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Celebrate the 2023 MSE Graduation - May 12

May 2, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 graduating class! Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of 14 graduating master's and PhD students from the Materials Science & Engineering program during our official graduation ceremony: Materials Science & Engineering Graduation Ceremony Friday, May 12 5 p.m. Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community Building - C120...

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Material science program launches undergraduate minor

April 27, 2023

Explore all the details of the undergraduate minor The Materials Science and Engineering Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is announcing an undergraduate minor for students interested in the materials science field. Material scientists and engineers investigate how materials perform and how to design new materials that advance technology...

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TEAMUP Consortium funded to develop more stable and affordable tandem solar cells

April 20, 2023

New consortium aims to accelerate the introduction of the next generation of solar panels The TEAMUP consortium, that brings together researchers from Academic, Industrial and Federal Laboratories, seeks to identify and solve the factors that cause advanced perovskite materials to be unstable, paving the way for the integration into existing...

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Grad student helps design ‘artificial muscles’ you can toss in the compost bin

April 20, 2023

Say “hello” to the robots of the future: They’re soft and flexible enough to bounce off walls or squeeze into tight spaces. And when you’re done with them, you can toss these machines into a compost bin to decompose. That’s the vision of a team of engineers, including CU Boulder...

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New materials research at CU Boulder will help develop high-efficiency solar cells

April 19, 2023

Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program have published new findings in Joule that could lead to the development of better hybrid lead halide perovskites – a class of materials proposed for use as low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. We asked first...

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Adam Holewinski receives Fulbright to synthesize renewable fuels and chemicals

April 11, 2023

Adam Holewinski , an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering , has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to research efficient ways to produce sustainable chemical products and fuels using electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind. Beginning in late August, Holewinski will spend five months as a 2023...

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Three materials science students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 6, 2023

Three students in materials science and engineering have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2023, a recognition of their strong potential for outstanding research in graduate school and beyond. The awards recognize outstanding graduate students from across the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The three...

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Cui earns CAREER Award for research in nanoelectronics and renewable energy technology

March 20, 2023

Assistant Professor Longji Cui has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for research he hopes will improve the next generation of nanoelectronics and renewable energy technology. As nanotechnology continues to miniaturize to near atomic scale, while simultaneously becoming more powerful, the need to understand...

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Biodegradable soil sensors could change farming, conservation approaches

March 6, 2023

New research from the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering into biodegradable sensors may change the way farmers track, measure, and respond in real time to their soil’s microbial activity with big implications for addressing global greenhouse gas emissions. The work, recently published in Advanced Science , was led...

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Faculty in Focus: Sanghamitra Neogi

Feb. 21, 2023

Sanghamitra Neogi is designing new materials at the quantum level to realize future technologies for thermal management and harsh environments like hypersonic flight. An assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering Program, Neogi leads the CUANTUM laboratory, short for...