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Seniors shine with CEAS Graduating Student Awards

April 29, 2021

Five 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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Developing efficient, dynamic windows for comfort and climate change research appears in Nature Energy

April 29, 2021

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program are among the authors of “Polymer inhibitors enable >900 cm2 dynamic windows based on reversible metal electrodeposition with high solar modulation” which appeared in the April issue of the highly prestigious science journal Nature Energy.

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Multi-program PhD candidate first author on cardiac fibrosis-based paper

April 26, 2021

Cierra Walker, a PhD candidate in the both the Materials Science and Engineering Program and Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Program at CU Boulder is the first author on a new paper in Nature that explores what happens to cells after a heart attack.

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Bauman receives NDSEG Fellowship for his work with responsive, lightweight materials

April 21, 2021

Grant Bauman, a second-year graduate student advised by Gallogly Professor Tim White, recently received the 2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Award (NDSEG). The fellowship recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in science and technology fields of interest to the Department of Defense.

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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.

Varsha Rao

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’