Ivan Smalyukh in blue shirt

Smalyukh receives 2021 Langmuir Lectureship Award

July 29, 2021

Professor Ivan Smalyukh is one of the winners of the 2021 Langmuir Lectureship Award for his innovative work in the colloid and surface chemistry fields. Smalyukh will deliver a special presentation at the 2021 ACS Fall National Meeting, as will Professor Deborah Leckband of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who also earned the honor.

Wil Srubar in blue suit coat appearing on Zoom

Srubar featured in NSF Distinguished Lecture on Pride in STEM

July 29, 2021

Associate Professor Wil Srubar recently participated in the "Pride in Stem: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship and Advocacy" panel, a National Science Foundation Distinguished Lecture. The panel included NSF staff from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the LGBTQ+ and Allied Employee Resource Group and fellow NSF CAREER awardees who have demonstrated committment to the LGBTQ+ community through their work.

Nicholas Kellaris on a mountain bike with helmet and sunglasses in the desert

From MSE grad student to entrepreneur: Alumnus Nicholas Kellaris

June 3, 2021

Nicholas Kellaris (MatSci’20) is the Director of Research at Artimus Robotics, where he focuses on studying and improving electrohydraulic actuators—devices that convert stimulus into movement—and conducts research into the materials systems from which they are built. Kellaris formed the company with his fellow graduate students and his advisor, then-Assistant

Stephanie Bryant in the lab

Bryant to become new Materials Science and Engineering Program director

May 14, 2021

Professor Stephanie J. Bryant was recently elected by her fellow Materials Science and Engineering faculty to lead the program as its new director, starting on July 1.

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Developing efficient, dynamic windows for comfort and climate change research appears in Nature Energy

April 29, 2021

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program are among the authors of “Polymer inhibitors enable >900 cm2 dynamic windows based on reversible metal electrodeposition with high solar modulation” which appeared in the April issue of the highly prestigious science journal Nature Energy.

Elizabeth Hjelvik wearing white lab coat

Hjelvik selected for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program for water purification research

April 28, 2021

Elizabeth Hjelvik of the Straub Research Group was selected by the National Science Foundation for the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which provides significant annual funding and professional development opportunities to outstanding graduate students working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Multi-program PhD candidate first author on cardiac fibrosis-based paper

April 26, 2021

Cierra Walker, a PhD candidate in the both the Materials Science and Engineering Program and Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Program at CU Boulder is the first author on a new paper in Nature that explores what happens to cells after a heart attack.

Shane Frazier

MSE Student Profile: Shane Frazier

March 30, 2021

Shane Frazier is a graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering Program, working in the Living Materials Lab under Associate Professor Wil Srubar. He is preparing to defend his PhD thesis in late May. Frazier earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering and his BA in Chemistry from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is originally from Greenfield, Indiana.

Dani Beatty

MSE Student Profile: Danielle Beatty

March 17, 2021

Danielle Beatty is a first-year graduate student studying under Professor Wil Srubar in the Living Materials Laboratory. Beatty completed a bachelor’s-master’s degree in materials science and engineering at the University of Utah in May 2020. Beatty hails from the Salt Lake City area.

Emmanuel Bamidele in the Engineering Center

MSE Student Profile: Emmanuel Bamidele

March 8, 2021

Emmanuel Bamidele is a third-year graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering Program, studying under Professor Rishi Raj of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. Bamidele was recently nominated to join the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society and joined the Materials Research Society. He earned his undergraduate degree in metallurgical and materials engineering at the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria.