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Christine Hrenya shows Casey LaMarche naunces in a packed bed

Christine Hrenya: Predicting Particle Flows

Feb. 19, 2016

If you have ever poured flour into a bowl and ended up with a thin layer covering your counter, you understand the difficulty of controlling these small cohesive particles. What if you were trying to transport 500 pounds of flour through small tubing or fluidize it in a reactor? “Cohesive... Read more »
Student group tour of KBI Biopharma

Top 15 Engineering Societies/Clubs for ChBE Students

Feb. 18, 2016

Whether through newer or more established groups, students have more opportunities than ever to prepare themselves for careers beyond CU. AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers BMES - Biomedical Engineering Society CU Biodiesel CU Energy Club EWB – Engineers Without Borders iGEM – International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition ISPE... Read more »
Clare Wise

Worth Her SALT: Clare Wise Breaks Ground in Pac-12

Feb. 16, 2016

(Editor's note: Wise was just named the 2016 Distinguished Senior for Chemical & Biological Engineering) Senior Clare Wise is accustomed to making fresh tracks. Wise, a chemical and biological engineering major from Wenatchee, Wash., competes in slalom and giant slalom events for the University of Colorado ski team. In October,... Read more »
Michael McAtee

Mike McAtee to Receive Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Feb. 16, 2016

CU Boulder alumnus Mike McAtee wasn’t particularly interested in science as a high school student at Columbine High School. In fact, he reluctantly enrolled in chemistry his junior year only because he knew his preferred colleges would expect science courses on his transcript. More than 30 years later, McAtee credits... Read more »
Plated superbugs before and after treatment with nanoparticles

ABC Evening News and Nature Materials highlight Nagpal and Chatterjee's nanotherapy against antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”

Jan. 19, 2016

In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by CU-Boulder ChBE Assistant Professors Prashant Nagpal and Anushree Chatterjee . Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Salmonella , E. coli and Staphylococcus infect some 2 million people and kill at... Read more »
Christine Hrenya

Christine Hrenya Wins $686K Grant for Flow Simulations

Jan. 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.”Read more »
Christine Hrenya

Christine Hrenya Appointed Associate Editor for the AIChE Journal

Dec. 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 . Her new... Read more »
Bowman CNA research

Bowman Research Highlighted on Cover of Angewandte Chemie

Dec. 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. Professor Chris Bowman and his colleagues are seeking to make synthetic polymers with this same capacity, where the sequence itself dictates the... Read more »
Vanessa Witte

Vanessa Witte Receives 3rd Place in AIChE Poster Competition

Nov. 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.” A researcher in the Weimer group, Witte... Read more »
Al Weimer

Al Weimer Wins 2015 AIChE Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award

Nov. 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 . This award is presented annually to a sustainability leader who has made significant technical contributions relative... Read more »

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