News

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.

Al Weimer

Al Weimer Wins 2015 AIChE Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award

November 12, 2015

As recognition of his transformational contributions to the production of renewable/ sustainable hydrogen by splitting water using concentrated sunlight, Professor Al Weimer was given the 2015 AIChE Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award.

Hendrik, Adam, Michael, Jerome

New Faculty Bring Bioeng, Catalysis, Simulation Expertise

October 19, 2015

With expertise ranging from synthetic biology to catalysis to molecular simulation, our four new faculty members are strengthening the department in a myriad of fields.

Associate Professor Hendrik Heinz (nanosimulations) and Assistant Professor Adam Holewinski (catalysis) joined the department this fall. While setting up their research programs this semester, they have been teaching graduate-level Thermodynamics and Kinetics, respectively.

Summer '15 Adventures

Student Summer Adventures

October 16, 2015

Curious about how our undergraduate ChBE students spend their summers? Read about some summer ’15 experiences below.

Nathan Edwards

Nathan Edwards

CBEN Junior

Experience: Internship at Arizona State University

John Falconer interacting with students

Reengineering How We Teach

October 15, 2015

“OMG, that’s the LearnChemE school! I wouldn’t have passed Heat Transfer without your screencasts. You’re so lucky you get to take classes where the professors making the screencasts actually teach.”

Ellen Romig

Fond Farewell to Ellen Romig

October 15, 2015

“We did not have computers when I started at CU; everything was done using typewriters!” says Administrative Assistant Ellen Romig about her start at CU’s Department of Chemical Engineering in August of 1979. Romig was honored at this year’s Staff Council Years of Service banquet, an annual tribute to long-serving members of the Boulder campus staff.

Kristen Potter Bradley

Circling Back to Boulder

October 15, 2015

From biofuels in the Bay Area to biomedical devices in Boulder, alumna Kristen (Potter) Bradley (ChemBioEngr ’10) has come full circle.

Bradley currently works at Medtronic’s (formerly Covidien) Tissue Research Lab in Boulder as a Development Engineer.

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Department Receives $1.75M in GAANN Awards

October 8, 2015

The ChBE department was recently awarded support for two graduate training programs through the US Department of Education’s GAANN (Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need) initiative. The two awards total more than $1.75 million over 3 years, and will provide exciting new opportunities for students pursuing research in these areas of existing departmental research strength.

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