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.
Meet Micah Prendergast (PhDMechEngr'19), expert in navigation and localization for the Endoculus, a robotic capsule endoscope developed in Mark Rentschler’s lab. For a robot making its way through the colon, navigation is no easy task.
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.
Researchers in Mark Rentschler's lab designed a robot to navigate the unpredictable terrain of the intestine. The group hopes the robot will change how people across the United States get colonoscopies, making these common procedures easier for patients and more efficient for doctors.
Victor Bright and a team of CU Boulder and CU Anschutz researchers have received a grant to commercialize a miniature microscope that fits on the head of a mouse and can peer deeply inside the living brain.
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.
CU Boulder researchers Jianliang Xiao and Wei Zhang have developed self-healing, fully-recyclable electronic skin that is completely recyclable. They are now investigating applications surrounding the material's ability to shapeshift.
Professor Corey Neu collaborated with researchers at CSU to develop a technology called Deformation Microscopy, capable of non-invasively probing the mechanics of biological systems in high resolution and imaging cells.
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.
The NSF GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines pursuing research-based graduate degrees. Six CU mechanical engineering students received awards in 2019 along with one honorable mention.
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.
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.
Six student teams are participating in CU Boulder’s Catalyze CU startup accelerator. They have access to skill-building workshops and mentoring with local business leaders and can earn up to $5,000 in equity-free funding.
The CU Board of Regents approved new degrees in biomedical engineering. Through these degrees, students will have the chance to pursue classes across the university in engineering, biology and mathematics.