Mechanical Engineering Student Amped Up On Batteries

Jan. 10, 2017

An inner-tube water polo match doesn't sound like the kind of place you’d find a mechanical engineering student. This very real, but equally silly sport is a popular intramural at CU Boulder, and not just for students with light academic loads. Floating in one of the inner-tubes is Simon Hafner... Read more »
Steve Neely

Humble Beginnings Drive Business Success for ME Grad

Jan. 10, 2017

Successful businesses often have humble beginnings. Mattel Toys began in a garage. Dell Computer started in a dorm room. Steve Neely’s company, VSI Parylene , had its genesis in his father-in-law's basement. "It's called precision parylene coating. I came across an opportunity for a niche service with a growing demand... Read more »
Frank Kreith

Boulder scientist Frank Kreith lands top engineering honor

Jan. 4, 2017

Mechanical engineering professor emeritus Frank Kreith is closing out the year by claiming what the American Association of Engineering Societies bills as the highest award in the engineering profession. Kreith, 94, is the recipient of the AAES 2017 John Fritz Medal , a distinction previously earned by the likes of... Read more »
Dongliang Zhao on a mountain.

Zhao wins Journal of Heat Transfer Outstanding Reviewer Award

Dec. 8, 2016

Congratulations to Dongliang Zhao for winning an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Heat Transfer! Zhao is a postdoctoral researcher working in professor Ronggui Yang 's lab. The award was presented to him by the Chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division at... Read more »
2016 Fall Component Design Competition Runoff

Flickr Album: 2016 Fall Component Design Competition Runoff

Dec. 8, 2016

Mechanical Engineering students took part in the Fall 2016 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 »
Rongguin Yang riding a camel.

Yang Talks Water in the Desert

Nov. 30, 2016

Professor Ronggui Yang’s research on water consumption in power plants has earned him a trip to the United Arab Emirates. Yang, a CU Boulder mechanical engineering professor, recently returned from the 4 th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium , a gathering of top researchers from the USA... Read more »
Xiaokun Gu

Outstanding Dissertation Award for Xiaokun Gu

Nov. 23, 2016

Congratulations to mechanical engineering PhD student Xiaokun Gu, winner of the Winter 2016 Outstanding...Read more »
Mark Borden

'Microbubble' Technology Could Save Lives On Battlefield, Home Front

Nov. 22, 2016

A new technology now under development by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Nebraska could result in the creation of a so-called “third lung” for severely injured patients that could keep them alive until arrival at a hospital. The research project is funded by a... Read more »
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...Read more »
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... Read more »