Multi drug resistance

Chemical synthesis breakthrough holds promise for future antibiotics

Dec. 21, 2018

CU Boulder chemistry researchers have developed a novel way to synthesize and optimize a naturally-occurring antibiotic compound that could one day be used to fight lethal drug-resistant infections such as Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA.

Dr. Daniel Kroupa, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy

CU Alum, Daniel Kroupa, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30: Energy for 2019!

Dec. 21, 2018

Dan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Arthur Nozik here at CU Boulder in 2017 and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington. "Dr. Kroupa’s research on perovskite thin films could create an efficiency breakthrough for solar photovoltaics when integrated with silicon panels".

Using a new manufacturing technique, MIT researchers fabricated a 3-D transistor less than half the width of today’s slimmest commercial models, which could help cram far more transistors onto a single computer chip. Pictured is a cross-section of one of the researchers’ transistors that measures only 3 nanometers wide.

Using thermal atomic layer etching, Steve George's group collaboration with MIT has fabricated the smallest 3-D transistor to date

Dec. 7, 2018

Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that’s less than half the size of today’s smallest commercial models. To do so, they developed a novel microfabrication technique that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom.

VIDEO: Julia Bakker-Arkema

Video: Instagram provides a connecting point for community of women scientists at CU

Dec. 4, 2018

NMR tubes ready to run

Three Chemistry Faculty earn the prestigious 2018 Highly Cited Researcher Designation

Nov. 28, 2018

Best Grad Schools US News

CU Boulder ranked #10 in Physical Chemistry

Nov. 12, 2018

CU Boulder's physical chemistry discipline ranked No. 10 in best graduate programs in the U.S.

Researcher overlooking a glacial lake

Atmospheric Chemistry makes a substantial contribution to the worldwide No. 1 Atmospheric Science ranking of CU

Aug. 14, 2018

CU Boulder's atmospheric science discipline ranked No. 1 overall among world universities in the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy's 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).

Board of Regents

Congratulations Chemistry!

June 25, 2018

The board voted by consent agenda to split the CU Boulder Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry into two independent departments: the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry.

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3 CHEM Graduate Students to give a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Presentation

Feb. 12, 2018

Congratulations to Erin McDuffie, Katelyn Long, and Katherine Primm on their qualification for the final round of the Graduate School’s inaugural Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition!

Electronic Skin

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Feb. 12, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.