen Potter Bradley

Circling Back to Boulder

Oct. 15, 2015

From biofuels in the Bay Area to biomedical devices in Boulder, alumna Kristen (Potter) Bradley (ChemBioEngr ’10) has come full circle. Bradley currently works at Medtronic’s (formerly Covidien) Tissue Research Lab in Boulder as a Development Engineer. “We make vessel sealing devices for electrosurgical applications,” she explains. “There are a... Read more »
Josh Mabry

Alum Josh Mabry Selected as Finalist for EMD Millipore's 2015 Life Science Award in Bioseparations

Oct. 8, 2015

Joshua Mabry (PhD ChemEngr ’15) was selected as one of four finalists for EMD Millipore’s 2015 Life Science Award in Bioseparations . EMD Millipore instituted this new award to recognize the innovation the academic community brings to the life science industry. Award finalists were chosen based on four criteria: level... Read more »
Danielle Benoit

Alum Danielle Benoit Selected as 2015 Young Innovator by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal

Aug. 21, 2015

Danielle Benoit (PhD ChemEngr’06), a former doctorate student under the advisement of Professor Kristi Anseth, was chosen by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal as a 2015 Young Innovator . Now an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester, Benoit works on controlling biomaterial functionality and architecture to treat diseases... Read more »

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