carson bruns and his colorful paintings of animals

CU Engineering Employee Spotlight: Carson Bruns, Assistant Professor

Sept. 3, 2019

A creator of color-changing tattoo inks and shape-shifting molecular machines, chemist/artist Carson Bruns uses nanoscience to invent new materials and technologies.

Incoming mechanical engineering students

ME Department welcomes incoming and returning fall 2019 students

Aug. 26, 2019

This year’s incoming class includes 121 new undergraduate students, 28 new transfer students, 45 MS students and 38 MS students joining the ME department from across the nation and world. Students are excited about hands-on learning, professional development opportunities and joining a collaborative community of mechanical engineers at CU Boulder.

SubT Challenge MARBLE

CU Boulder and CU Denver collaborate at DARPA Tunnel Circuit

Aug. 22, 2019

The dark, cavernous depths of an old Pittsburgh mine tested the performance of autonomous robot drones and the engineering prowess of creators like researcher Sean Humbert at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit event.

engineering launch 2019

Engineering Launch 2019 begins, welcome incoming students!

Aug. 21, 2019

Welcome incoming students! This week kicks off Engineering Launch, an orientation experience for new first-year students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

DARPA Subterranean Challenge testing at Edgar Experimental Mine

CU Boulder underground drone competes in first of three DARPA subterranean challenges

Aug. 19, 2019

CU Boulder researcher Sean Humbert and collaborators engaged in the first of three DARPA subterranean challenges. They sent drones on a mock search and rescue operation down miles of NIOSH Coal Mine steam tunnels in Pittsburgh.

Greg Formosa and ASME Edible Robots

ASME highlights Associate Professor Mark Rentschler's "edible robots"

Aug. 15, 2019

Associate Professor Mark Rentschler and his colleagues are integrating technology used in autonomous automobiles to provide ingestible devices with the intelligence they need to navigate the GI tract on their own. His work was featured recently by ASME.

SPUR CU Boulder undergraduate research

Undergraduates show off their summer research projects

Aug. 6, 2019

Students will present findings from the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Thursday and Friday in the Gallogly DLC Collaboratory. These final presentations sum up the students’ work over the summer in various labs.

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.


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.