Fall 2014 Newsletter

Fall 2014 Newsletter!

October 15, 2014

Keep up with the department through the fall 2014 ChBE Newsletter.

Ben Mousseau and algae system

Engineering Algae Growth

October 13, 2014

Omega-3 oils are linked with reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and depression. But can production of these omega-3 oils also decrease CO2 emissions?

Alumni from the class of '13

Houston Hub

October 13, 2014

With no lab reports or homework due, ChBE alumni can concentrate on assessing the fermenting and separation acumen of local brewers during get-togethers in the Houston area. Tyler Gleditsch (Shell), Jay Westcott (ExxonMobil), Erica Duffy (Dow Chemical), Kelly Anderson (ConocoPhillips) and Julie Surfus (Dow Chemical) all graduated in 2013 and periodically meet to catch up, compare work experiences and watch CU football games.

Where is the ChBE Class of 2013-14?

October 8, 2014

Class of 2013-14 UG

After leaving CU, chemical and chemical & biological engineering students embark on a wide variety of career paths. By contacting students and using LinkedIn, we followed the undergraduate and graduate students who graduated during the 2013-14 CU fiscal year (summer 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014).

Dean Robert H. Davis

7 Questions for Dean Davis

October 7, 2014

During his 31 years at CU-Boulder, Dean Robert H. Davis has worn many hats. As a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department specializing in fluid mechanics, he was a staple teacher of the transport phenomenon and analytical methods classes. He served multiple terms as the ChBE department chair and, in 2002, became Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Fall 2014 Panel Talk

Fall 2014 Panel Discussion: The Future Role of Chemical Engineers in Energy

October 6, 2014

The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering (ChBE) at CU will be hosting a fall panel discussion titled, "The Future Role of Chemical Engineers in Energy."

Justin Lee of J&L Distilling

Alumni Profile: Award-Winning J&L Distillery Intersects Science and Art

October 2, 2014

Justin Lee (MS ChemBio '03) has making spirits down to a science - literally. He and business partner Seth Johnson (MS Phys '06), both CU alumni, are the brains behind J&L Distilling, a small-batch distillery in Boulder that celebrates the intersection of art and science in the craft of distillation.

Ted Randolph and Dan Schwartz

Ted Randolph and Dan Schwartz Receive Vaccine Stabilization Patent

September 29, 2014

A patent for technology used to stabilize freeze-dried vaccines to withstand temperature extremes has been awarded to ChBE Professors Ted Randolph and Dan Schwartz. This technology has applications in developing-world vaccination, as well as biodefense.


Nagpal Group is Turning Oxide Semiconductors into Metal-Like Conductors

September 17, 2014

Nanostructured oxide semiconductors are used in a variety of photovoltaic, light emitting diode (LED) and photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. Unfortunately, while these semiconductors have attractive optical, electronic and catalytic properties, their poor charge conduction decreases device efficiency and makes them unsuitable for some applications. Conversely, metals are good conductors, yet their electronic and optical properties are not suitable in many devices.

CU Boulder

US News Ranks ChBE Undergraduate Program 18th, Graduate Program 14th

September 11, 2014

In the 2015 US News & World Report rankings published this week, the Chemical & Biological Engineering undergraduate program at CU Boulder is ranked 18th overall and 12th among public institutions. ChBE is the only undergraduate chemical engineering program in the Mountain Time Zone to make the list.