Ricardo Piedrahita

Ricardo Piedrahita

Nov. 9, 2016

Ricardo’s primary research interests are low-cost air quality monitoring, cookstove adoption, and pollution exposure assessment and modeling. His dissertation research is part of REACCTING, a project in Northern Ghana performing personal, microenvironmental, and regional air quality measurements as part of a cookstove intervention study. He is currently working on developing...

Students from Delta County and Greeley high schools pose at the American Public Health Association Conference in Denver following a roundtable discussion on their projects with health professionals.

Pods Promote Pollution Partnership

Nov. 7, 2016

How healthy is vaping? As more people ‘light’ up with e-cigarettes, a group of Western Slope teenagers...

Christine Martini

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Christine Martini

Nov. 1, 2016

Along with being a student in engineering, I enjoy being an athlete. Throughout my college career I have played a number of intramural sports including: basketball, volleyball, broom ball, dodge ball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. And if I'm not studying or playing sports, you can find me in the mountains...

Victor Bright with his researchers in front of the Boulder Flatiron mountains.

Big Sound from Nanoengineered Speakers

Oct. 27, 2016

At a concert, bigger is better when it comes to amplifiers and speakers, but research in CU Boulder mechanical engineering professor Victor Bright's Multidisciplinary Engineering Micro-Systems Group is demonstrating that small speakers can produce big sound too. How small? Fewer than 300 atoms thick. Listen to a clip of music...

Three alumni speaking to a class

Flickr Album: ME Teach Day Photos

Oct. 13, 2016

Flickr album: Mechanical Engineering alumni spoke to students about their careers and education on Friday, October 7, 2016 for ME Teach Day. A photographer visited three classes and the lunch in the Idea Forge. You can checkout an album of photos on Flickr .

Doug Fankell

2016/2017 Geers Fellowship Awarded

Oct. 11, 2016

Congratulations to PhD student Doug Fankell, who has been named the 2016/2017 Thomas & Brenda Geers Graduate Fellowship recipient! The fellowship honors graduate students conducting thesis work in solid and/or fluid mechanics who exhibit extraordinary capabilities and potential. Fankell is a fourth year PhD student in professor Mark Rentschler's group...

Colorado Diversity Initiative Logo.

Opportunity for Underrepresented Prospective Grad Students

Oct. 10, 2016

The Colorado Advantage Graduate Preview Weekend (November 3-5, 2016) is intended to introduce college seniors interested in graduate school (PhD only) to the outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) doctoral programs at CU Boulder. Students will participate in tours and workshops that: showcase the benefits of earning a CU...

Xin Qian

Xin Qian Focus Area: Heat and Phonon Transport - Ronggui Yang Lab

Oct. 4, 2016

Xin Qian Focus Area: Heat and Phonon Transport - Ronggui Yang Lab Xin is a third-year PhD student working with Professor Ronggui Yang. His work focuses on modeling and characterizing thermal transport properties in novel materials with promising applications in solar cells and light emitting diodes and batteries to address...

Joanna Gordan Casey

Graduate Student of the Month - Joanna Gordan Casey

Oct. 4, 2016

Joanna is a member of the Hannigan Air Quality measurements group where she enjoys learning about our atmosphere and its interactions with ecosystems and human exploits. Her interests range from the volumes of molecules enclosed by the walls of our homes, to community and regional scale airshed dynamics and composition...

Geya Kairamkonda

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Geya Kairamkonda

Oct. 4, 2016

I am a sophomore pursuing mechanical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering. I love learning outside the classroom and currently am a DLA student studying how disease affects bone structure and composition. In the future, I hope to work projects involving space travel and human habitation on Mars.