Faculty Awards

Kristi Anseth

Purdue grants honorary PhD to Kristi Anseth

May 5, 2016

ChBE Professor Kristi Anseth will receive an honorary doctorate from Purdue University, her undergraduate alma mater, on May 13.

Anseth, who is celebrating 20 years teaching and conducting research at CU-Boulder this year, received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering (with highest distinction) from Purdue in 1992 before earning her PhD from CU-Boulder in 1994.

Kristi Anseth inducted into 2015 National Academy of Inventors

Kristi Anseth named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

April 29, 2016

Professor Kristi Anseth has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow, a distinction recognizing academic inventors whose innovations make a tangible impact on society.

Christine Hrenya

Christine Hrenya Wins $686K Grant for Flow Simulations

January 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.”

Hendrik Heinz

Hendrik Heinz Wins 2016 Sandmeyer Award

December 8, 2015

For experimental and modeling studies of new commercial organic additive for the grinding of inorganic solids, ChBE Professor Hendrik Heinz and his colleagues recently received the Swiss Chemical Society’s 2016 Sandmeyer Award.

Christine Hrenya Appointed Associate Editor for the AIChE Journal

December 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.

Al Weimer

Al Weimer Wins 2015 AIChE Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award

November 12, 2015

As recognition of his transformational contributions to the production of renewable/ sustainable hydrogen by splitting water using concentrated sunlight, Professor Al Weimer was given the 2015 AIChE Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award.

Will Medlin

Will Medlin Receives 2015 Dean’s Outstanding Research Award

September 14, 2015

The 2015 Dean’s Outstanding Research Award, based on excellence in research as assessed by annual evaluations, was bestowed upon Associate Professor Will Medlin. This college-wide honor includes a $5000 discretionary fund.

Professors Dan Schwartz and Rich Noble were the recipients of the Research Award in 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth Named a 2016 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar

September 14, 2015

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth is the recipient of a 2016 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. Consisting of a $40,000 unrestricted research grant, a $5,000 award and a certificate, this honor is given to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

Jennifer Cha

Jennifer Cha Receives 2015 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award

July 15, 2015

Norviel Associate Professor Jennifer Cha has been honored as a 2015 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award winner.

“This award is a great testimony to the impact of Professor Cha’s research,” says College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Robert Davis.

Alan Weimer

Al Weimer is 2015 AIChE NSEF Forum Award Winner

July 14, 2015

Professor Alan Weimer has received the 2015 AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Award for his innovative nanoengineering work.

“The Award is presented to recognize Weimer’s pioneering contributions to the functionalization of fine particles by atomic layer deposition (Particle ALD) and the engineering scale-up of the processing,” stated the award committee.

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