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2014 CU-Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering Highlights

December 10, 2014

CU-Boulder's Chemical and Biological Engineering community enjoyed great success in 2014, from commercialization of research to prestigious awards, grants and papers.

Balaji Sridhar

ChBE Startup Nanoly Bioscience Wins Silicon Valley Tech Award for Vaccine Innovation

November 19, 2014

Balaji Sridhar is a CU Boulder Chemical Engineering PhD candidate halfway through two years of the Medical Scientist Training Program, a joint effort between CU campuses in Denver and Boulder. After receiving his PhD degree, he will head back to medical school. He is also leading a company that aims to save millions around the world who die from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Ryan Gill

Ryan Gill Receives Patent for Genomic Microbe-Based Biorefining

November 19, 2014

The CU Technology Transfer Office announced that ChBE Associate Professor and Patten Fellow Ryan Gill has received a patent for a genomic engineering tool to enable the production of eco-friendly high-value chemicals through microbe-based biorefining.

Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth Elected Vice President of Materials Research Society for 2015, President for 2016

October 20, 2014

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth was recently elected to the 3-year president line of the Materials Research Society (MRS) by its 16,000 global members.

Anseth will serve as MRS Vice President in 2015, MRS President in 2016, and MRS Immediate Past President in 2017. As president, Anseth will lead the MRS Board of Directors.

Charles Musgrave

Charles Musgrave Receives $533K Grant to Investigate Solar Thermal Water Splitting

October 20, 2014

Professor Charles Musgrave received a three-year NSF grant for $533.4K for research titled “NSF/DOE Solar Hydrogen Fuel: Accelerated Discovery of Advanced RedOx Materials for Solar Thermal Water Splitting to Produce Renewable Hydrogen.”

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Fall 2014 Newsletter!

October 15, 2014

Keep up with the department through the fall 2014 ChBE Newsletter.

Ben Mousseau and algae system

Engineering Algae Growth

October 13, 2014

Omega-3 oils are linked with reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and depression. But can production of these omega-3 oils also decrease CO2 emissions?

Alumni from the class of '13

Houston Hub

October 13, 2014

With no lab reports or homework due, ChBE alumni can concentrate on assessing the fermenting and separation acumen of local brewers during get-togethers in the Houston area. Tyler Gleditsch (Shell), Jay Westcott (ExxonMobil), Erica Duffy (Dow Chemical), Kelly Anderson (ConocoPhillips) and Julie Surfus (Dow Chemical) all graduated in 2013 and periodically meet to catch up, compare work experiences and watch CU football games.

Where is the ChBE Class of 2013-14?

October 8, 2014

Class of 2013-14 UG

After leaving CU, chemical and chemical & biological engineering students embark on a wide variety of career paths. By contacting students and using LinkedIn, we followed the undergraduate and graduate students who graduated during the 2013-14 CU fiscal year (summer 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014).

Dean Robert H. Davis

7 Questions for Dean Davis

October 7, 2014

During his 31 years at CU-Boulder, Dean Robert H. Davis has worn many hats. As a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department specializing in fluid mechanics, he was a staple teacher of the transport phenomenon and analytical methods classes. He served multiple terms as the ChBE department chair and, in 2002, became Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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