October 7, 2013
October 4, 2013
The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering (ChBE) at CU will be hosting a fall ChBE Research Symposium and Networking Event on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnoogy Building (JSCBB).
The focus of the Symposium will be Bioengineering
October 1, 2013
ChBE Professor Al Weimer gave the Keynote Friedlander Lecture at the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research on Oct 2 in Portland, OR.
The title of Weimer's talk was, "Solarthermal Chemical Processing Using Particle Flow Reactors – Challenges and Opportunities." Read the talk abstract.
September 26, 2013
Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner recently interviewed Rich Noble on the ionic liquid-based fabrics being developed by his and Doug Gin's groups. The pair have been contracted by the Pentagon to develop lightweight hazmat suits to protect against chemical weapons. Another application of their research is a coating to spray onto contaminated surfaces which can subsequently be peeled off.
September 20, 2013
This summer ChBE department members Janet DeGrazia, Hans Funke, Justine Roberts (pictured), and Kyle Kyburz volunteered with the Pinhead Institute (a Smithsonian Affiliate), based in Telluride, Colorado. The Pinhead Institute "Punk Science" demonstrations promote science education locally in rural Colorado.
September 19, 2013
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Al Weimer has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a new process to produce magnesium that can be used to make lightweight vehicle parts.
August 27, 2013
Kris Thunhorst received her PhD in 1998 under the direction of Professors Chris Bowman and Rich Noble. Now a Senior Research Specialist in 3M’s Industrial Adhesives and Tape (IATD) Division, she serves as the Technical Program Manager for the Compressed Natural Gas Pressure Vessel Product portfolio.
August 27, 2013
We are happy to welcome new Senior Instructor Tom Belval, who brings to the department years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Belval has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a PhD in chemical engineering from Rice University. He has taught the course Biochemical Separations at CU-Boulder for the last four years.