Gomezin suit and bow tie

Patten Seminar Series Announcement: Enrique Gomez

Jan. 14, 2022

Reverse osmosis modules comprised of composite polymer membranes represent a leading technology in desalination and purification of brackish water.

Peter in black suit with green tie

Patten Seminar Series Announcement: Christian Pester

Jan. 14, 2022

The covalent attachment of polymers has emerged as a powerful strategy for the preparation of multi-functional surfaces.

Gregory Odegard in blue suit

Patten Seminar Series Announcement: Gregory Odegard

Jan. 14, 2022

Current state-of-the-art composite materials are not light/strong enough for crewed missions to Mars and beyond.

Martin Bazant in front of white board with notes

Patten Seminar Series Announcement: Martin Z. Bazant

Jan. 5, 2022

Traditional methods of scientific inquiry and engineering design begin with human intelligence: Mathematical models encoding physical hypotheses are proposed, tested against experimental data and refined by fitting adjustable parameters.

Will Medlin on balcony overlooking Boulder

Letter from the Chair: Fall 2021

Dec. 15, 2021

We had a good fall semester. That seems like a simple statement, but it means a lot, considering the events of the past year and a half. It is worth remarking upon as CU Boulder returned to full-time, on-campus operations.

Shields and Day examine sample in lab

Thankful for our community: Giving Tuesday a success for ChBE

Dec. 10, 2021

Alumni and friends of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering generously made contributions to the department excellence fund in honor of Giving Tuesday. Nineteen donors provided $3,018 during the giving period, which ran throughout the latter half of November.

Haichao Wu and Dan Schwartz at Wu's dissertation defense

Wu receives CEAS Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dec. 8, 2021

Haichao Wu of the Dan Schwartz Group is the winner of the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award for “Nanoparticle Tracking to Probe Transport in Porous Media.” This award is a recognition of the quality and excellence of Wu’s research as well as his presentation of the dissertation.

CU Boulder campus from the air with inset photos of Noble and Randolph

National Academy of Inventors honors Noble, Randolph

Dec. 7, 2021

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) today announced that CU Boulder researchers Richard D. Noble and Theodore Randolph have been named 2021 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

Students gathered for a photo at NCSU for the symposium

ChBE students make an impact at NCSU Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering symposium

Dec. 7, 2021

Students from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering presented their research as part of the competitive NC State University Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering symposium this past October. Three students from the department were recognized as awardees.

Tunkie Saunders

Saunders named in Forbes Under 30 list for leading the green energy transition

Dec. 6, 2021

Tunkie Saunders leads metallurgy development at Redwood Materials, a Nevada-based company, founded by JB Straubel, that is building a lithium-ion battery recycling process, devised by Tunkie, to extract lithium selectively from old batteries, in a pure form.