Nicole Day presents her research to high school students

Reverse Science Fair puts CU Boulder grad students to the test

Nov. 28, 2023

Under his NSF Career Award, Assistant Professor Wyatt Shields developed a "reverse science fair" in partnership with CU Science Discovery. Graduate students presented their research, and high school students served as the judges.

Nicole Day in front of blurred mountains

PhD student receives prestigious Acta Student Award

July 13, 2023

Nicole Day, a rising fifth-year chemical and biological engineering PhD student in the Shields Lab, concentrates on advancing particle-based systems to enhance the delivery of cancer immunotherapies.

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Wyatt Shields selected to participate in NAE's Frontiers of Engineering symposium

June 21, 2023

Assistant Professor Wyatt Shields has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2023 Symposium. Engineers who are performing exceptional research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the two-and-a-half-day event. The participants — from industry, academia, and...

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).

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Wyatt Shields to receive $1.7 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Dec. 19, 2022

Assistant Professor Wyatt Shields of chemical and biological engineering and Ivana Yang from CU Anschutz received a five-year National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH/DHHS award with an anticipated funding amount of $1.7 million for “Adoptive Macrophage Transfers for Nanoparticle Delivery."

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CU Boulder’s Wyatt Shields wins 2022 Packard Fellowship for microscale robotics

Oct. 19, 2022

In a banner year that has included receiving five distinguished research awards, Wyatt Shields, assistant professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious awards for young investigators: a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

C. Wyatt Shields in the lab

Fighting “the bends”: Shields receives Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award for decompression sickness study

March 7, 2022

Assistant Professor C. Wyatt Shields IV is the recipient of a 2022 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program Award for his proposal “Mapping Immune Cell Responses to High Pressures in Decompression Illness.”

Northglenn high school students standing at the bench in the Shields Lab

Shields earns NSF CAREER Award for biomarkers research tied to high school outreach

March 1, 2022

Assistant Professor C. Wyatt Shields IV is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his proposal “Shape-Encoded Electrokinetic Particles for Multiplexed Biosensing.” This project seeks to develop a new method of early identification of disease biomarkers, while also facilitating outreach and education to students at Northglenn High School.