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Autonomous cars and robotic perception at the 2018-19 Distinguished Seminar Series

Nov. 20, 2018

Presenter: Mark Campbell, PhD Mark Campbell, PhD, the S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and John A. Mellowes '60 Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, presented on “Modern Robotic Perception: From Data to Information.” Campbell’s research involves autonomy for systems such as...


Nanoscale 3D printing at the 2018-19 Distinguished Seminar Series

Nov. 15, 2018

Presenter: Alice White Alice White, PhD, Professor and Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, shared about her research in "Nanoscale 3D Printing to Enable Fundamental Biology Studies.” Starting her career at Bell Labs, White learned useful fabrication skills. Later, she transitioned to Boston University where she was glad...

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ME Department Chair and other CU faculty advocate for open access

Nov. 6, 2018

Open access (OA) is a way of publishing your research that enables it to be freely accessible to the public and usually has limited copyright restrictions. This method of publishing provides people with greater ability to access, view, build upon, and cite research. The OA model of publishing is a...

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CU Boulder alumni continues work in biomedical imaging at Oxford

Nov. 5, 2018

Alec Thomas is hoping the research he conducted as a PhD student at CU Boulder will help him solve one of the big problems in the targeted delivery of therapeutics at his new position with the University of Oxford in England. Thomas began his doctoral training under CU Boulder Associate...


Fire ant colonies could inspire molecular machines, swarming robots

Nov. 5, 2018

Think of it as mathematics with a bite: Researchers at CU Boulder have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts. The research, published last week in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface , takes a unique look at...

ME Alumni Connect Day Networking Lunch

Countdown to ME Alumni Connect Day on Friday, Nov. 9

Oct. 29, 2018

ME Alumni Connect Day is right around the corner, set to take place Friday, Nov. 9 . This year, there will be over 50 alumni volunteers in attendance ready to share professional experiences and advice, encourage current students, and reminisce about times they shared in the Department of Mechanical Engineering...

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Parkinson’s detection at the 2018-19 Distinguished Seminar Series

Oct. 29, 2018

Presenter: Harriet Nembhard, PhD Robotics and Sensors to Advance Healthcare Delivery: An Operations Approach Harriet Nembhard, PhD, Professor and School Head of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, led a fascinating discussion on “Robotics and Sensors to Advance Healthcare Delivery: An Operations Approach” at the 2018-19 Distinguished...

Yang Lab Rooftop Cooling System

Low cost, low energy cooling system shows promise

Oct. 29, 2018

Researchers in the US have scaled up a new low-cost system that could provide efficient cooling for homes while using very little electricity. The team has developed a roof-top sized array, built from a highly reflective material made from glass and polymers.

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Air pollution leads to millions of ER visits for asthma attacks worldwide

Oct. 23, 2018

First study to quantify global burden of asthma linked to dirty air WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 24, 2018) — Nine to 33 million visits to the emergency room (ER) for asthma worldwide may be triggered by breathing in air polluted by ozone or fine particulate matter—pollutants that can enter the lung’s...

John Daily Textbook Statistical Thermodynamics

Textbook by John W. Daily hitting shelves in December

Oct. 23, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Professor and Director of the Center for Combustion and Environmental Research, John W. Daily will be publishing a book in December 2018 entitled, Statistical Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach . This text was written for mechanical or aerospace engineering graduate students who have a strong background in engineering thermodynamics...