Published: Nov. 15, 2016
Aidan Coffey presenting poster

Several CU Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering students took home awards for excellence at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

From Professor Anushree Chatterjee's research group:

Graduate student Colleen Courtney won second place in the Bionanotechnology Graduate Student Award Session. Her talk was titled, "Photoexcited Quantum Dots Potentiate Antibiotic Activity in Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria," and was based on collaborative work between Chatterjee and Professor Prashant Nagpal's research groups. The talk further extended the work published earlier this year in Nature Materials.

Courtney also won one of four poster awards from the Biochemical Engineering Journal in the AiChE Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division. The award recognized Courtney's work titled, "Sequence Specific Antisense Inhibitors of Non-Traditional Antibiotic Pathways."

From Professor Al Weimer's research group:

Undergraduate student Megan Maguire took first place in the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division for her research, "Characterization of ALD Fuel Cell Catalysts Using Durability Testing and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy." She is mentored by William McNeary.

Undergraduate student Aidan Coffey took first place in the Materials Engineering and Sciences Division for his research, "Stabilization of Silicon Carbide Via Nano-Structured ALD Thin Films." Aidan is mentored by Amanda Hoskins.

Undergraduate student Maila Kodas took second place in the Materials Engineering and Sciences Division for her research,"Sinterable and Printable Al2O3-Doped YSZ for Advanced SOFC Electrolytes." Maila is mentored by Chris Bartel.

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting took place Nov. 13-18. Professor Christine Hrenya was selected to chair the event, the premier annual gathering of more than 5,000 chemical engineers.