First slide of the ChBE department graduation ceremony

Watch the department graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020

May 15, 2020

Due to the campus-wide move to remote learning and social distancing this semester, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering marked the graduation of the Class of 2020 with a video tribute featuring speeches, award announcements and the reading of graduate names.

Lai at the Estates Theatre in Prague

Lai earns Silver Medal and Research awards, three ChBE students earn top academic achievement honors

May 8, 2020

Lai, Boerman, Mechling and Nielson wrapped their senior year with top CEAS honors.

Jason Slingsby serves up beer at his brewery

Beer Buffs: CU Engineering alumni become brewers

April 29, 2020

In Colorado’s craft beer industry, precision is required and innovation is mandatory. CU Engineers bring both in spades. Meet a few of our local alumni brewers and learn how they’re engineering a better brew.

Anna Blakney at Imperial College London

From Bryant lab to London, alumna’s educational journey led her to the fight against COVID-19

April 28, 2020

An alumna of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is at the forefront of international COVID-19 vaccine research.

Charles Musgrave in his office

Musgrave earns 2020 Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence Award for Research, Scholarly and Creative Work

April 21, 2020

Musgrave was recognized earlier this semester for his outstanding body of research.

Burger in a petri dish

Alternative Protein Project of Boulder seeks to put lab-grown meat on the menu

April 15, 2020

ChBE senior and researcher Allison McKay is leading a new student group to promote cellular agriculture technology and awareness.

NSF globe logo

16 CU Engineering students earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for 2020

April 13, 2020

Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Engineering and Applied Science have earned prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

An engineer at workstation

CU Boulder spinout ALD NanoSolutions merges with Forge Nano to make atomic level manufacturing a reality

March 13, 2020

ALD NanoSolutions, a CU Boulder spinout company and one of the leading experts on atomic layer deposition (ALD), has merged with Louisville, CO-based Forge Nano to commercialize its cutting edge surface engineering techniques. The new entity is backed by a $20M investment from VW, LG Technology Ventures, Mitsui Konzoku and SBI Investment.

Solar energy cell

Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability

March 6, 2020

The future’s getting brighter for solar power. Researchers from CU Boulder have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date, by layering cells and using a unique combination of elements.

Biofuel in test tubes

Clearing the air: Medlin and partners developing renewable jet fuel alternative

Feb. 27, 2020

Air travel’s dependence on petroleum-based fuels is a major contributor to atmospheric pollution—but new research from Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor Will Medlin and partners seeks to provide an environmentally friendly, renewable jet fuel sourced from biomass.