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Conversion of IR into visible light

Nagpal Group Demonstrates Devices that Convert Invisible Infrared Radiation, or “Heat”, Efficiently into Visible Light

December 10, 2013

More than 30% of the incident radiation from the sun is invisible infrared light, or “heat”, which cannot be absorbed by solar cells designed to convert light into electricity. Converting this infrared radiation efficiently into visible light can significantly increase the efficiency of photovoltaic conversion of sunlight into electricity, and open up avenues for using other waste-heat sources to generate electricity.

Prashant Nagpal

Prashant Nagpal Receives NSF CAREER Award

December 2, 2013

Assistant Professor Prashant Nagpal has received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his proposal, "Using 'Hot' Carriers for Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis." The award carries a five-year, $500,000 grant to support his proposed research, education and outreach activities.

Alan Aguirre

Alan Aguirre is AIChE Featured Young Professional for Nov

November 21, 2013

Graduate student Alan Aguirre was chosen as the AIChE Featured Young Professional (YP) for the month of November.  Read his interview on the AIChE YP website.

Joel Kaar and Dan Schwartz

Research on Protein Structure and Interfacial Dynamics on Biomaterial Surfaces Published in PNAS

November 18, 2013

Understanding the effect of near-surface environments on protein conformation is critical in many fields, including biosensing, cell culture, tissue engineering, biocatalysis, and pharmaceutical formulation.  

Dan Schwartz

Dan Schwartz Elected to Chair Line of ACS Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division

November 7, 2013

ChBE Department Chair and Alfred T. and Betty E. Look Professor Dan Schwartz has been elected to the Chair line of the American Chemical Society's Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry.

Stoykovich group research on the cover of ACS Macro Letters

Stoykovich's Patterning Research Featured on Cover of ACS Macro Letters

October 22, 2013

The research of Assistant Professor Mark Stoykovich on solvent annealing of block copolymer thin films was recently featured on the cover of ACS Macro Letters.

Will Medlin and Dan Schwartz

Medlin and Schwartz's Biorefining Catalysis Work Published in Nature Communications

October 7, 2013

CU Chemical and Biological Engineering Professors Will Medlin and Dan Schwartz have discovered a way to improve biorefining catalysts used to convert biomass to fuel.

Nanoly CEO Balaji Sridhar (third from left) and other members of the Nanoly Bioscience team.

Nanoly Bioscience to Develop CU-Boulder Vaccine Stabilization Technology

October 7, 2013

Nanoly Bioscience and the University of Colorado recently entered into an option agreement that will enable the startup company to develop a technique developed in the labs of ChBE Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth for protecting vaccines during delivery to rural and less-developed areas of the world. 

Muscle cells from a rat heart

ChBE Research Symposium & Networking Event

October 4, 2013

The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering (ChBE) at CU will be hosting a fall ChBE Research Symposium and Networking Event on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnoogy Building (JSCBB). 

The focus of the Symposium will be Bioengineering

Al Weimer

Al Weimer Delivers Keynote Friedlander Lecture at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research

October 1, 2013

ChBE Professor Al Weimer gave the Keynote Friedlander Lecture at the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research on Oct 2 in Portland, OR.

The title of Weimer's talk was, "Solarthermal Chemical Processing Using Particle Flow Reactors – Challenges and Opportunities."  Read the talk abstract.

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