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Nicholas Sandoval

Alum Nicholas Sandoval joins Tulane faculty

March 21, 2016

Congratulations to ChBE alumnus Nicholas Sandoval, who has accepted a position as assistant professor in Tulane’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Nich earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from CU-Boulder in 2006 and his PhD in 2011 as part of Ryan Gill’s research group. He most recently worked as... Read more »
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... Read more »
CU ISPE Chapter members at a spring vendor show

Student Interests Spur New Societies

Feb. 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. While well-established CU chapters of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers ( AIChE ) and the Society of Women Engineers ( SWE ) continue to be popular,... Read more »
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 »

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