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Letter from the Chair: Spring 2021

May 11, 2021

With the spring semester behind us, it’s with optimism and hope that we look forward to a summer of reconnection and a fall semester that will look increasingly “normal” compared to this previous year.

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Watch the Chemical and Biological Engineering Spring 2021 Graduation Ceremony

May 7, 2021

Yesterday, graduates of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering celebrated the completion of their degrees via a live virtual ceremony.

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Seniors shine with CEAS Graduating Student Awards

April 29, 2021

Five graduating seniors from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering earned Graduating Student Awards from the College of Engineering and Applied Science this year.

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Developing efficient, dynamic windows for comfort and climate change research appears in Nature Energy

April 29, 2021

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program are among the authors of “Polymer inhibitors enable >900 cm2 dynamic windows based on reversible metal electrodeposition with high solar modulation” which appeared in the April issue of the highly prestigious science journal Nature Energy.

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Multi-program PhD candidate first author on cardiac fibrosis-based paper

April 26, 2021

Cierra Walker, a PhD candidate in the both the Materials Science and Engineering Program and Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Program at CU Boulder is the first author on a new paper in Nature that explores what happens to cells after a heart attack.

Grant Bauman

Bauman receives NDSEG Fellowship for his work with responsive, lightweight materials

April 21, 2021

Grant Bauman, a second-year graduate student advised by Gallogly Professor Tim White, recently received the 2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Award (NDSEG). The fellowship recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in science and technology fields of interest to the Department of Defense.

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Drug development platform could provide flexible, rapid and targeted antimicrobials

April 16, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder have created a platform that that can develop effective and highly specific peptide nucleic acid therapies for use against any bacteria within just one week. The work could change the way we respond to pandemics and how we approach increasing cases of antibiotic resistance globally.

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Six CU Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering students selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 12, 2021

Six students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) awards.

Sage Hurta and competitors running at the 2021 Women's Mile event

Sage Hurta wins the Women’s Mile at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

April 5, 2021

"Crossing the finish line in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I was overcome with both joy and relief. I spent much of 2020 injured, dreaming of an opportunity to win an NCAA title. Now that I had an opportunity to realize that dream, I didn't want to pass it up. Winning an individual NCAA track title has been a couple years in the making for me, delayed in large part by the pandemic."

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CU Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering jumps to No. 14 in U.S. News and World Report’s best graduate school rankings for 2022

March 30, 2021

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering continued to gain national recognition for the quality of its graduate school education, earning the No. 14 (tie) spot overall in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings for chemical engineering for 2022.