Christine Hrenya

Christine Hrenya to Chair 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

May 1, 2015

Professor Christine Hrenya has been selected to chair the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This meeting is the premier annual gathering of over 5000 chemical engineers.

Hrenya recently won the prestigious 2014 AIChE Lectureship Award in Fluidization. She is also an editor of Aerosol Science and Technology.

Vanessa Witte

Vanessa Witte Wins 1st Place at DLA Poster Presentations

April 20, 2015

Congratulations to Vanessa Witte who took 1st Place in her research area at the College of Engineering Discovery Learning Apprentice Poster Presentations.

Witte's research is concerned with developing active materials for redox to split water producing hydrogen. She works in the research labs of Professor Al Weimer.

Garrett Chado at 2015 ACS Conference

Garrett Chado Wins ACS PMSE Poster Award

April 6, 2015

Garrett Chado was a winner of the ACS Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division (PMSE) poster competition at the spring 2015 national meeting.

Brittany Earle

Brittany Earle Named Outstanding Graduate of the College

April 6, 2015

Undergraduate Brittany Earle has been named the Outstanding Graduate of the College. This award is given for overall strength in academics, service, and research.

Tobin Brown and Peter Otoupal

Tobin Brown and Peter Otoupal Receive NSF Awards

April 6, 2015

Second-year PhD students Tobin Brown and Peter Otoupal have both won 2015 NSF Awards.

A researcher in the lab of Professor Kristi Anseth, Brown is currently working on dynamic cell scaffolds through photochemical reactions.

Simon Pang

Simon Pang Wins College’s Outstanding Dissertation Award

April 6, 2015

Simon Pang has received the College’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for his work titled, “Improving Catalytic Selectivity through Control of Adsorption Orientation.”

Pang received his PhD in 2014 while working under the guidance of Associate Professor Will Medlin. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Our Changing Department

March 6, 2015

In the 110 years that a chemical engineering (CHEN) curriculum has been offered at CU-Boulder, a lot has changed.

Mixer at Fate - Andrew Adrienne Rich Ryon and Joe

Mentor Program Happy Hour Mixer

March 6, 2015

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).

The ChBE Mentor Program started last February has brought together 108 alumni-student pairs; get involved either as a student or alumni mentor!

Vern Norviel

Patent Lawyer Vern Norviel Helps CU Start-Ups

March 6, 2015

When the founders of OPX Biotechnologies were formulating the company, they turned to Vern Norviel for help. A patent lawyer who specializes in life science companies and the development of their IP programs, Norviel has been integral in helping launch CU-based startups such as OPX Bio, Click, Suvica, AmideBio and BiOptix. He has also endowed a department professorship and is a mentor in the ChBE Mentor Program.