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. 

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Lynch to study links between cancer, skeletal heath and exercise in CAREER award

Feb. 24, 2021

Assistant Professor Maureen Lynch was recently awarded a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to study those dynamics and improve scientific understanding of the causes and treatments of tumor-induced bone disease.


Seed grant could lead to materials needed for unconventional computing revolution

Feb. 23, 2021

An interdisciplinary team of researchers in the college is working to develop materials to enable the next generation of computing. If successful, the boundary between materials and computers may disappear altogether in the near future.


Gene research could inform understanding of aging, aid in bioengineering

Feb. 18, 2021

Soham Ghosh is the coauthor of a new paper that deals with gene accessibility and function in living beings. Ghosh completed the work as a post-doctoral researcher in the Soft Tissue Bioengineering Lab led by Professor Corey Neu.


Researchers probe cell nucleus response with needle-tip technique

Feb. 18, 2021

Kaitlin McCreery is the coauthor of a new paper that deals with diagnosing diseases such as osteoarthritis in soft tissue. McCreery is currently a PhD student in the Neu Lab

Kimberly Fung

Undergraduate Student of the Month - Kimberly Fung

Feb. 15, 2021

Yearly trips to Disneyland and an undying love for the movies motivate Kimberly Fung on her quest to create products that make people feel inspired and enable them to make the world a better place.

Mark Rentschler, Greg Rieker

Rentschler, Rieker named National Academy of Inventors Senior Fellows

Feb. 12, 2021

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Futurum partnership puts CU research in the hands of younger students

Feb. 4, 2021

It’s hard to imagine a teenager who could resist exploring mechanical engineering after learning about Endoculus, the small device developed by CU Boulder Professor Mark Rentschler and student researchers in his lab that can navigate the human gastrointestinal system with ease and may someday help doctors care for their patients.

Paul and Katy Rady

CU awards honorary degrees to Paul and Katy Rady

Jan. 25, 2021

As a team of generous philanthropic leaders, Paul and Katy Rady have made investments in the University of Colorado Boulder that will pay dividends for decades to come.

Jenifer Blacklock

Blacklock returns to CU as director of Western partnership program

Jan. 25, 2021

Former Mechanical Engineering faculty member Jenifer Blacklock has returned to the College of Engineering and Applied Science as the director of the Rady Program at Western Colorado University.

John Mollenkopf

Perseverance, natural curiosity propelled John Mollenkopf (MechEngr‘83) to engineering success

Jan. 25, 2021

Growing up, John Mollenkopf (MechEngr'83) spent most of his free time tinkering. That natural curiosity for understanding how things work — and how to build something from nothing — helped propel Mollenkopf to success throughout his career as an engineer and executive in oil and gas.