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Engineers Developing Advanced Battery Membranes with $3M DOE Grant

March 9, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder engineers have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop better membranes for more efficient and cost-effective large-scale batteries.Read more »
Cathryn Toomey

Students Studying Abroad in Greater Numbers

March 3, 2017

Studying abroad as an engineering major is now more feasible than ever. In the last decade, the number of chemical and biological engineering students studying abroad has more than doubled. Through short Global Seminars taught by CU professors to semester or full-year internships and study abroad programs, undergraduates are finding... Read more »
Lisa Glatch and Robert H. Davis

Davis, Glatch Win 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards

March 3, 2017

Each year, the College of Engineering and Applied Science presents the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards and Recent Alumni Award to outstanding representatives of CU Engineering. This year, two award recipients hail from chemical and biological engineering: professor and former Dean Robert H. Davis (in the special category for non-alumni) and... Read more »
Dave Clough

Professor Dave Clough to retire

March 3, 2017

Anyone who has earned a degree from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder in the last 42 years has probably interacted with Professor Dave Clough—and there’s a good chance he remembers you by name. With an encyclopedic memory and a knack for building close connections with... Read more »
Charles Musgrave

Letter from the Chair: Faculty Search Process

March 1, 2017

I am often inspired hearing about the positive impact our faculty members have on our students and alumni starting out their careers. Over the next two years, several of these extraordinary faculty members will retire, including, as you read in this newsletter, Professor Dave Clough after 42 years in the... Read more »
Christine Hrenya

$3M grant helping improve particle simulations

Feb. 15, 2017

The flow and movement of individual solid particles — be it grains of lunar dust or the powdered contents of a medication — holds tremendous research value for scientists in a variety of fields. Now, a $3 million grant from the Department of Energy will allow University of Colorado Boulder researchers to simulate particle behavior to a greater degree than ever before.Read more »
Professor Alan Weimer, CU Boulder alum Karen Buechler, CU Boulder alum Mike Masterson and Professor Steve George are at ALD NanoSolutions in Broomfield, Colorado.

Spinoff company is all in the CU Boulder family

Feb. 8, 2017

In 1997, Professor Alan Weimer of chemical and biological engineering heard a campus talk by Professor Steven George of chemistry about a novel process of coating surfaces with the thinnest of materials possible, known as atomic layer deposition (ALD). “One of the things Steve talked about was putting an extremely... Read more »
Dragan Mejic

Shop manager celebrates 15 years service

Feb. 7, 2017

Congratulations to Dragan Mejic, shop manager and instrument fabricator for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, on 15 years of service to the department. Dragan supports the department’s research programs by helping faculty, postdocs and graduate students create mechanical and electronic equipment. He and the shop staff assess the... Read more »
Megan Wierzbinski

Department Welcomes New Staff

Feb. 3, 2017

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is pleased to welcome Megan Wierzbinski as an administrative coordinator. A CU Boulder alum, Wierzbinski will provide administrative, event management, faculty and course support to the department. She will coordinate a range of events and activities, including seminars, faculty award submissions, faculty course... Read more »
Mike Wirth

Alumnus Mike Wirth named Vice Chairman of Chevron Corporation

Feb. 1, 2017

Alumnus Mike Wirth has been named vice chairman of Chevron Corporation effective Feb. 1, 2017. Wirth, a 1982 chemical engineering graduate, joined Chevron the same year as a design engineer. He advanced through a number of engineering, construction and operations positions before becoming executive vice president of Midstream and Development... Read more »