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.

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.

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.

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.

Assistant Professor Marina Vance

Paper looks at exposure to airborne particulate matter in homes

June 12, 2020

Assistant Professor Marina Vance’s group has published a new research paper titled “Indoor particulate matter during HOMEChem: Concentrations, size distributions, and exposures” in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

closeup of doctors hands holding a vaccine near someone's arm

Why developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine is only half the battle

June 4, 2020

A multidisciplinary team is working to build a pilot-scale system capable of producing 10,000 to 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines per run that would be ready for use as human trials of vaccines begin in the next year.

A comparison illustration of traditional adoptive macrophage transfer versus a backpack-aided adoptive macrophage transfer. Includes illustration of "loss of M1 phenotypes" and "Preservation of M1 phenotypes," respectively

Resistance isn’t futile: ‘Backpack’ particles keep white blood cells in the fight against cancer

May 27, 2020

Innovative 'backpack' particles help macrophages resist assimilation by tumors.

Jacob Segil with prosthetic in a hallway.

Prosthetics that can feel, now closer to reality

May 21, 2020

CU Boulder biomedical engineer Jacob Segil is working to bring back that sense of touch for amputees, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Professor Iain Boyd

Research will create important data in field of hypersonics

May 11, 2020

Professor Iain Boyd is hoping new materials research funding from the U.S. Navy will lead to better understanding and management of heat transfer in hypersonic vehicles through the use of ultra-high-temperature ceramics.

A child spraying something into the air by clapping.

The science of coronavirus and infectious aerosols

April 28, 2020

Professor Shelly Miller in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering writes in The Conversation that the more people understand how aerosols work, the better they can avoid getting or spreading the coronavirus.