The team with professor Kyri Baker.

CU Boulder team finalists in NASA Mars competition

Jan. 22, 2018

Wanted: college students to help NASA get to Mars. No prior Martian experience necessary. The space agency is turning to an unlikely resource in its quest to conquer the red planet, and University of Colorado Boulder students are answering the call. It is all part of the NASA BIG Idea... Read more »
Rebekah Haysley

'Engineering is all about thinking outside the box to find the best solution.' - Rebekah Haysley

Jan. 19, 2018

The part of engineering that I enjoy the most is the creativity. I've been on several projects where we get to go through the entire design process–brainstorming, prototyping, testing, and iterating–and I always learn so much from the experience. Engineering is all about thinking outside the box in order to... Read more »
Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin with students in a greenhouse.

Greenhouse technology grant could be the future of food

Jan. 17, 2018

CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification. The four-year research program could yield next-gen technology capable of... Read more »
Frank Kreith

In Memorium: Professor Frank Kreith

Jan. 16, 2018

Dr. Frank Kreith, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, has died. He was 95.Read more »
Screenshot of part of the new website.

New Design Center Colorado website

Jan. 5, 2018

DCC, a leading industry/education design program, has a new website for students and project sponsors.Read more »
HASEL artificial muscles for next-generation soft robotics.

Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Jan. 4, 2018

Soft, self-healing devices mimic biological muscles, point to next generation of human-like robotics Jan. 4, 2018 – In the basement of the Engineering Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create the next generation of robots. Instead of the metallic droids you may... Read more »
Water droplets moving.

Water droplets literally jump off a ‘water-hating’ material

Dec. 28, 2017

Insects that walk on the surface of ponds and self-cleaning lotus leaves are just two examples of the myriad ways nature has devised surfaces that are ultra–water-repellant. University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering Professors YC Lee and Ronggui Yang have devised their own versions of what are known as superhydrophobic... Read more »
Marina Vance in a labcoat.

Vance earns $1.25 million Sloan Foundation air quality grant

Dec. 18, 2017

Marina Vance , an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering and core faculty of the Environmental Engineering program at the University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the chemistry of indoor environments, where people spend at least 90% of... Read more »
A student on an battery-operated drill-powered vehicle.

Flickr Album: Component Design Runoff Fall 2017

Dec. 14, 2017

Mechanical Engineering students took part in the Fall 2017 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... Read more »
Zhengwei Li

Zhengwei Li wins Best Dissertation Award

Dec. 13, 2017

Congratulations to Zhengwei Li for winning the inaugural Steven M. Woodward Outstanding Dissertation Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Li's research spans mechanics of stretchable electronics and optoelectronics, mechanics of soft materials, stretchable thin film, optical functional materials and nanomaterials. The objective of his thesis was to... Read more »