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New faculty hires add to ChBE's stature as a leader in innovation and research

Oct. 2, 2019

Over the past year, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder has recruited a combination of established and up-and-coming faculty, bringing both experience and fresh perspectives to key research areas.

Ocean water

CU Boulder brings expertise to new, interdisciplinary Energy-Water Desalination Hub

Sept. 25, 2019

CU Boulder is part of a new, $100 million interdisciplinary partnership to address critical water security issues in the United States over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.

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.

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Grad students and recent PhD recipients encouraged to apply for Ereztech fellowship award

July 18, 2019

From Ereztech : Each year, Ereztech, a leading organometallic specialty chemical manufacturer, awards three $1500 fellowship awards to well deserving students and post-docs pursuing careers in organometallic chemistry. Frequently Asked Questions: What are the qualifications for interested applicants? The award is available to graduate students, recent PhD recipients (grad should...

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...