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. 

Science article

Musgrave’s Photo Catalyst Work Published in Science

April 4, 2016

A new article in Science Magazine by Prof. Charles Musgrave and Dr. Chern-Hooi Lim (PhD ChemEngr ’15) details their quantum chemically designed organic photo catalysts for atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP).

2016 NSF Honorable Mentions - Coan, Coscia, Falatach, McGrath

Coan, Coscia, Falatach and McGrath receive NSF Honorable Mentions

April 1, 2016

Congratulations to graduate students Patrick Coan, Benjamin Coscia, Rebecca Falatach, and Mike McGrath for being awarded 2016 NSF Honorable Mentions.

Advised by Professors Rich Noble, Doug Gin, and Michael Shirts, Coscia currently models transport through nanoporous liquid crystal polymer membranes.

Frozen Dead Guy contest winners

Grad Students Win 2016 Coffin Races at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland

March 29, 2016

A group of ChBE grad students are victors of a most unusual competition: the 2016 Coffin Races at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland. This eccentric festival is inspired by a cryogenically frozen Norwegian man who resides in the small mountain town 16 miles west of Boulder. The event is known for its music, cuisine and its and ice- and death-themed competitions, including frozen turkey bowling and a hearse parade.

Nicholas Sandoval

Alum Nicholas Sandoval joins Tulane faculty

March 21, 2016

Congratulations to ChBE alumnus Nicholas Sandoval, who has accepted a position as assistant professor in Tulane’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Nich earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from CU-Boulder in 2006 and his PhD in 2011 as part of Ryan Gill’s research group. He most recently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware.

Best of luck in the Big Easy, Nich!

JSCBB with Flatirons in background

ChBE graduate program ranked 15th by US News

March 17, 2016

In the 2017 US News & World Report graduate program rankings published this week, ChBE moved up to 15th place. This is an improvement over last year's ranking of 16th.

It is because of our outstanding alumni, students, faculty, staff and partners that we continue to be a top-tier department!

Tara Lovestead

Alumna Tara Lovestead wins PECASE Award

March 7, 2016

Congratulations to department alumna Tara Lovestead (PhD'04), who is one of only 105 researchers nationwide to earn a 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Tara was advised by Chris Bowman and now works for the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a Research Chemist. Great job, Tara!

Albatross in flight

Hop, skip and a jump: Schwartz and Monserud reveal molecular search patterns

March 7, 2016

Like an albatross scanning for pods of squid in a vast ocean, molecules on solid surfaces move in an intermittent search pattern that provides maximum efficiency, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU ISPE Chapter members at a spring vendor show

Student Interests Spur New Societies

February 19, 2016

As chemical and biological engineering grows to encompass more and more emerging fields, students are looking to extracurricular groups to enrich classroom learning.