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.

Cell adhesion involves complex interactions between proteins on both cells.

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.

Erica McNamee

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.

Chris Bowman

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.

Kristi Anseth

Anseth to receive 2021 Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award this fall

Feb. 8, 2021

Professor Kristi Anseth will be the recipient of the prestigious Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2021 meeting.

Ryan Hayward

Ryan Hayward: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

Jan. 4, 2021

The Department of Energy followed up with Prof. Hayward to discuss his Early Career Award.

Will Medlin

Letter from the Chair: Fall 2020

Dec. 9, 2020

It’s been an eventful and challenging year. Since March, like everyone else, we’ve had to make major changes to how we operate during the pandemic. This has involved radical changes to how we teach and learn. It has also had a significant impact on research in our laboratories.

Seth Marder

Marder to head up RASEI, with joint appointments at ChBE and Chemistry

Dec. 1, 2020

Next summer, renowned chemist and researcher Seth Marder will join the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute as director and will begin joint appointments at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as a senior research fellow and at CU Boulder’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Department of Chemistry.

Profssor Michael F Toney

Toney and international team develop method for observing ion movement in batteries

Nov. 10, 2020

An international team of researchers including Professor Michael Toney has developed a new technique for precisely tracking the movement of ions within batteries, a discovery that may have far-reaching impacts on how safe and efficient batteries are developed.

H. Scott Fogler headshot

Alumnus H. Scott Fogler earns Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year honors

Nov. 5, 2020

Department alumnus Professor H. Scott Fogler (PhDChemEngr'65) was recently named a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Michigan Association of State Universities, a prestigious honor among faculty members working in public university undergraduate education.