Shape-changing butterly origami

Origami comes to life with new shape-changing materials

July 22, 2021

Imagine opening up a book of nature photos only to see a kaleidoscope of graceful butterflies flutter out from the page. Such fanciful storybooks might soon be possible thanks to the work of a team of designers and engineers at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute.

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.

Coors field as seen from the bleachers in center field

Hamlington on the physics of baseball at a mile high

July 7, 2021

Hamlington sat down with CU Boulder Today to talk about Coors Field’s reputation as a hitter’s park—and why science gives him a new appreciation for sports.

Two students looking at microscopes in vader lab

Raytheon Intelligence & Space gifts $250,000 fellowship endowment

June 29, 2021

Starting in fall 2021, the endowment will allow CU Boulder's aerospace engineering department to recruit top graduate students.

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.

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Kuenstler and Mark selected as Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows

June 16, 2021

Alexa Kuenstler, a postdoc in the Bowman and Hayward labs, and Lesli Mark (PhDChemEngr’20), formerly of the Medlin group, were selected as Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows in Chemical Sciences for 2021.

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.

Hamburger in a petri dish held by gloved hands in a lab

Keyser and Rao win funding for cellular agriculture advocacy and research

June 15, 2021

Members of the Boulder Alt. Protein Project are the recipients of two awards for their research and community impact in the field of cellular agriculture, which may one day revolutionize how meat is produced for human consumption.

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.

Student working on air research in the lab

Air quality project breathes life back into Colorado classrooms

June 1, 2021

With support from the heating and ventilation company Carrier Global, Intel and the Colorado-based Ryan Innovation Group, engineers at CU Boulder have installed hundreds of air quality monitors in K-12 classrooms across Denver and Boulder. The project is led by Mark Hernandez, professor in the Environmental Engineering Program at CU Boulder.

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