Ankur Gupta

Ankur Gupta wins NSF CAREER award for improving energy storage and desalination technologies

Jan. 30, 2023

Assistant Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Ankur Gupta received a $517,000, 5-year CAREER award to optimize performance of capacitive desalination and supercapacitor technologies. His research for the two disparate processes involves a technical commonality: porous electrodes to maximize performance.

Professor Robert H. Davis in a lab setting,

Robert H. Davis joins ranks of CU Distinguished Professors

Jan. 27, 2023

Professor Robert H. Davis is known throughout CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science as an outstanding leader for his 25-year tenure as the Chemical and Biological Engineering department chair and then the dean of the college. Davis recently added another accolade to his extensive list of accomplishments: Distinguished Professor, the highest honor bestowed upon tenured faculty across the University of Colorado’s four campuses.

Tim White

A new, rubber-like film that can leap may one day help soft robots leap or lift

Jan. 19, 2023

Engineers at CU Boulder have designed a new, rubber-like film that can leap high into the air like a grasshopper—all on its own and without needing outside intervention. Just heat it up and watch it jump! The researchers describe their achievement Jan. 18 in the journal Science Advances. They say that similar materials could one day help embody “soft robots” (those that don’t need gears or other hard components to move) to leap or lift.

 Antonio Del Rio Flores

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Antonio Del Rio Flores, Feb. 21

Jan. 1, 2023

Biosynthesis and Mechanistic Investigation of Unusual Synthons in Natural Products Speaker: Antonio Del Rio Flores, University of California, Berkeley Host: Jerome Fox Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – 2:45pm – JSCBB A108 Seminar Abstract Natural products, often referred to as specialized metabolites, are small molecules known for their potent bioactivities relevant...

Carolyn Mills

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Carolyn Mills, March 7

Jan. 1, 2023

Carolyn Mills, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in the lab of Professor Danielle Tullman-Ercek.

Sophia Haussener

Patten Seminar Series: Sophia Haussener, April 18

Jan. 1, 2023

Sophia Haussener, associate professor of the Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering École Polytechnique Fédéralede Lausanne (EPFL) Lausanne, Switzerland, will review the state of the art of photoelectrochemical and thermochemical solar fuel processing approaches and comment on their specific challenges.

Graphic of Siyphus pushing a boulder up a hill

Perseverance Award winner makes his academic dreams come true

Dec. 7, 2022

As a child, Jeffrey Miller struggled with reading and paying attention in school due to dyslexia and ADHD. His persistence paid off: Miller will receive a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from CU Boulder in December. He's also the recipient of the 2022 Perseverance Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Weimer Research Group takes home four AIChE poster awards

Dec. 5, 2022

Four researchers from the Weimer Research Group received poster contest awards at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting, this year held in Phoenix, Nov. 11-14. Alan Weimer, Melvin E. and Virginia M. Clark professor of chemical and biological engineering, said his students have been presenting papers at the...

Vivian Feig

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Vivian Feig, Feb. 28

Dec. 2, 2022

Vivian Feig, PhD, is a Schmidt Science Fellow and postdoctoral researcher in the labs of Assistant Professor Giovanni Traverso and Professor Robert Langer at MIT and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this talk, Feig will show how soft matter can enable bio-interfacing materials to circumvent the tradeoff between dynamism and functionality for two particularly difficult use cases: bio-electronics and load-bearing materials.

Andrew Rosen

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Andrew Rosen, Feb. 16

Dec. 2, 2022

In this talk, Andrew Rosen, Miller Research Fellow, will discuss how quantum chemistry, high-throughput computing and machine learning can help guide experiments and accelerate the discovery of novel materials to address a variety of global challenges relevant to the field of chemical engineering.