Nagpal Group is Turning Oxide Semiconductors into Metal-Like Conductors

Sept. 17, 2014

Nanostructured oxide semiconductors are used in a variety of photovoltaic, light emitting diode (LED) and photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. Unfortunately, while these semiconductors have attractive optical, electronic and catalytic properties, their poor charge conduction decreases device efficiency and makes them unsuitable for some applications. Conversely, metals are good conductors, yet their... Read more »
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US News Ranks ChBE Undergraduate Program 18th, Graduate Program 14th

Sept. 11, 2014

In the 2015 US News & World Report rankings published this week, the Chemical & Biological Engineering undergraduate program at CU Boulder is ranked 18th overall and 12th among public institutions. ChBE is the only undergraduate chemical engineering program in the Mountain Time Zone to make the list. Undergraduate program... Read more »
Academic Ranking of World Universities

CU-Boulder Ranked 10th in the World in Science

Aug. 25, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked 10th in the world in science in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). CU-Boulder is also ranked 34th overall. The ARWU has been released annually since 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. These rankings of... Read more »
TEDx Talks - undergrad students 2014

High School Students Working in ChBE Labs Give TEDx Talks

Aug. 5, 2014

While working in CU Chemical and Biological Engineering labs, high school students Logan Collins and Michael Chen respectively deployed artificial genes to overcome antibiotic resistance and utilized zeolite membrane for natural gas purification . They spoke about their work during recent 10-minute TEDx Mile High talks. TEDx is a program... Read more »
Ana Cleves

Introducing Office Administrator Ana Cleves

June 12, 2014

We are happy to welcome new ChBE Office Administrator Ana Cleves to the department. As Office Administrator, Ana’s duties include human resources coordination for staff, faculty and post-docs; supervising administrative staff; and overseeing non-academic operations and project management of space and facilities. A graduate of Florida State University, Ana has... Read more »
Lauren Miremont

Welcome Financial Manager Lauren Miremont

June 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Lauren Miremont has joined the department as our new Financial Manager . Lauren will provide pre- and post-award grant support, including budgeting, coordination with OCG/SPA, management, expenditures, and closeout. She will also support the department budget and monitor expenditures. A CU-Boulder alumna with a... Read more »
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Andrew Goodwin Receives $2M NIH New Innovator Award to Develop Cost-Effective Way to Detect Cancer, Heart Disease

June 12, 2014

Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin received a $2M NIH New Innovator Award for his proposed new biomolecular detection method using sound, which he hopes will result in new, cost-effective technologies for detecting cancer and heart disease. “We’re focusing on ultrasound because it’s clinically quite relevant and widespread,” he said, adding that the project builds on his successful development of a technology that helps to distinguish acute from chronic deep-vein thrombosis.Read more »
Dan Schwartz and Blake Langdon in lab

Watching Molecules Hop

June 1, 2014

Surfaces and interfaces influence molecular and macroscopic phenomena in fields ranging from pharmaceuticals to biofuel catalysis to biomedical devices. A powerful way to understand these effects is to literally watch individual molecules move around on surfaces, something that has not been possible until now. Department Chair and Alfred T. and... Read more »
Caroline Szczepanski, Chris Muhich, Stacey Skaalure, Peter Mitrano, and Carolyn Schoenbaum

Focus on Award-Winning Graduate Students

May 30, 2014

Each April graduate student awards are given by the department for outstanding research, leadership, and service. This year’s winners, above shown l-r, are: Caroline Szczepanski - Departmental Service Award Chris Muhich - American Institute of Chemists Graduate Student Faculty Leadership Award Stacey Skaalure - American Institute of Chemists Graduate Student... Read more »
1904 Society

1904 Society Launch

May 21, 2014

The 1904 Society, named to commemorate the initial launch of the Chemical Engineering degree at CU, seeks to create a community that promotes the interests of the ChBE community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff by supporting the department financially. This support is essential in helping the department recruit, recognize,... Read more »