cooling wood

CU Boulder and University of Maryland create cooling wood, an eco-friendly building material

May 23, 2019

What if the wood used to build your house could decrease your electricity bill? In the race to save energy, Xiaobo Yin at CU Boulder and researchers at the University of Maryland have uncovered a way for buildings to dump heat.

imaging system designed at cu boulder

CU Boulder gets new state-of-the-art imaging system allowing them to see materials in 4D

May 17, 2019

A new machine at CU Boulder will allow researchers, including Assistant Professor Virginia Ferguson to see materials in 4D. The ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa is an X-ray microtomography imaging system — essentially an X-ray microscope.

Teaching child at Engineering Projects Expo 2019

Judges and public select top mechanical engineering Senior Design and Graduate Design projects at Expo 2019

May 14, 2019

Judges and public voted on Expo 2019 engineering projects they found to be most impressive. Six mechanical engineering teams received awards. Learn more about this year's Senior Design and Graduate Design projects and view our album of photos from the event.

home chem studies in kitchen

Studies show how homes can pollute indoor air

May 14, 2019

Assistant Professor Nina Vance and her team examined emissions from cooking, cleaning, furniture and more. Using electronic monitoring equipment, they measured emissions inside a test kitchen at the Univeristy of Texas.

navy graduates

College graduates six new Navy officers, including four mechanical engineers

May 14, 2019

Four recent mechanical engineering graduates out of six in the College of Engineering and Applied Science were commissioned into the United States Navy. They will enter into active duty in various capacities to serve the nation.


Initiative builds on quantum business experience in the college

May 7, 2019

Work in the field of quantum science continues on and off campus in companies founded by CU faculty and former students. Companies born out of the Department of Mechanical Engineering include FieldLine Inc. and LongPath Technologies.

Nail Salon Research

Colorado nail salon workers face chronic air pollution, elevated cancer risk

May 7, 2019

PhD candidate Aaron Lamplugh is working with Lupita Montoya on ways to reduce VOC concentrations in nail salons using low-cost, absorbent materials like heat-treated coal or wood.

Boulder Startup Week

What role does a university play in building startups? Find out at Boulder Startup Week

May 7, 2019

Once again, CU Boulder is participating as the University Track sponsor at Boulder Startup Week from May 13-17. There will be seven University Track sessions featuring CU Boulder faculty, staff, and alumni. Attend these events and others to learn how to support our robust startup community in Boulder, Colorado.

The New York Times Air Quality Graphic

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

May 7, 2019

Shelly Miller, mechanical and environmental engineering professor, led a study that found elevated carbon dioxide levels in classrooms after an hourlong class. Other researchers have linked high carbon dioxide levels to lower test scores. The New York Times reports on indoor air quality.

Stride Tech walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

Four ME undergraduates worked with senior residents to test an invention for walkers that could help prevent debilitating falls. The team, known as Stride Tech, received the first-place prize of $100,000 at the New Venture Challenge.