Megan English

English of Team Weimer earns Ryland Family Graduate Fellowship

Oct. 14, 2020

Megan English, a graduate student in the Team Weimer Chemical and Biological Engineering research group, is the recipient of the Ryland Family Graduate Fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year.

Brian Aguado in grey suit with Flatirons background

Aguado of the Anseth Research Group earns Outstanding Postdoc Award

Oct. 13, 2020

Brian Aguado, a postdoctoral researcher in the Anseth Research Group, is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Postdoc Award, which recognizes postdoctoral associates and fellows at CU Boulder for their research, communication and leadership accomplishments.

Christine Hrenya

Hrenya to receive Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems

Oct. 1, 2020

Professor Christine Hrenya is the recipient of the AIChE 2020 Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems, an award that recognizes a researcher who has made a significant impact in the fluid particle systems field or related subjects.

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ChBE jumps to #19 overall in U.S. News and World Report rankings for undergraduate chemical engineering programs

Sept. 24, 2020

The CU Boulder Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is now ranked #19 overall in the U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings for the Best Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program category for 2021. In 2020, the department was ranked at #25 overall.

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LearnChemE founders celebrate 10 years of chemical engineering education with a new NSF grant

Sept. 23, 2020

Ten years ago, a few professors had a question: what if chemical and biological engineering students and instructors could get free, in-depth, high-quality instruction on hundreds of subjects within the field any time they wanted?

J Will Medlin wearing blue shirt and safety glasses

“Fine-tuning” catalyst performance for sustainable hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Sept. 17, 2020

New research from Professor J. Will Medlin and collaborators at three other institutions points to a new, inexpensive and sustainable method of synthesizing hydrogen peroxide.

Christine Hrenya

Hrenya to discuss learning from the unexpected via Jacobus van ‘t Hoff lecture on Sept. 17

Sept. 11, 2020

Professor Christine M. Hrenya will deliver the prestigious Jacobus van ’t Hoff lecture for the TU Delft Process Technology Institute on Sept. 17. She joins a cadre of accomplished, notable researchers—including Nobel laureates—who have been honored with the lecture appointment.

An intestinal organoid

New paper explores organoid growth and development, illustrates new route for control

Sept. 10, 2020

Max Yavitt, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the first author on a new paper in Advanced Materials focusing on organoid development. We asked Yavitt about the research problems the work explores, his time with the Anseth Lab and why this is such an important and growing area of research–particularly for the field of medicine.

Biomaterials journal cover

New paper in Biomaterials explores microgel scaffolds for wound regeneration

Sept. 8, 2020

Alexander Caldwell, who recently earned his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the co-first author with graduate student Varsha Rao on a new paper in Biomaterials. The work explores beneficial combinations of cells to promote healing in wounds. We asked Caldwell about the research problems the work explores, his time with the Anseth Lab and where his career might take him next.

Jerome Fox

Functional redundancy can help cells balance competing biochemical objectives

Sept. 4, 2020

New research from Assistant Professor Jerome Fox aims to provide a fundamental system of design rules for fine-tuning the biochemical outputs of fatty acid pathways, which can generate precursors for sustainable fuels and other useful chemicals for scientists and engineers.