Carbon fiber sheet, simulated carbon fiber cross section and models of compressed carbon nanotube assemblies

CU Boulder earns NASA award for developing materials that reduce spaceflight costs

Sept. 6, 2023

Current and former members of the Heinz Research Group have earned prestigious NASA Group Achievement Awards for their research centered on designing lightweight, high-strength materials aimed at reducing the costs of spaceflights.

Keala Gapin presents her poster

Meet Keala Gapin, CU Boulder Astronaut Scholar

Sept. 5, 2023

Keala Gapin, a chemical and biological engineering senior, received a 2023 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, an organization founded by the Mercury 7 astronauts.

Justin Tran Al Weimer and Kent Warren in the Weimer Lab

Weimer Lab unveils economical method for producing clean fuel

Aug. 16, 2023

The Weimer Lab has introduced an efficient and economical method to use renewable energy to produce fuel, opening doors to clean and sustainable energy sources for transportation, steelmaking and ammonia production.

Crystals lift and lower a ball 10,000 times their weight by alternating green and UV light.

CU Boulder researchers develop arrays of tiny crystals that deliver efficient wireless energy

Aug. 7, 2023

In a new study published in Nature Materials, the Hayward Research Group unveiled a resilient photomechanical material that can convert light energy into mechanical work without heat or electricity. Its potential applications include powering a drone with a laser beam, bypassing the need for a bulky on-board battery.

Paul Lichty in front of the ALD machinery

CU Boulder engineering grad builds world-leading materials science company

July 31, 2023

As the CEO of Forge Nano, Paul Lichty (MechEngr BS‘06, ChemEngr PhD‘11) now spearheads the advancement of the company’s cutting-edge nano coating technology.

Children holding up their artwork.

Imagining new ways to teach science

July 28, 2023

Chemical and Biological Engineering PhD student Elizabeth Allan-Cole contributes to CU Boulder’s Elementary Arts Lab, a team aiding elementary school teachers with a multidisciplinary approach to traditional science education.

Nicole Day in front of blurred mountains

PhD student receives prestigious Acta Student Award

July 13, 2023

Nicole Day, a rising fifth-year chemical and biological engineering PhD student in the Shields Lab, concentrates on advancing particle-based systems to enhance the delivery of cancer immunotherapies.

Ankur Gupta

Ankur Gupta to deliver Dream Chemistry Lecture in Warsaw

June 22, 2023

Ankur Gupta, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been invited to deliver the prestigious Dream Chemistry Lecture at the Institute of Physical Chemistry in Warsaw, Poland. The honor recognizes the significant contributions of Gupta's young research group, the Laboratory of Interfaces, Flow, and Electrokinetics (LIFE).

Hector Sanchez-Moran holding a very large check for $250, showing he won the poster prize.

Sanchez-Moran's enzyme immobilization research takes top prize at biologics summit

May 26, 2023

Surpassing more than 300 participants, chemical engineering PhD student Hector Sanchez-Moran took home first prize at the PEGS Essential Protein and Antibody Engineering Summit poster presentation competition.

From left to right, Evan Flitz, Collin Sindt and Noah Smith, the three NDSEG honorees

Three chemical engineering PhD students earn Department of Defense fellowships

May 25, 2023

Evan Flitz, Collin Sindt and and Noah Smith have received 2023 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEG), a prestigious Department of Defense award that recognizes and supports promising young scientists and engineers.