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The Kelvin device.

Funding Sets Stage for Mechanical Engineering Smartphone Spinoff to Commercialize

Kelvin Thermal Technologies Inc., a smartphone-technology startup from two University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering... Read more
Caelan Lapointe at London Bridge.

Lapointe Lands NSF Graduate Fellowship

From rebuilding disaster-stricken communities to studying the effect of climate change on human migration... Read more
David Pfotenhauer

MechE doctoral student works for better air quality in Denver communities

When David Pfotenhauer decided to pursue a PhD at CU Boulder, he knew that he... 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.