ChBE News Archive

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!

Theodore Randolph

Patent for Improving Drug Formulations Awarded to Ted Randolph and BaroFold

April 28, 2014

A research team led by ChBE Gillespie Professor Ted Randolph, John Carpenter (CU School of Pharmacy), and the CU-based company BaroFold, Inc. has been awarded a patent for improving protein-based drug formulations used to treat cancers, infectious diseases and several other diseases.

Anushree Chatterjee and Prashant Nagpal

Anushree Chatterjee and Prashant Nagpal Named New Inventors of the Year by TTO

April 22, 2014

ChBE Assistant Professors Anushree Chatterjee and Prashant Nagpal have been named the CU-Boulder New Inventors of the Year by the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO).

Stephanie Bryant

Stephanie Bryant Awarded $3.3M in Tissue Engineering Grants

March 31, 2014

Associate Professor Stephanie Bryant received $1.5M from NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for "Personalizing Matrix Assisted Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation." Additionally, Bryant was awarded a $1.8M award from NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for "Synthetic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Niches for Vascular Therapy."

Jonathan Scheffe

Jonathan Scheffe Accepts Assistant Professor Position at University of Florida

March 26, 2014

Jonathan Scheffe, a former graduate student in the research group of Professor Al Weimer, has accepted an Assistant Professor position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida.

Chris Bowman

Bowman Receives $5.7M for Polymer Research

March 21, 2014

Distinguished Professor Chris Bowman has received two five-year awards from NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for a total of $4.55M: "CU-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Reactions for Novel Dental Composite Materials" and "Dental Composite Materials Based on Photoinitiated Thiol-Vinyl Sulfone Reactions."

Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building

ChBE Highlights - April 2014

March 20, 2014

Since our February newsletter, CU-Boulder’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) has received exciting news and honors. Read about our new ranking, distinguished research, and grants and awards below, and keep up with the department by joining us on LinkedIn!

Picture from Anseth's Nature article

Anseth Paper on Mechanical Memory of Stem Cells Published in Nature

March 19, 2014

The question of whether or not stem cells remember past physical signals was addressed in a recent Nature Materials paper by Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth and collaborators Chun Yang, Mark Tibbitt, and Lena Basta.


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