COSINC to host hands-on Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization Workshop

March 24, 2022

The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) facility will host a two-day workshop and training session on Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 21 and 22 on the CU Boulder campus.

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Watch: Can biological materials inspire better engineering materials?

March 23, 2022

Watch Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Francois Barthelat give a seminar on how studying mollusk shells and teeth inspired his group to create a new type of toughened glass.

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ME Course Column: Mechanics of Snow

March 17, 2022

MCEN 4228/5228: Mechanics of Snow motivates students to look at natural materials in an analytical way. The idea behind the course is to teach students the science behind certain phenomena by looking at the fundamentals of snow and ice from the atomic level to the mechanics of the snowpack.

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Computer-simulated heart flow model could help treat pediatric heart disease patients

March 9, 2022

Research from Professor Debanjan Mukherjee and a collaborative team of biomedical engineers, physicians and researchers could enable significant advances for the 40,000 pediatric congenital heart disease patients (CHD) born each year.


All college Interdisciplinary Research Theme Blitz and Poster Session set for April 12

March 8, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science will host a research blitz and poster session featuring work from within the interdisciplinary research themes from 3 - 6 p.m. on April 12 in the DLC lobby and first floor meeting spaces.

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The physics of fire ant rafts could help engineers design swarming robots

March 2, 2022

A new study led by Professor Franck Vernerey lays out the simple physics-based rules that govern how these ant rafts morph over time: shrinking, expanding or growing long protrusions like an elephant’s trunk. The team’s findings could one day help researchers design robots that work together in swarms or next-generation materials in which molecules migrate to fix damaged spots.

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ME Course Column: Bio-inspired Robotics

Feb. 25, 2022

Bio-inspired robotics is the interface of biology and engineering – motivating the development of technology from artificial muscles and medical devices to gecko-inspired adhesives and robots that run, fly and swim. MCEN 4228/5228: Bio-inspired Robotics introduces engineers to this area of study.

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Research on manipulating endoskeletal droplets with acoustic radiation published in Nature

Feb. 21, 2022

The collaborative work could boost health and drug advancements by giving researchers a better understanding of primary and secondary radiation forces in multiphase colloidal systems – such as emulsions, foams, membranes and gels.

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Virginia Ferguson elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Feb. 18, 2022

The American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering's College of Fellows is a prestigious group comprised of the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school professors, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs.


Atom Computing, ColdQuanta, Meadowlark Optics and SPIE join as strategic partners with university-led CUbit Quantum Initiative

Feb. 16, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder's CUbit Quantum Initiative today welcomed the first four strategic industry allies to formally join as CUbit Innovation Partners: Atom Computing, ColdQuanta, Meadowlark Optics and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.