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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.

Student group tour of KBI Biopharma

Top 15 Engineering Societies/Clubs for ChBE Students

February 19, 2016

Whether through newer or more established groups, students have more opportunities than ever to prepare themselves for careers beyond CU.

Christine Hrenya shows Casey LaMarche naunces in a packed bed

Christine Hrenya: Predicting Particle Flows

February 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?

Clare Wise

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

February 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.

Michael McAtee

Mike McAtee to Receive Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

February 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 that class, and the dutiful instruction of teacher Wayne Vargo, for setting him on the path to success as a chemical engineer.

Plated superbugs before and after treatment with nanoparticles

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

January 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