C. Wyatt Shields in the lab

Fighting “the bends”: Shields receives Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award for decompression sickness study

March 7, 2022

Assistant Professor C. Wyatt Shields IV is the recipient of a 2022 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program Award for his proposal “Mapping Immune Cell Responses to High Pressures in Decompression Illness.”

Northglenn high school students standing at the bench in the Shields Lab

Shields earns NSF CAREER Award for biomarkers research tied to high school outreach

March 1, 2022

Assistant Professor C. Wyatt Shields IV is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his proposal “Shape-Encoded Electrokinetic Particles for Multiplexed Biosensing.” This project seeks to develop a new method of early identification of disease biomarkers, while also facilitating outreach and education to students at Northglenn High School.

Amy Zimmerman and Sarah Smith in 1999 presenting their capstone findings

Senior capstone design course marks 25 years of real-world problem solving with industry partners

Feb. 28, 2022

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the revamped and retooled Chemical Engineering Design Project course — a class (re)designed to provide seniors with practical problem-solving experience and foster stronger ties to industry.

Engineering building

Two ChBE students earn Herbst Fellowship

Feb. 28, 2022

Six students from across the College of Engineering and Applied Science were selected as Herbst Fellows this semester, joining an elite group of scholars who embody the program’s commitment to ethical engineering study and practice.

Student artwork of planets, stars and a comet in outer space

Elementary Arts Lab teaches science concepts through creative expression

Feb. 10, 2022

Postdocs and graduate students combined art, movement, dance and science for students from the Boulder Valley School District.

Juan Manuel Restrepo-Florez

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez

Feb. 7, 2022

A Road Toward Sustainability – from Materials to Processes Speaker: Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez, Postdoctoral Associate University of Wisconsin-Madison Host: Will Medlin Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 2:45 p.m., JSCBB A108 Seminar Abstract Industrial processes and transportation account for more than 70% of the United States energy consumption. Finding strategies to...

Elizabeth Lee portrait

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Elizabeth Lee

Feb. 7, 2022

Computational Engineering of Materials at the Nanoscale—where “Classical” meets “Quantum” Speaker: Elizabeth Lee, Postdoctoral Researcher University of Chicago Host: Kayla Sprenger Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 2:45 p.m., JSCBB A108 Seminar Abstract Recent trends in materials have increasingly gone “nano”, transforming bulk material down to only a few hundred atoms...

Kara Fong in dark sweater with boats out of focus in background

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Kara Fong

Feb. 4, 2022

Improved understanding of transport in concentrated electrolyte solutions has important implications for energy storage, water purification, biological applications, and more. This understanding should ideally persist across length scales: we desire both continuum-level insight into macroscopic concentration and electric potential profiles as well as a molecular-level understanding of the mechanisms governing ion motion. However, the most ubiquitous theory to describe continuum-level electrolyte transport, the Stefan-Maxwell equations, yields transport coefficients which lack clear molecular-level interpretation and cannot be easily computed from molecular simulations.

Justin Tran and Kent Warren pose in front of lab equipment

Weimer Group identifies material and scheme that may enable efficient solar-driven production of H2 and CO

Jan. 25, 2022

Hydrogen has long been seen as a possible renewable fuel source, held out of reach for full-scale adoption by production costs and inefficiencies. Researchers in the Weimer Group are working to address this by using solar thermal processing to drive high-temperature chemical reactions that produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which can be used to synthesize liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

Adam Holewinski

Holewinski wins Scialog Award for negative emissions project

Jan. 24, 2022

Eight cross-disciplinary teams working to advance fundamental science in the removal of greenhouse gases from Earth’s atmosphere and oceans will receive awards totaling $1,210,000 in the second year of the Scialog: Negative Emissions Science initiative, sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with additional support from the Climate Pathfinders Foundation. The 22 individual awards of $55,000 will go to 20 researchers from a variety of institutions in the United States and Canada. Among the awardees is Adam Holewinski, Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder.