Karl Linden

CU Boulder researcher earns major award to study water quality challenges in rural Canadian communities

June 9, 2022

Karl Linden has landed a major fellowship to research solutions to water pollution in rural and First Nations communities in Canada. Linden, the Mortenson Professor in Sustainable Development in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected as a 2022 Fulbright...

Fernando Rosario-Ortiz

Smoke in the water - Engineers examine effects on land and water after wildfires are extinguished

April 25, 2022

The three largest wildfires in Colorado’s known history all occurred in 2020. More than 600,000 acres burned, with the Cameron Peak Fire alone causing $6 million in property damage. Fernando Rosario-Ortiz Professor, Environmental Engineering While the last embers of the Cameron Peak Fire are long since extinguished, researchers are increasingly...

Two students walking in a school hallway.

Clearing the Air on COVID-19: Duo Campus Project Aimed at Keeping Schools Open

April 20, 2022

The classrooms of Barnum Elementary School in Denver echo with the chatter of students and the instruction of teachers. The white, waist-high, curved machine in the corner is quiet as can be. The machine, which looks like a less-complicated R2D2, contains a NASA-designed HEPA filter and is part of a...

An engineering looking at graphics

Newly published paper revolutionizes global engineering curriculum

March 28, 2022

A new publication headed by the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering seeks to create better alignment among academic programs and sector needs when it comes to training engineers in global development. The publication comes after the center hosted over 100 participants from universities, donors, government agencies and industry partners for...

Karl Linden

Newest AAAS fellows honored for work on nuclear winter, water treatment, STEM education

Jan. 26, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, today announced that three CU Boulder researchers will join the ranks of its newest class of AAAS Fellows . CU Boulder faculty named to the prestigious fellows program are: Noah Finkelstein, professor and vice chair...

Rajagopalan Balaji

Research in Focus: Climate Variability Past & Present with Rajagopalan Balaji

Jan. 10, 2022

Rajagopalan Balaji is a University of Colorado Boulder professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, and he is changing the way we see climate change.

Sherri Cook

Research In Focus: How Professor Sherri Cook Uses Sustainable Water Treatment Systems

Dec. 1, 2021

When working with University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Sherri Cook, you'll push beyond the boundaries of what's possible. Watch and learn how she's building a more sustainable future, for everyone, through clean water systems.

Los Angeles skyline.

As Los Angeles traffic slowed amid pandemic, researchers gained air pollution insights

Nov. 30, 2021

As coronavirus cases popped up across California in March 2020, the previously impossible happened in Los Angeles County: The region’s normally bumper-to-bumper traffic slowed by roughly 24%. Lucky drivers were now, suddenly, able to make it from Burbank to Santa Monica at rush hour on the 101 and 405 in...

Karl Linden

Type of ultraviolet light most effective at killing coronavirus is also the safest to use around people

Oct. 26, 2021

Scientists have long known that ultraviolet light can kill pathogens on surfaces and in air and water . UV robots are used to disinfect empty hospital rooms, buses and trains; UV bulbs in HVAC systems eliminate pathogens in building air; and UV lamps kill bugs in drinking water . Perhaps...

Music students practice safe COVID-safe protocols in Prof. Don McKinnney’s wind symphony class at the CU Boulder College of Music during the fall 2020 semester.

Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe in 2020, musicians around the world were desperate for the answers to two pressing questions: Can playing musical instruments transmit COVID-19? And if so, what can be done? Now, halfway through 2021, the first official research results are in—and it’s good news: The...

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