Bob Marshall

Borrowing Navy submarine radio signals to study space

April 30, 2021

Bob Marshall's research focuses on remote sensing and earth, and space sciences. His project is titled “Quantifying Radiation Belt Precipitation and Atmospheric Impacts through D-region Ionosphere Imaging.”

 Header image: Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

Building planetary defenses for killer asteroids

April 19, 2021

Jay McMahon is joining a groundbreaking NASA mission to test asteroid deflection technology. McMahon, an assistant professor Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named a participating scientist in the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). DART is the first flight...

Sherri Cook

Finding sustainable solutions to wicked water problems

April 16, 2021

Sherri Cook's research focuses on resource recovery from wastewater, sustainable design, and anaerobic wastewater treatment. Her project is titled “An Integrated Research and Education Plan to Navigate Tradeoffs in the Design of Sustainable and Resilient Water Reuse Systems.”

PJ from Reno, Nevada, who graduated from CU Boulder environmental engineering, conducts COVID-19 wastewater testing on the CU Boulder campus in March of 2021.

Not a moment to waste: How a resource beneath our campus was key during COVID-19

April 2, 2021

Álvaro Romero-Calvo

PhD student wins suborbital research launch competition

March 5, 2021

Álvaro Romero-Calvo is sending research up, up and away with Blue Origin. The second-year aerospace PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder has won the 2021 Ken Souza Memorial Student Spaceflight Research Program, sponsored by the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, earning him a payload slot on...

Visualization of an astronaut on Mars.

Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

March 2, 2021

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped out a lunar lander onto the surface of the moon. The landscape in front of him, which was made up of stark blacks and grays, resembled what he later called “magnificent desolation.” When it comes to desolation, however, the moon...

bio fuel in test tubes

Clearing the air: Medlin and partners developing renewable jet fuel alternative

Feb. 27, 2020

Air travel’s dependence on petroleum-based fuels is a major contributor to atmospheric pollution—but new research from Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor Will Medlin and partners seeks to provide an environmentally friendly, renewable jet fuel sourced from biomass.