Members of the Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory team.

Epic year for aerospace research funding at CU Boulder

Sept. 22, 2022

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder had another big year for research funding, bringing in nearly $48 million in awards. The fiscal year 2022 number totals $47,834,766. It is the...

The Aerospace Building

Smead Aerospace #6 in US News Rankings

Sept. 14, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science gained a spot U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Undergraduate Engineering rankings this year, coming in at No. 17 among public institution peers. Six degree programs in the college also earned top 20 spots in the engineering specialty rankings and Best Undergraduate...

The waning gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station above the Atlantic Ocean.

CU Boulder lands $5.5 million Air Force project to advance orbital and AI research

Aug. 23, 2022

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is embarking on a major research project that will advance our understanding of orbital mechanics and monitoring, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics. Led by Marcus Holzinger, an...

Bees on a honey comb.

CU Boulder researchers explore the engineering of bee honeycombs

July 19, 2022

Francisco López Jiménez is taking on an unusual research subject for an assistant professor in aerospace -- honeycombs. A faculty member in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, López Jiménez is buzzing with a new $497,000 National Science Foundation grant...

Hypersonic vehicle rendering

CU Boulder awarded major Department of Defense research grant for hypersonics

March 30, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to advance the science of hypersonic flight. The grant will investigate plasma that forms around sub-orbital vehicles traveling at...

Three graduate students discuss a project in their office space

Smead Aerospace graduate program ranked No. 5 among public universities by US News

March 29, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science came in at No. 11 amongst its public university peers in U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2023. The college is ranked No. 23 overall, when compared with both public and private peers. The overall ranking represents a...

Robyn Macdonald

Macdonald earns Air Force grant to push the boundaries of hypersonics

Jan. 3, 2022

Advancing research at five times the speed of sound. Robyn Macdonald is studying the fastest vehicles in the world so we can move even faster. Macdonald, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has earned a prestigious Young Investigator Research Program grant from the...

Tim Minton working with students.

Record breaking $50 million+ year for aerospace research at CU Boulder

Oct. 26, 2021

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has had a record-breaking year for research funding, bringing in $53 million in awards. The fiscal year 2021 number, which totals $53,101,624, blasts by the previous record of $33.2 million, set just one year ago in 2020...

A laser heats up ultra-thin bars of silicon.

Cool it: Nano-scale discovery could help prevent overheating in electronics

Sept. 21, 2021

A team of physicists at CU Boulder has solved the mystery behind a perplexing phenomenon in the nano realm: why some ultra-small heat sources cool down faster if you pack them closer together. The findings, which will publish this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Iain Boyd

Directed energy weapons shoot painful but non-lethal beams – are similar weapons behind the Havana syndrome?

Sept. 17, 2021

Professor Iain Boyd discusses directed energy weapons and the Havana Syndrome in a new column published in The Conversation: The latest episodes of so-called Havana syndrome, a series of unexplained ailments afflicting U.S. and Canadian diplomats and spies, span the globe. They include two diplomats in Hanoi, Vietnam - which...

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