Mark Sirangelo

Aerospace leader Sirangelo to join CU Boulder Engineering

Aug. 7, 2018

Mark Sirangelo, who just concluded his career as the head of aerospace giant Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems, is joining the University of Colorado Boulder as an entrepreneur-in-residence beginning this month. Bobby Braun, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, announced today that Sirangelo will join CU Boulder...

A group of officials standing with the final beam.

Aerospace building construction celebrates topping out

June 15, 2018

Construction of the new University of Colorado Boulder aerospace engineering building is hitting a major milestone with the installation of the final steel beam. A formal topping-out ceremony was held Wednesday at the building site on campus. The ceremony follows the Viking tradition of signing the final beam of a...

Mahmoud Hussein

Mahmoud Hussein named ASME Fellow

May 21, 2018

Mahmoud Hussein has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The distinction is awarded to engineers for outstanding achievements and contributions, and has been bestowed upon only 2% of ASME’s 130,000 members. Hussein, who is an associate professor and Smead Faculty Fellow, is being recognized...

KC Park and Carlos Felippa

Multi Physics Workshop honoring Professors Carlos Felippa and KC Park

April 23, 2018

Workshop: Advances in Numerical Methods for Simulation, Optimization, and Uncertainty Quantification of Coupled Physics Problems, April 23 - 24, 2018. Honoring the contributions of Professors Carlos Felippa and KC Park to the field of multi-physics modeling. K.C. Park's research includes modeling of multiphysics, contact and interface problems, parallel computations of...

Aerospace Building construction site.

New aerospace building construction under way -- watch our live webcam for progress updates!

March 12, 2018

A new building is taking shape on the University of Colorado Boulder’s East Campus, and it’s getting an extra boost thanks to expanding student enrollment. Construction of a 144,000-square-foot dedicated facility for the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department has been underway since October, with grading and foundation...

Breaking ground.

New CU Boulder aerospace building breaks ground

Oct. 26, 2017

CU Boulder broke ground today on a new 144,000-square-foot aerospace engineering building, with even spacesuit-clad mascot Chip turning one of the first shovels-full of dirt for the project. The state of Colorado is a hub of the nation’s aerospace industry, and the new facility, slated to open in the summer...

Dynamics of Lattice Materials book.

Mahmoud Hussein's Dynamics of Lattice Materials published

Oct. 10, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace Associate Professor Mahmoud Hussein's new book has been published. Hussein is co-editor of Dynamics of Lattice Materials. Lattice materials are artificial low-weight periodic materials with unique acoustic and mechanical properties superior to conventional materials. It is an emerging area of research in which his...

Sanghamitra Neogi

DARPA Grant for Nano-Sized Research Could Lead to Big Changes

Nov. 8, 2016

Dead cell phones are the problem of the 21st-century. Walk into any coffee shop or airport and every outlet in sight will be plugged with chargers. However, what if you never had to worry about charging your phone again, because your charger was your own body heat. It's a future...

A 3D rendering of a nanoscale structure

Nanoscale pillars could radically improve conversion of heat to electricity, say CU Boulder researchers

Feb. 20, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at...