Maureen Lynch to study links between cancer, skeletal heath and exercise

Feb. 23, 2021

Lynch's research focuses on biomechanics, 3D tissue engineering, and cancer. Her project is titled “Dysfunctional Osteocyte Mechanoresponse in Tumor-induced Bone Disease.”

Solar and wind energy

What went wrong with Texas’ power grid?

Feb. 22, 2021

Energy grid experts Kyri Baker, assistant professor in Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, and Bri-Mathias Hodge, associate professor in Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering—both Fellows of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI)—answered some questions for CU Boulder Today.

John Zhai

Researchers study social distancing, ventilation in predicting the probability of COVID infection

Feb. 18, 2021

Zhai is a corresponding author on a November paper that explores the effectiveness of social distancing and ventilation in preventing COVID-19 transmission indoors.

Old computer

Seed grant could lead to materials needed for unconventional computing revolution

Feb. 18, 2021

An interdisciplinary team of researchers in the college are working to develop materials to enable the next generation of computing. If successful, the boundary between materials and computers may disappear altogether in the near future.


Researchers probe cell nucleus response with needle-tip technique

Feb. 17, 2021

Kaitlin McCreery is the coauthor of a new paper that deals with diagnosing diseases such as osteoarthritis in soft tissue.


Gene research could inform understanding of aging, aid in bioengineering

Feb. 17, 2021

Soham Ghosh is the coauthor of a new paper that deals with gene accessibility and function in living beings. The findings may help us better understand why and how we age and lead to new developments in bioengineering.

Highways from above

CU Boulder team among finalists for $10M Climate Challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Feb. 12, 2021

Lever for Change announced five finalists for the 2030 Climate Challenge, a $10 million award launched last year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, industry, and/or transportation sectors in the U.S. by 2030. The Challenge, sponsored by an anonymous donor, will fund proven, data-driven solutions ready to serve as a model for change in communities across the country.

Thermoelectric ring

New wearable device turns the body into a battery

Feb. 11, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery.


Rentschler and Rieker recognized by National Academy of Inventors

Feb. 11, 2021

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) today announced that CU Boulder researchers Mark Rentschler and Greg Rieker have been designated as NAI Senior Members in recognition of their impact on society through extraordinary innovation.


Exploring assumptions in financing for urban water utilities in low-income countries

Feb. 10, 2021

Anna Libey, a PhD student in environmental engineering at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a new paper that compares utilities around the world and advocates for more subsidization in utility operations to provide clean water.