Collage image of the seven new faculty members.

Who are our new faculty? Find out more about the seven leaders joining ME.

They are researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs. Bring the department new research opportunities and partnerships. Have... Read more
Gabe Rodriguez

"I wanted a major that I could use to help people." - Gabe Rodriguez

I've found a passion for engineering because it teaches us the ways of the physical... Read more
Hospital ward

Engineers demonstrate large-scale 'germ trap' solution for hospitals

When an infectious airborne illness strikes, some hospitals use negative pressure rooms to isolate and... Read more

Hands-on learning, advanced research, and an entrepreneurial spirit are defining the next generation of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering learn from a vibrant faculty conducting diverse research in consumer products, robotics, thermodynamics, energy, and the environment. We’re home to nearly 1,200 students in undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs.

We offer world-class facilities and an unrivaled spirit for business and industry. CU Boulder is ranked the #18th most entrepreneurial university in the nation by Forbes Magazine (2015). We also have strong connections to multiple national laboratories located here in Boulder, providing real-world research opportunities for students.