Jenifer Blacklock

Blacklock returns to CU as director of Western partnership program

Jan. 20, 2021

Former Mechanical Engineering faculty member Jenifer Blacklock has returned to the College of Engineering and Applied Science as the director of the Rady Program at Western Colorado University. She will lead the Western-CU Boulder Partnership Program.

Airplane in the sky

Labbe will explore high-altitude ignition in CAREER award

Jan. 8, 2021

Labbe, an assistant professor in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded an NSF CAREER Award.


Nanostructure research reveals new ways to direct heat flow in tech devices

Jan. 5, 2021

New findings from CU Boulder researchers in Physical Review Applied show that nanoscale structures on the surfaces of silicon membranes can significantly change the way that heat travels through the bulk of the membrane.


Research on salmon genetics could aid in conservation, human genome understanding

Dec. 16, 2020

A new paper co-authored by CU Boulder researchers on Atlantic salmon could have far-reaching implications for conservation and farming of the iconic species, as well as our overall understanding of genetics.

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Mortenson Center leading work to study trail bridge use in rural Rwanda

Dec. 10, 2020

A team from the center recently published results from a pilot impact evaluation of trail bridges in rural Rwanda in PLOS ONE. They installed sensors to monitor use at 12 bridge sites constructed by Denver-based nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity.

Smell test card

How a simple smell test could curb COVID-19 and help reopen the economy

Dec. 9, 2020

A simple, scratch-and-sniff test could play a key role in curbing the spread of COVID-19, at a fraction of the cost of high-tech tests that are difficult to scale and take longer to return results, new CU Boulder research suggests.

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Research shows potential universal and efficient way to explore cell mechanics

Dec. 8, 2020

Apresio Kefin Fajrial, a PhD candidate in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, is the first author on a new paper in Analytical Chemistry that could have implications for how we detect diseased cells.

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Participate in the campus mapping exercise

Dec. 8, 2020

The Campus Master Plan project team is asking all interested students, faculty and staff to share their experiences and impressions of the campus through participation in an interactive mapping exercise. Your responses will help inform the project team’s efforts and help shape our campus into the future.

City buildings linked by lines

Study: Low-energy heating and cooling systems can deliver deep energy savings

Dec. 4, 2020

Amy Allen is the first author on “Evaluation of Low-exergy Heating and Cooling Systems and Topology Optimization for Deep Energy Savings at the Urban District Level,” recently published in Energy Conversion and Management.

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

New healthcare-related grants enable research into pandemics, rheumatoid arthritis

Dec. 3, 2020

The AB Nexus Research Collaboration Grant program announced its inaugural round of grants totaling $625,000 for novel research projects integrating expertise from the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses.