Solar energy cell

Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability

March 6, 2020

The future’s getting brighter for solar power. Researchers from CU Boulder have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date, by layering cells and using a unique combination of elements.

Biofuel in test tubes

Clearing the air: Medlin and partners developing renewable jet fuel alternative

Feb. 27, 2020

Air travel’s dependence on petroleum-based fuels is a major contributor to atmospheric pollution—but new research from Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor Will Medlin and partners seeks to provide an environmentally friendly, renewable jet fuel sourced from biomass.

Kristi Anseth in lab

Anseth earns international recognition with L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science award

Feb. 12, 2020

She is one of only five women in the world, and the only recipient in North America, to receive the recognition this year.


Fox describes light control of health-critical enzymes in Nature Communications

Feb. 7, 2020

Assistant Professor Jerome Fox has developed a new method of controlling enzymes using light.

Carpenter and Randolph portraits

A rare honor in pharmaceutical sciences: Journal dedicated to professors John Carpenter and Ted Randolph

Feb. 4, 2020

The January 2020 Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences issue was dedicated to Carpenter, PhD, and Randolph, PhD.


Exploring small molecular behavior for big change: Holewinski earns NSF CAREER Award

Jan. 28, 2020

Earlier this month, Assistant Professor Adam Holewinski earned a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, “Understanding Bifunctionality in Organic Electro-oxidation Catalysis.”

Killing drug-resistant bacteria title card

Levy shines in national contest with video on using light to combat drug-resistant bacteria

Jan. 22, 2020

Max Levy, a graduate student in the Nagpal Lab, earned second place in a Science Coalition video competition.

Multi-colored molecules

$125 million for CU Boulder spinout Inscripta may usher in the next wave of genetic engineering

Dec. 19, 2019

Inscripta, a digital genome engineering company spun out of CU Boulder research, has just raised another $125 million in a Series D financing on the heels of launching its revolutionary product, The Onyx™. Inscripta is having a record funding year, also closing on $105 million in financing in late 2018 and early 2019. The company has raised $259.6 million in total and these new funds will help accelerate the expansion and commercialization of The Onyx™ .

Annika Lai, Theodore Champ and Peter Buur stand with their poster awards at AIChE conference

CU Boulder students shine at 2019 AIChE poster competition

Nov. 20, 2019

Three undergraduates and one doctoral student from Professor Al Weimer’s research group earned poster awards this month at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Ku Thomas stands in front of the Sydney Opera House.

Study abroad trailblazer Ku Thomas wins advocacy award

Nov. 14, 2019

Leading up to the award, he was the first student in his major to study abroad in back-to-back semesters in two different countries: New Zealand and Singapore.