Ankur Gupta

Ankur Gupta wins NSF CAREER award for improving energy storage and desalination technologies

Jan. 30, 2023

Assistant ChBE Professor Ankur Gupta received a $517,000, 5-year CAREER award to optimize performance of capacitive desalination and supercapacitor technologies. His research for the two disparate processes involves a technical commonality: porous electrodes to maximize performance.

Professor Robert H. Davis in a lab setting,

Robert H. Davis joins ranks of CU Distinguished Professors

Jan. 27, 2023

Professor Robert H. Davis is known throughout CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science as an outstanding leader for his 25-year tenure as the Chemical and Biological Engineering department chair and then the dean of the college. Davis recently added another accolade to his extensive list of accomplishments: Distinguished Professor, the highest honor bestowed upon tenured faculty across the University of Colorado’s four campuses.

Tim White

A new, rubber-like film that can leap may one day help soft robots leap or lift

Jan. 19, 2023

Engineers at CU Boulder have designed a new, rubber-like film that can leap high into the air like a grasshopper—all on its own and without needing outside intervention. Just heat it up and watch it jump! The researchers describe their achievement Jan. 18 in the journal Science Advances. They say that similar materials could one day help embody “soft robots” (those that don’t need gears or other hard components to move) to leap or lift.

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Perseverance Award winner makes his academic dreams come true

Dec. 7, 2022

As a child, Jeffrey Miller struggled with reading and paying attention in school due to dyslexia and ADHD. His persistence paid off: Miller will receive a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from CU Boulder in December. He's also the recipient of the 2022 Perseverance Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Weimer Research Group takes home four AIChE poster awards

Dec. 5, 2022

Four researchers from the Weimer Research Group received poster contest awards at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting, this year held in Phoenix, Nov. 11-14. Alan Weimer, Melvin E. and Virginia M. Clark professor of chemical and biological engineering, said his students have been presenting papers at the...

Benjamin Chilton dress in his firefighter clothing

ChEN Senior Benjamin Chilton wins the college academic engagement award

Nov. 30, 2022

It wasn’t enough for Benjamin Chilton to study chemical engineering at CU Boulder. While at the university he became a firefighter, a course assistant and student ambassador, as well as studied subjects far outside the breadth of engineering.

Laurel Hind

Building the body better: Laurel Hind's immune cell function research receives $1.8 million NIGMS MIRA award

Nov. 30, 2022

Laurel Hind, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, received a five-year, $1.8 million National Institute of General Medical Sciences Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award to study neutrophils, the body's "first responders" to infection.

Hendrik Heinz

Learning from pangolins and peacocks: Researchers explore next-gen structural materials

Nov. 29, 2022

In a new review paper, a team of international researchers, including Hendrik Heinz, professor of chemical and biological engineering, have laid out how engineers are taking inspiration from the biological world—and designing new kinds of materials that are potentially tougher, more versatile and more sustainable than what humans can make on their own. Such nature-inspired materials could, one day, lead to new and better solar panels, soft robots and even coatings for hypersonic jets.

Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth named one of best female scientists in the world by Research.com

Nov. 15, 2022

Kristi Anseth, distinguished professor and Tisone professor of chemical and biological engineering, was ranked 83 of "best female scientists in the world" by Research.com. Anseth is known for her research in tissue engineering.

Wyatt Shields

CU Boulder’s Wyatt Shields wins 2022 Packard Fellowship for microscale robotics

Oct. 19, 2022

In a banner year that has included receiving five distinguished research awards, Wyatt Shields, assistant professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious awards for young investigators: a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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