Workers mixing cement on Army construction project

Researchers Work to Make Cement Manufacture Greener and More Efficient

Oct. 23, 2017

An international team of scientists, including researchers at CU Boulder, has created a database of molecular dynamics models that simulate the properties of cement in all its varieties. The database is called cemff , for cement force fields. It gathers methods for simulating force-field parameters for the various types of... Read more »
Anushree Chatterjee with students in lab

ChBE Research: Light-activated Nanoparticles Can Supercharge Current Antibiotics

Oct. 13, 2017

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new CU Boulder research shows.Read more »
Chris Bowman with award plaque

Professor Christopher Bowman Receives Herman F. Mark Scholar Award

Oct. 2, 2017

Professor Christopher Bowman is the recipient of the 2017 Herman F. Mark Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society’s Polymer Chemistry Division. Bowman, a CU Distinguished Professor and Patten Endowed Chair, joined the faculty in 1992 and served as founding director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program at CU... Read more »
Christine Hrenya group with rheometer

Anton Paar, Hrenya Lab Push Research Boundaries with State-of-the-Art Rheometer

Sept. 27, 2017

Anton Paar's lead rheology scientist, Abhi Shetty (second from left), joins Professor Christine Hrenya (right) and graduate students (from left) Noemi Collado, Ipsita Mishra and Kevin Kellogg for the rheometer installation. University of Colorado Boulder Professor Christine Hrenya has long been an innovator in the field of rheometry, and thanks... Read more »
Instructor in lab with two female students

Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program Ranked #17 in Nation

Sept. 19, 2017

CU Boulder’s undergraduate chemical engineering program has been ranked No. 17 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report . The program was No. 11 among public institutions whose highest degree is a doctorate. The rankings are an improvement from the previous year, when CU’s undergraduate chemical engineering program... Read more »
Al Weimer

Professor Alan Weimer Earns AIChE Lifetime Achievement Award for Particle Technology

Sept. 18, 2017

Professor Alan Weimer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Particle Technology from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The award recognizes Weimer’s lifetime of scientific achievement, including fundamental understanding, discovery, engineering scale-up and commercialization of processes to synthesize ultrafine ceramic powders... Read more »
Daniela Lopez

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Daniela Lopez Shares Aspirations, Motivations for Engineering

Aug. 25, 2017

Casey Vanderheyden

Sub-Zero Summer Job: ChBE Senior Studies Climate at National Ice Core Laboratory

Aug. 16, 2017

The thermostat may read 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside the sprawling federal research complex in Lakewood, Colorado, but inside, CU Boulder undergraduate student Casey Vanderheyden is donning a bulky winter coat, gloves and boots as though she is headed to the South Pole. In a sense, she is. Vanderheyden is reaching the end of her six-week summer work stint at the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL), one of the country’s most prominent storage facilities for ice samples collected from around the world.Read more »
Cole Deforest

Alumnus Cole DeForest Named Among AIChE's '35 Under 35'

Aug. 11, 2017

Alumnus Cole DeForest, who earned his PhD in our department in 2011, has been named one of AIChE’s “35 Under 35.” The award recognizes his contributions to the institute and the chemical engineering profession. An assistant professor at the University of Washington, DeForest, 33, was selected in the bioengineering category... Read more »
Magnesium ingot

CU Boulder Spinoff Modernizes Magnesium Production

July 25, 2017

CU Boulder engineers have revamped a World War II-era process for making magnesium that requires half the energy and produces a fraction of the pollution compared to today’s leading methods. The breakthrough process, developed in the labs of Professor Alan Weimer, could vastly improve production of the strong, lightweight metal... Read more »

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