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Research & Innovation Office set to host virtual info session on Seed Grant Program in November

Aug. 14, 2023

Designed to catalyze new areas of research, scholarship and creative work, the Seed Grant Program awards nearly $1 million annually to Boulder faculty across all disciplines. This event will be held at noon on Nov. 8 via Zoom.

Shape-shifting display

3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

July 31, 2023

The device at CU Boulder is made from a 10-by-10 grid of soft robotic “muscles” that can sense outside pressure and pop up to create patterns. It’s precise enough to generate scrolling text and fast enough to shake a chemistry beaker filled with fluid.

Wil Srubar

Wil Srubar named as nominee for 2023 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

July 24, 2023

Srubar is part of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the Material Science and Engineering Program at CU Boulder. His lab conducts major research into biomimetic and living materials that have the potential to drastically reduce environmental pollution caused by construction activities around the globe.

Duong Nguyen

New membrane filtering technology at CU Boulder could help address water scarcity issues

July 21, 2023

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new membrane water filtration system based around air bubbles that can help address water scarcity issues around the world.

This home in Boulder County survived the Marshall Fire while others nearby weren't as fortunate. (Credit: Caroline Frischmon)

Weeks later, potentially harmful chemicals lingered in homes affected by Marshall Fire

July 6, 2023

Potentially harmful chemicals generated by the Marshall Fire in late 2021 may have lingered inside some Boulder County homes for weeks after the disaster—hiding in small particles of dust that residents could have mixed back into the air when they vacuumed carpets or turned on fans, according to recent research.

CAREER Award winners 2023

CU Engineering celebrates 8 NSF CAREER award winners in 2023

June 25, 2023

Eight faculty members within the College of Engineering and Applied Science have received CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation in 2023.

Nick Bottenus

Bottenus lands prestigious research award from Boettcher Foundation

June 22, 2023

Assistant Professor Nick Bottenus of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award for research advancing the state of ultrasound molecular imaging.

Graphic showing asteroids near Earth

Researchers narrow down list of potentially hazardous asteroids

June 13, 2023

Researchers from CU Boulder and NASA have completed a census of hundreds of large asteroids orbiting near Earth—gauging which ones could come precariously close to our planet over the next thousand years.


New AB Nexus awardees advance innovative research collaborations

June 12, 2023

The intercampus program supports multidisciplinary research partnerships between CU Anschutz and CU Boulder.

Hanspeter Schaub

Hanspeter Schaub earns CU Boulder’s highest award for teaching and research

May 30, 2023

Schaub, a professor and chair of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder, was recently honored with the Hazel Barnes Prize. The award recognizes outstanding teachers who also have distinguished records in research and scholarship.