Kayla Weston takes 1st Place in the large Fuels, Petrochemicals and Energy poster competition at the 2012 AIChE National Conference

Jan. 4, 2013

Kayla Weston, an undergraduate junior conducting research in the labs of Al Weimer, won for her poster titled “A Comparison of Two-step Concentrated Solarthermal Water Splitting Materials”. Congratulations to her Ph.D. student mentor, Christopher Muhich, as well.

Staci Van Norman

Staci Van Norman Wins Third in Poster Contest

Jan. 4, 2013

Staci Van Norman, a graduate student in the Weimer group, won third prize at the Particle Technology Forum poster session at the AIChE National Conference for her poster titled “Thin Film, Big Difference – Atomic Layer Deposition Functionalized Oxide and Polymer Particles."

Aaron Palumbo

Aaron Palumbo Awarded Second Prize in Poster Contest

Jan. 4, 2013

Aaron Palumbo, a graduate student in the Weimer group, won second prize in the Sustainability and Sustainable Biorefineries poster session at the 2012 AIChE National Conference for his poster titled “Co-utilization of Methane in Steam-biomass Gasification using Concentrated Solar Energy."

Christine Hrenya Awarded $450K for Solar Power Plant Research

Jan. 3, 2013

Professor Christine Hrenya was recently awarded $450K from the Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the use of solid particles as a heat transfer fluid in concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. Funding for the project comes from the DOE’s Bridging Research Interactions through collaborative Development Grants in Energy ( BRIDGE...

Professor Al Weimer

Al Weimer Receives $380K Grant to Create Liquid Fuels from Natural Gas

Jan. 2, 2013

ChBE Professor and C2B2 Executive Director Al Weimer recently received a $380K grant from the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) for his proposal "Atomic Layer Deposition for Creating Liquid Fuels from Natural Gas". Weimer proposes to use nanotechnology to improve the structure of gas-to-liquids catalysts, increasing...

Chris Bowman

Chris Bowman Named Distinguished Professor

Nov. 19, 2012

Professor Chris Bowman was one of six University of Colorado faculty members to be named a Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university. Each year, the recognition goes to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom...

BaroFold Inc

BaroFold Licenses Technology to Boehringer Ingelheim and Nuron

Nov. 16, 2012

BaroFold Inc. , a pharmaceutical company focused on the patented Pressure Enabled Protein Manufacturing (PreEMT) technology invented in the labs of ChBE Professor Theodore Randolph and Dr. John Carpenter, has recently licensed its technology to both Boehringer Ingelheim and Nuron Biotech. Read more about these collaborative efforts below: Boehringer Ingelheim...

Doug Gin

Doug Gin named Ind. & Eng. Division Fellow by ACS

Nov. 16, 2012

Congratulations to Doug Gin, who was named a 2013 Ind. & Eng. (I&EC) Division Fellow by the American Chemical Society.

Faculty Receives $400K GAANN Funding

Nov. 15, 2012

Chemical and Biological Engineering faculty received $400,000 in total funding from the Department of Education for new Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) on the topic of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Leading the department efforts were Al Weimer and Chris Bowman.

Tyler Martin

Tyler Martin Awarded Teets Family Endowed Doctoral Fellowship

Nov. 10, 2012

Tyler Martin, a second year graduate student in the Jayaraman research group, was awarded the Teets Family Endowed Doctoral Fellowship by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.