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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.