Vicki Hurd working with the Simulation Testbed for Exploration Vehicle ECLSS

NASA institute at CU Boulder finishes second year of work into astronaut habitats

Aug. 31, 2021

While the pandemic added an extra layer of difficulty on top of the normal challenges of launching a center-scale research initiative, leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder say a $15 million NASA funded institute around space habitats that began here in 2019 has hit many of its early goals.

Land in Alabama for the project

Sustainability seed grant builds new partnership between CU Boulder and Tuskegee University

Aug. 19, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder and Tuskegee University are working together to create a hands-on "living learning laboratory” for students to connect through a long-term sustainability and equity project. The partnership would provide students with a unique interdisciplinary and community engagement effort with many lasting benefits when successfully established.

Calomino working at NASA in the past

NASA’s Calomino reflects on early education at CU Boulder

Aug. 10, 2021

Calomino (CivEngr’80) manages the space nuclear technologies for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate.

Graphic showing various built environments

Cities like Paris may be optimal urban form for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Aug. 10, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are part of a newly published study that finds that low-rise, high-density environments like those found in Paris are the optimal urban form when looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their whole life cycle.

Wangda Zuo

International research partnership aims to reduce residential energy consumption

July 22, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are working with colleagues in Ireland to help policymakers and planners reduce residential energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions from homes.

A microscope shining light on the system

Research shows how nanorobots may clean up contaminated soil, improve water filtration

June 28, 2021

Haichao Wu is the lead author on a new paper that describes a model system that can be used to help guide tiny self-propelled robots when exploring maze-like environments such as the spaces between grains of sand in soil.

Microscopic image of the cells in a kidney

Research paves way for new kidney treatment, potential synthetic transplant options

June 15, 2021

A new lab at CU Boulder is exploring how the extracellular matrix – a network of proteins that surrounds cells and provides structural and mechanical cues in the body – specifically impacts kidney growth, development and function.

hydrogen refuel station

Researchers develop tool to aid in development, efficiency of hydrogen-powered cars

June 9, 2021

Widespread adoption of hydrogen-powered vehicles over traditional electric vehicles requires fuel cells that can convert hydrogen and oxygen safely into water – a serious implementation problem. Researchers at CU Boulder are addressing one aspect of that roadblock by developing new computational tools and models needed to better understand and manage the conversion process.

Professor and student working in the lab

Mechanical engineering celebrates early career faculty success

June 2, 2021

Early career faculty within the Paul M. Rady Mechanical Engineering Department at CU Boulder found tremendous success in the last year, including three NSF CAREER Awards and an NIH Trailblazer award.

Alessandro Roncone

Video: Alessandro Roncone on human-robot interaction research at CU Boulder

May 20, 2021

Roncone is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. His work lies at the intersection of research in human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence and robot control & planning with the goal of developing robot technologies that enable close, natural, and extended cooperation with humans. He also serves as a co-director for the Engineering Education and AI-Augmented Learning research theme in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder.

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