Colin Towery

Towery awarded 2017/2018 Geers Fellowship

Sept. 21, 2017

Congratulations to Colin Towery, who has been awarded the 2017/2018 Thomas & Brenda Geers Graduate Fellowship! The program honors graduate students conducting thesis work in solid and/or fluid mechanics who exhibit extraordinary capabilities and potential. Colin is a fifth year PhD student in Professor Peter Hamlington’s research group, the Turbulence... Read more »
Bryn Grunwald

'My whimsy does not detract from the fact that I am willing to get dirty in the machine shop.' - Bryn Grunwald

Sept. 18, 2017

I lived through Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013. I was originally thinking of doing more computational linguistics, but then I realized the benefits I could give the world translating science for laypeople in developing countries in post-disaster scenarios. CU had research, engineering, and International Affairs. It was perfect... Read more »
Max Armstrong working with a person who has a prosthetic leg.

ME Student's affordable prosthetic system could help amputees worldwide

Sept. 13, 2017

Few people figure out how they want to change the world in middle school. But in eighth grade, Peter “Max” Armstrong did just that. As part of a robotics project, his teacher prompted him to solve a problem in medicine. He talked to a family friend, a double amputee and... Read more »
Baowen Li

Baowen Li Earns International Recognition for Phononics Research

Sept. 5, 2017

Li is a founding father of the field of phononics, the study and manipulations of vibrations at the quantum level. He has...Read more »
Ronggui Yang in a lab with two students.

Yang studies thermal problems of futuristic electronics

Aug. 23, 2017

Ronggui Yang knows people want faster, more powerful electronic devices. Whether it is a new laptop, cell phone, smart TV, or technology for...Read more »
Collage image of the seven new faculty members.

Who are our new faculty? Find out more about the seven leaders joining ME.

Aug. 15, 2017

They are researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs. Bring the department new research opportunities and partnerships. Have diverse backgrounds and come to Boulder from near and far. Most importantly, are proud additions to the CU Buffs family.Read more »
Gabe Rodriguez

"I wanted a major that I could use to help people." - Gabe Rodriguez

Aug. 8, 2017

I've found a passion for engineering because it teaches us the ways of the physical world. Having now taken classes like Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, I've learned how things like car engines and airplanes work. It still blows my mind to think about how so many intellectuals have been able... Read more »
Hospital ward

Engineers demonstrate large-scale 'germ trap' solution for hospitals

July 27, 2017

When an infectious airborne illness strikes, some hospitals use negative pressure rooms to isolate and treat patients. These rooms use ventilation controls to keep germ-filled air contained rather than letting it circulate throughout the hospital. But, in the event of an epidemic, these rooms can quickly fill up. Now, a... Read more »
Drawing of maggots

Tomorrow’s mini medical robots could squirm like maggots

July 26, 2017

Conventional pharmaceuticals aren't always the best way to treat an ailment. Drugs are often imprecise, unpredictable, or come along with tricky side effects. Medicine is always trying to move on to more targeted treatments. And soon, robots will be one of those options: small and mobile, they could theoretically deliver... Read more »
A flying UAV in Boulder

Using UAVs and lasers to map atmospheric gases

July 18, 2017

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map atmospheric gas plumes over kilometer distances. The system uses an eye-safe laser instrument to send light that “combs” the air to a... Read more »