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Department News

The BREK team: Bob Erickson, Kala Majeti and Roger Bell
Startup awarded $250,000 grant to develop more efficient solar power technology

Nov. 13, 2018

Co-founded by Robert Erickson, professor and interim chair of electrical, computer and energy engineering, and Kala Majeti of CU Boulder’s Technology Transfer Office, BREK will use the grant funds to develop the world’s first compact 250 kilowatt (kW) solar string inverter.

Rows of servers in a data center
Ultra-efficient power converters for data centers getting attention from industry

Nov. 7, 2018

With the growing demand for online data and cloud computing, data centers are becoming one of the fastest-growing loads on the U.S. electrical grid and a major source of global carbon emissions. A large part of this energy consumption – expected to hit 73 billion kWh or $7.3 billion by...

Bob McLeod with a student in his lab
GAANN fellowships available for grad students interested in materials research

Nov. 5, 2018

Two faculty members in electrical, computer and energy engineering have won grants from the U.S. Department of Education to train students with the skills needed to design high-tech materials, and the ability to teach those skills to others.

Alex St. Clair with SpaceShipTwo.
ECEE student interns with Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Company

Oct. 3, 2018

Alex St. Clair represented the product assurance group on the team developing a new safety-critical embedded system that will be flown on SpaceShipTwo.

Lucy Pao with one of the blades at NREL.
Team testing "morphing" wind turbine blades outside of Boulder

Sept. 26, 2018

Professor Lucy Pao is leading the project as part of a project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. It aims to solve several issues that have limited the potential of turbines to this point, including the need for ever larger stiff blades to increase power output.