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Christine Hrenya

Christine Hrenya Wins $686K Grant for Flow Simulations

January 6, 2016

ChBE Professor Christine Hrenya and co-PI Thomas Hauser of research computing received an 18-month award of $686K from the Department of Energy for “AOI [4B] MFIX DEM Enhancement for Industry-Relevant Flows.”

Hendrik Heinz

Hendrik Heinz Appointed Associate Editor for the Journal RSC Advances

December 8, 2015

Professor Hendrik Heinz has been appointed an Associate Editor of the journal RSC Advances.

Hendrik Heinz

Hendrik Heinz Wins 2016 Sandmeyer Award

December 8, 2015

For experimental and modeling studies of new commercial organic additive for the grinding of inorganic solids, ChBE Professor Hendrik Heinz and his colleagues recently received the Swiss Chemical Society’s 2016 Sandmeyer Award.

Keesha Erickson

Keesha Erickson Wins Dean’s Graduate Student Research Grant Award

December 7, 2015

PhD candidate Keesha Erickson won a competitive 2016 Dean’s Graduate Student Research Grant Award for her proposal, “Discovery of novel drug targets for eradication of multi-drug resistant infectious pathogens.”

Jace Blackburn

Jace Blackburn Wins Genentech Outstanding Student Award

December 7, 2015

The winner of the Genentech Outstanding Student Award is CBEN junior Jace Blackburn. This annual award recognizes one CU chemical and biological engineering student and includes both $2500 and a summer internship at Genentech’s San Francisco location.  

Christine Hrenya Appointed Associate Editor for the AIChE Journal

December 4, 2015

Professor Christine Hrenya has been appointed an Associate Editor of the AIChE Journal. This high-impact, peer-reviewed monthly journal covers groundbreaking research in nine chemical engineering and related fields.

Hrenya brings with her experience from her 3 years (2013-2015) as an editor for Aerosol Science and Technology.

Bowman CNA research

Bowman Research Highlighted on Cover of Angewandte Chemie

December 3, 2015

In nature, sequence controls function; differences between you and another person – or organism – primarily arise not from different average DNA compositions, but from different DNA sequences.

Vanessa Witte

Vanessa Witte Receives 3rd Place in AIChE Poster Competition

November 16, 2015

Vanessa Witte was awarded 3rd place in the 2015 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week. Her poster was titled, “Hydrogen Fuel Production Using Reactive Metal Oxides in a Solar Thermal Water Splitting (STWS) Cycle.”

Tariq Jamil

Tariq Jamil Receives TMS Grant to Present at MS&T Conference

November 13, 2015

PhD student Tariq Jamil received a travel grant from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) to present multiple talks at the fall 2015 Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference in Columbus, Ohio.

At the conference, Jamil spoke on the “Mechanism of Molecular Interaction of Superplasticizer Oligomers with Hydrated Cement Phases” as well as “Refined Parameters for Cations and Anions in Aqueous Solution for Atomistic Force Fields.”

Ethan Gillett

Ethan Gillett Memorial Service

November 12, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce we have lost a member of our ChBE community, Ethan Gillett. Ethan died in a climbing accident in Yosemite National Park on October 30.

A PhD student in the Bowman research group from 2011 to 2014, Ethan left to pursue climbing and work as a counselor in the Boulder YMCA programs.

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