A doctor with tattoos

Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

Sept. 24, 2020

The first examples of color-changing nanotech tattoos have been developed over the past few years, and they’re not just for body art.

J. Will Medlin in the lab wearing blue shirt and safety glasses

“Fine-tuning” catalyst performance for sustainable hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Sept. 17, 2020

New research from Professor J. Will Medlin and collaborators at three other institutions points to a new, inexpensive and sustainable method of synthesizing hydrogen peroxide.

Artist's depiction of the twin Janus spacecraft. (Credit: Lockheed Martin)

Where no spacecraft has gone before: A close encounter with binary asteroids

Sept. 10, 2020

CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin will lead a new space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at a mysterious class of solar system objects: binary asteroids. These bodies are pairs of asteroids that orbit around each other in space, much like the Earth and moon. In a project review...

OSIRIS-REx observed small bits of material leaping off the surface of the asteroid Bennu on Jan. 19, 2019. (Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin)

How small particles could reshape Bennu and other asteroids

Sept. 9, 2020

In January 2019, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was orbiting the asteroid Bennu when the spacecraft’s cameras caught something unexpected: Thousands of tiny bits of material, some just the size of marbles, began to bounce off the surface of the asteroid—like a game of ping-pong in space. Since then, many more such...

Human lipid bilayer rendering

Lipids prevent and reduce Alzheimer’s amyloid fibrils

Sept. 3, 2020

Research into preventing and reversing the creation of misfolded protein aggregates known as fibrils could provide new therapeutic opportunities in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Cresten Mansfeldt and Katie Reeves examine a wastewater monitoring station that collects wastewater from the Kittredge residence hall complex.

How sampling campus wastewater aims to keep COVID-19 in check

Aug. 27, 2020

Cresten Mansfeldt of civil, environmental and architectural engineering is leading an effort to monitor the wastewater leaving residence halls on campus to detect and intercept community spread of COVID-19.

Seal of the Department of Defense

Mains and Schlafmann earn fellowships in competitive Department of Defense research and engineering program

Aug. 26, 2020

Graduate students Kathryn Mains and Kyle Schlafmann have earned fellowships in the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program, a prestigious, national security-focused initiative.

CU Boulder postdoctoral researcher Rosy Southwell and undergraduate student Cooper Steputis demonstrate the use of a functional near-infrared spectroscopy device, which can monitor brain activity.

New $20 million center to bring AI into the classroom

Aug. 26, 2020

Take a seat in the classroom of tomorrow—where intelligent computers work side-by-side with groups of students to support their engagement in meaningful and productive learning experiences designed by their teachers.

Hayward, Hind, Shields, Sprenger and Toney against mountain backdrop

Five new early career and established researchers join ChBE faculty in 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomes five new faculty members to its ranks this year, with three professors beginning in the fall and two having started this past spring.

Women walking in Africa with water barrels on their heads

New gift caps growth year for Mortenson Center in Global Engineering

Aug. 20, 2020

A gift of $2 million from the Mortenson family caps an impressive year of growth for the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, including new federal and nonprofit funding totaling more than $11 million and significant research findings.

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