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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 »
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 »

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