Faculty Staff and Students

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.

Co-op participant John Thilenius at Chevron

Meet Our Students: Co-op Participants John Thilenius, Andy Willett and Tyler Gleditsch

May 28, 2013

The ChBE co-op program is a professional development education program that allows undergraduate students to alternate professional work experiences with classroom coursework.  Students typically complete one year of work at their co-op company, either working continuously or alternating their work experience with academic terms.

Liz Eckstein

Welcome Office Manager Liz Eckstein

April 28, 2013

We are thrilled to welcome new ChBE office manager Liz Eckstein, an operations professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field.

Anushree Chatterjee

Welcome Assistant Professor Anushree Chatterjee

February 5, 2013

Assistant Professor Anushree Chatterjee's research focuses on adopting integrated computational, systems and synthetic biology approaches to investigate fundamental, biotechnological and medically relevant issues including understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for antibiotic and antiviral resistance, rational design of “next-generation smart antimicrobials,” and construction of synthetic genetic devices for a variety of biotechnological and bioenergy applications

ChBE Balsells Graduate Fellows

Meet Balsells Fellows Marc Vera Canudas, Josep Casamada and Núria Codina Castillo

January 18, 2013

The result of a unique partnership between CU alum Pete Balsells, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the government of Catalonia, Spain, the Balsells Graduate Fellowship Program brings outstanding students from Catalonia to Boulder to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees.  This program funds the students’ education and has enriched both our department and the college community. 

Joel Kaar in his lab

Faculty Feature: Dr. Joel Kaar, Symbiotically Interfacing Proteins and Materials

January 15, 2013

How can we interface proteins with polymers to better deliver drugs to diseased tissues?  Can protein properties be rationally altered to produce valuable compounds such as biofuels?  How can we better detect enzymes involved in, and thereby target and combat, diseases? 

Jennifer Cha

Welcome Norviel Associate Professor Jennifer Cha

August 20, 2012

Norviel Associate Professor Jennifer Cha's research focuses on the design, synthesis, and integration of biomolecular materials for nanoscience. Specific research areas within her group include use of DNA nanomaterials for nanoelectronics, synthesis and engineering of smart biomolecular systems for sensing and medicine, and biochemical synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials for energy applications.

Andrew Goodwin

Welcome Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin

August 19, 2012

Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin's research focuses on designing “smart” colloids and materials – such as polymeric architectures, organic/inorganic hybrids, and multiphase composites – that can sense their surroundings and change their physical properties accordingly. He is also interested in how interfaces organize themselves when sensing chemical stimuli, and also how they respond to external forces.

Prashant Nagpal

Welcome Assistant Professor Prashant Nagpal

August 18, 2012

Assistant Professor Prashant Nagpal's research focuses on development of novel nanostructured building blocks for nano-optics and electronics, self-assembled nanoparticles assemblies, and nanoparticle inks for understanding fundamental interactions between electromagnetic waves, and for applications in renewable energy and biological sensing.

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