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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...

Longji Cui

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...

Madhur working in the lab Madhur Atreya working in the lab.

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...

Sanghamitra Neogi

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...

Mija Hubler

The Life Cycle of Construction Materials

Feb. 15, 2023

Dr. Mija Hubler discusses how construction materials have been understood historically and how her research is helping reimagine materials and processes with sustainability in mind as part of Research and Innovation Week. Hubler, an associate professor the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering...

Wil Srubar

Engineering News-Record names Wil V. Srubar "Top 25 Newsmaker"

Feb. 13, 2023

Associate Professor Wil V. Srubar was named a "Top 25 Newsmaker" by editors at the Engineering News-Record for his passion about creating "living" building materials, beginning with a greener masonry block.

Grasshopper on a twig.

Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat! New grasshopper-like material can leap 200 times its own thickness

Jan. 19, 2023

Engineers at CU Boulder have designed a new, rubber-like film that can leap high into the air like a grasshopper—all on its own and without needing outside intervention. Just heat it up and watch it jump! The researchers describe their achievement Jan. 18 in the journal Science Advances . They...

The 2022 REU group.

Summer engineering research with a science justice and policy component at CU Boulder

Nov. 30, 2022

Undergraduate students picked up hands-on experience in materials science through a unique research program. The 2022 Research Experience for Undergraduates pilot offered...


Learning from pangolins and peacocks: Researchers explore next-gen structural materials

Nov. 28, 2022

From pangolin scales that can stand up to hard hits to colorful but sturdy peacock feathers, nature can do a lot with a few simple molecules. In a new review paper, a team of international researchers have laid out how engineers are taking inspiration from the biological world—and designing new...

Vitro3D founders Camila Uzcategui and Johnny Hergert

Key investment is the latest milestone for CU Boulder startup Vitro3D and founders Camila Uzcategui and Johnny Hergert

Nov. 4, 2022

Vitro3D , a CU Boulder startup pioneering volumetric 3D printing for life sciences, just closed its first investment round of $1.3 million . The hard-won vote of confidence from the investment community will allow the promising new venture to pursue ambitious technical advances while continuing to build critical business capacity...