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Dan Schwartz

Letter from the Chair - Summer 2016

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.

High Schooler Wins BioGENEius Award for Research in Anseth Lab

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!

2016 ChBE Awards Ceremony Honorees

June 6, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 ChBE Awards Ceremony honorees!

Undergraduate Student Awards

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)

Dennis Shi

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CBEN)

Rachel Berezin

Prashant Nagpal

France24 features professor’s research on “superbugs”

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.”

Kristi Anseth

Purdue grants honorary PhD to Kristi Anseth

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.

Kristi Anseth inducted into 2015 National Academy of Inventors

Kristi Anseth named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

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.

Len Gemmill

Remembering Len Gemmill

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.

Lauren Miremont

Lauren Miremont named Employee of the Month

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.

Ben Grote

Ben Grote wins 2016 Donald Mackison Student Writing Award

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.

Chem-E-Car

Chem-E-Car Team wins 2nd in Poster Comp, 4th in race

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. 

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