Mark Hernandez

Mapping the microbe jungle on mass transit

June 23, 2021

Map showing distribution of viral contigs. A University of Colorado Boulder team is part of a major international effort to sample surfaces and the air on mass transit vehicles. Two major international journals have published articles on the research, which included teams from CU Boulder engineering gathering samples on RTD...

 CU Boulder alumna Halle Sago, left, and undergraduate student Ricardo Reyes, right, visit High Peaks Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado, to monitor air quality. (Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder)

Air quality project breathes life back into Colorado classrooms

June 1, 2021

School may be out for summer, but cleaner indoor air may be here to stay in some Colorado classrooms. 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...

Sherri Cook

Finding sustainable solutions to wicked water problems

April 14, 2021

“If you have a water need, there’s a creative answer that we can find.” Sherri Cook is researching solutions for better wastewater treatment and reuse. An assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, Cook is focused on water and sanitation...

Mark Hernandez

CU Boulder researchers help clear the air in Denver Public Schools

Jan. 21, 2021

Since the summer, Professor Mark Hernandez and his team have been working in the Denver district’s classrooms to install a new generation of high-efficiency air filters.

The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people across the globe lack access to an all-season road within two kilometers of their home – potentially limiting their access to health care, schools and markets. It’s a problem the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering is working to better quantify and solve with Bridges to Prosperity and other collaborators.

Mortenson Center leading work to study trail bridge use in rural Rwanda

Dec. 18, 2020

The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people across the globe lack access to an all-season road within two kilometers of their home – potentially limiting their access to health care, schools and markets. It’s a problem the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering is working to better quantify and solve with Bridges to Prosperity and other collaborators.

Shelly Miller

Keeping indoor air clean can reduce the chance of spreading coronavirus

Nov. 23, 2020

Professor Shelly Miller's recommendations for staying safer in your home in an article published in The Conversation

Cresten Mansfeldt

Sewage testing shows a country flush with coronavirus cases

Oct. 28, 2020

Environmental Engineering Professor Cresten Mansfeldt research highlighted in a CNN article about wastewater testing for evidence of COVID-19.

Shelly Miller and graduate student Tehya Stockman

Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safe

Oct. 14, 2020

The research team, led by professor Shelly Miller, seeks to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.

Karl Linden's lab

Ultraviolet light can make indoor spaces safer during the pandemic – if it’s used the right way

Sept. 9, 2020

Professor Karl Linden's article in "The Conversation" on how to best to harness UV light to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect human health as people work, study, and shop indoors.

Prof. Cresten Mansfeldt

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

Aug. 28, 2020

Assistant Professor Cresten Mansfeldt is leading an effort to monitor the wastewater leaving residence halls on campus to detect and intercept community spread of COVID-19.

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