The innovative water-cooling system is seen on the roof of the university

Engineers scale up a low-cost, energy saving cooling system

Oct. 26, 2018

CU Boulder and University of Wyoming engineers have successfully scaled up an innovative water-cooling system capable of providing continuous day-and-night radiative cooling for structures.

Lichen on a rock

CU Boulder student studying benefits of lichen in home and office

Oct. 26, 2018

Brenton Kreiger, an architectural engineering PhD student in Professor Wil Srubar’s Living Materials Laboratory, is researching lichen for its application as a moisture buffer.

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CU Boulder robotics team scores an award in Tokyo

Oct. 25, 2018

CU Boulder students and faculty won the President’s Award from the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers at the Industrial Assembly Challenge in Tokyo this week.

Robot typing on computer

CU Boulder hosts international conference on distributed autonomous robotic systems

Oct. 18, 2018

CU Boulder hosted the 2018 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems this week at the University Memorial Center.

Microscope on green background

Research funding increases 20 percent in the College of Engineering and Applied Science

Oct. 16, 2018

Research funding in the College of Engineering and Applied Science reached $105 million overall in fiscal year 2018. That is the highest total ever for the college.

Lucy Pao with turbine blade

CU professor’s group part of team testing ‘morphing’ turbine blades just south of Boulder

Sept. 27, 2018

New research and testing at the National Renewable Energy Lab outside of Boulder, with the help of CU Engineering, could transform the way wind turbines are created and used around the world - reducing costs along the way.

Swarm test

Work with bees could unlock potential strength of natural designs in new materials

Sept. 17, 2018

The natural world has had billions of years of evolution to perfect systems, creating elegant solutions to tricky problems. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Orit Peleg’s work hopes to illuminate and explore those solutions with the long-term goal of applying the answers she finds to the materials we interact with daily.

Picture of the shape shifting material

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Aug. 28, 2018

A new material developed by CU Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form.

Sean Shaheen

Sean Shaheen announced as interim Multi-Functional Materials IRT director

Aug. 9, 2018

Associate Professor Sean Shaheen Associate Professor Sean Shaheen will serve as the interim director of the Multi-Functional Materials Interdisciplinary Research Theme, CU Engineering Dean Bobby Braun announced this week. Shaheen is finishing his term as the Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. He...

Laura Devendorf working with a student

Unlocking smart textiles: Weaving technology and community

June 13, 2018

Computational technology has been integral to the information, communication and entertainment industries for decades, and, increasingly, computers operate our homes and cars. While technology touches almost every aspect of our lives, the clothes we wear stand out as one of the most promising and least explored frontiers for information technology,...