ChBE News Archive

Agribotix drone

McKinnon to Give Talk on Agricultural Imaging at DroneCon

June 17, 2014

Since graduating with his Ph.D. this spring, Dan McKinnon has been developing drone imaging technology for the company Agribotix; the goal is to provide field analysis to agricultural clients.

Ana Cleves

Introducing Office Administrator Ana Cleves

June 12, 2014

We are happy to welcome new ChBE Office Administrator Ana Cleves to the department.

As Office Administrator, Ana’s duties include human resources coordination for staff, faculty and post-docs; supervising administrative staff; and overseeing non-academic operations and project management of space and facilities.

Lauren Miremont

Welcome Financial Manager Lauren Miremont

June 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Lauren Miremont has joined the department as our new Financial Manager.

Lauren will provide pre- and post-award grant support, including budgeting, coordination with OCG/SPA, management, expenditures, and closeout. She will also support the department budget and monitor expenditures.

Bill Krantz

ChBE Professor Emeritus Bill Krantz Wins ES&T’s 2013 Best Paper on Environmental Technology

June 11, 2014

Since retiring from ChBE in 1999, Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Krantz has stayed active in the fields of water treatment and desalination.

Dan Schwartz and Blake Langdon in lab

Watching Molecules Hop

June 1, 2014

Surfaces and interfaces influence molecular and macroscopic phenomena in fields ranging from pharmaceuticals to biofuel catalysis to biomedical devices. A powerful way to understand these effects is to literally watch individual molecules move around on surfaces, something that has not been possible until now.

Professor Emeritus Bob Sani at the Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa

Where are Former Faculty and Staff Now?

May 30, 2014

We in the department are often asked about former ChBE faculty and staff: where they are, what they are doing. Below are updates on some of our wonderful former faculty and staff.

Professor Paul Barrick passed away a few years ago in his early 90s.

Caroline Szczepanski, Chris Muhich, Stacey Skaalure, Peter Mitrano, and Carolyn Schoenbaum

Focus on Award-Winning Graduate Students

May 30, 2014

Each April graduate student awards are given by the department for outstanding research, leadership, and service. This year’s winners, above shown l-r, are:

Sam Torrance and Brian Kihn

Mentoring Program Connects Alumni and Students

May 21, 2014

Six months after it was first implemented, ChBE’s mentoring program is proving to be beneficial to student and alumni participants alike. 

“This program provides an ideal outlet to give back to the younger generation of engineers and makes you feel great sharing and helping others,” says Jay Witherspoon (ChemEngr’81).


Crowdfunding Initiative for Recycling CO2 into a Fuel Using Sunlight

May 8, 2014

ChBE is excited to be part of the recently launched CU-Boulder Crowdfunding initiative! PhD student Chern-Hooi Lim is leading an effort to raise $20,000 in 45 days to develop a way to inexpensively convert CO2 into fuels using sunlight. Visit to learn more about the project and how you can support it!


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