Torn research lab

With space travel comes motion sickness. These engineers want to help

March 1, 2024

In amusement park-like experiments on campus, aerospace engineers at CU Boulder are spinning, shaking and rocking people to study the disorientation and nausea that come from traveling from Earth to space and back again.

LVC recipient photo

BME Director Corey Neu, Lab Venture Challenge Recipient

Nov. 17, 2023

Sixteen teams of University of Colorado faculty, researchers and graduate student innovators competed for a combined $1.5 million in startup funding grants in this year’s Lab Venture Challenge (LVC). Judges from CU Boulder’s entrepreneurial network heard Shark-Tank-style pitches across two nights, one for innovations in biosciences and another for physical sciences and engineering.

gva image

Scientists develop faster, cheaper way to count microbes, discover new antibiotics

Nov. 8, 2023

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a new way of counting microorganisms that works as much as 36 times faster than conventional methods, cuts plastic use more than 15-fold and substantially decreases the cost and carbon footprint of biomedical research.

mclari robot

Jayaram and team win IROS Best Paper Award on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

Oct. 31, 2023


Rentschler's startup company improves endoscopy procedures with patented balloon technology

Sept. 11, 2023

Aspero Medical , a CU spin-out company co-founded by Professor Mark Rentschler , has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market and sell the Ancora-SB small bowel balloon overtube that incorporates the company’s patented Pillar micro-texture balloon technology. The Ancora-SB device is used for small bowel...

Clari robot

Tiny, shape-shifting robot can squish itself into tight spaces

Aug. 30, 2023

CLARI, which stands for Compliant Legged Articulated Robotic Insect, comes from a team of engineers led by Kaushik Jayaram. The robot also has the potential to aid first responders after major disasters in an entirely new way.

Carson Bruns

Bruns teams up with Rihanna’s tattoo artist to make smarter ink

Aug. 23, 2023

Bruns started a company with tattoo-artist-to-the-stars Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, along with a former doctoral student. Early next year, they plan to release their first product, Magic Ink, to a group of handpicked artists.

Nick Bottenus

Bottenus lands prestigious research award from Boettcher Foundation

June 20, 2023

Assistant Professor Nick Bottenus of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Program has been awarded a Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award for research advancing the state of ultrasound molecular imaging. The award is given out by the Boettcher Foundation , which invests in leading Colorado...

Allie Anderson

Anderson lands prestigious NSF CAREER research award to study human-autonomy interactions

March 17, 2023

Calve, Ferguson

Calve, Ferguson advance research on mechanisms leading to tissue degradation

Feb. 14, 2023

Associate Professor Sarah Calve and Professor Virginia Ferguson, both of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research they hope will help inform regenerative therapies to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma or congenital issues.