A model of a heart

New healthcare-related grants enable research into pandemics, rheumatoid arthritis

Dec. 7, 2020

The AB Nexus Research Collaboration Grant program announced its inaugural round of grants totaling $625,000 for novel research projects integrating expertise from the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses. The projects selected—five new collaborations and three projects that build on existing collaborative work—represent a broad range of research themes related to basic science and translational approaches. Here are the projects involving students or faculty from the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Researchers publish findings on reconfigurable photonic devices in Optica

Nov. 17, 2020

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have released findings that will impact the future of reconfigurable photonic devices and will lead to new possibilities for nanophotonics and microresonators.

Greg Whiting in the lab with a student

Whiting: Caring for Soils, the Environment and People

Oct. 28, 2020

Gregory Whiting (Associate Professor, Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering) discusses the implications of a growing population on the world's soil and how his research group is developing new sensors to help create solutions to pressing economic, environmental and human challenges.

Swarm of fireflies

Video: What fireflies can teach us about swarm robotics

Oct. 28, 2020

In a study published in the Journal of The Royal Society Interface, Assistant Professor Orit Peleg and her lab members work to understand how fireflies – relatively simple insects – manage great feats of synchronization.

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Interdisciplinary Research Theme Virtual Open House

Oct. 9, 2020

Join this virtual session to meet the IRT directors, hear their plans and learn how you can participate. This virtual session is open to all faculty, staff and students. Registration is required.

A doctor with tattoos

Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

Sept. 24, 2020

The first examples of color-changing nanotech tattoos have been developed over the past few years, and they’re not just for body art.

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer available to college in fall

Sept. 8, 2020

With it, they can perform mechanical load and displacement tests of materials, devices and components that were not possible previously.

Mike in the lab looking at a sample window with students

Research shows promising advances to lower cost and durable smart window technology

June 5, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed an improved method for controlling smart tinting on windows that could make them cheaper, more effective and more durable than current options on the market.

Close up snake skin

Research into mechanics of snakeskin could shape soft robotics technology

May 26, 2020

Professor Yifu Ding is starting a new research project that explores how soft robots of the future could include new materials inspired by snakeskin.

Laura Devendorf working in her lab on materials

NSF CAREER Award supports Devendorf’s research in smart textile development

May 12, 2020

Laura Devendorf, an assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award, providing $550,000 over five years to support the development of smart textiles. The award is one of the most prestigious given to faculty in the early phases of their careers.