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New faculty member Timothy Whitehead eager to collaborate

Jan. 22, 2019

New Associate Professor Timothy Whitehead said he is eager to continue research into proteins and collaborate with faculty at CU Boulder in the growing area of biological engineering.

Shelly Miller

Professor Shelly Miller takes on new campus faculty development role

Jan. 18, 2019

“Faculty aren’t typically trained to be leaders,” Miller said. ”Each person may have a natural ability or an interest or work hard at it, but offering some skill training and some professional development in that field can really help.”

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CUbit Quantum Initiative launch fueled by seed funding, faculty expertise

Jan. 16, 2019

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced the establishment of the CUbit (pronounced Q-bit) Quantum Initiative, a cross-campus initiative for quantum science and technology.

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CU Engineers want drones to go subterranean to save lives after earthquakes

Jan. 8, 2019

CU Boulder engineering professor Sean Humbert is leading a team in a national competition, the Subterranean Challenge. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency gifted the university a $4.5 million grant to fund Humbert's team.

Wreckage from Hurricane Patricia in 2015.

$3M center to support rapid-response research of natural disasters

Jan. 4, 2019

CONVERGE will establish a new Reconnaissance Leadership Corps made up of engineers and social and natural scientists. They’ll offer training, develop a series of best practice documents on safety considerations and working with socially vulnerable populations and help researchers establish a scientific agenda before heading into the field.

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Retrofit research at CU shaping policy on earthquakes, non-ductile buildings

Dec. 20, 2018

CU Boulder Associate Professor Abbie Liel studied the issue of retrofitting non-ductile concrete buildings in high population areas through a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

Alan W. Weimer in his lab with a student

Chemical & biological engineering's Alan Weimer elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 11, 2018

Weimer is the H.T. Sears Memorial professor of chemical and biological engineering and a world recognized expert in fluid-particle processing.

Mahmoud Hussein

$2.5 million ARPA-E grant awarded to Mahmoud Hussein for transformational energy technology

Dec. 6, 2018

Associate Professor and Alvah and Harriet Hovlid Professor Mahmoud Hussein has received a $2.5 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest open funding opportunity. The award is among $98 million in funding for 40 new projects across the country being provided by the agency. These funds will...


Research here could speedup clinical trials around Type 1 diabetes

Dec. 6, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed virtual clinical trials for an artificial pancreas that could significantly improve treatments for those with Type 1 diabetes by tailoring medical devices and speeding up clinical trials.

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New professor’s research could shape water use in West

Dec. 5, 2018

Julie Korak’s research interests are broadly focused on water treatment engineering, spanning municipal drinking water, water reuse and industrial water treatment.