Ian Marozas Colleen Courtney and Keesha Erickson

ChBE Graduate Students Receive NSF Fellowship Awards

April 3, 2014

ChBE graduate students Ian Marozas and Colleen Courtney have both been chosen to receive NSF Fellowship Awards, while Keesha Erickson is the recipient of an NSF Honorable Mention. Marozas has also been awarded a Ford Fellowship.

Stephanie Bryant

Stephanie Bryant Awarded $3.3M in Tissue Engineering Grants

March 31, 2014

Associate Professor Stephanie Bryant received $1.5M from NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for "Personalizing Matrix Assisted Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation." Additionally, Bryant was awarded a $1.8M award from NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for "Synthetic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Niches for Vascular Therapy."

Jonathan Scheffe

Jonathan Scheffe Accepts Assistant Professor Position at University of Florida

March 26, 2014

Jonathan Scheffe, a former graduate student in the research group of Professor Al Weimer, has accepted an Assistant Professor position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida.

Brennan Coffey

Brennan Coffey Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

March 24, 2014

Brennan Coffey, an undergraduate student double majoring in chemical engineering and applied mathematics, is one of only three CU students to be named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar.

Chris Bowman

Bowman Receives $5.7M for Polymer Research

March 21, 2014

Distinguished Professor Chris Bowman has received two five-year awards from NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for a total of $4.55M: "CU-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Reactions for Novel Dental Composite Materials" and "Dental Composite Materials Based on Photoinitiated Thiol-Vinyl Sulfone Reactions."

Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building

ChBE Highlights - April 2014

March 20, 2014

Since our February newsletter, CU-Boulder’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) has received exciting news and honors. Read about our new ranking, distinguished research, and grants and awards below, and keep up with the department by joining us on LinkedIn!

Picture from Anseth's Nature article

Anseth Paper on Mechanical Memory of Stem Cells Published in Nature

March 19, 2014

The question of whether or not stem cells remember past physical signals was addressed in a recent Nature Materials paper by Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth and collaborators Chun Yang, Mark Tibbitt, and Lena Basta.

Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building

ChBE Moves to 14th in USNWR Ranking

March 19, 2014

CU-Boulder's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) has moved to 14th out of 126 chemical engineering programs in the recent 2015 US News & World Report (USNWR) graduate program rankings. This is a considerable improvement from last year's overall ranking of 18th.

Anseth/Cha front cover of Advanced Materials

Anseth/Cha Article Selected as Front Cover of Advanced Materials

February 26, 2014

A recent paper from collaborators in the Anseth and Cha research groups was awarded the front cover of Advanced Materials Volume 26 Issue 6.

The paper from authors Daniel McKinnon, Dylan Domaille, Jennifer Cha and Kristi Anseth is titled “Biophysically Defined and Cytocompatible Covalently Adaptable Networks as Viscoelastic 3D Cell Culture Systems."

Prashant Nagpal

Nature Materials Highlights Nagpal Group Paper on Upconversion Photoluminescence

February 26, 2014

A recent Nagpal Group paper on enhancing upconversion of infrared photons (“heat”) to ultraviolet-visible photons has been highlighted by Nature Materials. Such technology could improve solar cell performance and biological imaging of deep tissue.