Andrew Goodwin

Andrew Goodwin invited to prestigious symposium

June 14, 2016

The National Academy of Engineering has invited Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin to participate in its 2016 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Ron West

Former professor Ronald E. West revered beyond the classroom

June 9, 2016

Former ChE professor Ronald E. West passed away May 23 after a long battle with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, a rare lymphoma. Ron taught in the department from 1957 until 1995, developing strong friendships and devoting countless hours to helping students.

“He was always kind and supportive of me, especially in some difficult times, and I will always value that,” recalled Professor David Clough.

Alum Wins PECASE Award, Honored at White House

June 9, 2016

Alumna Tara Lovestead, who earned her PhD in chemical engineering in 2004, has won a 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

A research chemist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Lovestead is one of only 105 researchers nationwide to earn the prestigious award, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.

Borgmann midnight vigil

Students Hold Vigil for Borgmann Computer Lab

June 9, 2016

Students held a midnight vigil to pay tribute to "the Borg," the Borgmann Computing Lab that has long been the home-away-from-home of many ChBE seniors and juniors. While the Borg in its present form is being removed as part of the Engineering Center renovation, innovative collaboration and computer spaces are planned to give students new areas to make memories.

Dan Schwartz

$1M grant spurs research on enzyme-based WMD detectors

June 9, 2016

Researchers have won a $1 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for research that could enable next-generation detectors for weapons of mass destruction.

Al Weimer and student

Al Weimer: A Professor Worth Duplicating

June 9, 2016

When Professor Alan Weimer sees ultrafine cutting tools he gets a small private thrill.

Frozen Dead Guy Coffin Races

ChBE students win Coffin Races at Frozen Dead Guy Days

June 7, 2016

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has spawned a new breed of student-athlete: the coffin racer.

In March, seven ChBE graduate students became champions of the 2016 Coffin Races at the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in nearby Nederland, Colo. They rose to glory in a bizarre athletic contest in which costumed pallbearers race through an obstacle course while hoisting a homemade coffin and living “corpse.”

JSCBB construction of the E-wing

Department Grows into New Spaces

June 7, 2016

Construction, renovation and relocation projects happening this spring are rapidly increasing the footprint of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder.

Transformations at the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building and the Engineering Center, along with faculty transitions to new interdisciplinary spaces, will help accommodate additional talented students and faculty members as the nationally ranked department grows in size and stature.

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.