Professor Kyri Baker

New class is writing the book on emerging building and power grid interactions

Feb. 26, 2019

“I love pursuing crazy, big, ‘research-y’ ideas and I like talking about them with students. But I also truly believe in keeping courses as up-to-date as possible with what industry needs,” said Assistant Professor Kyri Baker, who developed and teaches the new Grid Connected Systems class. “I am not aware of another course at CU Boulder – or even in the country – that focuses solely on building-to-grid interactions from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives right now. This is education that students will need and that industry is asking for.”

Professor Evan Thomas

CU Boulder Researchers and IBM Pilot Sustainable Groundwater Modeling

Feb. 22, 2019

A recent article published in Forbes discusses how researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are teaming up with tech giant IBM, nonprofit organization The Freshwater Trust (TFT), and sensor provider SweetSense Inc. to pilot blockchain and satellite-connected sensor solutions to track groundwater usage in California. By transmitting water extraction...

Mc Murdo Dry Valleys

A Water Quality Mystery, Solved in Antarctica

Feb. 4, 2019

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, CU Boulder scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding mystery about the chemistry of streamflow, which may have broad implications for watersheds and water quality around the world.

Amy Javernick-Will

Javernick-Will Contributes to Report on Career Benefits of an Engineering Degree

Jan. 31, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) published a report on the educational and career pathways of engineers in the United States. Associate Professor Amy Javernick-Will is a committee member of the NAE panel on the engineering education to workforce continuum and contributed to this report. The report studied the demographics...

Water Collection

CEAE Professors and PhD Student Research Methods to Improve Sanitation

Jan. 24, 2019

CEAE Department Professors Sherri Cook and Amy Javernick-Will published the research they conducted with PhD student Allie Davis on the effectiveness of sanitation systems to meet user priorities. They studied the factors affecting sanitation acceptance in communities and considered methods to improve usage.

Professor Daniel Armanios

2019 Arthur J. Boase Lecture

Jan. 23, 2019

Prof. Daniel Armanios, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Engineering and Public Policy Daniel Armanios’ current research lies at the intersection of institutions, engineering systems, and public policy. His research focuses on the institutions that manage the physical and scientific infrastructure necessary for high-tech innovation, entrepreneurship, & development, and how such...

Keith Porter

Flood, fire preparations could save U.S. billions of dollars

Jan. 11, 2019

Communities that act now to protect themselves from future hazards like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires can save themselves as much as $11 for every $1 that they initially invest, according to recent research. The findings are part of an update to “Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves.” This landmark report was first published in 2005 by the National Institute of Building Sciences and was led by CU Boulder’s Keith Porter, who also spearheaded the most recent findings.

Shideh Dashti, Abbie Liel and Balaji Paramasivam

CEAE Professors and PhD Student Investigate the Effects of Liquefaction Mitigation

Dec. 26, 2018

Dr. Shideh Dashti, Dr. Abbie Liel and PhD student Balaji Parmasivam CEAE Department Professors Dr. Shideh Dashti and Dr. Abbie Liel worked with then PhD student Balaji Paramasivam to research the effects of prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs) and other liquefaction mitigation techniques on building performance. Their findings were published and...

Prof. Abbie Liel

Retrofit research at CU shaping policy on earthquakes, non-ductile buildings

Dec. 20, 2018

Abbie Liel's work uses simulation to quantify how valuable retrofitting buildings would be for building owners and communities and how much work is actually needed to prevent some of the worst-case scenarios.

Prof. Shideh Dashti

CEAE Professor Shideh Dashti’s Research Selected as Editor’s Choice in ASCE Journal

Dec. 11, 2018

CEAE professor Shideh Dashti researched how tall buildings affect adjacent underground structures during earthquakes with a group including professors from the University of Illinois and engineers from the Arup Group . They produced a research paper on their findings titled "Influence of Tall Buildings on Seismic Response of Shallow Underground...