Abdominal model

The ME SPUR Experience: Smith models the human abdomen for ultrasound simulation

Sept. 24, 2020

The ME SPUR Program, modeled after CU Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, enabled undergraduate students to work with mechanical engineering faculty during summer 2020 on research that could be conducted remotely. As a participant, Ryan Smith worked with Assistant Professor Nick Bottenus to use medical image data to develop 3D finite element models of the abdominal wall and perform various compressions to mimic clinical practice. His summer research project was titled, Modeling the Human Abdomen for Ultrasound Simulation.


First IEEE UFFC-S Star Ambassadors Named

May 20, 2020

In 2019, the IEEE UFFC-S established a new award to support regional travel for promising early-career leaders, the IEEE UFFC Star Ambassador Lectureship Award. Early career is considered to be within 15 years since the first degree. Each Star Ambassador receives up to $2500 to off-set travel costs while delivering technical talks in their geographic region to highlighting their research while promoting IEEE and the UFFC Society. Nick Bottenus, from the University of Colorado Boulder, was named one of six recipients of this year's award. Please contact Dr. Bottenus if you are interested in extending an invitation for a talk at your institution.


12 new mechanical engineering faculty join the CU Boulder team

Sept. 11, 2019

The 2019-20 academic year brings 12 new faculty members to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder, making CU Boulder home to 58 full-time mechanical engineering instructors and professors. Meet the team and see why the department is so excited about these talented new hires.