Research

Mechanical engineering research here at CU Boulder includes a wide variety of groundbreaking, well-funded projects in:

Our research harnesses state-of-the-art experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches to educate students and advance the frontiers of technology.

Graduate and undergraduate students work in leading-edge facilities with a vibrant faculty, and benefit from strong interactions with industry. Many students take advantage of opportunities to work on year-long industry-sponsored design projects through our Design Center Colorado program. Students also enjoy access to several national research laboratories in Boulder:

  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  3. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  4. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has close partnerships with these labs, providing educational opportunities for students, research partners for faculty, and jobs for alumni.