Two students in the large centrifuge.

What is the Center for Infrastructure, Energy, and Space Testing at CU Boulder?

Jan. 24, 2023

Welcome to the Center for Infrastructure, Energy, and Space Testing (CIEST) at CU Boulder, an experimental facility offering geotechnical centrifuges, structural dynamics and materials testing and research for business, government, and academic partners. CIEST is home to a massive array of cutting edge, specialized facilities to conduct small and large...

Mark Hernandez

Mapping the microbe jungle on mass transit

June 23, 2021

A University of Colorado Boulder team is part of a major international effort to sample surfaces and the air on mass transit vehicles. Two major international journals have published articles on the research, which included teams from CU Boulder engineering gathering samples on RTD light rail cars and at stations...

John Zhai

Researchers study social distancing, ventilation in predicting the probability of COVID infection

Feb. 18, 2021

As the global pandemic developed, keeping adequate personal distance and using effective ventilation systems were emphasized to control the spread of COVID-19 – especially in confined spaces. That is because social distancing avoids direct contact among people and reduces transmission of virus-carrying droplets from human respiration, while improved ventilation dilutes...

Group of people getting water.

Exploring assumptions in financing for urban water utilities in low-income countries

Feb. 10, 2021

Anna Libey, a PhD student in environmental engineering at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a new paper that compares utilities around the world and advocates for more subsidization in utility operations to provide clean water. The paper – titled “Who pays for water? Comparing life cycle costs of...

Mark Hernandez

Researchers fight COVID-19 with new air filtration in Denver Public Schools

Jan. 27, 2021

Since the summer, Professor Mark Hernandez and his team have been working in the Denver district’s classrooms to install a new generation of high-efficiency air filters.

Bridges to Prosperity

Mortenson Center leading work to study trail bridge use in rural Rwanda

Dec. 18, 2020

The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people across the globe lack access to an all-season road within two kilometers of their home. It’s a problem the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and their collaborators are working to better quantify and solve.

Roseanna Neupauer

CU researchers contribute to frost quake modeling research

Nov. 16, 2020

Frost quakes are not particularly rare, but they are harder to observe than traditional earthquakes. Professor Roseanna Neupauer was part of a recent effort to develop new models with the Oulu, Finland, 2016 quake data, the results of which are discussed in a new paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Cresten Mansfeldt

Sewage testing shows a country flush with coronavirus cases

Oct. 30, 2020

Environmental engineering Assistant Professor Cresten Mansfeldt's research was highlighted in a CNN article about testing wastewater for evidence of COVID-19.

Richard Regueiro

Engineering leads new DOE Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program Center on particulate materials research

Oct. 14, 2020

Professor Richard Regueiro, along with four other co-directors, is leading a new Multi-disciplinary Simulation Center funded by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program in support of the stockpile stewardship program.

Professor Karl Linden's lab

Ultraviolet light can make indoor spaces safer during the pandemic – if it’s used the right way

Sept. 9, 2020

Professor Karl Linden's article in "The Conversation" on how to best to harness UV light to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect human health as people work, study, and shop indoors.