Students gathered for NCSU symposium event pose for a group photo

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.

Liquid crystal elastomers actuated by electrical field

White Group applies controlled electric fields to liquid crystal elastomers for actuation and 3-D deformation

Nov. 18, 2021

Hayden Fowler, a graduate student in Gallogly Professor Timothy White’s Responsive and Programmable Materials Group, is the first author on a research paper published in Advanced Materials concerning the temperature-independent electrical actuation of liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), which are soft, stimuli-responsive materials with potential applications in soft robotics, artificial muscles and more.

Masks with symbols of the hopes and dreams of the technicians behind them: A house, a lecturn, sign posts and a tree

Behind the Masks: Revealing heroes in COVID-19 research

Nov. 8, 2021

Lab technicians, all from populations historically excluded from engineering, collected data during the height of the pandemic at Denver public schools for environmental engineering professor Mark Hernandez's air ventilation research. Here are the stories of four of those technicans, Halle Sago, Sylvia Akol, Jeronimo Palacios Luna and Ximena Duenas Ibarra, and what they're working for.

Students working with Professor Tim Minton.

Record breaking $50 million+ year for aerospace research at CU Boulder

Nov. 5, 2021

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has had a record-breaking year for research funding, bringing in $53 million in awards.

A leaf on a circuit board

CU Boulder researchers work to transfer the ‘technology’ of biology

Oct. 27, 2021

Several new faculty hires in CU Engineering have a deep interest in bio-inspired engineering.

A professor and student working together in the lab

CU Engineering research funding increases to $150 million as part of upward trend

Oct. 26, 2021

CU Engineering experienced another record-breaking year for research funding in 2021, receiving $150 million overall, eclipsing the 2020 total of $134 million.

single use plastics including cup tops, utensils, wrappers and more

Faculty collaboration earns $2M NSF award for post-consumer plastic waste research

Oct. 25, 2021

The proliferation of plastic products has created an environmental challenge: what should be done with unusable, discarded plastic waste that can harm the environment? Faculty from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering are working on a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project, Hydrogenolysis for Upcycling of Polyesters and Mixed Plastics, to address this serious environmental issue.

Respirogen syringe and OMBs

CU Boulder spinoff company develops technology that could treat COVID-19 complications

Oct. 19, 2021

After a year when the nation experienced a shortage of mechanical ventilators to help treat patients with severe COVID-19 complications, Professor Mark Borden's company Respirogen presents another treatment option: oxygen microbubbles.

Chu's lidar facility in operation in Antarctica.

$3.3 million grant to advance climate and space weather research from Antarctica

Oct. 8, 2021

It is one of the coldest and most isolated places on Earth, but for a team of scientists and engineers from CU Boulder, it is the ideal location to conduct complex space-atmospheric research: the frozen tundra of Antarctica. Xinzhao Chu has earned a $3.3 million, five-year National Science Foundation grant...

Chern-Hoi Lim

Alumnus Lim earns C&EN Talented 12 recognition for pursuing commercialization of CO2 as a feedstock for commodity chemicals

Oct. 6, 2021

Chern-Hooi Lim (PhDChemEngr’15) is the founder and CEO of New Iridium, a spinoff company created by research conducted in part in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He was recently selected for C&EN’s Talented 12, a program that honors young chemists and chemical engineers who are bringing innovation and entrepreneurship to bear on pressing global issues.