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$12M Soft Materials Center: Creating DNA Analogs

June 22, 2015

“Imagine a DNA double-helix,” says ChBE Distinguished Professor Chris Bowman. “With its capacity for sequence specific hybridization, DNA exhibits remarkable properties which make it useful for several technological applications. Unfortunately, however, DNA is limited in many ways relative to its potential use in materials applications.”

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CU AIChE Student Chapter Hosts 2015 Regional Conference

June 22, 2015

As the host of the 2015 AIChE Rocky Mountain Student Regional Conference, the CU AIChE student chapter was thrilled to welcome 250 conference attendees to campus this April.

11 of the 13 Rocky Mountain Region universities braved an unexpected snowstorm to attend the three-day conference. The region includes schools from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

2015 ChBE Awards Ceremony Honorees

June 15, 2015

Congratulations to all the honorees at the 2015 ChBE Awards Banquet!

Undergraduate Student Awards

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)

Sergio Berdeja

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)

Benjamin Greuel

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Falconer, deGrazia and Medlin Receive 2015 AIChE Himmelblau Award

June 12, 2015

Professors John Falconer and Will Medlin, Senior Instructor Janet deGrazia, and former Senior Researcher Garret Nicodemus are the recipients of the 2015 AIChE Himmelblau Award.

Carrie Ngai

Welcome Undergraduate Advisor Carrie Ngai

June 12, 2015

We are excited to welcome Undergraduate Advisor Carrie Ngai to the department. In her new role, Ngai will provide academic advising alongside Dr. Deb Renshaw while also working with industry and alumni to develop student opportunities.

Pamela Alvarez

Welcome Financial Professional Pamela Alvarez

June 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Pamela Alvarez has joined the department as a Financial Professional. “I’m delighted to join ChBE and to be back in Boulder,” she says.

Alvarez graduated from CU Boulder in 2012 with a BA in Economics and is a Daniels Fund alumnae.

Most recently, she worked in the Anschutz Medical Campus in research administration.

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Weimer Carbothermal Reduction Process Highlighted at Colorado Energy Expo

June 2, 2015

Professor Alan Weimer's carbothermal reduction process for producing magnesium metal using a hybrid solar/electric reactor was one of three projects highlighted at May’s Colorado Energy Expo.

Glenn Hafenstine

Glenn Hafenstine Wins Ryland Graduate Fellowship

June 1, 2015

The Ryland Graduate Fellowship was recently awarded to graduate student Glenn Hafenstine to continue his research on catalytic upgrading of cellular products into high value hydrocarbons. Hafenstine is advised by Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin, Associate Professor Jennifer Cha and Assistant Research Professor Dylan Domaille.

Deb Renshaw

Deb Renshaw Wins 2015 ChBE Employee Recognition Award

May 13, 2015

The 2015 ChBE Employee Recognition Award was presented to Dr. Deb Renshaw for outstanding commitment to the department’s undergraduate students. As the ChBE Undergraduate Advisor, Renshaw works with students on all aspects of their academic and professional development.

“It is obvious that Deb is exceptionally dedicated and cares deeply about our students,” says ChBE Chair Dan Schwartz.

DLA Symposium Winner Tessa Melli

Tessa Melli Places 1st in DLA Symposium Category

May 4, 2015

Tessa Melli took 1st place at the recent DLA symposium in the category Deviceful Da Vinci's. Her poster was titled, "A dual-cure polymeric material with thermally-induced self-healing capabilities."

Melli, a junior chemical and biological engineering student, works in the Bowman research labs under the direction of graduate student Gayla Berg.

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