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Department Receives $1.75M in GAANN Awards

October 8, 2015

The ChBE department was recently awarded support for two graduate training programs through the US Department of Education’s GAANN (Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need) initiative. The two awards total more than $1.75 million over 3 years, and will provide exciting new opportunities for students pursuing research in these areas of existing departmental research strength.

Andrew Weidner

Andrew Weidner Receives Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award

October 6, 2015

Senior chemical engineering student Andrew Weidner was the recipient of a prestigious Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award.  The scholarship, which includes a $10,000 check, was won by only two CU students this year. Former astronaut Gary Payton, who flew a Discovery mission in 1985, presented the awards on October 2.  

Will Medlin

Will Medlin Receives 2015 Dean’s Outstanding Research Award

September 14, 2015

The 2015 Dean’s Outstanding Research Award, based on excellence in research as assessed by annual evaluations, was bestowed upon Associate Professor Will Medlin. This college-wide honor includes a $5000 discretionary fund.

Professors Dan Schwartz and Rich Noble were the recipients of the Research Award in 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth Named a 2016 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar

September 14, 2015

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth is the recipient of a 2016 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. Consisting of a $40,000 unrestricted research grant, a $5,000 award and a certificate, this honor is given to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

Danielle Benoit

Alum Danielle Benoit Selected as 2015 Young Innovator by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal

August 21, 2015

Danielle Benoit (PhD ChemEngr’06), a former doctorate student under the advisement of Professor Kristi Anseth, was chosen by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal as a 2015 Young Innovator.

Jia Wei Chew

Alum Jia Wei Chew Receives 2015 Singapore Youth Award

August 5, 2015

ChBE alumnae Jia Wei Chew has received Singapore’s highest accolade for youth, the 2015 Singapore Youth Award (SYA).


Alum Alex von Allmen Launches Kickstarter for Startup iFresh

August 4, 2015

When not consulting for ExxonMobil and Shell, alumnus Alexander von Allmen (ChemEngr'12) devotes time to making life a little fresher. von Allmen recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new company iFresh LLC, which uses smartphones to control environmentally friendly air fresheners that connect to HVAC systems.

Jennifer Cha

Jennifer Cha Receives 2015 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award

July 15, 2015

Norviel Associate Professor Jennifer Cha has been honored as a 2015 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award winner.

“This award is a great testimony to the impact of Professor Cha’s research,” says College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Robert Davis.

Alan Weimer

Al Weimer is 2015 AIChE NSEF Forum Award Winner

July 14, 2015

Professor Alan Weimer has received the 2015 AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Award for his innovative nanoengineering work.

“The Award is presented to recognize Weimer’s pioneering contributions to the functionalization of fine particles by atomic layer deposition (Particle ALD) and the engineering scale-up of the processing,” stated the award committee.

Brady Worrell

Brady Worrell Receives Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award

July 2, 2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate Brady Worrell has received a prestigious Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award. This award supports postdoctoral scholars who have the highest potential for success in an independent academic career and are poised to become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering and technology.


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