See the latest happenings in research, programming and education at Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. Learn how students, alumni, faculty, and staff are redefining what it means to be a mechanical engineer. 

Julie Steinbrenner

Mechanical's Steinbrenner joins Faculty Leadership Institute

Sept. 25, 2023

FLI identifies, fosters and supports emerging leaders as they prepare to further their leadership trajectory.

US News and World Report

CU Engineering earns top 20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Sept. 25, 2023

CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science held steady as a top 20 undergraduate engineering program in U.S.


Researchers at CU Boulder land NSF Award for air and soil quality education

Sept. 19, 2023

Researchers at CU Boulder have received a prestigious NSF Award to teach students in rural K-12 schools around Colorado about air and soil quality monitoring.

New Frontiers

Ruzzene and Ding among researchers who will explore new frontiers of sound through $30M center

Sept. 11, 2023

Researchers from CU Boulder will take part in a new $30 million center to examine the potential for sound to revolutionize computing, communications, sensing disease in human tissue and more.

Mark Rentschler

Rentschler's startup company improves endoscopy procedures with patented balloon technology

Sept. 11, 2023

Aspero Medical, a CU spin-out company co-founded by Mark Rentschler, has received clearance from the FDA to market and sell the Ancora-SB small bowel balloon overtube that incorporates the company’s patented Pillar micro-texture balloon technology.

Greg Rieker

Rieker discusses quantum opportunities and Q-SEnSE

Sept. 5, 2023

Q-Sense brings together physicists and engineers to help bridge technology in new and innovative ways.

Solid Power

Growing solid state battery company eyes new partnerships, global operations

Sept. 5, 2023

Solid Power, spun out of a research venture at CU Boulder, is producing the material for solid state battery cells in a new, 75,000-square-foot factory in Thornton and is looking at expanding operations globally in the next year or so.


An inside look: Interning at Veolia Water Technologies

Aug. 30, 2023

Heather Maclachlan interned at Veolia Water Technologies during summer 2023, working as a Quality Engineering Intern.

Clari robot

Tiny, shape-shifting robot can squish itself into tight spaces

Aug. 30, 2023

CLARI, which stands for Compliant Legged Articulated Robotic Insect, comes from a team of engineers led by Kaushik Jayaram. The robot also has the potential to aid first responders after major disasters in an entirely new way.

Coors Field

Hamlington on the unique physics at play at Coors Field

Aug. 29, 2023

While it may not seem like it with the Rockies record this year, it is scientifically easier to hit a home run at Coors Field. But it’s not necessarily a home-field advantage. Like most phenomena in Denver, it has to do with the elevation of the Mile High City.