Water running through boulders

Fracking risks groundwater contamination

March 10, 2017

New oil and gas development techniques like horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing have dominated public concern in recent years about groundwater contamination in oil and gas basins. However, older vertical wells are more likely to cause groundwater contamination than newer wells, according to a new study from CU Boulder.

Wind Turnbines

Engineers seeking to improve membrane of large-scale battery technologies

March 10, 2017

The research project, led by Richard Noble, Douglas Gin and Hans Funke of CU Boulder’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, will focus on improving the sophisticated membranes hidden inside powerful flow batteries. Unlike small, self-contained consumer batteries (AAAs, for example), flow batteries use external tanks to store the chemicals needed for an electrical reaction. The chemicals are commonly separated by a semi-permeable membrane.

SpaceX Dragon Resupply Capsule

SpaceX launch carrying CU Boulder BioServe cargo

March 8, 2017

Laura Devendorf

ATLAS professor launches the "Unstable Design Lab"

March 8, 2017

Life is messy, and mostly we use technology to keep it tidy. But is there a place for technology that embraces messiness and unpredictability? It’s a question that fascinates Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf, who came to CU this spring, joining the ATLAS Institute with a tenure home in the Department of Information Science in the College of Media Communication and Information.

Zoya Popovic

Popovic Looks at the Future of Wireless Communication

Feb. 27, 2017

Zoya Popovic, the Lockheed Martin Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, will visit UT to talk how technology might change the way we communicate, work, and play in the future.

National Academy of Engineering member Dan Scheeres

CU Boulder professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 8, 2017

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Distinguished Professor Daniel J. Scheeres, an aerospace engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder, to its 2017 class. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, and Scheeres joins seven other current College of Engineering and...

(L-R) Professor Alan Weimer, CU Boulder alum Karen Buechler, CU Boulder alum Mike Masterson and Professor Steve George are at ALD NanoSolutions in Broomfield, Colorado.

Spinoff company is all in the CU Boulder family

Feb. 8, 2017

In 1997, Professor Alan Weimer of chemical and biological engineering heard a campus talk by Professor Steven George of chemistry about a novel process of coating surfaces with the thinnest of materials possible, known as atomic layer deposition (ALD). (L-R) Professor Alan Weimer, CU Boulder alum Karen Buechler, CU Boulder...

Greg Rieker

CU Boulder team to track methane leaks using lasers

Feb. 7, 2017

A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has secured a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy to take a closer look at emissions from natural gas storage facilities across the U.S. A state-of-the-art gimbal with a custom-built telescope and laser...

Bobby Braun

A Conversation with Dean Braun Regarding Immigration

Feb. 2, 2017

Dear CU Engineering students, faculty and staff: In this moment of national concern regarding immigration, I am writing to reaffirm the commitment of the College of Engineering and Applied Science to building a community of international scholars. With that in mind, I'd like to invite you to a conversation tomorrow,...

Phil Larson

White House, SpaceX Veteran Phil Larson Joining CU Boulder

Jan. 25, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Bobby Braun is announcing the appointment of Phil Larson as assistant dean for strategy, planning, and communications, where he will lead strategic relations for the college. Larson – who was senior advisor for space and innovation at the...