Wil Srubar holds a concrete block.

Wil Srubar selected as 2023 Schmidt Science Polymath

Nov. 14, 2023

Wil Srubar, associate professor in Building Systems Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program, was chosen from more than 58 applicants for his research trajectory to further redefine the boundaries of living architecture — both on Earth and beyond.

Forbes spotlights CU Boulder green concrete spinout

Sept. 20, 2023

Forbes Magazine is featuring groundbreaking research conducted by faculty members at CU Boulder in the field of eco-friendly concrete. Cement is a significant contributor to carbon emissions, responsible for about eight percent of global output. Prometheus Materials, a company co-founded by Wil Srubar and Mija Hubler, associate professors in the...

CEAE researchers' work published in Concrete International magazine

Aug. 25, 2023

The article, " Carbon-Negative Pilot, " was published in the August issue of Concrete International magazine . Authors include Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering researchers Yao Wang , a post doctoral research associate working in Mija Hubler 's lab; Associate Professor Mija Hubler; Associate Professor Wil V. Srubar III ;...

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$10M Department of Defense project for self-repairing concrete inspired by human vascular systems

Aug. 1, 2023

Structural Engineering Professor Mija Hubler and her team of researchers and partners are developing a technology that infuses concrete with self-repair capabilities found in living organisms. The project has landed a $10 million Department of Defense grant.

Wil Srubar holds a concrete block.

Wil Srubar receives ACerS Early Career Award

July 26, 2023

Associate Professor Wil Srubar was honored with the American Ceramics Society (ACerS) Cements Division Early Career Award on June 15 at the 13 th Advances in Cement-Based Materials meeting. The meeting took place at Columbia University in New York. Srubar has been recognized for his research in a variety of...

Wil Srubar holding a block of concrete

Wil Srubar named as nominee for 2023 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

July 25, 2023

Associate Professor Wil Srubar has been nominated for the 2023 Pritzker Environmental Genius Award for his research re-imagining sustainable building materials. His lab conducts major research into biomimetic and living materials that have the potential to drastically reduce environmental pollution caused by construction activities around the globe.

Wil V. Srubar being interviewed by CU Boulder for a video about him.

Engineering News-Record names Wil V. Srubar III "Top 25 Newsmaker"

Feb. 3, 2023

Associate Professor Wil V. Srubar was named a "Top 25 Newsmaker" by editors at the Engineering News-Record for his passion about creating "living" building materials, beginning with a greener masonry block.

Wil Srubar receives $2 million award from DOE

Dec. 5, 2022

Wil Srubar , associate professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, received a three-year award for $2 million from the Department of Energy (ARPA-E program) for “A Photosynthetic Route to Carbon-Negative Portland Limestone Cement Production.” This project is a collaboration with Catharina Alves de Souza from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

Wil Srubar holding a block of concrete

Srubar's work recognized with Breakthrough Energy Foundation grant

Oct. 20, 2022

Research by Wil Srubar was recognized with a $500,000 Explorer Grant from Breakthrough Energy Foundation, a part of Bill Gates’ philanthropic venture capital organization that funds climate tech ventures.

Pouring concrete from a cement mixer.

Tiny algae could help fix concrete industry’s dirty little climate secret

Sept. 7, 2022

Concrete is strong, durable, affordable and accessible. But the global concrete industry is responsible for more than 8% of greenhouse gas emissions—more than three times the emissions associated with aviation—and demand is rising. CU engineering expert Wil Srubar shares on The Conversation: four innovative ways to clean up this notoriously...