Frank Kreith

Boulder scientist Frank Kreith lands top engineering honor

Jan. 4, 2017

Mechanical engineering professor emeritus Frank Kreith is closing out the year by claiming what the American Association of Engineering Societies bills as the highest award in the engineering profession. Kreith, 94, is the recipient of the AAES 2017 John Fritz Medal , a distinction previously earned by the likes of...

Dongliang Zhao on a mountain.

Zhao wins Journal of Heat Transfer Outstanding Reviewer Award

Dec. 8, 2016

Congratulations to Dongliang Zhao for winning an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Heat Transfer! Zhao is a postdoctoral researcher working in professor Ronggui Yang 's lab. The award was presented to him by the Chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division at...

2016 Fall Component Design Competition Runoff

Flickr Album: 2016 Fall Component Design Competition Runoff

Dec. 8, 2016

Mechanical Engineering students took part in the Fall 2016 Component Design Competition runoff this week, facing off their battery-operated-drill-driven bicycles and tricycles against other teams of students. Component Design is a required junior level course that applies mechanics and materials science to the detailed design of various machine elements including...

Kahlia Hogg

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Kahlia Hogg

Dec. 5, 2016

My name is Kahlia Hogg and I am graduating this month from the Mechanical Engineering program. I am a student-athlete and captain of the CU Women's Soccer Team. I plan to return home to Australia after graduation, to pursue a career in Sports Engineering and follow my dreams to play...

Gregory Formosa

Graduate Student of the Month - Gregory Formosa

Dec. 2, 2016

Greg grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL and completed his undergraduate BSME at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2010. After the 4 years of school and 3 years of internships at Motorola, he decided to build his hands-on skill set in industry before continuing in academia...

Madalyn Kern

Madalyn Kern - Biomedical

Dec. 2, 2016

Madalyn is a senior PhD student and works with Dr. Mark Rentschler in the Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory (AMTL). Her work has been focused on characterizing adhesion between a micro-patterned substrate and a soft synthetic biological tissue. While the direct application for her work is in optimizing the mobility of...

Rongguin Yang riding a camel.

Yang Talks Water in the Desert

Nov. 30, 2016

Professor Ronggui Yang’s research on water consumption in power plants has earned him a trip to the United Arab Emirates. Yang, a CU Boulder mechanical engineering professor, recently returned from the 4 th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium , a gathering of top researchers from the USA...

Xiaokun Gu

Outstanding Dissertation Award for Xiaokun Gu

Nov. 23, 2016

Congratulations to mechanical engineering PhD student Xiaokun Gu, winner of the Winter 2016 Outstanding...

Mark Borden

'Microbubble' Technology Could Save Lives On Battlefield, Home Front

Nov. 22, 2016

A new technology now under development by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Nebraska could result in the creation of a so-called “third lung” for severely injured patients that could keep them alive until arrival at a hospital. The research project is funded by a...

Shanshan Xu

Graduate Student of the Month - Shanshan Xu

Nov. 9, 2016

Shanshan Xu is a fourth year PhD student working with Prof. Y.C. Lee and Prof. Ronggui Yang in the field of thermal management of mobile and high-heat-flux electronic devices. She works on a challenging research project on flexible thermal ground planes and phase-change heat transfer. She mentors undergraduate students and...