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Podcast: Honeybees are nature’s puzzle solvers

Dec. 21, 2022

Orit Peleg, Golnar Fard and Francisco López Jiménez explain how honeybees overcome geometric constraints to construct honeycombs.

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Fruit flies use corrective movements to maintain stability after injury

Dec. 16, 2022

Collaborators at the University of Colorado Boulder created a robotic wing made of plastic and cardboard laminate to study the mechanism by which fruit flies compensate for wing damage in flight


Researchers explore next-gen structural materials

Dec. 16, 2022

In a new review paper, a team of international researchers have laid out how engineers are taking inspiration from the biological world—and designing new kinds of materials that are potentially tougher, more versatile and more sustainable than what humans can make on their own.

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CU Boulder PhD grad, undergrads create drag-friendly garment that changes in real time

June 6, 2022

But the CU Boulder team decided to make their project in the wearables space just a little more … fabulous.

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High-Sensitivity Low-Energy Ion Scattering Spectrometer will be a transformative resource

April 4, 2022

CU Boulder’s East Campus is now home to the High-Sensitivity Low-Energy Ion Scattering (HS-LEIS) Spectrometer, a tool researchers from across the Rocky Mountain region will use for advanced materials characterization and analysis.

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All college Interdisciplinary Research Theme Blitz and Poster Session set for April 12

March 8, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science will host a research blitz and poster session featuring work from within the interdisciplinary research themes from 3 - 6 p.m. on April 12 in the DLC lobby and first floor meeting spaces.

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Meet Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) FacilityDirector Adrian Gestos

Nov. 5, 2021

Adrian Gestos is the director of the Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) Facility. Since joining the MIMIC team in October 2020, Gestos has been helping researchers solve problems with the facility’s state-of-the-art equipment, allowing scientists and engineers to characterize materials visually, mechanically and chemically, down to the submicron scale.

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CU Boulder researchers work to transfer the ‘technology’ of biology

Nov. 1, 2021

Several new faculty hires in CU Engineering have a deep interest in bio-inspired engineering.

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Webinar planned to showcase x-ray and electron microscopy facilities

Oct. 27, 2021

The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) facility and the Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) facility will host a joint virtual webinar from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 via Zoom.

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Faculty help launch Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand

Sept. 15, 2021

CU Boulder is a founding partner of a major National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC): the Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand (IMOD). The center represents a research partnership spanning 11 universities led by the University of Washington.