Scott Diddams, left, and Greg Rieker in the lab

QEI Collaboration Lab opening to foster high-impact research in quantum engineering

Oct. 10, 2022

Researchers from CU Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be better able to coordinate their efforts with the opening of the Quantum Engineering Initiative (QEI) Collaboration Lab on Sept. 26.

A person working in the COSINC lab space

As U.S. ramps up semiconductor production, engineers are probing new tiny electronics

Aug. 30, 2022

A number of researchers at CU Boulder are celebrating the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act by Congress.

Scott Diddams and colleagues in the lab

Diddams formally joins engineering as Robert H. Davis Endowed Chair in Discovery Learning

Aug. 26, 2022

Professor Scott Diddams has officially joined CU Engineering as the Robert H. Davis Endowed Chair in Discovery Learning in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.

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.

A laser heats up ultra-thin bars of silicon.

Cool it: Nano-scale discovery could help prevent overheating in electronics

Sept. 22, 2021

A team of physicists at CU Boulder has solved the mystery behind a perplexing phenomenon in the nano realm: why some ultra-small heat sources cool down faster if you pack them closer together. The findings, which will publish this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Graphic showing how a time lens can distinguish between two photons arriving at a detector close together. (Credit: Optica)

New quantum 'stopwatch' can improve imaging technologies

Aug. 24, 2021

Electrical engineering researchers at CU Boulder have designed one of the most precise stopwatches yet — one that can count single photons. The group published its results this week in the journal Optica.

This scanning electron microscope image shows the distinct bow tie shape of an optical rectenna. (Credit: Moddel lab)

Scientists debut world’s most efficient 'optical rectennas,' devices that harvest power from heat

May 18, 2021

Devices are potential game changers in the world of renewable energy. Working rectennas could, theoretically, harvest the heat coming from factory smokestacks or bakery ovens that would otherwise go to waste.

An engineer assembles a quantum processing unit in Boulder

Quantum technology: Can the Denver, Boulder area be an epicenter for the next great tech boom?

April 16, 2021

The Denver Post article: Boulder has been the scene of Nobel Prize-winning breakthroughs in quantum technology, but commercialization presents a new challenge

A visualization of multiple leaks in the field.

Detecting methane from miles away

March 22, 2018

University of Colorado, CIRES, NOAA and NIST team harnesses Nobel Prize technology to detect distant gas leaks A new field instrument developed by a collaborative team of researchers can quantify methane leaks as tiny as 1/4 of a human exhalation from nearly a mile away. CIRES, NOAA, CU Boulder, and...