June 7, 2016
As my term as department chair comes to an end, my thoughts naturally turn to reflect upon the past four years. In 2012, the big news was ChBE’s move into the new Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building. At the time, lab space was generous, classroom space was incomplete, the hallways echoed hollowly, and one could even glimpse vacant offices. In 2016, the building is humming with activity and bursting at the seams; in fact, an expansion is well underway.
June 6, 2016
As a high school senior, Laura Fleming worked this year in the research lab of Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth, studying calcific aortic heart valve disease. She’s one of only 15 students worldwide selected to compete in the BioGENEius Challenge in San Francisco this week to share her compelling findings.
Congratulations to Laura on this extraordinary achievement, and thank you to Kristi for inspiring the young engineers among us!
June 6, 2016
Congratulations to our 2016 ChBE Awards Ceremony honorees!
Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)
Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CBEN)
June 1, 2016
Assistant Professor Prashant Nagpal was recently interviewed by France24 for a segment on antibiotic resistance and his groundbreaking research about a new type of nanotherapy that combats the escalating rise of “superbugs.”
May 5, 2016
ChBE Professor Kristi Anseth will receive an honorary doctorate from Purdue University, her undergraduate alma mater, on May 13.
Anseth, who is celebrating 20 years teaching and conducting research at CU-Boulder this year, received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering (with highest distinction) from Purdue in 1992 before earning her PhD from CU-Boulder in 1994.
April 29, 2016
Professor Kristi Anseth has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow, a distinction recognizing academic inventors whose innovations make a tangible impact on society.
April 27, 2016
Long-time CU and department supporter Leonard (Len) H. Gemmill (ChemEngr '41) passed away peacefully earlier this month, five days before his 97th birthday.
April 22, 2016
Congratulations to Lauren Miremont, the April 2016 CEAS Employee of the Month!
Since joining the department as its Financial Manager in 2014, Lauren has become instrumental in providing award, budgeting and expenditures support.
April 21, 2016
The department is proud to recognize senior Ben Grote of Littleton, winner of the 2016 Donald Mackison Student Writing Award. The award includes a $1,000 prize and recognition at an upcoming ceremony.
The Donald Mackison Award honors engineering and science students for excellence in writing. It is named for the alumnus and former professor who established the award in 1992.
April 14, 2016
Congratulations to the CU Chem-E-Car Team, who won 2nd in this year's regional Chem-E-Car Poster Competition and 4th in the Chem-E-Car Competition.
The team narrowly missed a 3rd-place finish - and a spot in the national competition this fall - due to a rally from the very last car in the competition.
The 2016 AIChE Rocky Mountain Student Regional Conference was held this April at the University of Arizona.