Alumni

Danielle Benoit

Alum Danielle Benoit Selected as 2015 Young Innovator by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal

August 21, 2015

Danielle Benoit (PhD ChemEngr’06), a former doctorate student under the advisement of Professor Kristi Anseth, was chosen by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal as a 2015 Young Innovator.

Jia Wei Chew

Alum Jia Wei Chew Receives 2015 Singapore Youth Award

August 5, 2015

ChBE alumnae Jia Wei Chew has received Singapore’s highest accolade for youth, the 2015 Singapore Youth Award (SYA).

iFresh

Alum Alex von Allmen Launches Kickstarter for Startup iFresh

August 4, 2015

When not consulting for ExxonMobil and Shell, alumnus Alexander von Allmen (ChemEngr'12) devotes time to making life a little fresher. von Allmen recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new company iFresh LLC, which uses smartphones to control environmentally friendly air fresheners that connect to HVAC systems.

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).

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