Alumni

Balaji Sridhar

Bridging Medicine and Research: MD/PhD Programs

June 22, 2015

Advancing the boundaries of biomedical science requires a broad skillset. To make appreciable advances, medical scientists must have an intimate knowledge of how a body functions and be able to run a mechanism-based research lab. More and more students are turning to MD/PhD programs to blend these skills.

Balaji Sridhar, an MD/PhD student in the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), is one of these students.

Alumni backpacking

Alumni Backpack in Washington State

June 22, 2015

ChBE alumni (BS'13) Luke Arlow, Karina Sevcik, Tyler Gleditsch, and Jun Su An backpack in Washington State.

Mixer at Fate - Andrew Adrienne Rich Ryon and Joe

Mentor Program Happy Hour Mixer

March 6, 2015

ChBE students and alumni mentors met in February at Fate Brewery in Boulder. From left, Andrew Darress (CBEN senior), Adrienne Blum (ChemEngr ‘11), Richard Noack (CHEN junior), Ryon Tracy (ChemEngr ‘12), and Joe Poshusta (ChemEngr PhD‘99).

The ChBE Mentor Program started last February has brought together 108 alumni-student pairs; get involved either as a student or alumni mentor!

Vern Norviel

Patent Lawyer Vern Norviel Helps CU Start-Ups

March 6, 2015

When the founders of OPX Biotechnologies were formulating the company, they turned to Vern Norviel for help. A patent lawyer who specializes in life science companies and the development of their IP programs, Norviel has been integral in helping launch CU-based startups such as OPX Bio, Click, Suvica, AmideBio and BiOptix. He has also endowed a department professorship and is a mentor in the ChBE Mentor Program.

Bill Krantz

ChBE Professor Emeritus Bill Krantz Wins ES&T’s 2013 Best Paper on Environmental Technology

June 11, 2014

Since retiring from ChBE in 1999, Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Krantz has stayed active in the fields of water treatment and desalination.

Professor Emeritus Bob Sani at the Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa

Where are Former Faculty and Staff Now?

May 30, 2014

We in the department are often asked about former ChBE faculty and staff: where they are, what they are doing. Below are updates on some of our wonderful former faculty and staff.

Professor Paul Barrick passed away a few years ago in his early 90s.

Sam Torrance and Brian Kihn

Mentoring Program Connects Alumni and Students

May 21, 2014

Six months after it was first implemented, ChBE’s mentoring program is proving to be beneficial to student and alumni participants alike. 

“This program provides an ideal outlet to give back to the younger generation of engineers and makes you feel great sharing and helping others,” says Jay Witherspoon (ChemEngr’81).

Anna and John Blakney

Where Are They Now? The Blakney Family

January 14, 2014

When the late John Blakney Jr. enrolled in CU-Boulder’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department (ChBE) in 1950, he started a family tradition.

Four Blakney family members spanning three generations have obtained degrees from the department, including patriarch John Blakney Jr.(BS ChE’54 and BU’54); his son John Blakney III (BS ChE’81) and daughter Susan Blakney (BS ChE’85); and most recently John III’s daughter Anna Blakney (BS ChBE’12).

Kris Thunhorst

Kris Thunhorst, ChE PhD'98

August 27, 2013

Kris Thunhorst received her PhD in 1998 under the direction of Professors Chris Bowman and Rich Noble. Now a Senior Research Specialist in 3M’s Industrial Adhesives and Tape (IATD) Division, she serves as the Technical Program Manager for the Compressed Natural Gas Pressure Vessel Product portfolio.

ROMEOS members Ron West and Bill Krantz

Former Faculty Stay Connected through ROMEOS

August 27, 2013

During their monthly lunches at Murphy’s, ROMEOS members have solved major problems such as how to balance the federal budget, achieve peace in the Middle East, and get the two political parties to work together. As member Bill Krantz attests, “These were relatively easy for our experienced group.”

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