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Six CU Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering students selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 12, 2021

Six students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) awards.

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Sage Hurta wins the Women’s Mile at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

April 5, 2021

"Crossing the finish line in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I was overcome with both joy and relief. I spent much of 2020 injured, dreaming of an opportunity to win an NCAA title. Now that I had an opportunity to realize that dream, I didn't want to pass it up. Winning an individual NCAA track title has been a couple years in the making for me, delayed in large part by the pandemic."

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CU Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering jumps to No. 14 in U.S. News and World Report’s best graduate school rankings for 2022

March 30, 2021

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering continued to gain national recognition for the quality of its graduate school education, earning the No. 14 (tie) spot overall in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings for chemical engineering for 2022.

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Spike protein mapping could lead to more effective COVID-19 vaccine boosters and therapies

March 25, 2021

New research from the Sprenger and Whitehead groups aims to identify and map common mutations in “Spike” proteins—the proteins that allow the virus to enter and infect cells. This would provide researchers with a roadmap to anticipate and counteract the development of future SARS-CoV-2 strains with effective vaccines and vaccine boosters.

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Setting the stage for cell 'directors' to repair fractures: Rao wins Three Minute Thesis competition

March 4, 2021

What do movie sets and biomaterial environments have in common? According to Varsha Rao, a fifth-year PhD student in the Anseth Lab who placed first in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Feb. 16, they both need directors to call the shots.

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CU Boulder scientists win $1.2M for cutting-edge microscopy center

March 4, 2021

New center will be ‘truly paradigm shifting for life scientists and engineers across campus’

Cross-sectional SEM image of the spin-coated MAPbI3 film processed from DMF precursor solution (annealed for 5 s at 100 °C) on a PTAA-covered ITO glass substrate.

Growing a better, more affordable solar cell from perovskite

March 2, 2021

While solar panels have traditionally used silicon-based cells, researchers are increasingly looking to perovskite-based solar cells to create panels that are more efficient, less expensive to produce and can be manufactured at the scale needed to power the world.

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Velcro-like cellular proteins key to tissue strength

March 1, 2021

Where do bodily tissues get their strength? New CU Boulder research provides important new clues to this long-standing mystery, identifying how specialized proteins called cadherins join forces to make cells stick—and stay stuck—together.

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Erica McNamee joins Brooke Owens Fellowship Class of 2021

Feb. 22, 2021

Erica McNamee, a junior in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is among 44 undergraduates selected for the Brooke Owens Fellowship Class of 2021.

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Christopher Bowman elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 10, 2021

Distinguished Professor Christopher Bowman of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers.