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.
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.
August 27, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?