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. Ngai earned her BA in International Studies at the University of Wyoming. Shortly after... Read more »
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... Read more »
Colorado Energy Expo keynote address

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 . The Expo’s keynote address was given by Dr. Ellen Williams, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). In her talk, Williams outlined... Read more »
Deb Renshaw

Deb Renshaw Wins 2015 ChBE Employee Recognition Award

May 13, 2015

The 2015 ChBE Employee Recognition Award was presented to Deb Renshaw for outstanding commitment to the department’s undergraduate students. As the department's undergraduate advisor, Renshaw works with students on all aspects of their academic and professional development.Read more »
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 .Read more »
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. Earle has worked internationally as an industrial intern at BASF as well as academically as a research assistant for Professor Chris Bowman. She has published one... Read more »
2013 Class

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. The CHEN curriculum was first offered in 1904 through the Department of Mechanical Engineering. While the first two CHEN B.S. degrees were granted in 1908, it was not until 1936 that... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
Prashant Nagpal

Prashant Nagpal: Advancing Personalized Medicine

March 6, 2015

As a specialist in nanomaterials and spectroscopy, ChBE Assistant Professor Prashant Nagpal may have found a way to make personalized medicine a reality. Along with fellow ChBE Assistant Professor Anushree Chatterjee, Nagpal has launched PRAAN Biosciences to develop their method of quickly and cheaply sequencing a human genome using a... Read more »