Shelby Buckley on an ice floe.

Environmental engineering on an icebreaker ship at the North Pole

Jan. 31, 2023

Shelby Buckley has made the research trip of a lifetime – studying the impacts of climate change up close and personal on a five-week trip to the Arctic aboard the Kronprins Haakon icebreaking ship. It offered a unique chance to personally collect ice core and seawater samples and experience the...

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Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit

Nov. 18, 2022

United Nations Human Rights and CU Boulder are co-hosting the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit this December, a three-day summit addressing the interconnectedness of human rights and climate change.

Associate Professor Shideh Dashti works with a grad student on resilient infrastructure research in a lab at CU Boulder

Video: Pioneering the resilient infrastructure of the future

Nov. 18, 2022

Engineering a sustainable and equitable future takes innovation and collaboration. Shideh Dashti is the Acting Associate Dean of Research at CU Boulder's College of Engineering & Applied Science, and an Associate Professor in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department. Dashti's research is specifically focused on geotechnical engineering, centrifuge modeling, and designing resilient infrastructure in the wake of earthquakes and climate-related natural disasters.

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PhD student Skyler Kern optimizes computational models to better understand the marine ecosystem

Nov. 17, 2022

Skyler Kern, a PhD student in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, spent a lot of his childhood fishing on the rivers and inlets around Anchorage, Alaska. In fact, Kern’s first word as a child was “boat.” “My family and I were in our car pulling up to...

Elliot Strand uses a sensor to detect macronutrient concentrations in whole plant sap.

In the air, on the ground and everywhere in between

Farmers know how much fertilizer they spread over their fields each year and how much water they use every day. But fine-tuning those amounts can be a challenge because the results from the field either are not available or are hard to analyze.

A researcher in a chemical and biological engineering lab at CU Boulder.

Video: Turning waste into energy

April 21, 2022

Will Medlin is a Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor and the Department Chair for Chemical and Biological Engineering. His research group investigates reactions for renewable and sustainable energy applications, and particularly focuses on interfacial chemistry important in the conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals.

Students working in the field on pipes

CU Boulder, Deloitte launch Climate Innovation Collaboratory to accelerate action on climate crisis

April 19, 2022

Deloitte and the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday launched a new Climate Innovation Collaboratory to translate cutting-edge climate research and data into meaningful climate solutions for federal, state and local government agencies and communities.

A researcher in the Power Systems Lab in the Energy systems Integration Facility.

ASPIRE research center aims to electrify transportation

Nov. 18, 2021

The ASPIRE Engineering Research Center (Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification) explores a diverse range of transportation questions, from electrified highways that energize vehicles, to the placement of charging stations, data security and workforce development.

Dynamic tint windows showing various level of darkness

Developing efficient, dynamic windows for comfort and climate change research appears in Nature Energy

April 29, 2021

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program are among the authors of “Polymer inhibitors enable >900 cm2 dynamic windows based on reversible metal electrodeposition with high solar modulation” which appeared in the April issue of the highly prestigious science journal Nature Energy.