Biotech building in winter

Department to Offer New PhD in Biological Engineering, Building on Research Expertise

Feb. 12, 2018

The University of Colorado Board of Regents voted Feb. 8 to approve the split of CU Boulder's doctoral offering under the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering into a doctorate in chemical engineering and a doctorate in biological engineering. The offering previously included both areas of study and will now...

Phillip Vo

Student Phillip Vo featured in #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign

Feb. 2, 2018

Charlie Nuttelman and students in lab

Department Launches Summer Research Program for Undergrads; Apply by March 16

Jan. 5, 2018

Chris Bowman in lab

Professor Chris Bowman Elected to National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine has elected Professor Christopher Bowman of the University of Colorado Boulder to its ranks. Bowman, a faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering since 1992, is a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor and holds the James and Catherine Patten Endowed Chair.

Prashant Nagpal at whiteboard

ChBE Research Puts Rapid, Cost-effective Genetic Screening Within Reach

Nov. 30, 2017

CU Boulder researchers are developing new techniques for faster, more cost-effective single-molecule DNA sequencing that could have transformative impacts on genetic screening, paving the way for advances in vaccine development, early cancer detection and organ transplants.

Students working on trail maintenance

Instructor, Students Complete Trail Maintenance

Nov. 28, 2017

This fall, ChBE students joined instructor Charlie Nuttelman to maintain portions of the Colorado Trail. Nuttelman has been an official adopter of the scenic trail through the Colorado Trail Foundation for four years and often invites students to participate in maintenance projects. The team, which calls itself “CU on the...

Kimi Bourland

Senior Kimi Bourland Named Outstanding Graduate of the College

Nov. 28, 2017

Kimi Bourland’s start in engineering wasn’t pleasant. Although she picked a top engineering school in California, the college wasn’t a fit for her. She felt bullied as a woman in a male-dominated field; a peer in her first-year projects course laughed at her ideas. So she returned to her hometown...

Letter from the Chair: Seeking Industry Liaisons for Capstone Projects

Nov. 28, 2017

Next month, our seniors will return to campus and begin one of the biggest challenges of their undergraduate careers: the capstone design course. This one-semester course allows student teams to work collaboratively on real-world technical problems. Students analyze the problem, develop ideas and data, provide oral presentations and prepare a...

Hendrik Heinz

Hendrik Heinz Appointed Associate Editor of New Journal of Chemistry

Nov. 14, 2017

Professor Hendrik Heinz has been appointed as an associate editor and member of the editorial board of the New Journal of Chemistry . The role involves handling of 300 manuscript submissions per year from pre-screening to peer review and acceptance for publication. This high-impact, peer-reviewed monthly journal is owned by...

Janet deGrazia with Ken Anderson and Chancellor Phil DiStefano

Janet deGrazia named Teaching Professor

Nov. 10, 2017

This spring, the University of Colorado Boulder created a new level of distinction for instructional faculty. This new level is recognized by the title of "teaching professor." This honor is reserved for individuals who have held the rank of senior instructor for at least three years and have a record of distinction in teaching, service and leadership.