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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
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MechE Paper is a Top 10 Most Cited Article in Applied Physics Letters for 2016

A CU Boulder mechanical engineering team is earning accolades for their solar materials research. The... Read more
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Chill Out! Newly engineered material can cool roofs with zero energy consumption

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial, an... 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.