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
Congratulations to our AIChE student group, who did extremely well in the AIChE Regional Conference Chem-E-Car Competition held at New Mexico State University last weekend. The student group submitted both a battery car and a biodiesel car into c
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)
ChBE faculty received $400K in total funding from the Department of Education for new Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) on the topic of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Leading the ChBE efforts were Al Weimer
Undergraduate students Brittany Earle and Jeni Sorli have been selected to receive prestigious national Goldwater Scholarships.
Congratulations to graduate student Justine Roberts, who was awarded the Whitaker Fellowship to conduct post-doctoral research with Laura Poole-Warren and Penny Martens at the University of New South Wales in Australia.
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.
Kayla Weston, an undergraduate junior conducting research in the labs of Al Weimer, won for her poster titled “A Comparison of Two-step Concentrated Solarthermal Water Splitting Materials”. Congratulations to her Ph.D.
Aaron Palumbo, a graduate student in the Weimer group, won for his poster titled “Co-utilization of Methane in Steam-biomass Gasification using Concentrated Solar Energy”.
Van Norman, a graduate student in the Weimer group, won for her poster titled “Thin Film, Big Difference – Atomic Layer Deposition Functionalized Oxide and Polymer Particles”.
Tyler Martin, a second year graduate student in the Jayaraman research group, was awarded the Teets Family Endowed Doctoral Fellowship by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.