September 17, 2014
Nanostructured oxide semiconductors are used in a variety of photovoltaic, light emitting diode (LED) and photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. Unfortunately, while these semiconductors have attractive optical, electronic and catalytic properties, their poor charge conduction decreases device efficiency and makes them unsuitable for some applications. Conversely, metals are good conductors, yet their electronic and optical properties are not suitable in many devices.
September 11, 2014
In the 2015 US News & World Report rankings published this week, the Chemical & Biological Engineering undergraduate program at CU Boulder is ranked 18th overall and 12th among public institutions. ChBE is the only undergraduate chemical engineering program in the Mountain Time Zone to make the list.
August 25, 2014
The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked 10th in the world in science in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). CU-Boulder is also ranked 34th overall.
The ARWU has been released annually since 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. These rankings of the top 500 universities are based on transparent methodology, objective indicators and third-party data.
August 5, 2014
While working in CU Chemical and Biological Engineering labs, high school students Logan Collins and Michael Chen respectively deployed artificial genes to overcome antibiotic resistance and utilized zeolite membrane for natural gas purification.