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CU Boulder spinoff company develops technology that could treat COVID-19 complications

Oct. 22, 2021

After a year when the nation experienced a shortage of mechanical ventilators to help treat patients with severe COVID-19 complications, Professor Mark Borden's company Respirogen presents another treatment option: oxygen microbubbles.

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Alumni Spotlight: Paul Mountford and Robby Scribner - Respirogen

Oct. 18, 2021

Two Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering alumni are among the leaders of Respirogen, a company that has developed oxygen microbubbles to treat patients suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

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Mechanical engineering professor asserts that “size matters” when it comes to microscale sensors and machines

Oct. 13, 2021

Victor M. Bright of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering will deliver his Distinguished Research Lecture “Microscale Sensors and Machines—Size Matters!” virtually on Tuesday, November 2 from 4–5 p.m.

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Research Support Office's annual Fall Seminar Series

The Research Support Office is hosting a series of webinars this fall from 1:30-3 p.m. on a variety of dates via Zoom.

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Calve, Ferguson awarded grant to study mechanisms that lead to tissue degradation

Sept. 20, 2021

Professors Sarah Calve and Virginia Ferguson's tissue engineering project is one of three space-based experiments that recently received a NSF grant to help patients on Earth.

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Don’t throw that cloth mask away yet—it still works

Sept. 9, 2021

The reusable cloth masks people have been using for the past year or more may look a little worse for the wear. But new research from Professor Marina Vance finds that washing and drying them doesn’t reduce their ability to filter out viral particles.

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A new design workflow for an integral piece of soft robotic systems

Sept. 8, 2021

Three mechanical engineering students and Professor Robert MacCurdy developed the novel workflow and published it in a paper that won the IEEE-CASE Best Application Paper Award at the 2021 CASE Conference in France.

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Video: Membrane-Powered Prosthetics

Sept. 8, 2021

Mechanical Engineering professors teamed up with the Department of Veterans Affairs to use glucose from our body to power small medical devices.


RISE Interdisciplinary Research Theme Workshop

Interdisciplinary Research Themes help researchers coordinate faculty hires, share facilities and use seed funding to leverage work that could provide transformational societal impact.

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First Annual Report Highlights Links Between Air Quality and Climate Change

Sept. 7, 2021

Two CIRES scientists working in NOAA laboratories contributed to the World Meteorological Organization's first-ever Air Quality and Climate Bulletin.