Sean Humbert

Sean Humbert to serve on the DARPA Microsystems Exploratory Council

Feb. 11, 2022

Professor Sean Humbert, an expert in micro robotics and systems design, will help the Microsystems Exploratory Council identify new research avenues as it relates to Department of Defense and national security issues.

Michael Lewis

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Lewis - From mechanical engineer to heart surgeon

Feb. 3, 2022

Alumnus Michael Lewis (MechEngr’00) took an interdisciplinary education to the next level. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and working at Boeing for a year, he discovered another way to help people – through medicine.

Rocky Mountains

New speakers announced for the Rocky Mountain Mechanics Seminar Series

Jan. 18, 2022

The Rocky Mountain Seminar Series provides CU Boulder faculty, staff and students with the opportunity to hear from researchers across disciplines from various institutions. The spring session begins on Friday, Jan. 28.

Inside the researcher's lab

How does Marshall Fire smoke affect indoor, outdoor air quality?

Jan. 14, 2022

Professors Michael Hannigan and Marina Vance join scientists from CIRES and NOAA to install instruments in surviving houses to understand the smoke impacts on indoor air quality.

People celebrating.

The Conversation: Here’s where (and how) you are most likely to catch COVID – new study

Jan. 11, 2022

Professor Shelly Miller shares her recent research about COVID-19 transmission with The Conversation.

fire ants

Video: Emergent behavior in fire ants

Jan. 6, 2022

Studying emergent behavior has long fascinated engineers, and researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder just uncovered a distinct behavior in colonies of fire ants cooperating in flood situations.

Climate action

In 2022, consider these 5 climate resolutions

Dec. 17, 2021

When possible, choose electricity over gas at home. Using natural gas makes your home a hidden source of air pollution, according to research from mechanical engineering faculty.

Exoplanet mapping instrument

Bringing space inside the lab: Researchers replicate the climates of exoplanets to help find extraterrestrial life

Dec. 15, 2021

Professor Greg Rieker and Ryan Cole (PhDMechEngr’21) have developed an experiment that recreates the climates of planets beyond our solar system right in the lab. By reaching the same high-temperature and high-pressure conditions found on many exoplanets, the instrument can map their atmospheres, which could help humanity detect life outside our solar system.


Lynch among AB Nexus grant program fall 2021 award winners

Dec. 9, 2021

Seven new grants have been awarded to advance a wide range of projects; momentum builds as AB Nexus continues through its second year.


Nuclear deformation research could advance artificial tissue engineering

Dec. 2, 2021

Professor Corey Neu and Benjamin Seelbinder's (PhDMech’19) work, now published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, looks at how cells adapt to their environment and how a mechanical environment influences a cell. Their research has the potential to tackle major health obstacles.