Faculty Staff and Students

Prashant Nagpal

Prashant Nagpal: Advancing Personalized Medicine

March 6, 2015

As a specialist in nanomaterials and spectroscopy, ChBE Assistant Professor Prashant Nagpal may have found a way to make personalized medicine a reality.

Ben Mousseau and algae system

Engineering Algae Growth

October 13, 2014

Omega-3 oils are linked with reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and depression. But can production of these omega-3 oils also decrease CO2 emissions?

Dean Robert H. Davis

7 Questions for Dean Davis

October 7, 2014

During his 31 years at CU-Boulder, Dean Robert H. Davis has worn many hats. As a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department specializing in fluid mechanics, he was a staple teacher of the transport phenomenon and analytical methods classes. He served multiple terms as the ChBE department chair and, in 2002, became Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Ana Cleves

Introducing Office Administrator Ana Cleves

June 12, 2014

We are happy to welcome new ChBE Office Administrator Ana Cleves to the department.

As Office Administrator, Ana’s duties include human resources coordination for staff, faculty and post-docs; supervising administrative staff; and overseeing non-academic operations and project management of space and facilities.

Lauren Miremont

Welcome Financial Manager Lauren Miremont

June 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Lauren Miremont has joined the department as our new Financial Manager.

Lauren will provide pre- and post-award grant support, including budgeting, coordination with OCG/SPA, management, expenditures, and closeout. She will also support the department budget and monitor expenditures.

Dan Schwartz and Blake Langdon in lab

Watching Molecules Hop

June 1, 2014

Surfaces and interfaces influence molecular and macroscopic phenomena in fields ranging from pharmaceuticals to biofuel catalysis to biomedical devices. A powerful way to understand these effects is to literally watch individual molecules move around on surfaces, something that has not been possible until now.

Caroline Szczepanski, Chris Muhich, Stacey Skaalure, Peter Mitrano, and Carolyn Schoenbaum

Focus on Award-Winning Graduate Students

May 30, 2014

Each April graduate student awards are given by the department for outstanding research, leadership, and service. This year’s winners, above shown l-r, are:

Undergraduate students Bill Heymann and Phil Jensen

ChBE Undergrads Win at International Synthetic Biology Competition

January 14, 2014

The CU-Boulder iGEM team had a goal of making synthetic biology more accessible and affordable. Surpassing their hopes, their project on new low-cost methods of enzyme purification won multiple honors at the iGEM North American Regional Competition in Toronto and qualified them for the top synthetic biology competition in the world.

Professor Charles Musgrave

Computationally Designing Renewable Energy Solutions

January 14, 2014

Biking down a steep mountain road on his way to work last August, ChBE Professor and Associate Chair Charles Musgrave collided with a truck on a sharp bend, breaking his neck, collarbone, and four ribs. The fact that he showed up to teach on the first day of classes three days after surgery surprised neither his colleagues nor his students.

“I was excited to get back to teaching and research,” he admits.

Tom Belval

Welcome Senior Instructor Tom Belval

August 27, 2013

We are happy to welcome new Senior Instructor Tom Belval, who brings to the department years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Belval has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a PhD in chemical engineering from Rice University. He has taught the course Biochemical Separations at CU-Boulder for the last four years.

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