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Welcome, from the Mines CBE family!
The CBE Department is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Alexander Pak!
Dr. Alexander Pak joins the department in Spring 2021. He previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago working with Dr. Gregory Voth. His research focused on understanding viral morphogenesis during HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 infection through the systematic development and application of coarse-grained molecular models. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Gyeong Hwang. His thesis work established design principles for carbon nanomaterials as supercapacitor electrodes on the basis of first-principles calculations. His current research explores thermodynamic and kinetic control over self-assembled molecular building blocks under the lens of multiscale computational techniques in order to design soft materials with applications in energy, sustainability, and healthcare.
Excellent teaching, cutting-edge research
We are offering an updated ABET-accredited degree in chemical engineering. This revision modernizes our curriculum, offers increased flexibility in elective options and provides optional specialty tracks in Process Engineering and Biological Engineering for those who want to focus their degree.
In addition, we maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program ($7-8 million per year in research awards) with strong participation from students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. About 80 graduate and postdoctoral students study within a broad research menu, including major programs in conventional and renewable energy, soft materials and biotechnology, catalysis and separations, simulation and modeling and pedagogy with top-notch faculty, including one PECASE award winner and seven NSF CAREER Award winners.
These research and educational activities take place in one of the most scenic locations in the United States. With over 300 days per year of sunshine and the proximity to Denver and the Rocky Mountains, this area provides a combination of year-round cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities that are virtually unmatched anywhere.
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- Kevin Cash named Scialog Fellow
Kevin Cash, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been selected as a fellow for Scialog: Advancing Bioimaging, a new initiative from Research Corp …
- Professor Carolyn Ann Koh honored with two major international awards
Carolyn Ann Koh, William K. Coors Distinguished Chair and professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been honored with two prestigious international awards: The Institution of Chemical Engi …
- Joey Burckel: "During my internship, I was using what I learned in the classroom, in my work."
Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here? I chose to come to Mines because I enjoyed math and science and I knew it had a really good reputation. All of my olde …