Andrew White

Seminar Announcement: Andrew White

Sept. 29, 2021

Deep learning has begun a renaissance in chemistry and materials. We can devise and fit models to predict molecular properties in a few hours and deploy them in a web browser. We can create novel generative models that were previously PhD theses in an afternoon.

Sam Goodman in suit

Outstanding Mentor Award 2021: Sam Goodman

Sept. 27, 2021

Sam Goodman (ChemEngr’16) was selected as one of two Outstanding Mentor Award winners for the Spring 2021 semester for his work with sophomore Abigail Hutabarat.

Joel Kaar

Kaar joins team using NSF grant to develop "on-demand, on-site" mRNA creation

Sept. 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are just the beginning for mRNA-based therapies; enabling a patient’s body to make almost any given protein could revolutionize care for other viruses, like HIV, as well as various cancers and genetic disorders. However, because mRNA molecules are very fragile, they require extremely low temperatures for storage and transportation. The logistical challenges and expense of maintaining these temperatures must be overcome before mRNA therapies can become truly widespread.

Jason Burdick

Alumnus Burdick to join faculty as Bowman Endowed Professor

Sept. 20, 2021

Alumnus Jason Burdick (PhDChemEngr’02) will return as faculty early next year, becoming the first Bowman Endowed Professor.

IMOD logo with blue background and white, blue, green and red dots

CU Boulder faculty help launch Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand

Sept. 14, 2021

CU Boulder is a founding partner of a major National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC): the Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand (IMOD). The center represents a research partnership spanning 11 universities led by the University of Washington.

Green and his wife, Clodagh, in a vineyard

An extended journey: Alumnus Kevin Green on the road from engineer to winemaker

Sept. 8, 2021

“La Randonnée” is French for a rambling walk or hike. For department alumnus Kevin Green (ChemEngr’96), the metaphor of an extended journey is apt for his own winding career. First as a student studying chemical and environmental engineering at CU Boulder, to a stint at Intel, then as an expatriate living in Ireland, and finally as a winemaker at Apollini Vineyards in Oregon and for his own label, appropriately named La Randonnée Wines.

Bradley Olsen

Seminar Announcement: Bradley Olsen

Sept. 7, 2021

Seminar : Polymer Informatics and High-Throughput Experimentation to Help Us Discover New Sustainable Polymers Speaker : Bradley Olsen, Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Host : Dan Schwartz Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:45 p.m. - JSCBB A108 Professor Bradley Olsen Seminar Abstract...

Lauren Zarzar

Seminar Announcement: Lauren Zarzar

Sept. 7, 2021

Seminar : Active Droplets that Swim, Chase and Organize Speaker : Lauren Zarzar, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University Host : Ryan Hayward Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:45 p.m. - JSCBB A108 Assistant Professor Lauren Zarzar Seminar Abstract Chemotactic interactions are ubiquitous in nature and can lead to complex emergent...

Thad Sauvain

Outstanding Mentor Award 2021: Thad Sauvain

Sept. 2, 2021

Thad Sauvain (ChemEngr’91) was selected as one of two Outstanding Mentor Award winners for the Spring 2021 semester for his work with junior Kyle Kinney. Kinney provided the nomination, stating that his mentor “provided invaluable advice for applying to internships and professional development.”

Ximin He

Seminar Announcement: Ximin He

Aug. 31, 2021

Seminar : Bio-like Structural Hydrogels with Life-like Intelligence Speaker : Ximin He, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles Host : Andrew Goodwin Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 2:45 p.m. via Zoom Assistant Professor Ximin He Seminar Abstract From the cellular level up to the...