Student Awards

Tariq Jamil accepts his award for Best Poster.

PhD Student Wins 'Best Poster' at Materials Science Congress

July 7, 2016

PhD student Tariq Jamil earned the "Best Poster" award at the 5th World Congress on Materials Science & Engineering, held June 13-15 in Alicante, Spain.

The poster was titled "Refined Parameters for Cations and Anions in Aqueous Solution for Atomistic Force Fields."

Jamil is a member of Professor Hendrik Heinz's research group and earned a master's of engineering degree from NED University of Engineering & Technology in Pakistan.

Adrienne Rosales

Postdoc wins 1 of 10 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

June 29, 2016

Adrianne Rosales, a postdoctoral researcher in the Anseth research group, was selected for the Career Awards at the Scientific Interface program.

2016 ChBE Awards Ceremony Honorees

June 6, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 ChBE Awards Ceremony honorees!

Undergraduate Student Awards

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)

Dennis Shi

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CBEN)

Rachel Berezin

Ben Grote

Ben Grote wins 2016 Donald Mackison Student Writing Award

April 21, 2016

The department is proud to recognize senior Ben Grote of Littleton, winner of the 2016 Donald Mackison Student Writing Award. The award includes a $1,000 prize and recognition at an upcoming ceremony.

The Donald Mackison Award honors engineering and science students for excellence in writing. It is named for the alumnus and former professor who established the award in 1992.

2016 NSF Honorable Mentions - Coan, Coscia, Falatach, McGrath

Coan, Coscia, Falatach and McGrath receive NSF Honorable Mentions

April 1, 2016

Congratulations to graduate students Patrick Coan, Benjamin Coscia, Rebecca Falatach, and Mike McGrath for being awarded 2016 NSF Honorable Mentions.

Advised by Professors Rich Noble, Doug Gin, and Michael Shirts, Coscia currently models transport through nanoporous liquid crystal polymer membranes.

Keesha Erickson

Keesha Erickson Wins Dean’s Graduate Student Research Grant Award

December 7, 2015

PhD candidate Keesha Erickson won a competitive 2016 Dean’s Graduate Student Research Grant Award for her proposal, “Discovery of novel drug targets for eradication of multi-drug resistant infectious pathogens.”

Jace Blackburn

Jace Blackburn Wins Genentech Outstanding Student Award

December 7, 2015

The winner of the Genentech Outstanding Student Award is CBEN junior Jace Blackburn. This annual award recognizes one CU chemical and biological engineering student and includes both $2500 and a summer internship at Genentech’s San Francisco location.  

Vanessa Witte

Vanessa Witte Receives 3rd Place in AIChE Poster Competition

November 16, 2015

Vanessa Witte was awarded 3rd place in the 2015 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week. Her poster was titled, “Hydrogen Fuel Production Using Reactive Metal Oxides in a Solar Thermal Water Splitting (STWS) Cycle.”

Tariq Jamil

Tariq Jamil Receives TMS Grant to Present at MS&T Conference

November 13, 2015

PhD student Tariq Jamil received a travel grant from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) to present multiple talks at the fall 2015 Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference in Columbus, Ohio.

At the conference, Jamil spoke on the “Mechanism of Molecular Interaction of Superplasticizer Oligomers with Hydrated Cement Phases” as well as “Refined Parameters for Cations and Anions in Aqueous Solution for Atomistic Force Fields.”

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.  

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