News & Highlights

An NREL researcher holds a tray of perovskite solar cells.

Shaheen, Barnes publish article in Nature Communications

Feb. 3, 2017

Sean Shaheen, Frank Barnes and graduate student Benjia (Dak) Dou have published an article entitled " Thermal engineering of FAPbI3 perovskite material via radiative thermal annealing and in situ XRD " in the journal Nature Communications. The article demonstrates a new processing method for fabricating perovskite photovoltaics, which is a... Read more »
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.

Optics 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. http://www.colorado.edu/today/2016/09/26/24-million-nsf-grant-establish-...Read more »
Juliet Gopinath

Gopinath earns NSF CAREER Award

May 17, 2016

Assistant Professor Juliet Gopinath has received a 2016 CAREER Award, 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 of all... Read more »
Closeup view of chip

Popovic plays lead role in breakthrough microprocessor chip

Jan. 12, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have developed a groundbreaking microprocessor chip that uses light, rather than electricity, to transfer data at rapid speeds while consuming minute amounts of energy.Read more »
Online info session on Oct. 26

Prospective graduate students: Join us for an online info session Oct. 26

Oct. 16, 2015

Join us for a free information session on graduate student opportunities in optics, nanostructures and bioengineering! The session at 1 p.m. MT on Monday, Oct. 26, will feature a brief presentation about the research activities of the group members, followed by a live question-and-answer session with several faculty members. To... Read more »
Student with Photo Origami project

Summer camp gives Boulder kids a taste of "Photo Origami" research

Aug. 12, 2015

Shrinky Dinks used to recreate shape memory polymer research being done on the nano scale in McLeod Group.Read more »
Artist rendering of implantable device

Device delivers drugs to brain via remote control

July 16, 2015

Jae-Woong Jeong constructs optofluidic implant that could make drug therapies more targeted with fewer side effects.Read more »
The Optibit team with their prize check

PhD student's startup takes home $275K MIT Clean Energy Prize

May 12, 2015

OptiBit's technology -- including research from Milos Popovic's lab -- helps data centers save 10% on energy use while also increasing performance.Read more »
Close-up of geometric diode

Moddel receives patent for new solar-cell technology

Oct. 15, 2014

The idea for Garret Moddel's most recent patent - his 30th - has been in the works for nearly as many years. Moddel, professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at CU-Boulder, was issued a patent in August for geometric diode, applications and method , a technology... Read more »
Jelena Notaros

Undergrad excited to be taking part in cutting-edge nanophotonics research

Sept. 17, 2014

Jelena Notaros, a third-year undergraduate student in electrical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, has always wanted to apply her enjoyment of mathematics and physics to solve important, real-world problems in technology. When she was invited last spring by Professor Milos Popovic to join his Nanophotonic Systems Laboratory as... Read more »

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