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Pamela Alvarez

Welcome Financial Professional Pamela Alvarez

June 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Pamela Alvarez has joined the department as a Financial Professional. “I’m delighted to join ChBE and to be back in Boulder,” she says.

Alvarez graduated from CU Boulder in 2012 with a BA in Economics and is a Daniels Fund alumnae.

Most recently, she worked in the Anschutz Medical Campus in research administration.

Colorado Energy Expo keynote address

Weimer Carbothermal Reduction Process Highlighted at Colorado Energy Expo

June 2, 2015

Professor Alan Weimer's carbothermal reduction process for producing magnesium metal using a hybrid solar/electric reactor was one of three projects highlighted at May’s Colorado Energy Expo.

Glenn Hafenstine

Glenn Hafenstine Wins Ryland Graduate Fellowship

June 1, 2015

The Ryland Graduate Fellowship was recently awarded to graduate student Glenn Hafenstine to continue his research on catalytic upgrading of cellular products into high value hydrocarbons. Hafenstine is advised by Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin, Associate Professor Jennifer Cha and Assistant Research Professor Dylan Domaille.

Deb Renshaw

Deb Renshaw Wins 2015 ChBE Employee Recognition Award

May 13, 2015

The 2015 ChBE Employee Recognition Award was presented to Dr. Deb Renshaw for outstanding commitment to the department’s undergraduate students. As the ChBE Undergraduate Advisor, Renshaw works with students on all aspects of their academic and professional development.

“It is obvious that Deb is exceptionally dedicated and cares deeply about our students,” says ChBE Chair Dan Schwartz.

DLA Symposium Winner Tessa Melli

Tessa Melli Places 1st in DLA Symposium Category

May 4, 2015

Tessa Melli took 1st place at the recent DLA symposium in the category Deviceful Da Vinci's. Her poster was titled, "A dual-cure polymeric material with thermally-induced self-healing capabilities."

Melli, a junior chemical and biological engineering student, works in the Bowman research labs under the direction of graduate student Gayla Berg.

Christine Hrenya

Christine Hrenya to Chair 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

May 1, 2015

Professor Christine Hrenya has been selected to chair the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This meeting is the premier annual gathering of over 5000 chemical engineers.

Hrenya recently won the prestigious 2014 AIChE Lectureship Award in Fluidization. She is also an editor of Aerosol Science and Technology.

Vanessa Witte

Vanessa Witte Wins 1st Place at DLA Poster Presentations

April 20, 2015

Congratulations to Vanessa Witte who took 1st Place in her research area at the College of Engineering Discovery Learning Apprentice Poster Presentations.

Witte's research is concerned with developing active materials for redox to split water producing hydrogen. She works in the research labs of Professor Al Weimer.

Garrett Chado at 2015 ACS Conference

Garrett Chado Wins ACS PMSE Poster Award

April 6, 2015

Garrett Chado was a winner of the ACS Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division (PMSE) poster competition at the spring 2015 national meeting.

Brittany Earle

Brittany Earle Named Outstanding Graduate of the College

April 6, 2015

Undergraduate Brittany Earle has been named the Outstanding Graduate of the College. This award is given for overall strength in academics, service, and research.

Tobin Brown and Peter Otoupal

Tobin Brown and Peter Otoupal Receive NSF Awards

April 6, 2015

Second-year PhD students Tobin Brown and Peter Otoupal have both won 2015 NSF Awards.

A researcher in the lab of Professor Kristi Anseth, Brown is currently working on dynamic cell scaffolds through photochemical reactions.

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