Bernard Amadei

Engineers Without Borders Founder named CU Distinguished Professor

Nov. 22, 2016

When Bernard Amadei, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, took a group of students to a rural village in Belize to install a water pump in 2001, he had no intention of founding Engineers Without Borders USA or developing a curriculum for engineering in developing communities at CU Boulder...

Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology: Path to a Patent

Halley Profita and Dana Hughes could have spent spring break playing outside. Both were drawn to Colorado’s outdoor activities when choosing CU-Boulder for their doctoral studies. Hughes and his wife like mountain biking; Profita and her boyfriend enjoy hiking Colorado’s lofty peaks. But these computer scientists spent their 2014 break...

Mark Borden

New 'microbubble' technology could save lives on battlefield, home front

A new technology now under development by researchers at the University of Nebraska and the University of Colorado Boulder could result in the creation of a so-called “third lung” for severely injured patients that could keep them alive until arrival at a hospital.

Jay McMahon

Asteroid named after University of Colorado Boulder professor

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has announced that an asteroid has been named for Jay McMahon, a University of Colorado Boulder assistant research professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Asteroid 1998 OS14 is now officially known as (46829) McMahon. “It was a surprise to me. I had no...

Kristi Anseth

Getting Personal

“The notion of a personalized biomaterial means that the material itself is custom designed to the patient, and it can even respond to differences in individuals,” explains Anseth, who was recently inducted into the National Academy of Inventors. “We hear about personalized medicine, but biomaterials and medical devices also need...

NASA astronaut Terry Virts manipulating a BioServe experiment on ISS

BioServe Space Technologies: CU Boulder's presence on the International Space Station

If you gaze at the night sky from Earth in just the right place, you will see the International Space Station (ISS), a bright speck of light hurtling through space at 5 miles per second as it orbits 220 miles above the planet. And if you were an astronaut floating around inside the station, you would see high-tech hardware and experiments designed and built at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Physics professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) pose next to one of the laser apparatuses in their lab at the University of Colorado Boulder campus

$24 million NSF grant to establish imaging science center at CU Boulder

CU Boulder will expand its role as a national leader in imaging, materials, nano, bio and energy sciences as part of a collaborative partnership awarded $24 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a new center.

photo of moving water

Waste Not, Want Not

CU-Boulder engineers aim to turn America’s dirty water into cleaner air, energy for industry

hand holds microship

The Light Stuff

Computing speed takes a giant leap forward thanks to a new photonics-based microchip

CU drone in the sky

Dreams for the Sky

CU drones target severe storms to improve tornado forecasts