Justin Tran Al Weimer and Kent Warren in the Weimer Lab

Weimer Lab unveils economical method for producing clean fuel

Aug. 16, 2023

The Weimer Lab has introduced an efficient and economical method to use renewable energy to produce fuel, opening doors to clean and sustainable energy sources for transportation, steelmaking and ammonia production.

Paul Lichty in front of the ALD machinery

CU Boulder engineering grad builds world-leading materials science company

July 31, 2023

As the CEO of Forge Nano, Paul Lichty (MechEngr BS‘06, ChemEngr PhD‘11) now spearheads the advancement of the company’s cutting-edge nano coating technology.

Professor Al Weimer

From a laboratory curiosity to a commercial powder processing plant

March 15, 2023

In this issue of Powder Technology, Professor Alan Weimer describes his commercial path for two new powder processing technologies that resulted in two new businesses. Both developments began as laboratory curiosities and had to overcome significant skepticism and technical and financial challenges along the way.

Alan Weimer receives three-year Chevron USA award

March 3, 2023

Professor Alan Weimer of chemical and biological engineering received a three-year Chevron USA Inc. award for $904,500 for “Development of Si Encapsulated Phase Change Material for High Temperature Thermal Storage.”

People at a dinner table at the annual AIChE dinner

Weimer Research Group takes home four AIChE poster awards

Dec. 5, 2022

Four researchers from the Weimer Research Group received poster contest awards at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting, this year held in Phoenix, Nov. 11-14. Alan Weimer, Melvin E. and Virginia M. Clark professor of chemical and biological engineering, said his students have been presenting papers at the...

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.

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.

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

March 13, 2020