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Physics professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn of JILA pose next to one of the laser apparatuses in their lab at the University of Colorado Boulder campus.
ECEE faculty part of $24M NSF grant for new imaging science center

Sept. 26, 2016

The Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, known as STROBE, will be headquartered at CU Boulder and will integrate several areas of imaging science and technology, including photon and electron-based imaging, advanced algorithms, big data analysis and adaptive imaging. Named for its relation to stroboscopic imaging, the center is designed to tackle major scientific challenges that have the potential to transform imaging science and technology.Read more »
Lockheed Martin CTO Keoki Jackson and Distinguished Professor Zoya Popovic discuss a project in her RF laboratory
$3M Lockheed Martin partnership forges new opportunities in RF for students, researchers

Sept. 7, 2016

The Lockheed Martin Radio Frequency Space Systems Research Center will boost engineering expertise at the college and create new curriculum to fill in-demand skills in the space sector. Spread over four years, the sponsorship will establish new academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems.Read more »
Juliet Gopinath and a grad student discuss a project at the optical table in their lab
Researchers earn NSF grant to develop miniature 3D microscope

Aug. 19, 2016

"Adaptive optical devices that are included in a miniature microscope are a game changer," said grant co-investigators Juliet Gopinath, assistant professor in electrical, computer and energy engineering and Victor Bright, professor of mechanical engineering, both at CU Boulder. "They enable truly miniature 3D imaging devices without mechanically moving parts."Read more »
Juliet Gopinath and Khurram Afridi
Gopinath, Afridi win 2016 CAREER Awards from NSF

April 6, 2016

Assistant professors Juliet Gopinath and Khurram Afridi have received 2016 CAREER Awards, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. "We anticipate with excitement that this new class of CAREER grantees will make pioneering discoveries and inspire young minds to advance the engineering enterprise and improve the lives... Read more »
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CU Boulder spinout takes top honors in industry contests

March 31, 2016

Double Helix , a startup company co-founded by Professor Rafael Piestun that specializes in 3D nano-scale imaging, has been turning a lot of heads in the optics and photonics industry lately. In February, the company won first place in the 2016 SPIE Startup Challenge , which invited new entrepreneurs to... Read more »