Medical "microrobots" that could one day deliver prescription drugs throughout the human body.

These tiny, medical robots could one day travel through your body

May 25, 2023

A team of CU Boulder engineers has designed a new class of tiny, self-propelled robots that can zip through liquid at incredible speeds—and may one day even deliver prescription drugs to hard-to-reach places inside the human body. ChBE co-authors of the new study include Jin Lee, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral researcher; Assistant Professor Wyatt Shields; Assistant Professor Ankur Gupta; and graduate students Ritu Raj, (Shields and Gupta groups), Cooper Thome (Shields Group) and Nicole Day (Shields Group).

Ankur Gupta

Ankur Gupta wins NSF CAREER award for improving energy storage and desalination technologies

Jan. 30, 2023

Assistant ChBE Professor Ankur Gupta received a $517,000, 5-year CAREER award to optimize performance of capacitive desalination and supercapacitor technologies. His research for the two disparate processes involves a technical commonality: porous electrodes to maximize performance.

Ankur Gupta wins GOLD award from IIT Delhi

Nov. 8, 2022

After twice being nominated for the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the third time was the charm for Ankur Gupta. On Nov. 5, Gupta, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, received a 2022 Graduates of Last Decade (GOLD) Award from his alma mater.

Ankur Gupta's LIFE lab wins $110,000 ACS PRF-DNI award

Nov. 7, 2022

Ankur Gupta, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, received an ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award (ACS PRF-DNI) for his proposal titled, “Nonequilibrium Analysis of Active Droplets Driven by Micellar Solubilization: Effect of In-Situ Change in Droplet Shape and Inter-Droplet Interactions.”

Filipe Henrique posing outside for a photo

Henrique earns Ryland Graduate Fellowship for supercapacitor research

Nov. 4, 2021

Filipe Henrique is this year’s recipient of the Dwight E. and Jessie D. Ryland Endowed Graduate Fellowship from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. This fellowship provides $10,000 over two years to a deserving first-year PhD student working in alternative energy or improved energy utilization and efficiency.