A SPOT robot navigating autonomously.

Building next generation autonomous robots to serve humanity

Nov. 17, 2023

One thousand feet underground, a four-legged creature scavenges through tunnels in pitch darkness. With vision that cuts through the blackness, it explores a spider web of paths, remembering its every step and navigating with precision. The sound of its movements echo eerily off the walls, but it is not to...

Greg Rieker (left) and a student discuss a project in their lab

CU Boulder leading $5.9 million marine carbon dioxide removal monitoring effort

Nov. 14, 2023

Mechanical engineering's Greg Rieker is part of the team developing a system of optical underwater sensors utilizing broadband lasers and Raman spectroscopy to sense and measure dissolved carbon compounds, with the goal of advancing marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR) techniques.

LVC winners hold up their novelty checks at the end of their showcase competition

Mechanical engineering entrepreneurs take home prizes in 2023 Lab Venture Challenge

Nov. 13, 2023

Five of the winning teams include students or faculty from the Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering. LVC grants are funded by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Advanced Industries Program, as well as Venture Partners at CU Boulder and the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund.

US News and World Report

CU Engineering earns top 20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Sept. 25, 2023

CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science held steady as a top 20 undergraduate engineering program in U.S.

Carson Bruns

Bruns teams up with Rihanna’s tattoo artist to make smarter ink

Aug. 22, 2023

Bruns started a company with tattoo-artist-to-the-stars Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, along with a former doctoral student. Early next year, they plan to release their first product, Magic Ink, to a group of handpicked artists.


Innovations from faculty brought to market by new deep tech startup creator Embark

Aug. 15, 2023

Embark aims to connect business minds outside the university with breakthrough inventions emerging from CU Boulder’s research labs to bring them to market and unleash the full impact of CU Boulder’s research into the world.

Point Design

Revolutionary Company Point Designs Offers Innovative 3D-Printed Finger Prosthetics

July 31, 2023

Point Designs, a revolutionary company, is using cutting-edge technology to help the healthcare industry by providing finger prosthetics.

Smart tattoos

Researchers are developing injectable ‘smart tattoos’ that could someday monitor your health

July 31, 2023

Researchers believe the next generation of tattoos will be about more than just markings – by helping keep tabs on our health.


3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

July 31, 2023

A team of engineers from CU Boulder have created a one-of-a-kind, shape-shifting display made from a 10-by-10 grid of soft robotic “muscles.”

Svenja Knappe

Physicist-turned-engineer earns international recognition for quantum contributions

July 13, 2023

Research Professor Svenja Knappe is at the center of a growing cluster of quantum researchers who are ushering in the second quantum revolution on campus and abroad.