CU Boulder is part of a new, $100 million interdisciplinary partnership to address critical water security issues in the United States over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science is establishing new research collaborations and launching an international engineering course with the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral in Ecuador. The two universities will work together to investigate new energy solutions for the campus in Guayquil, Ecuador, and explore air quality issues in the South American nation.
Professor Joseph Ryan’s Oil and Gas Contamination of Jackson County Waters project is one of 33 faculty-led projects selected to receive the CU Boulder Outreach Award for 2019-20. The Outreach Awards were created 20 years ago to fund university research, teaching and creative work that has a direct impact on public needs.
Kyri Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering. Her work focuses on how buildings and the grid can work together in order to improve renewable energy integration.
Professor Srubar’s research got featured on 9 News. Srubar's goal is to create a living hybrid building material that exhibits both structural and biological function. The possibilities for his work are endless and especially interesting in extreme environments and military applications. Bricks could self-heal after natural disasters or enemy fire, or act as alarms by changing color when there are toxins in the air.
"This is not a problem that’s going away," emphasized Paul Chinowsky, a civil engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder. "The impacts are not something that is 10 years away," he added. "It's something that’s happening right now."
CEAE Professor Keith Porter, a nationally renowned earthquake engineer and research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, said the minimal damage from the last two earthquakes shouldn't be celebrated as a “victory lap.”