Student Awards

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.  

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.

2015 ChBE Awards Ceremony Honorees

June 15, 2015

Congratulations to all the honorees at the 2015 ChBE Awards Banquet!

Undergraduate Student Awards

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)

Sergio Berdeja

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)

Benjamin Greuel

Glenn Hafenstine

Glenn Hafenstine Wins Ryland Graduate Fellowship

June 1, 2015

The Ryland Graduate Fellowship was recently awarded to graduate student Glenn Hafenstine to continue his research on catalytic upgrading of cellular products into high value hydrocarbons. Hafenstine is advised by Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin, Associate Professor Jennifer Cha and Assistant Research Professor Dylan Domaille.

DLA Symposium Winner Tessa Melli

Tessa Melli Places 1st in DLA Symposium Category

May 4, 2015

Tessa Melli took 1st place at the recent DLA symposium in the category Deviceful Da Vinci's. Her poster was titled, "A dual-cure polymeric material with thermally-induced self-healing capabilities."

Melli, a junior chemical and biological engineering student, works in the Bowman research labs under the direction of graduate student Gayla Berg.

Vanessa Witte

Vanessa Witte Wins 1st Place at DLA Poster Presentations

April 20, 2015

Congratulations to Vanessa Witte who took 1st Place in her research area at the College of Engineering Discovery Learning Apprentice Poster Presentations.

Witte's research is concerned with developing active materials for redox to split water producing hydrogen. She works in the research labs of Professor Al Weimer.

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