Faculty Staff and Students

CU ISPE Chapter members at a spring vendor show

Student Interests Spur New Societies

February 19, 2016

As chemical and biological engineering grows to encompass more and more emerging fields, students are looking to extracurricular groups to enrich classroom learning.

Student group tour of KBI Biopharma

Top 15 Engineering Societies/Clubs for ChBE Students

February 19, 2016

Whether through newer or more established groups, students have more opportunities than ever to prepare themselves for careers beyond CU.

Christine Hrenya shows Casey LaMarche naunces in a packed bed

Christine Hrenya: Predicting Particle Flows

February 19, 2016

If you have ever poured flour into a bowl and ended up with a thin layer covering your counter, you understand the difficulty of controlling these small cohesive particles.

What if you were trying to transport 500 pounds of flour through small tubing or fluidize it in a reactor?

Clare Wise

Worth Her SALT: Clare Wise Breaks Ground in Pac-12

February 16, 2016

(Editor's note: Wise was just named the 2016 Distinguished Senior for Chemical & Biological Engineering)

Senior Clare Wise is accustomed to making fresh tracks.

Wise, a chemical and biological engineering major from Wenatchee, Wash., competes in slalom and giant slalom events for the University of Colorado ski team.

Hendrik, Adam, Michael, Jerome

New Faculty Bring Bioeng, Catalysis, Simulation Expertise

October 19, 2015

With expertise ranging from synthetic biology to catalysis to molecular simulation, our four new faculty members are strengthening the department in a myriad of fields.

Associate Professor Hendrik Heinz (nanosimulations) and Assistant Professor Adam Holewinski (catalysis) joined the department this fall. While setting up their research programs this semester, they have been teaching graduate-level Thermodynamics and Kinetics, respectively.

Summer '15 Adventures

Student Summer Adventures

October 16, 2015

Curious about how our undergraduate ChBE students spend their summers? Read about some summer ’15 experiences below.

Nathan Edwards

Nathan Edwards

CBEN Junior

Experience: Internship at Arizona State University

John Falconer interacting with students

Reengineering How We Teach

October 15, 2015

“OMG, that’s the LearnChemE school! I wouldn’t have passed Heat Transfer without your screencasts. You’re so lucky you get to take classes where the professors making the screencasts actually teach.”

Ellen Romig

Fond Farewell to Ellen Romig

October 15, 2015

“We did not have computers when I started at CU; everything was done using typewriters!” says Administrative Assistant Ellen Romig about her start at CU’s Department of Chemical Engineering in August of 1979. Romig was honored at this year’s Staff Council Years of Service banquet, an annual tribute to long-serving members of the Boulder campus staff.

Carrie Ngai

Welcome Undergraduate Advisor Carrie Ngai

June 12, 2015

We are excited to welcome Undergraduate Advisor Carrie Ngai to the department. In her new role, Ngai will provide academic advising alongside Dr. Deb Renshaw while also working with industry and alumni to develop student opportunities.

Pamela Alvarez

Welcome Financial Professional Pamela Alvarez

June 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Pamela Alvarez has joined the department as a Financial Professional. “I’m delighted to join ChBE and to be back in Boulder,” she says.

Alvarez graduated from CU Boulder in 2012 with a BA in Economics and is a Daniels Fund alumnae.

Most recently, she worked in the Anschutz Medical Campus in research administration.

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