Nina Vance working on a tablet outside

Video: Vance on creativity, engineering and accessibility

Aug. 3, 2021

Assistant Professor Marina Vance uses her passion for drawing to educate and inspire by creating animated science videos that share her research in aerosol particle transformation in easily accessible ways. As a recent NSF CAREER Award recipient, Vance will continue her research at the University of Colorado Boulder while sharing her work beyond academic circles through a new partnership with CU Science Discovery.

Professor Ivan Smalyukh in blue and white striped shirt

Smalyukh receives 2021 Langmuir Lectureship Award

July 30, 2021

Professor Ivan Smalyukh is one of the winners of the 2021 Langmuir Lectureship Award for his innovative work in the colloid and surface chemistry fields. Smalyukh will deliver a special presentation at the 2021 ACS Fall National Meeting, as will Professor Deborah Leckband of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who also earned the honor.

Microfluidic device to treat immune cells

Ding lab aims to improve cancer-fighting immunotherapies with $1.8M grant

July 28, 2021

Professor Xiaoyun Ding and his team of researchers aim to improve cancer-fighting tools and cut patient costs, exploring ways to streamline delivery of lifesaving treatments into immune cells.

Kaushik and student in a field at night

Video: Kaushik Jayaram on Bio-Inspired Engineering

July 27, 2021

Inspired by the natural world, Kaushik Jayaram heads up the Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Laboratory (AIM-RL) at CU Boulder. The group aims to develop robotic devices that benefit and enhance human capabilities in the areas of search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, personal assistance, and environmental monitoring. As an Assistant Professor in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaushik's work is highly interdisciplinary, working at the crossroads of engineering, biomimicry, and design.

Wangda Zuo

International research partnership aims to reduce residential energy consumption

July 22, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are working with colleagues in Ireland to help policymakers and planners reduce residential energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions from homes.

Coors field as seen from the bleachers in center field

Hamlington on the physics of baseball at a mile high

July 7, 2021

Hamlington sat down with CU Boulder Today to talk about Coors Field’s reputation as a hitter’s park—and why science gives him a new appreciation for sports.

A microscope shining light on the system

Research shows how nanorobots may clean up contaminated soil, improve water filtration

June 28, 2021

Haichao Wu is the lead author on a new paper that describes a model system that can be used to help guide tiny self-propelled robots when exploring maze-like environments such as the spaces between grains of sand in soil.

Wil Srubar smiles at the camera

Pride in STEM: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship and Advocacy

June 23, 2021

Associate Professor Wil Srubar is taking part in a special National Science Foundation web panel discussion Thursday on "Pride in STEM: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship and Advocacy". The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 24 at 9 a.m. MDT.

Microscopic image of the cells in a kidney

Research paves way for new kidney treatment, potential synthetic transplant options

June 15, 2021

A new lab at CU Boulder is exploring how the extracellular matrix – a network of proteins that surrounds cells and provides structural and mechanical cues in the body – specifically impacts kidney growth, development and function.

Dale and Patricia Hatfield

Dale and Patricia Hatfield endow new ATLAS professorship

June 14, 2021

Through a generous gift, Dale and Pat Hatfield recently enabled the creation of the first endowed professorship associated with the ATLAS Institute.

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