Shine On

ShineOn prepares for mass production of advanced bike light

Aug. 6, 2019

A year and a half after starting the company, CU Boulder startup ShineOn has grown to five employees and is preparing to launch its first product, a light that shines on cyclists and provides increased safety and visibility.

Micro-Indentation and Visualization system

Soft material study could improve medical devices, other applications

Aug. 1, 2019

CU Boulder researchers Rong Long and Mark Rentschler have developed a new technique to study friction between soft materials like those inside the body, paving the way for improvements to medical devices used by millions each year.

Rishi Raj at symposium to honor his career at CU Boulder

Pioneer of flash-sintering and professor Rishi Raj honored for storied career

July 30, 2019

Materials scientists and industry professionals honored the career of flash-sintering pioneer and mechanical engineering professor Rishi Raj on July 19. Former students Rajendra Bordia and Venkatraman Gopalan spoke of lessons they had learned from him.

Greg Rieker headshot

A bright future for combustion research, Rieker receives Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award

July 29, 2019

Associate Professor Greg Rieker has been awarded two top international awards: the Peter Werle Early Career Scientist Award and the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award.

Milwauke Bucks seats designed by mechanical engineering students and emeritus professor Jack Zable

Emeritus Professor Jack Zable and students are changing how the NBA warms up

July 26, 2019

Emeritus Professor Jack Zable worked with students to design seats to help basketball players stay limber and ready-to-play for Troy Flanagan, the Milwaukee Bucks’ director of performance.

Svenja Knappe research blitz video screenshot

Video: Svenja Knappe presents on Atomic Quantum Sensors

July 26, 2019

Svenja Knappe and Jun Ye presented in the Quantum category as part of the 2019 AeroSpace Ventures Day: Research Blitz which focused on aerospace and defense research topics. Watch full videos of each of their talks.


Small but creative RoboBoat Club improvises during world competition

July 25, 2019

A team of CU Boulder engineering and computer science students designed and built a fully autonomous robotic boat and took it on the road to an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) competition June 17–23 in Florida.

Molon Labe Seating

Molon Labe Seating could improve desirability of the middle seat on airplanes

July 24, 2019

Alumnus Kevin VanLiere (MechEngr‘95) is working with aerospace engineering Lecturer Hank Scott to improve the design of "the middle seat" on airplanes. VanLiere is President and Scott is CEO and founder of Molon Labe Seating.

Hacking for Defense contest team from CU Boulder

Students compete in national Hacking for Defense contest

July 19, 2019

CU Boulder was among 6 universities invited to present an innovative network security concept in June as part of Starts H4D, a pitch competition for cutting-edge national security solutions.

Keplinger scorpion soft robotics toolkit

Toolkit allows broad audience to make artificial muscles

July 15, 2019

Researchers in Christoph Keplinger’s lab released a toolkit to show a broad audience how to create their own artificial muscles. They hope this will expedite the development of wearable, surgical and collaborative robots that safely and effectively help humans.