Pawel Sawicki

CU Boulder hypersonics modeling research honored at AIAA

May 12, 2021

Pawel Sawicki, a PhD candidate in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a paper that recently won the AIAA Thermophysics Best Student Paper award at SciTech 2021.

 Sidney D’Mello

Podcast: Sidney D’Mello on artificial intelligence in the classroom

April 29, 2021

Sidney D’Mello, Associate Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder, describes how his unique combination of education and research experiences led to his leading-edge work at the NSF National Institute for Student-Agent Teaming, which is reimagining the role of artificial intelligence in the classroom to better serve both students and teachers.

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Developing efficient, dynamic windows for comfort and climate change research appears in Nature Energy

April 29, 2021

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program are among the authors of “Polymer inhibitors enable >900 cm2 dynamic windows based on reversible metal electrodeposition with high solar modulation” which appeared in the April issue of the highly prestigious science journal Nature Energy.

Gloved hands holding a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

To safely return to 'normal,' 70% of Coloradans must get COVID vaccine

April 28, 2021

Results come from a new mathematical study led by researchers at two University of Colorado campuses, who explore what it might take for the state to safely shed mask mandates, limits on indoor dining and a range of other restrictions.

Misha and another researcher working on the turbine

International collaboration explores ways to improve wind turbine operation

April 26, 2021

Misha Sinner, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, presented a paper at the International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress in July 2020 on wind turbine control.

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CU Boulder researchers use LEGO bricks to decode intricate vibration patterns

April 26, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are using LEGO bricks to study and simply illustrate the general dynamics and topology of metastructures and metamaterials.

A robot making its way through the colon

Visual clues aid autonomous medical robot in journey through human body

April 19, 2021

Researchers in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering are developing a robot that may one day change how millions of people across the U.S. get colonoscopies, making these common procedures easier for patients and more efficient for doctors.

Chatterjee working in the lab with a student

Drug development platform could provide flexible, rapid and targeted antimicrobials

April 16, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder have created a platform that that can develop effective and highly specific peptide nucleic acid therapies for use against any bacteria within just one week. The work could change the way we respond to pandemics and how we approach increasing cases of antibiotic resistance globally.

An air purifier the size of a water bottle sits among wine glasses on a restaurant table

How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely

April 14, 2021

The Washington Post looks at how an air monitoring system designed by CU Boulder's Mark Hernandez is helping a California restaurant keep its patrons safer during COVID.

Longji Cui

Combined energy sources return a burst of photons from plasmonic gold nanogaps

April 12, 2021

Assistant Professor Longji Cui is the first author on a new paper that describes a phenomenon which drastically boosts light emissions from a nanoscale device.