What makes ChBE one of the top research institutes in the country?
• 2nd in new grants per faculty*
• 5th in total value of new grants
• 8th in Faculty Scholarly
• 10th in publications per faculty*
• 10th in citations per faculty*
• 10th in citations per paper*
• 10th among public graduate
• 18th among all graduate programs**
• 2012 research expenditures
per faculty = $620K
• Biorefining and biofuels (C2B2)
• Renewable and sustainable
• Pharmaceutical biotechnology
• Membrane separations (MAST)
• BioFrontiers Institute
• 10 successful start-up companies
based on ChBE research
• 15/24 research faculty have won
≥1 national research awards
• Average incoming grad student
• ChBE's facilities built in 2012:
Jennie Smoly Caruthers
* Chronicle of Higher Education (2011)
** U.S. News & World Report (2014)
• Screencasts (over 1.5 million views)
• ConcepTests and peer instruction
• Thinking aloud pair problem solving
• Flipped classrooms
• Interactions with industry
• In-class worksheets + recitations
• 70% of ChBE undergrads
• Indep Study, Senior Thesis,
Discovery Learn, UROP
• Study Abroad
• Honors Program
• BS/MS program
• 15/28 faculty have won ≥1
• 2 degrees (Chem Eng and
Chem & Bio Eng)
• 6 options (Biotechnology, Energy,
• Pre-med curriculum
• AIChE, OXE, SWE, BMES
ChBE has been on the forefront of innovative teaching for years. The department was an early adopter of student response systems (clickers), which have been used in some ChBE courses with ConcepTests and peer instruction for almost a decade.
Phillips 66 takes investment in the future seriously. For years, the company has partnered with ChBE, supporting the department’s students, facilities and events along with other CU departments and programs.
Congratulations to Professor Rich Noble, who was chosen to receive the 2013 National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Engineering Education Excellence Award!
Professor Chris Bowman and his group received both a new NIH grant and a new tech transfer grant to work on artificial nucleic acids.
In November of 2012, Professor Steve George was elected President-Elect of the American Vacuum Society for 2013.
Professor Chris Bowman was one of six University of Colorado faculty members to be named a Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university.
Doug Gin was named Ind. & Eng. (I&EC) Division Fellow by the Americal Chemical Society (2013)
Congratulations to Dr. Jia Chew, who was awarded the 2013 AIChE Best Ph.D. Thesis in Particle Technology for her experimental research on the impact of polydispersity on multiphase flows.
Fairview High School student Michael Chen, 16, has had a busy spring award season.
Congratulations to graduate students Tyler Martin and Matt McBride, both of whom have received prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowships.
Katie Lewis, a graduate student in the Anseth lab, received a 2013 Whitaker International Program Summer Grant to work for two months this summer with Prof.
Congratulations to ChBE undergraduates Taylor Kennedy, Anna McLeland and Kayla Weston who won awards at the Discovery Learning Research Symposium in April.
Congratulations to ChBE undergraduates Benjamin Mead and Brandon Lin, who were chosen by the department to be recognized at the April 26 Awards Banquet as Distinguished Seniors.
Undergraduate students Brittany Earle and Jeni Sorli have been selected to receive prestigious national Goldwater Scholarships.
Congratulations to graduate student Justine Roberts, who received post-doctoral funding as a Whitaker Scholar to develop and investigate controlled release of biologics (drugs) from hydrogels for chronic wound healing with Laura Poole-Warren and P
Congratulations to Torrie Aston, who took 1st Place in the AIChE Chemical Reaction Engineering Division Graduate Student Poster Competition held in Pittsburgh, PA in November, 2012.
Congratulations to ChBE undergraduate junior Saikripa Radhakrishnan, who won the 2012-13 Genentech Outstanding Student Award. This award includes both a cash prize and an optional summer internship.