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ChBE seniors take home 25 percent of CEAS graduating student awards

April 20, 2023

Ten graduating seniors from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering earned Graduating Student Awards from the College of Engineering and Applied Science this year.

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New materials research at CU Boulder will help develop high-efficiency solar cells

April 19, 2023

Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Program have published new findings in Joule that could lead to the development of better hybrid lead halide perovskites – a class of materials proposed for use as low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells.

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PhD student honored for shape-changing “smart” materials research

April 13, 2023

PhD Student Albert Velasco Abadia was awarded the prestigious Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award for his research in using biological catalysts — also known as enzymes — for triggering shape reconfigurations in "smart" materials known as liquid crystal networks.

Adam Holewinski

Adam Holewinski receives Fulbright to synthesize renewable fuels and chemicals

April 9, 2023

Adam Holewinski, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to research efficient ways to produce sustainable chemical products and fuels using electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind.

Chris Calderon

ChBE Seminar: Christopher Calderon, May 2

April 1, 2023

Christopher Calderon, PhD, will give a talk, "A Review of Some Data-Driven Modeling Applications Fueled by Optical Microscopy, on May 2.

Kayla Sprenger

Video: How Kayla Sprenger Uses Computational Tools in Energy and Health Research

March 28, 2023

Mallory Palizzi

Students talk summer plans, learning outside the classroom

March 28, 2023

Mallory Palizzi, a junior studying chemical engineering, conducts research with a graduate student in the Boulder Experimental Electronics and Manufacturing (BEEM) Laboratory on East Campus. Palizzi says she was hired through the SPUR program for the summer, and the lab later decided to extend her position though the academic school year.

Pierre-Thomas Brun

Patten Seminar Series: Pierre-Thomas Brun, April 25

March 19, 2023

Building with Fluids: A Lazy Approach to Fabrication Speaker: Pierre-Thomas Brun, assistant professor, chemical and biological engineering, Princeton University Host: Ryan Hayward Tuesday, April 25, 2023 — 2:45 p.m., JSCBB A108 Abstract In nature, organized arrays of elements arise spontaneously from the interactions between their component parts, e.g. reaction-diffusion problems,...

Professor Al Weimer

From a laboratory curiosity to a commercial powder processing plant

March 15, 2023

In this issue of Powder Technology, Professor Alan Weimer describes his commercial path for two new powder processing technologies that resulted in two new businesses. Both developments began as laboratory curiosities and had to overcome significant skepticism and technical and financial challenges along the way.

Simon Kalmus

New ‘magic beans’ produce ingredients for cancer treatments, vaccines and more

March 2, 2023

Simon Kalmus, an alumnus of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, is working with Brian DeDecker, a teaching associate professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and CU’s iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) student research team to develop a way to engineer soybeans that produce scarce ingredients for cancer drugs, vaccines and infant formula—while going easy on the planet.