December 7, 2015
The winner of the Genentech Outstanding Student Award is CBEN junior Jace Blackburn. This annual award recognizes one CU chemical and biological engineering student and includes both $2500 and a summer internship at Genentech’s San Francisco location.
December 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.
December 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.
November 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.”
November 13, 2015
PhD student Tariq Jamil received a travel grant from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) to present multiple talks at the fall 2015 Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference in Columbus, Ohio.
At the conference, Jamil spoke on the “Mechanism of Molecular Interaction of Superplasticizer Oligomers with Hydrated Cement Phases” as well as “Refined Parameters for Cations and Anions in Aqueous Solution for Atomistic Force Fields.”
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.
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.
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.
October 16, 2015
Curious about how our undergraduate ChBE students spend their summers? Read about some summer ’15 experiences below.
Experience: Internship at Arizona State University