Alex Fosdick and a student look over some data on a laptop at the side of a trail

Students take a hike to test electronics projects in the real world

Oct. 31, 2016

Students from Alex Fosdick's Intro to Digital & Analog Electronics class took a hike last weekend for a data gathering field trip. They took along temperature, light and digital altimeter sensors they had built to gather data around Chautauqua and up the Flatirons to see how their circuits behaved in...

The Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica

Professor helps to solve mystery of unusual atmospheric waves above Antarctica

Oct. 25, 2016

If the study's predictions are correct, scientists could use these atmospheric waves to measure properties of the Ross Ice Shelf that are normally difficult to track, such as the amount of stress the ice shelf is under from ocean waves.

Physics professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn of JILA pose next to one of the laser apparatuses in their lab at the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

ECEE faculty part of $24M NSF grant for new imaging science center

Sept. 26, 2016

The Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, known as STROBE, will be headquartered at CU Boulder and will integrate several areas of imaging science and technology, including photon and electron-based imaging, advanced algorithms, big data analysis and adaptive imaging. Named for its relation to stroboscopic imaging, the center is designed to tackle major scientific challenges that have the potential to transform imaging science and technology.

Lockheed Martin CTO Keoki Jackson and Distinguished Professor Zoya Popovic discuss a project in her RF laboratory

$3M Lockheed Martin partnership forges new opportunities in RF for students, researchers

Sept. 7, 2016

The Lockheed Martin Radio Frequency Space Systems Research Center will boost engineering expertise at the college and create new curriculum to fill in-demand skills in the space sector. Spread over four years, the sponsorship will establish new academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems.

Juliet Gopinath and a grad student discuss a project at the optical table in their lab

Researchers earn NSF grant to develop miniature 3D microscope

Aug. 19, 2016

"Adaptive optical devices that are included in a miniature microscope are a game changer," said grant co-investigators Juliet Gopinath, assistant professor in electrical, computer and energy engineering and Victor Bright, professor of mechanical engineering, both at CU Boulder. "They enable truly miniature 3D imaging devices without mechanically moving parts."

Juliet Gopinath and Khurram Afridi

Gopinath, Afridi win 2016 CAREER Awards from NSF

April 6, 2016

Assistant professors Juliet Gopinath and Khurram Afridi have received 2016 CAREER Awards, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. "We anticipate with excitement that this new class of CAREER grantees will make pioneering discoveries and inspire young minds to advance the engineering enterprise and improve the lives...

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CU Boulder spinout takes top honors in industry contests

March 31, 2016

Double Helix , a startup company co-founded by Professor Rafael Piestun that specializes in 3D nano-scale imaging, has been turning a lot of heads in the optics and photonics industry lately. In February, the company won first place in the 2016 SPIE Startup Challenge , which invited new entrepreneurs to...

Lucy Pao

Pao's 'morphing' wind turbine inspired by nature

Feb. 17, 2016

Three years ago, Professor Lucy Pao and her colleagues responded to a call for proposals from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) with a plan for a morphing wind turbine. But they didn't make the cut, she thinks, because their proposal wasn't "disruptive" enough. So they went bigger.

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Professor receives IEEE undergrad teaching award

Feb. 15, 2016

ECEE professor and vice chancellor for research Terri Fiez was awarded the 2016 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award this month at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. IEEE is the world’s largest professional technical association, and honors one individual each year for inspirational undergraduate teaching. Fiez was honored...

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Popovic plays lead role in breakthrough light-based microprocessor chip

Dec. 28, 2015

Groundbreaking microprocessor chip uses light, rather than electricity, to transfer data at rapid speeds while consuming minute amounts of energy. The researchers also anticipate that the new technology can be integrated into current manufacturing processes smoothly and scaled up for commercial production with minimal disruption.