Kaushik and student in a field at night

Video: Kaushik Jayaram on Bio-Inspired Engineering

July 27, 2021

Inspired by the natural world, Kaushik Jayaram heads up the Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Laboratory (AIM-RL) at CU Boulder. The group aims to develop robotic devices that benefit and enhance human capabilities in the areas of search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, personal assistance, and environmental monitoring. As an Assistant Professor in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaushik's work is highly interdisciplinary, working at the crossroads of engineering, biomimicry, and design.

Bees with agent models

It takes a hive: community volunteers in honey bee research

July 8, 2021

Two high school students have both been volunteering at the Peleg lab regularly for over two years. The students' work with the lab has led them to submit projects to several science fairs to great success, and benefit the lab's research through their involvement and curiosity.

Hamburger in a petri dish held by gloved hands in a lab

Keyser and Rao win funding for cellular agriculture advocacy and research

June 15, 2021

Members of the Boulder Alt. Protein Project are the recipients of two awards for their research and community impact in the field of cellular agriculture, which may one day revolutionize how meat is produced for human consumption.

Student working on air research in the lab

Air quality project breathes life back into Colorado classrooms

June 1, 2021

With support from the heating and ventilation company Carrier Global, Intel and the Colorado-based Ryan Innovation Group, engineers at CU Boulder have installed hundreds of air quality monitors in K-12 classrooms across Denver and Boulder. The project is led by Mark Hernandez, professor in the Environmental Engineering Program at CU Boulder.

Professor Lynch with a student in the lab

College celebrates 12 NSF CAREER award winners in 2021

May 18, 2021

Twelve faculty members within the College of Engineering and Applied Science received CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation in 2021. The total shows an impressive trend with the college earning five awards in 2019 and seven in 2020, said Associate Dean for Research Massimo Ruzzene.

Nina Vance in the lab with a student

Vance to study changes in particles as they move between indoor, outdoor environments

May 12, 2021

Marina Vance – an assistant in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Environmental Engineering Program – was recently awarded an NSF CAREER Award to understand how aerosol particles transform as they move between indoor and outdoor environments and what the implications of that process are.

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.

Hypersonic vehicle entering the atmosphere

CU Boulder to lead new $15M NASA Space Tech Research Institute

March 30, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are leading a new $15 million, multi-partner institute with NASA over the next five years to improve entry, descent and landing technologies for exploring other planets.

Snake skin

Snakeskin inspires new, friction-reducing material

March 2, 2021

A research team led by CU Boulder has designed a new kind of synthetic “skin” as slippery as the scales of a snake. The research, published recently in the American Chemical Society journal Applied Materials & Interfaces, addresses an under-appreciated problem in engineering: Friction.

Cross-sectional SEM image of the spin-coated MAPbI3 film processed from DMF precursor solution (annealed for 5 s at 100 °C) on a PTAA-covered ITO glass substrate.

Growing a better, more affordable solar cell from perovskite

March 2, 2021

While solar panels have traditionally used silicon-based cells, researchers are increasingly looking to perovskite-based solar cells to create panels that are more efficient, less expensive to produce and can be manufactured at the scale needed to power the world.