Smog blankets sky

Amid wildfires and a pandemic, here’s how to keep your indoor air clean

Sept. 7, 2021

Professor Marina Vance shares easy and effective ways to keep our indoor air clean from ozone, wildfire smoke and COVID-19.

Postdoc appreciation week

2021 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) Events

Sept. 3, 2021

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to recognize the significant, wide-ranging contributions of CU Boulder postdocs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 20-24.

Aerial-monitoring sensor system

Alumni Spotlight: Prateek Shrestha builds technology to raise awareness about Nepal’s poor air quality

Sept. 2, 2021

ME alumnus Prateek Shrestha has developed an aerial-monitoring sensor that will help educate people on mapping air pollutants in Nepal.

Music class

Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

ME professor Shelly Miller, a co-author of the study, finds masking instruments, social distancing and implementing time limits significantly reduce the risk of emitting COVID-19 airborne particles.

Whitney Knoop

Undergraduate participates in summer water reclamation research

Aug. 25, 2021

The work is based in Research Professor John Pellegrino’s Fundamental Membrane Development, Characterization, & Applications lab.

Aspero Medical micro-textured balloon

New medical balloon technology aims to improve endoscopy success

Aug. 24, 2021

Professor Mark Rentschler's Boulder-based company will seek FDA approval after receiving a patent for its leading-edge medical balloon technology.

Fourmile Canyon Fire

CU Boulder receives $1.1 million in EPA grants to reduce public exposure to wildland fire smoke

Aug. 23, 2021

Professor Marina Vance of mechanical engineering will evaluate the movement and presence of wildfire particulate matter in indoor settings.


Engineers uncover the secrets of fish fins

Aug. 12, 2021

New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder has uncovered the engineering secrets behind what makes fish fins so strong yet flexible. The team’s insights could one day lead to new designs for robotic surgical tools or even airplane wings that change their shape with the push of a button.

Up-close shot of lab on a chip

Ding lab aims to improve cancer-fighting immunotherapies with $1.8M grant

July 28, 2021

Professor Xiaoyun Ding recently earned a $1.8 million grant to help improve cancer-fighting tools and cut patient costs, exploring ways to streamline delivery of lifesaving treatments into immune cells.

Kaushik and student in a field at night

Video: Kaushik Jayaram on Bio-Inspired Engineering

July 27, 2021

Inspired by the natural world, Kaushik Jayaram heads up the Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Laboratory (AIM-RL) at CU Boulder. The group aims to develop robotic devices that benefit and enhance human capabilities in the areas of search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, personal assistance, and environmental monitoring.