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 »
Cynthia Murphy and Mike Wirth of Chevron use liquid nitrogen to freeze tubing

Undergraduate Lab Opens with Tube-Shattering Ceremony

March 5, 2015

The department completed its multi-stage move into the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building late last fall with the transition of the undergraduate laboratories from the Engineering Center to JSCBB. To inaugurate the new Chevron Teaching Lab , Chevron and ChBE members froze tubing using liquid nitrogen and shattered it in... Read more »
Professor Al Weimer

Weimer Awarded Grant for 3D Printer Project

Feb. 5, 2015

The research group of Professor Al Weimer was among the recipients of nearly $1.8M from the latest round of Colorado’s Advanced Industry Accelerator Grant Program. Weimer received a $90,000 Proof of Concept grant for direct ink writing using particle ALD core/shell precursors for net-shape fabrication of 3D advanced ceramic structures... Read more »
Quantum Molecular Sequencing

Nagpal and Chatterjee Receive $1M Keck Foundation Research Award for Quantum Molecular Sequencing Project

Jan. 5, 2015

For their groundbreaking quantum molecular sequencing work, Assistant Professors Prashant Nagpal and Anushree Chatterjee recently received a prestigious $1M W. M. Keck Foundation research award. The researchers plan to develop a novel, single-molecule Quantum Molecular Sequencing (QM-Seq) technique using unique “electronic and optical fingerprints” to directly determine the sequence of... Read more »
Balaji Sridhar

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

Nov. 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... Read more »
Ryan Gill

Ryan Gill Receives Patent for Genomic Microbe-Based Biorefining

Nov. 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. In 2007, Gill co-founded OPX Biotechnologies with former ChBE researcher Michael Lynch to commercialize a... Read more »
Kristi Anseth

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

Oct. 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... Read more »
Charles Musgrave

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

Oct. 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.” Musgrave's group will be collaborating with that of Professor Alan Weimer, with each team working on a different... Read more »
Ben Mousseau and algae system

Engineering Algae Growth

Oct. 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? The founders of Superior Ecotech think so. The company uses algae to capture CO2 emissions from local breweries and convert it to oils which can... Read more »