Physics Professors Margaret Murnane, right, and Henry Kapteyn of JILA with a laser apparatus in their laboratory on campus on Aug. 25, 2010.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

April 28, 2017

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies.


Researchers assist in developing new FCC portal to benefit wireless innovators across U.S.

April 17, 2017

Prof. Peter Mathys (ECEE) and Eric Anderson (CU alum, PhD CS) on the roof of Folsom field with an antenna used by wireless research students and faculty to study wireless networking using phased array antennas. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of only two academic institutions to contribute expertise,...


How to predict the future: Interdisciplinary statistical analysis at LISA

Feb. 9, 2017

In the data analytics world, anything is possible with the advent of “Big Data.” In the business world, the prediction and evaluation of patterns and trends from assessing existing data leads to better decisions and targeted practices that directly impact a company’s bottom line. In the research world, predictions and...


Two aerospace students make '20 Twenties' to watch

Jan. 27, 2017

Aerospace undergraduates Matthew Hurst (senior) and Christine Reilly (junior) are being recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ' Aviation Week Network's 2017 awards program "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties." The annual honor recognizes top science, technology, engineering and math undergraduate and graduate students. This marks the...


CU Boulder team to track methane leaks using lasers

Jan. 27, 2017

Principal investigator Greg Rieker, center, in blue, discusses discusses the project with team members while atop their mobile laboratory in rural Colorado. A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has secured a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy to take...


White House, SpaceX Veteran Phil Larson Joining CU Boulder

Jan. 25, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Bobby Braun is announcing the appointment of Phil Larson as assistant dean for communications, strategy, and planning, where he will lead strategic relations for the college. Larson – who was senior advisor for space and innovation at the...

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Townsend returns to CU Boulder, joins Research & Innovation Office

Jan. 25, 2017

Alan Townsend returns to the University of Colorado Boulder as the associate vice chancellor for research and professor of environmental studies after serving as dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and professor of ecosystem ecology. Townsend will report to Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez...


Weiser to lead Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative

Jan. 19, 2017

Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation (RIO) Terri Fiez named Phil Weiser as faculty director of the University of Colorado Boulder Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative , effective Jan. 3. Weiser most recently served as dean of the Law School from 2011 to 2016. "Phil is regarded across the community and...


Engineering professor earns prestigious presidential honor

Jan. 17, 2017

Franck Vernerey (Photo: Casey A. Cass / University of Colorado Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder associate professor Franck Vernerey has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest U.S. government honor awarded to promising scientists and researchers beginning their careers. In a statement, President Barack...


New CU Boulder-Ball Aerospace agreement to support research collaborations, talent pipeline

Jan. 17, 2017

Boulder and Ball Aerospace sign master research agreement Bolstering its 60-year collaboration with Ball Aerospace, the University of Colorado Boulder today announced a new Master University Research Agreement between the two organizations. The agreement will facilitate and streamline opportunities for students and faculty to work with Ball to carry out...