Professor Andrew Goodwin Invited to U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

June 14, 2016

The National Academy of Engineering has invited Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin to participate in its 2016 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium . The symposium, which accepts only 100 engineers from industry, universities and government labs to attend, takes place Sept. 19-21 in Irvine, Calif. Participants will attend presentations and breakout... Read more »
Ron West

Former professor Ronald E. West revered beyond the classroom

June 9, 2016

Former ChE professor Ronald E. West passed away May 23 after a long battle with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, a rare lymphoma. Ron taught in the department from 1957 until 1995, developing strong friendships and devoting countless hours to helping students. “He was always kind and supportive of me, especially in some... Read more »
Tara Lovestead

Alum Wins PECASE Award, Honored at White House

June 9, 2016

As a graduate student in the early 2000s, Tara Lovestead learned the ropes of scholarly research under Professor Chris Bowman. Now a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology working on analytical chemistry applications, Lovestead is one of only 105 scientists nationwide to earn the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.Read more »
Al Weimer and student

Al Weimer: A Professor Worth Duplicating

June 9, 2016

After 16 years in industry, Professor Al Weimer moved to academia in search of new research opportunities. He's found them at CU Boulder, where he investigates solar thermal processing and atomic layer deposition, a process he patented to coat individual particles in ultrathin films. Today his lab is applying this technology to improve everything from biofuel production to vaccine stabilization to 3D printing and more.Read more »

$1M Grant Spurs Research on Enzyme-Based WMD detectors

June 9, 2016

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder have won a $1 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for research that could enable next-generation detectors for weapons of mass destruction. Conventional screening methods for these weapons’ chemical components often rely on bulky, slow and... Read more »
Frozen Dead Guy Coffin Races

ChBE students win Coffin Races at Frozen Dead Guy Days

June 7, 2016

Seven PhD students proved their mettle in March by winning an unusual athletic competition that's part of the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in nearby Nederland. They even defeated the six-time defending champions - a mechanical engineering group from CU Boulder.Read more »
JSCBB construction of the E-wing

Department Grows into New Spaces

June 7, 2016

Construction has begun on a new wing of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, which will provide 10,000+ square feet of additional space for chemical and biological engineering. Meanwhile, the department's former wing in the Engineering Center is being renovated, and several researchers are moving into the new Sustainability, Energy and Environment ComplexRead more »
Dan Schwartz

Letter from the Chair - Summer 2016

June 7, 2016

After four years as department chair, Professor Dan Schwartz will hand off the reins in July to Professor Charles Musgrave. Read Schwartz's reflections on the department's achievements during his four years.Read more »

2016 Department Awards Ceremony Honorees

June 6, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Department Awards Ceremony honorees!Read more »

Alum Amy Kramer Named to 'Top 40 Young Lawyers'

May 2, 2016

Amy Kramer (ChemEngr '06) was named among the American Bar Association's "Top 40 Young Lawyers" for 2016. Kramer earned a BS in chemical engineering and a JD from CU Boulder and works for Greenberg Traurig in Denver, specializing in intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks and copyrights.Read more »