Liquid crystal elastomers actuated by electrical field

White Group applies controlled electric fields to liquid crystal elastomers for actuation and 3-D deformation

Nov. 18, 2021

Hayden Fowler, a graduate student in Gallogly Professor Timothy White’s Responsive and Programmable Materials Group, is the first author on a research paper published in Advanced Materials concerning the temperature-independent electrical actuation of liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), which are soft, stimuli-responsive materials with potential applications in soft robotics, artificial muscles and more.

Christine Hrenya

Hrenya recognized as Fellow of the American Physical Society

Nov. 17, 2021

Professor Christine Hrenya was selected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) this year “for key advancements in the fundamental understanding of granular matter and multiphase systems via a combination of theory, experiments and simulations,” according to the official citation. Fellow selections are an exclusive honor, limited to no more than one half of one percent of APS membership.

The Engineering Center with fall colors in the foreground

Welcoming our new faculty for 2021-22

Oct. 28, 2021

CU Engineering is thrilled to introduce our newest full-time faculty members for fall 2021 and spring 2022. This talented group comes from academia and industry, bringing with them a wide range of teaching experience and research interests.

A leaf on a circuit board

CU Boulder researchers work to transfer the ‘technology’ of biology

Oct. 27, 2021

Several new faculty hires in CU Engineering have a deep interest in bio-inspired engineering.

Graphic from the paper showing how UV light penetrates a cell.

Type of ultraviolet light most effective at killing coronavirus is also the safest to use around people

Oct. 27, 2021

Professor Karl Linden explains his new research findings in The Conversation.

A student working in the COSINC lab

Webinar planned to showcase x-ray and electron microscopy facilities

Oct. 27, 2021

The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) facility and the Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) facility will host a joint virtual webinar from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 via Zoom.

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CU Engineering research funding increases to $150 million as part of upward trend

Oct. 26, 2021

CU Engineering experienced another record-breaking year for research funding in 2021, receiving $150 million overall, eclipsing the 2020 total of $134 million.

single use plastics including cup tops, utensils, wrappers and more

Faculty collaboration earns $2M NSF award for post-consumer plastic waste research

Oct. 25, 2021

The proliferation of plastic products has created an environmental challenge: what should be done with unusable, discarded plastic waste that can harm the environment? Faculty from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering are working on a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project, Hydrogenolysis for Upcycling of Polyesters and Mixed Plastics, to address this serious environmental issue.

Victor Bright

Bright's Distinguished Research Lecture: 'Microscale Sensors and Machines—Size Matters​!'

Oct. 18, 2021

In this talk, Professor Victor Bright will give an overview of the history of microscale sensors and micromachines, and the contributions of his research. It turns out that, for these devices to function, size does matter!

András Gyenis

Perfecting more areas of quantum computing: András Gyenis

Oct. 15, 2021

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering recently hired Gyenis along with Assistant Professor Joshua Combes and Professor Scott Diddams as part of the new Quantum Engineering Initiative within the college.