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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...

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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...

Iain Boyd

Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Professor Iain Boyd

Aug. 5, 2021

Check out the latest Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Dr. Iain Boyd, H.T. Sears Memorial Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at CU Boulder. We’ll hear about how Dr. Boyd followed his early interest in math from Scotland to England, and then...

John Evans

Evans is AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Educator of the Year

Aug. 2, 2021

John Evans has been named 2021 Educator of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Evans, an assistant professor and the Jack Rominger Faculty Fellow in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert in fluid dynamics...

Representative configuration of a fabricated heterostructure.

IEEE Spectrum highlights Sanghamitra Neogi's atomic AI research

July 6, 2021

Physicists love recreating the world in software. A simulation lets you explore many versions of reality to find patterns or to test possibilities. But if you want one that’s realistic down to individual atoms and electrons, you run out of computing juice pretty quickly. Machine-learning models can approximate detailed simulations,...

Iain Boyd

Iain Boyd: How universities can help counter space threats to national security

July 6, 2021

Professor Iain Boyd shares the myraid ways space impacts the daily lives of billions of people worldwide, and its increasing importance to national defense in a new column in the Colorado Gazette. Boyd, director of the Center for National Security Initiatives on campus in addition to being a professor in...

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