Wil Srubar

Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

June 23, 2022

Global cement production accounts for 7% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in large part through the burning of quarried limestone. Now, a CU Boulder-led research team has figured out a way to make cement production carbon neutral—and even carbon negative—by pulling carbon dioxide out of the air with the help of microalgae.

Kristin Calahan in the lab

PhD grad lead author for Science Advances paper on micro-texturing materials for medical devices

June 23, 2022

Kristin Calahan (PhDMechEngr’21) is the lead author on a new paper in Science Advances that explores the best approaches for anchoring medical devices to tissue inside the body to improve their performance.

Wind turbine

Inspired by palm trees, scientists develop hurricane-resilient wind turbines

June 15, 2022

Today’s offshore wind turbines can tower more than 490 feet above ground, their spinning blades churning out up to 8 megawatts (MW) each—about enough to power 4000 homes in the U.S. But with their increasing size comes challenges.

Wyatt Shields

Wyatt Shields named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

June 13, 2022

The Pew Charitable Trust announced today that Assistant Professor Wyatt Shields has been selected as a 2022 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

Greg Rieker and a colleague in the lab.

As concerns rise about this greenhouse gas, CU startup works to plug leaks

June 9, 2022

Scientists at LongPath and CU Boulder are using new laser technology to do what other technologies have struggled to do for years: detect natural gas, which is invisible to the eye, leaking from pipes at sites like this, in real time.

Microscope

Latest AB Nexus grants advance innovative intercampus research projects

June 9, 2022

the AB Nexus program announced its fourth round of grant awards to faculty from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Nathan Straub, a rising senior in computer science works on the "skeleton" – a network of accelerometers connected to a low-power computer.

CU Boulder PhD grad, undergrads create drag-friendly garment that changes in real time

May 31, 2022

The CU Boulder team decided to make their project in the wearables space just a little more … fabulous.

Aerial view of a wetlands area

Keeping water on the radar: Machine learning to aid in essential water cycle measurement

May 20, 2022

Department of Computer Science assistant professor Chris Heckman and CIRES research hydrologist Toby Minear have been awarded a Grand Challenge Research & Innovation Seed Grant to create an instrument that could revolutionize our understanding of the amount of water in our rivers, lakes, wetlands and coastal areas by greatly increasing the places where we measure it.

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Apply for Thrive Grants to help pre-tenure faculty impacted by COVID-19 by June 8

May 17, 2022

Pre-tenure faculty whose research, scholarship and creative work were stalled by COVID-19 can now apply for new Thrive Grants in a partnership program launched by the Office of Faculty Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Boulder Faculty Assembly and the Research and Innovation Office.

A research presents their poster to Acting Dean Keith Molenaar

Slides from IRT Blitz available as themes officially sunset this summer

May 11, 2022

Presentation materials from the Interdisciplinary Research Theme Blitz and Poster Session held in early April are now available online for review by the CU Boulder community.

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