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 »
Kelly Gazarik

Student Kelly Gazarik featured in CU's #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign

July 7, 2017

A multi-institutional team led by NREL discovered a way to create new alloys that could form the basis of next-generation semiconductors. The NREL team includes (left to right) Stephan Lany, Aaron Holder, Paul Ndione, and Andriy Zakutayev.

New faculty member leads research on semiconductor alloys

June 19, 2017

A multi-institutional team led by NREL, including new ChBE faculty member Aaron Holder (second from left), discovered a way to create new alloys that could form the basis of next-generation semiconductors. The NREL team includes (from left) Stephan Lany, Holder, Paul Ndione and Andriy Zakutayev. Photo courtesy NREL. A multi-institutional... Read more »
Rob Davis

Professor Robert Davis wins CU Boulder alumni award

June 7, 2017

The CU Boulder Alumni Association has named Professor and Dean Emeritus Robert H. Davis a 2017 Robert L. Stearns Alumni Award winner. Davis joined the chemical engineering faculty in 1983 and served as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science from 2002-17. The Stearns Award was initiated in... Read more »
Chris Bowman in lab

Professor Christopher Bowman named Distinguished Research Lectureship honoree

June 7, 2017

CU Boulder’s Research & Innovation Office has named Professor Chris Bowman as one of two 2017 Distinguished Research Lectureship honorees. Bowman was nominated by his peers and chosen unanimously by a faculty panel. He will receive a $2,000 stipend and will present a lecture in fall 2017 or spring 2018... Read more »