The laser device pointed across a field.

How CU Boulder Scientists are Using Lasers to Hunt for Leaky Oil and Gas Equipment

July 23, 2018

Wyoming and Colorado are in the top ten natural gas producing states. But in those states – and across the country – a lot of that gas is escaping straight into the air. Scientists are now working to come up with a better way to track those leaks down. In...

Sam Whitman

Whitman earns Blue Waters fellowship, supercomputer access.

May 7, 2018

Congratulations to mechanical engineering PhD student Samuel Whitman for earning a 2018 Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship! The fellowship is awarded by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and recognizes ten students across the United States annually. The program provides awardees with a year of full-time research support, including a stipend...

Katherine Cummins

Katherine Cummins earns prestigious NDSEG fellowship

April 26, 2018

Two students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship that will pay for their research and other expenses for the next three years. Paid for by the Department of Defense, the NDSEG fellowship is a grant...

National Science Foundation logo.

NSF honors students with Graduate Research Fellowships in 2018

The National Science Foundation is honoring six current or incoming University of Colorado Boulder mechanical engineering students with Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards and five students with honorable mentions.

A visualization of multiple leaks in the field.

Detecting Methane from Miles Away

March 22, 2018

Update April 12: How Detecting Methane Leaks Could Turn Into Big Business : Greg Rieker and Caroline Alden discuss the new technology on Colorado Public Radio. Listen here University of Colorado, CIRES, NOAA and NIST team harnesses Nobel Prize technology to detect distant gas leaks A new field instrument developed...

Colin Towery

Towery awarded 2017/2018 Geers Fellowship

Sept. 21, 2017

Congratulations to Colin Towery, who has been awarded the 2017/2018 Thomas & Brenda Geers Graduate Fellowship! The program honors graduate students conducting thesis work in solid and/or fluid mechanics who exhibit extraordinary capabilities and potential. Colin is a fifth year PhD student in Professor Peter Hamlington’s research group, the Turbulence...

Ronggui Yang in a lab with two students.

Yang studies thermal problems of futuristic electronics

Aug. 23, 2017

Ronggui Yang knows people want faster, more powerful electronic devices. Whether it is a new laptop, cell phone, smart TV, or technology for...

Caelan Lapointe at London Bridge.

Lapointe Lands NSF Graduate Fellowship

March 30, 2017

From rebuilding disaster-stricken communities to studying the effect of climate change on human migration...