Topological acoustics researchers investigate the science of sound using laser ultrasonic testing, among other approaches. (Credit: University of Arizona College of Engineering)

CU Boulder will help explore new frontiers of sound through $30M center

Sept. 8, 2023

The center, which comes with an additional $30 million option over the following five years, will bring together topological acoustics (TA) researchers who exploit the properties of sound in ways that could vastly improve this emerging field of engineering and physics. Applications could include reaching quantum-like computing speeds, reducing the power usage of smartphones, and sensing changes in aging infrastructure or the natural environment due to climate change. Massimo Ruzzene, vice chancellor for research and innovation and dean of the institutes at CU Boulder, is a co-principal investigator on the project.

Top photo caption: AJ Juenemann and Woah Nelly in the field with Nelly leaping for a frisbee at the UFO World Cup Frisbee Dog Series

Computer science student also international frisbee dog competitor

Sept. 7, 2023

Alexander "AJ" Juenemann (CS'25) and his canine companions, Trip and twice-rescued Woah Nelly, balance a life of freestyle disc dog competitions across the country with intensive cybersecurity education. Juenemann says the dogs help him keep motivated and his friends, family and sponsor help make it all possible.

Carbon fiber sheet, simulated carbon fiber cross section and models of compressed carbon nanotube assemblies

CU Boulder earns NASA award for developing materials that reduce spaceflight costs

Sept. 6, 2023

Current and former members of University of Colorado Boulder’s Heinz Research Group have earned prestigious NASA Group Achievement Awards for their research centered on designing lightweight, high-strength materials aimed at reducing the costs of spaceflights.

Keala Gapin shows a poster

Meet Keala Gapin, CU Boulder Astronaut Scholar

Sept. 5, 2023

Keala Gapin, a chemical and biological engineering senior, is the recipient of a 2023 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, an organization founded by the Mercury 7 astronauts and sustained by successive generations of NASA astronauts.

Robert Wang portrait and photo with Mindy Zarske

Undergraduate student presents research at national conference

Aug. 31, 2023

Robert Wang (IDE'25) participated in the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (DLA) program at CU Boulder in the summer of 2023. He did research on the benefits of interdisciplinary engineering education programs similar to his own major, Integrated Design Engineering.

Engineering Connections students participating in the Community Kickoff event.

Celebrating a new school year with our first-year students

Aug. 25, 2023

On Aug. 24, we kicked off the 2023-24 academic year with the first-ever residents of the Engineering Connections Residential Community. As part of a new tradition, first-year engineering students gathered with their classmates, faculty and staff for a BBQ lunch, lawn games and a drone-captured class photo on the Williams Village lawn.

Justin Chan, Al Weimer and Kent Warren stand in the Weimer Lab

CU Boulder’s Weimer Lab unveils economical method for producing clean fuel

Aug. 16, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Weimer Lab has introduced an efficient and economical method to use renewable energy to produce fuel, opening doors to clean and sustainable energy sources for a wide array of industries, including transportation, steelmaking and ammonia production.

Sanghamitra Neogi

CU Boulder to lead million-dollar DARPA computational microelectronics research

Aug. 15, 2023

Sanghamitra Neogi has earned a key Department of Defense contract to tackle a big problem with tiny electronics: microchips crippled by heat. An assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, Neogi is leading a multi-university research team to...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Research & Innovation Office set to host virtual info session on Seed Grant Program in November

Aug. 14, 2023

Designed to catalyze new areas of research, scholarship and creative work, the Seed Grant Program awards nearly $1 million annually to Boulder faculty across all disciplines. This event will be held at noon on Nov. 8 via Zoom.


Sandia Day research showcase to be held on East Campus Sept. 15

Aug. 14, 2023

The Research and Innovation Office at CU Boulder will host Sandia Day 2023 on Sept. 15 in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building on East Campus. The now annual event will offer a chance for students and postdocs to learn about career opportunities at the laboratory while also celebrating shared research activity between the two institutions across campus.