Christine Hrenya

Christine Hrenya Appointed Associate Editor for the AIChE Journal

Dec. 4, 2015

Professor Christine Hrenya has been appointed an Associate Editor of the AIChE Journal . This high-impact, peer-reviewed monthly journal covers groundbreaking research in nine chemical engineering and related fields. Hrenya brings with her experience from her 3 years (2013-2015) as an editor for Aerosol Science and Technology . Her new... Read more »
Bowman CNA research

Bowman Research Highlighted on Cover of Angewandte Chemie

Dec. 3, 2015

In nature, sequence controls function; differences between you and another person – or organism – primarily arise not from different average DNA compositions, but from different DNA sequences. Professor Chris Bowman and his colleagues are seeking to make synthetic polymers with this same capacity, where the sequence itself dictates the... Read more »
Vanessa Witte

Vanessa Witte Receives 3rd Place in AIChE Poster Competition

Nov. 16, 2015

Vanessa Witte was awarded 3rd place in the 2015 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City last week. Her poster was titled, “Hydrogen Fuel Production Using Reactive Metal Oxides in a Solar Thermal Water Splitting (STWS) Cycle.” A researcher in the Weimer group, Witte... Read more »
Al Weimer

Al Weimer Wins 2015 AIChE Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award

Nov. 12, 2015

As recognition of his transformational contributions to the production of renewable/ sustainable hydrogen by splitting water using concentrated sunlight, Professor Al Weimer was given the 2015 AIChE Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award . This award is presented annually to a sustainability leader who has made significant technical contributions relative... Read more »

New Faculty Bring Bioeng, Catalysis, Simulation Expertise

Oct. 19, 2015

With expertise ranging from synthetic biology to catalysis to molecular simulation, our four new faculty members are strengthening the department in a myriad of fields. Associate Professor Hendrik Heinz (nanosimulations) and Assistant Professor Adam Holewinski (catalysis) joined the department this fall. While setting up their research programs this semester, they... Read more »
Summer '15 Adventures

Student Summer Adventures

Oct. 16, 2015

Curious about how our undergraduate ChBE students spend their summers? Read about some summer ’15 experiences below. Nathan Edwards CBEN Junior Experience : Internship at Arizona State University Description : This past summer I worked on a portable digital PCR machine under the direction of Dr. Cody Youngbull. The project... Read more »
John Falconer interacting with students

Reengineering How We Teach

Oct. 15, 2015

“OMG, that’s the LearnChemE school! I wouldn’t have passed Heat Transfer without your screencasts. You’re so lucky you get to take classes where the professors making the screencasts actually teach.” This comment was told to Professor John Falconer by a junior CU chemical engineering student participating in a summer REU... Read more »
Ellen Romig

Fond Farewell to Ellen Romig

Oct. 15, 2015

“We did not have computers when I started at CU; everything was done using typewriters!” says Administrative Assistant Ellen Romig about her start at CU’s Department of Chemical Engineering in August of 1979. Romig was honored at this year’s Staff Council Years of Service banquet , an annual tribute to... Read more »
Kristen Potter Bradley

Improving Biomedical Devices: Kristen (Potter) Bradley

Oct. 15, 2015

From biofuels in the Bay Area to biomedical devices in Boulder, alumna Kristen (Potter) Bradley (ChemBioEngr ’10) has come full circle. Bradley currently works at Medtronic’s (formerly Covidien) Tissue Research Lab in Boulder as a Development Engineer. “We make vessel sealing devices for electrosurgical applications,” she explains. “There are a... Read more »
Kristen Potter Bradley

Circling Back to Boulder

Oct. 15, 2015

From biofuels in the Bay Area to biomedical devices in Boulder, alumna Kristen (Potter) Bradley (ChemBioEngr ’10) has come full circle. Bradley currently works at Medtronic’s (formerly Covidien) Tissue Research Lab in Boulder as a Development Engineer. “We make vessel sealing devices for electrosurgical applications,” she explains. “There are a... Read more »

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