Christine Hrenya

Hrenya recognized as Fellow of the American Physical Society

Nov. 17, 2021

Professor Christine Hrenya was selected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) this year “for key advancements in the fundamental understanding of granular matter and multiphase systems via a combination of theory, experiments and simulations,” according to the official citation. Fellow selections are an exclusive honor, limited to no more than one half of one percent of APS membership.

Kristi Anseth

Kristi S. Anseth Receives AIChE’s Founders Award for 2021

Nov. 9, 2021

The recipient of the 2021 Founders Award is Kristi S. Anseth, Distinguished Professor and Tisone Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder). Dr. Anseth is being lauded for her “seminal contributions to the application of foundational aspects of chemical engineering to the design of advanced biomaterials, hybrid medical devices, and bionanoscale-based processes.”

single use plastics including straws, cup lids, utensils and more

Faculty collaboration earns $2M NSF award for post-consumer plastic waste research

Oct. 25, 2021

The proliferation of plastic products has created an environmental challenge: what should be done with unusable, discarded plastic waste that can harm the environment? Faculty from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering are working on a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project, Hydrogenolysis for Upcycling of Polyesters and Mixed Plastics, to address this serious environmental issue.

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Online interactive simulations earn Falconer chemical engineering education award

June 2, 2021

Professor Emeritus John Falconer earned the Thomas and Donna Edgar CACHE Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education for 2021, a recognition for leading the development of online interactive simulations for LearnChemE. These simulations are freely available for chemical engineering educators and students around the world.

Chris Bowman

Christopher Bowman elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 10, 2021

Distinguished Professor Christopher Bowman of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers.

Kristi Anseth

Anseth to receive 2021 Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award this fall

Feb. 8, 2021

Professor Kristi Anseth will be the recipient of the prestigious Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2021 meeting.

Christine Hrenya

Hrenya to receive Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems

Oct. 1, 2020

Professor Christine Hrenya is the recipient of the AIChE 2020 Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems, an award that recognizes a researcher who has made a significant impact in the fluid particle systems field or related subjects.

Christine Hrenya

Hrenya to discuss learning from the unexpected via Jacobus van ‘t Hoff lecture on Sept. 17

Sept. 11, 2020

Professor Christine M. Hrenya will deliver the prestigious Jacobus van ’t Hoff lecture for the TU Delft Process Technology Institute on Sept. 17. She joins a cadre of accomplished, notable researchers—including Nobel laureates—who have been honored with the lecture appointment.

Michael Shirts portrait

Shirts to receive Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum Impact Award from AIChE

Aug. 17, 2020

Associate Professor Michael Shirts is the recipient of the 2020 Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum Impact Award.

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Holewinski and Smith earn Scialog Fellowship to foster scientific breakthroughs to combat climate change

Aug. 3, 2020

Assistant Professor Adam Holewinski and Associate Professor Wilson Smith have been selected as Scialog Fellows to participate in the 2020 Scialog: Negative Emissions Science initiative, an effort to identify bottlenecks in research and develop ways to foster breakthroughs in the field.