A SPOT robot navigating autonomously.

Building next generation autonomous robots to serve humanity

Nov. 17, 2023

One thousand feet underground, a four-legged creature scavenges through tunnels in pitch darkness. With vision that cuts through the blackness, it explores a...

Cell phone with a lock symbol on the screen.

CU Boulder earns $5 million award for 5G cellular security research

Sept. 22, 2023

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is leading a major military-oriented project for 5G wireless security. The National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program has awarded CU Boulder $5 million for “GHOST: 5G Hidden Operations through...

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.

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.

Tamara Lehman CU SPUR program 2023

CU SPUR hosts community college students for STEM research opportunities

Aug. 8, 2023

The CU SPUR program hosted its first cohort of community college students as part of the broader Denver-Metro Engineering Consortium consisting of local community colleges, four-year institutions and industry partners seeking to increase the number of engineering professionals.

Researcher working the lab

COSINC opens call for materials characterization projects

Aug. 3, 2023

The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization Facility is now accepting applications for materials characterization projects through July 31, 2024. This program aims to encourage new and innovative projects focusing on either the Low Energy Ion Scattering Spectrometer, or the Atomic Force Microscope.

Students holding their art work

CU Boulder’s Elementary Arts Lab imaginings new ways to teach science

July 31, 2023

Founder Emma Antonio – a chemical and biological engineering postdoc – wants children to see science in the world around them and believes the arts provide an access point for exploration and experimentation.

Shape-shifting display

3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

July 31, 2023

The device at CU Boulder is made from a 10-by-10 grid of soft robotic “muscles” that can sense outside pressure and pop up to create patterns. It’s precise enough to generate scrolling text and fast enough to shake a chemistry beaker filled with fluid.

Duong Nguyen

New membrane filtering technology at CU Boulder could help address water scarcity issues

July 21, 2023

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new membrane water filtration system based around air bubbles that can help address water scarcity issues around the world.