Published: April 25, 2024
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The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) and New Frontiers Grant partners—the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and the School of Education—announced planning grant winners in the inaugural round of the New Frontiers Grant Program, a novel initiative designed to foster new, interdisciplinary research directions for CU Boulder. Jeff Cameron— Professor in Biochemistry and a Fellow in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) is the lead PI on the project selected due to its Extraordinary Commercialization Potential and the project's focus is on: Global challenges in sustainability and computational efficiency demand the development of energy-efficient, unconventional computing approaches that utilize renewable sources and carbon fixation processes, thereby addressing urgent climate change and energy concerns. This project will harness CU Boulder's expertise in physics, lasers, optics, materials science, and biology, creating a novel interdisciplinary domain that integrates neuromorphic computing with biophotonics and manufacturing. The collaborative team includes: Physics; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering; BioFrontiers; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).