Researchers collecting spectral reflectance measurements of surface snow with corresponding snow samples in Northern Svalbard.

Coal mine dust hastens Arctic snow melt

Feb. 1, 2017

Study co-authored by Diane McKnight illustrates the significant, localized role that dark-colored particulates — which absorb more solar radiation than light-colored snow and keep more heat closer to the Earth’s surface — can play in hastening Arctic ice melt.Read more »
Houses destroyed by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

GAANN Fellowships helping students pursue their research passions

Jan. 30, 2017

Photo courtesy NOAA/NGDC, Marko Kokic, IFRC In fall 2016, a group of eight talented engineers began their graduate work at CU Boulder, thanks to a Department of Education program that supports students who plan to pursue a PhD in a field designated as an area of national need. The Department... Read more »
Tyler Huggins and Justin Whiteley pose with DOE and Argonne VIPs at a press conference announcing the first Chain Reaction Innovations cohort.

CU Boulder graduates among first entrepreneurship cohort at Argonne National Lab

Dec. 22, 2016

Tyler Huggins (PhDEnvEngr'16) and Justin Whiteley (PhDMechEngr'16) are trying to create a cheaper manufacturing process for high-performance carbon products by using wastewater to grow fungus to create tunable carbon-based products, such as battery electrodes.Read more »
John Zhai is interviewed by the news media at the World IoT Expo.

Pollutant tracking system wins gold at World IoT Expo

Dec. 6, 2016

John Zhai is interviewed by news media at the World IoT Expo. An urban pollutant tracking system created by architectural engineering researchers at CU Boulder recently won a Gold Award at the 2016 World Internet of Things (IoT) Expo in Wuxi, China. Professor John Zhai and former PhD student Yu... Read more »
The team poses for a group photo on stage after receiving their first-place trophy.

Student team takes first place in national design-build competition

Nov. 22, 2016

A team of CU Boulder civil and architectural engineering students took home first place in the Design-Build Institute of America’s National Student Competition , held earlier this month in Las Vegas. The competition challenged teams to use design-build methods to submit a proposal for a parking facility on a college... Read more »
Bernard Amadei

Engineers Without Borders USA founder named CU Distinguished Professor

Nov. 14, 2016

Bernard Amadei was honored for his role in building CU Boulder's engineering in developing communities programs, as well as his many other contributions during a 34-year career at CU, at the Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 10.Read more »
Volunteers and residents work on a water system in Mauritania

CU Boulder to lead $15.3M sustainable development initiative

Nov. 4, 2016

Researchers from CEAE and the Mortenson Center have been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world.Read more »
Taylor Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica

Season of intense melting in Antarctica offers insights into continent's future

Oct. 14, 2016

Scientists and students working with the National Science Foundation, including Associate Professor Michael Gooseff of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and INSTAAR, have authored a series of papers on how a single season of intense melting in Antarctica in 2001-02 may affect the continent’s ecological future, including its potential impact on global climate change.Read more »
From left to right: Vice Chancellor for Research Terri Fiez, Outstanding Postdoc Awardees Mohammad Hariri and Francisco Müller-Sánchez, and OPA Director Leah Colvin

Researcher wins CU Boulder Outstanding Postdoc Award

Oct. 7, 2016

From left to right: Vice Chancellor for Research Terri Fiez, Outstanding Postdoc Awardees Mohammad Hariri and Francisco Müller-Sánchez, and OPA Director Leah Colvin. Mohammad Hariri , a researcher in Victor Saouma's structural engineering lab, has been honored as an outstanding postdoc by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). The award... Read more »
Equipment at a brewery.

Transforming brewery wastewater into energy storage

Oct. 7, 2016

Zhiyong Jason Ren and his team have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells.Read more »

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