Jace Blackburn

Jace Blackburn Wins Genentech Outstanding Student Award

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.  

Christine Hrenya Appointed Associate Editor for the AIChE Journal

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.

Bowman CNA research

Bowman Research Highlighted on Cover of Angewandte Chemie

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.

Vanessa Witte

Vanessa Witte Receives 3rd Place in AIChE Poster Competition

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.”

Tariq Jamil

Tariq Jamil Receives TMS Grant to Present at MS&T Conference

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.”

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