Rat cardiac fibroblasts

Mimicking the heart’s microenvironment

Sept. 13, 2019

CU Boulder engineers and faculty from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up to develop biomaterial-based “mimics” of heart tissues to measure patients’ responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes itself post-surgery.

Ryan Hayward portrait

Ryan Hayward to join CU Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2020

Aug. 20, 2019

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering continues to recruit world-class researchers and educators with the addition of Professor Ryan Hayward to the faculty. Hayward will join the department in August of 2020. Hayward comes to CU from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he has served as a professor of...

Brian Robb and Professor Michael Marshakin chemistry lab

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

July 25, 2019

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.

The Bowman family at an event recognizing the creation of a new endowed position

Bowman gives back by founding new endowed faculty position

July 19, 2019

Distinguished Professor Chris Bowman is donating his lab's royalties from a patent toward the formation of a new endowed faculty position.

Tim White accepts the Soft Matter award

White brings hard science to International Soft Matter Conference

July 18, 2019

Tim White delivered a prestigious keynote lecture at the Soft Matter Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Benner running

Benner Named Pac-12 Woman of the Year

July 17, 2019

Benner was a member of the cross country and track and field teams at Colorado. She earned degrees in chemical and biological engineering with a 3.94 GPA. The Superior, Colo., native was named the Pac-12 Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2017 in her final season of cross country and went on to earn the 2019 Pac-12 Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor.

Graduates pose with their diplomas

Spring graduation marks a new beginning for chemical and biological engineers

June 20, 2019

Over 150 students celebrated earning their diplomas from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering on Thursday, May 9 this past semester. The cermony for both undergraduate and graduate students was held on the west lawn of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on East Campus. It featured remarks from...

Research team at the National Renewable Energy Lab

Collaborative research charts course to hundreds of new nitrides

June 17, 2019

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Lab — including Aaron Holder of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering — have discovered hundreds of new nitrides.

Prashant Nagpal writing on a board.

These nano-bugs eat CO2 and make eco-friendly fuel

June 11, 2019

CU Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals.

Deb Renshaw

Deb Renshaw is the college’s Outstanding Undergraduate Staff Advisor for 2019

May 20, 2019

Renshaw was nominated by multiple students for her commitment to advising.