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$1M Grant Spurs Research on Enzyme-Based WMD detectors

June 9, 2016

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder have won a $1 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for research that could enable next-generation detectors for weapons of mass destruction. Conventional screening methods for these weapons’ chemical components often rely on bulky, slow and... Read more »
Frozen Dead Guy Coffin Races

ChBE students win Coffin Races at Frozen Dead Guy Days

June 7, 2016

Seven PhD students proved their mettle in March by winning an unusual athletic competition that's part of the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in nearby Nederland. They even defeated the six-time defending champions - a mechanical engineering group from CU Boulder.Read more »
JSCBB construction of the E-wing

Department Grows into New Spaces

June 7, 2016

Construction has begun on a new wing of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, which will provide 10,000+ square feet of additional space for chemical and biological engineering. Meanwhile, the department's former wing in the Engineering Center is being renovated, and several researchers are moving into the new Sustainability, Energy and Environment ComplexRead more »
Dan Schwartz

Letter from the Chair - Summer 2016

June 7, 2016

After four years as department chair, Professor Dan Schwartz will hand off the reins in July to Professor Charles Musgrave. Read Schwartz's reflections on the department's achievements during his four years.Read more »

2016 Department Awards Ceremony Honorees

June 6, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Department Awards Ceremony honorees!Read more »

Alum Amy Kramer Named to 'Top 40 Young Lawyers'

May 2, 2016

Amy Kramer (ChemEngr '06) was named among the American Bar Association's "Top 40 Young Lawyers" for 2016. Kramer earned a BS in chemical engineering and a JD from CU Boulder and works for Greenberg Traurig in Denver, specializing in intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks and copyrights.Read more »

Students Hold Vigil for Borgmann Computing Lab

May 1, 2016

Students held a midnight vigil to pay tribute to "the Borg," the Borgmann Computing Lab that has long been the home-away-from-home of many ChBE seniors and juniors. While the Borg is being removed as part of the Engineering Center renovation, innovative collaboration and computer spaces will give students new areas... Read more »
Kristi Anseth inducted into 2015 National Academy of Inventors

Kristi Anseth named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

April 29, 2016

Professor Kristi Anseth has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow, a distinction recognizing academic inventors whose innovations make a tangible impact on society. Anseth is among 168 new 2015 NAI Fellows inducted April 15, all of whom hold U.S. patents and were nominated by their peers for outstanding... Read more »
Lauren Miremont

Lauren Miremont named Employee of the Month

April 22, 2016

Congratulations to Lauren Miremont, the April 2016 CEAS Employee of the Month! Since joining the department as its financial manager in 2014, Lauren has become instrumental in providing award, budgeting and expenditures support.Read more »
Ben Grote

Ben Grote wins 2016 Donald Mackison Student Writing Award

April 21, 2016

The department is proud to recognize senior Ben Grote of Littleton, winner of the 2016 Donald Mackison Student Writing Award . The award includes a $1,000 prize and recognition at an upcoming ceremony. The Donald Mackison Award honors engineering and science students for excellence in writing. It is named for... Read more »

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