An electric car being charged

New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation

Aug. 6, 2020

CU Boulder will play a major role in a new center focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

Carbon Dioxide model

Holewinski and Smith earn Scialog Fellowship to foster scientific breakthroughs to combat climate change

Aug. 3, 2020

Assistant Professor Adam Holewinski and Associate Professor Wilson Smith have been selected as Scialog Fellows to participate in the 2020 Scialog: Negative Emissions Science initiative, an effort to identify bottlenecks in research and develop ways to foster breakthroughs in the field.

Artist's rendition of quantum entanglement.

New $25-million center to advance quantum science and engineering

July 21, 2020

The National Science Foundation has announced that CU Boulder will receive a $25 million award to launch a new quantum science and engineering research center. The new center will be led by physicist Jun Ye and is a partnership with 11 other research organizations in the United States and abroad.

Engineering Center at the CU Boulder campus

Three new research themes push boundaries of work in college

July 20, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science has launched three new interdisciplinary research themes as part of a broad push into growing and critical areas of study. They are titled Hypersonic Vehicles, Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, and Engineering Education and AI-Augmented Learning.

A Google self-driving car with lidar on top, cruising the interstate in California

Leap in lidar could improve safety, security of new technology

July 8, 2020

In a new paper, published in Optica, researchers describe a new silicon chip—with no moving parts or electronics—that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.

Open Force Field Initiative researchers gather in California for their 2019 conference

$2.5 million NIH grant energizes force field development

June 30, 2020

The Open Force Field Initiative received millions in NIH funding to build open source infrastructure to assist researchers tackling molecular design problems.

CU Boulder's campus seen from the air, looking at college of engineering

Prestigious Internet of Things research center launching at CU Boulder

June 26, 2020

CU Boulder has been selected to lead a new multi-university, industry-focused research Center on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence through the National Science Foundation.

A swarm of fireflies in the wild

A rare look at fireflies that blink in unison

June 15, 2020

National Geographic talks with CU Boulder students and faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Science studying fireflies.

Assistant Professor Marina Vance

Paper looks at exposure to airborne particulate matter in homes

June 12, 2020

Assistant Professor Marina Vance’s group has published a new research paper titled “Indoor particulate matter during HOMEChem: Concentrations, size distributions, and exposures” in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Nathan McNeill

Nathan McNeill to lead CMU-CU Engineering Partnership Program

June 10, 2020

McNeill, a mechanical engineering instructor in the program for the last eight years, will start the new position on July 1.