Faculty Staff and Students

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.

MSE Director Chris Bowman

Bowman Heads Newly Launched Materials Science and Engineering Program

August 27, 2013

CU’s newly established PhD degree program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) welcomed its first graduate students as well as the first new faculty hire into the program this fall thanks in large part to the efforts of MSE Director and ChBE Distinguished Professor Chris Bowman

Melissa Rabin with REU participants in Botswana

Undergrad Melissa Rabin Conducts Research in Botswana

August 27, 2013

After seeing a flier for a research experience for undergraduates (REU) involving sustainable energy for Sub-Saharan Africa, undergraduate student Melissa Rabin applied and was soon off to the University of Botswana (UB). She shared some of her experiences below.

Mark Kastantin

Welcome Assistant Research Professor Mark Kastantin

July 29, 2013

We are pleased to welcome new Assistant Research Professor Mark Kastantin, whose research interests include rationally designing sophisticated, nano-scale, protein-like materials that synergistically combine biologically inspired motifs to perform functions beyond what is found in nature. Some applications of this work include disease diagnosis, targeted drug delivery, and immunotherapy.

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