Michael J. Frazier (center) with his PhD advisor Mahmoud Hussein (right) and his PhD advisee Jack Pechac at the ASME IMECE 2023 conference.

PhD grad training next generation of aerospace leaders

Dec. 8, 2023

Michael J. Frazier (AeroEngr MS’11, PhD’15) discovered the dream engineering job he never knew he was looking for: university professor. In high school, as an undergraduate, and even as a master’s student, Frazier was sure an industry job was in his future, but a drive for more knowledge and research sent him down a different path...

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...

Thermoelectric concept from Mahmoud Hussein

Hussein, Palo win 2020 Lab Venture Challenge

Nov. 24, 2020

Fourteen university innovators including Smead Aerospace's Mahmoud Hussein and Scott Palo pitched their technologies at Lab Venture Challenge (LVC), a funding competition hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder that helps commercially-promising technologies accelerate into impactful business ventures. Judges from the local entrepreneurial ecosystem awarded a record total of 12...

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$2.5 million ARPA-E grant awarded to Mahmoud Hussein for transformational energy technology

Nov. 20, 2018

Associate Professor Mahmoud Hussein has received a $2.5 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest open funding opportunity.

2D Elastic wave field in periodic material.

"Phononics: An Emerging Interdisciplinary Field with Roots in Smead Aerospace" Seminar - Oct. 29

Oct. 25, 2018

Mahmoud I. Hussein - Associate Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 | DLC | 12:00 p.m. Download Flyer Abstract: Phononics is an emerging field that seeks to elucidate the nature of intrinsic mechanical motion in both conventional and artificially structured materials, and use this knowledge to extend the boundaries...

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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...

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...

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...