Mija Hubler

Professor wins EMI’s da Vinci Award

June 1, 2020

Assistant Professor Mija Hubler was selected for the award for pioneering breakthroughs in the understanding of toughness of materials due to microstructure feature arrangement, as well as innovations in experimental methods to study concrete fragmentation, surface characterization and aging.

Wil Srubar III

'Nature’s antifreeze' provides formula for more durable concrete

May 27, 2020

Secrets to cementing the sustainability of our future infrastructure may come from nature, such as proteins that keep plants and animals from freezing in extremely cold conditions. CU Boulder researchers have discovered that a synthetic molecule based on natural antifreeze proteins minimizes freeze-thaw damage and increases the strength and durability of concrete, improving the longevity of new infrastructure and decreasing carbon emissions over its lifetime.

Angela Bielefeldt

New research to examine role of mentoring in STEM majors’ retention

May 6, 2020

Professor Angela Bielefeldt is starting a new research project that examines how mentoring and identity relate to retention among STEM majors in college. The work is funded by CU’s Research & Innovation Office Seed Grant program and is in partnership with the School of Education.

Marina Nieto and Eddie Villalba

Environmental engineering researchers study airborne coronavirus disinfection

May 6, 2020

An environmental engineering research team at CU Boulder has been chosen to study the fate of airborne coronavirus indoors. The study aims to test airborne coronavirus disinfection responses using the large bioaerosol chamber in Professor Mark Hernandez lab.

Ben Livneh

With shrinking snowpack, drought predictability melting away

May 1, 2020

Professor Ben Livneh new study out in Nature Climate Changer is the first to assess what vanishing snowpack might mean for future drought predictability.

R. Scott Summers

Professor earns AEESP Distinguished Educator Award

May 1, 2020

Professor R. Scott Summers was awarded the 2020 Charles R. O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award by the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP).

Mija Hubler

Professor earns award for research in construction materials and structures

March 25, 2020

Associate Professor Mija Hubler was awarded the Colonnetti Medal by the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM, from the name in French) for her outstanding scientific contribution to the field of construction materials and structures. Hubler’s research covers long-term creep and shrinkage of...

Evan Thomas

Lessons from Rwanda on tackling unsafe drinking water and household air pollution

Feb. 24, 2020

Unsafe drinking water and household air pollution are major causes of illness and death around the world Associate Professor Evan Thomas writes in The Conversation.

Professor Kyri Baker

CU Boulder-led team wins ARPA-E Grid Optimization Competition Award

Feb. 21, 2020

A team from CU Boulder, led by Assistant Professor Kyri Baker, has placed in the top 10 of the ARPA-E Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The team developed a lightweight optimization algorithm that could optimize power generation settings across large power networks while adhering to physical grid constraints. For being one of the top performers in the competition, the team will receive a $400,000 award.

Professor Evan Thomas

MacArthur Foundation honors drought emergency strategy

Feb. 19, 2020

A CU Boulder and Millennium Water Alliance-led program committed to ending humanitarian drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa has been named one of the Top 100 in the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition, and remains in the running for the competition’s award of a single $100 million grant.

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