Abbie Liel

Researchers to explore link between women’s perspectives and resilient housing design

April 27, 2022

Engineers have studied disaster resilience in housing for decades – exploring and creating better solutions to keep people safe and in place after events like earthquakes with minimal disruption to their daily lives. New research from CU Boulder aims to take that work further by better incorporating the perspectives and...

Sherri Cook

Sherri Cook discusses wastewater management with KGNU

April 19, 2022

Assistant Professor Sherri Cook is featured in a new piece by KGNU radio on "Putting Wastewater to Work in Boulder County." Cook, an expert in sustainable water design and resource recovery from waste, discusses opportunities for wastewater to benefit humanity. Listen on KGNU.org...

Kyri Baker

Baker discusses electric cars as a power grid backup with Vox

March 10, 2022

Assistant Professor Kyri Baker is featured in a new piece by Vox on a California pilot project to use electric cars to back up the power grid. Baker, whose research focuses on power systems, smart grids, and renewable technology, discusses pluses and pitfalls of the project, which is a joint...

Abbie Liel

Science Friday interviews Abbie Liel on infrastructure resilience

Feb. 25, 2022

Professor Abbie Liel was interviewed by Science Friday, a weekly NPR program dedicated to science and technology. She discusses bridge infrastructure and new ways of building more resilient structures in a segment produced following the recent bridge collapse in Pittsburgh. Liel's research focuses on ways to make communities safer and...

Damage from the Marshall fire.

What the Marshall Fire can teach us about future climate catastrophes

Jan. 25, 2022

Nearly one month after the Marshall Fire became the most destructive and one of the most unique wildfires in Colorado history, CU Boulder researchers from across campus—many of them personally affected by the fire—have pivoted and applied their expertise to the aftermath, hoping to learn from a tragedy in their...

Sherri Cook

Research In Focus: How Professor Sherri Cook Uses Sustainable Water Treatment Systems

Dec. 1, 2021

When working with University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Sherri Cook, you'll push beyond the boundaries of what's possible. Watch and learn how she's building a more sustainable future, for everyone, through clean water systems.

Karl Linden

Type of ultraviolet light most effective at killing coronavirus is also the safest to use around people

Oct. 26, 2021

Scientists have long known that ultraviolet light can kill pathogens on surfaces and in air and water. UV robots are used to disinfect empty hospital rooms, buses and trains; UV bulbs in HVAC systems eliminate pathogens in building air; and UV lamps kill bugs in drinking water. Perhaps you have...

Paul Chinowsky

Chinowsky: As heat waves intensify, tens of thousands of US classrooms will be too hot for students to learn in

Sept. 30, 2021

Rising temperatures due to climate change are causing more than just uncomfortably hot days across the United States. These high temperatures are placing serious stress on critical infrastructure such as water supplies, airports, roads and bridges. One category of critical infrastructure being severely affected is the nation’s K-12 schools. Ideally,...

Wangda Zuo

Zuo an International Building Performance Simulation Association Fellow

Aug. 26, 2021

Associate Professor Wangda Zuo has been elected a fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. IBPSA is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners dedicated to improving the built environment. Zuo is a leading researcher in building system modeling and indoor environmental modeling. He...

Wangda Zuo

International research partnership aims to reduce residential energy consumption

July 22, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are working with colleagues in Ireland to help policymakers and other stakeholders reduce residential energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions that come from it. The project ultimetly aims to provide leaders with the data-driven tools needed to make decisions about retrofitting residential energy solutions...

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