A Google self-driving car with lidar on top, cruising the interstate in California

Leap in lidar could improve safety, security of new technology

July 8, 2020

In a new paper, published in Optica, researchers describe a new silicon chip—with no moving parts or electronics—that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.

Open Force Field Initiative researchers gather in California for their 2019 conference

$2.5 million NIH grant energizes force field development

June 30, 2020

The Open Force Field Initiative received millions in NIH funding to build open source infrastructure to assist researchers tackling molecular design problems.

soft actuator

CU Boulder researchers uncover the secret to a faster soft actuator

June 29, 2020

Researchers in CU Boulder’s Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering recently uncovered new information that could revolutionize the design of electrohydraulic soft actuators to enable robots to perform at faster speeds.

Visualization Of The Covid-19 Virus

Advice, research and student work on COVID-19 at CU Engineering

June 29, 2020

It is the nature of an engineer to meet challenges with curiosity and persistence until a solution arises. Right now, our planet faces no greater challenge than that presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our students and faculty meet that challenge every day when they provide clear and accurate information for the public, take on and solve key research questions rapidly and collaborate with everyone at the table trying to solve the challenge.

Sadie Stutzman

Return to Research: A new normal for the Labbe Lab

June 26, 2020

CU Boulder researchers are gradually and safely returning to campus to continue their work in the lab. Read about Assistant Professor Nicole Labbe's return to research.

CU Boulder's campus seen from the air, looking at college of engineering

Prestigious Internet of Things research center launching at CU Boulder

June 26, 2020

CU Boulder has been selected to lead a new multi-university, industry-focused research Center on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence through the National Science Foundation.

Dan Torres wears a mask while working on one of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge robots

Robotics researchers ready to start field-testing their code

June 24, 2020

Out of 20 students who work in Chris Heckman's lab, five have been approved to head back to their space in the ECES wing of the Engineering Center. There, they’ll be able to field-test the software they’ve been developing in a simulation platform, which they also had to build from scratch to accommodate remote teamwork.

Tobias Niederwieser and Alexander Hoehn in a BioServe laboratory with five FRDIGE units slated for delivery to NASA and the International Space Station.

Adapting research to social distancing on campus

June 22, 2020

After large portions of the University of Colorado Boulder shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, you could practically hear a pin drop on campus. But in the Aerospace Building, an array of space-critical research projects at...

A swarm of fireflies in the wild

A rare look at fireflies that blink in unison

June 15, 2020

National Geographic talks with CU Boulder students and faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Science studying fireflies.

CU Boulder's campus from the air

CU is a global leader in patents for inventions, innovations

June 12, 2020

The University of Colorado jumped from No. 53 to No. 20 in a recent global ranking of the top 100 universities granted U.S. utility patents for an array of inventions and innovations that can have far-reaching and positive impacts on society.