Giovanni Hernandez

Civil student awarded National Academy of Construction Academic Scholarship

Nov. 2, 2021

Giovanni Hernandez, a junior majoring in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction has been awarded a prestigious academic scholarship from the National Academy of Construction (NAC). The NAC Scholarship Committee solicits student applicants with recommendations from NAC members, professors, and other university personnel. This year, the program was expanded...

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...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Krarti, Baker on KUNC to discuss green technology

Oct. 19, 2021

Colorado is known as a leader in developing sustainable buildings and energy systems. The Front Range in particular is a growing hub for green technology research. A new research center at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to take advantage of that existing momentum in the green tech industry and...

The Engineering Center.

We're hiring tenure-track faculty

Oct. 8, 2021

Karl Linden

Fox 31 highlights Linden research on UV light disinfection for COVID-19

Oct. 4, 2021

University of Colorado Boulder researchers say a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light is effective at killing the COVID-19 virus and is safe for use in public places like concert halls and airports. “Of almost every pathogen we have ever studied, this virus is one of the easiest, by far, to...

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,...

Ben Livneh

Livneh quoted in Kaiser Health News wildfire story

Sept. 28, 2021

The ‘Burn Scars’ of Wildfires Threaten the West’s Drinking Water Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned . But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain pushed sediment from damaged...

Two students checking the temperature and pressure settings for a rooftop HVAC unit in the Larson Laboratory.

Major research center for green building technology launches at CU Boulder

Sept. 22, 2021

A major research center for sustainable building technology has been founded at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST) Center is a new, five-year multi-university initiative funded by the National Science Foundation to advance sustainable building projects ranging from HVAC manufacturing, to smart glazing for windows,...

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CU Boulder postdocs and faculty mentors honored during National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Sept. 17, 2021

This year’s Outstanding Postdoc Awards, reserved for postdocs excelling in research productivity, innovation, communication and leadership, are awarded to Drs. Constance Crozier (Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering) and Omkar Supekar (Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering). Crozier was nominated by Kyri Baker, assistant professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, who...

Paul Chinowsky

Chinowsky speaks to NBC News about I-70 Mudslides

Sept. 14, 2021

The flash flood roared down Glenwood Canyon with such force that it changed the course of the Colorado River. Torrents of mud, boulders as big as cars and toppled trees plunged down towering walls of rock carved over millennia. When it was over, the July 29 mudslide left a gaping...