January 2, 2013
ChBE Professor and C2B2 Executive Director Al Weimer recently received a $380K grant from the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) for his proposal "Atomic Layer Deposition for Creating Liquid Fuels from Natural Gas".
December 20, 2012
It is with sorrow that we announce the retirement of Professor Robert (Bob) Sani. Professor Sani started with the department in 1976, and in his 36 years here he has become a mainstay that will be sorely missed. During his tenure at CU, Sani has investigated both experimentally and through computer simulations the fields of fluid dynamics and electrochemical engineering, among others.
October 31, 2012
Between its plant tours, speaker luncheons, brewing group, Chem-E-Car and other activities, our AIChE student chapter has been busy.
October 2, 2012
The Student Annual Research Symposium (StARS) held October 1 brought in representatives from ten companies and national labs to judge our graduate students' presentations. Prizes were awarded to the top three presenters. This year also included an interactive panel discussion about career paths, finding your first job, and maintaining work-life balance. The panelists were from NREL, RASEI, Los Alamos, Phillips 66, and Amgen.
September 27, 2012
The Networking Event and Building Tour on Sept 26 co-hosted by the department and our AIChE student chapter was a resounding success. Over seventy professionals joined students and faculty to mingle and tour the new building. We were thrilled to see many familiar faces and meet new colleagues. Thanks to all those who could make the event, the CU Foundation for their financial support, and to the students, staff and faculty who helped with tours and organization.
August 27, 2012
The department was thrilled to welcome three new faculty members in August. Read more about the interests and achievements of these distinguished researchers by clicking through to their biographies on our website.
June 12, 2012
The department has been fortunate to find a new Undergraduate Advisor with not only years of experience, but unbridled enthusiasm for helping students. Since Dr. Deb Renshaw started with the department in April of this year she has greatly alleviated the burden on faculty by taking over student advising and helping facilitate student events.
August 12, 2011
Look in the science sections of web sites and newspapers these days and you are likely to find at least one article having to do with materials science and engineering (MSE). Researchers in the field examine the structures and characteristics of materials at the nano scale with hopes of better understanding macroscopic properties and creating new materials with desired properties.
August 12, 2011
For a business, art, or music major at the University of Colorado Boulder, the 3-credit science requirement can seem uninteresting or even ominous. But the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has sought to change that with a general science course focused on cutting-edge areas of science with vital applications in health and society.