Researchers standing in a hall way.

Collaborative research charts course to hundreds of new nitrides

July 1, 2019

A groundbreaking research effort involving scientists at NREL and other partner institutions around the country recently published “A Map of the Inorganic Ternary Metal Nitrides,” which appears in Nature Materials.

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The air up there: CU team deploys multiple drones in tornado study

July 1, 2019

Project TORUS–or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells–is a two-year partnership including several IRT members.

Endoculus flips on its lights in front of a medical training device meant to mimic a human colon

A robot may one day perform your colonoscopy

May 28, 2019

The researchers, led by engineer Mark Rentschler, are using a robot that can navigate the squishy and often-unpredictable terrain of the intestine.

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Podcast interview with Wil Srubar

May 28, 2019

Wil Srubar is an assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering here at C.U. Guided by the tenets of industrial ecology, his team's collective vision is to engineer next-generation infrastructure materials by blurring the boundaries between the built environment and the natural world. Materials of current interest include biodegradable polymers, phase-change materials, recycled aggregate concrete, and natural-fiber composites for green building applications.

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CU Boulder gets new state-of-the-art imaging system

May 17, 2019

The ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa is an X-ray microtomography imaging system — essentially an X-ray microscope, according to Wil Srubar, an assistant professor who was part of the team that won a grant to buy the machine.

Sunflower in a sunflower field

Do plants have social networks?

May 15, 2019

Research being led by CU Boulder Assistant Professor Orit Peleg is studying social systems in sunflowers through an award from the Human Frontier Science Program.

Wil Srubar and students working in the lab

'Frankenstein' materials could revolutionize building construction

May 1, 2019

Wil Srubar’s lab at CU Boulder is leading a $1.9 million DARPA project titled Programmable Resurrection of Materials Engineered to Heal Exponentially Using Switches.

3D illustration of Antibiotic resistant bacteria inside a biofilm

Clean in a flash: Researchers developing method to remove biofilms

April 11, 2019

Researchers working together across the University of Colorado system are developing a technique that would quickly and easily remove antibiotic-resistant bacteria in dentistry.

 Demonstration of Superconductivity, Special Material Cooled with Liquid Nitrogen

Keck Foundation funds research into superconductivity in organic materials

March 25, 2019

Faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder are beginning interdisciplinary research that could one day bring lossless power transmission lines, quantum computing and levitating trains closer to reality in everyday life.

A cuttlefish on the ocean floor

Underwater creatures inspire shape-shifting, color-changing materials

March 1, 2019

Research into how light can affect material shape goes deep—rather, into the depths—by drawing inspiration from cephalopods: marine animals including squids, octopuses and cuttlefish that can change their shape and color.