Wyatt Shields

CU Boulder’s Wyatt Shields wins 2022 Packard Fellowship for microscale robotics

Oct. 19, 2022

In a banner year that has included receiving five distinguished research awards, Wyatt Shields , assistant professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering , has been awarded one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious awards for young investigators: a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile...

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Physicists probe ‘astonishing’ morphing properties of honeycomb-like material

Oct. 13, 2022

A series of buzzing, bee-like “loop-currents” could explain a recently discovered, never-before-seen phenomenon in a type of quantum material. The findings from researchers at CU Boulder may one day help engineers develop new kinds of devices, such as quantum sensors or the quantum equivalent of computer memory storage devices. The...

Wil Srubar with a block of his algae-derived concrete.

Srubar's work recognized with Breakthrough Energy Foundation grant

Oct. 11, 2022

The Breakthrough Energy Foundation has announced research by Wil Srubar is being recognized with a fellows award to support the development of cutting-edge climate technologies. The foundation, a climate and sustainability organization created by Bill Gates, seeks to promote net zero energy solutions. Srubar, an associate professor who has conducted...

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Upcoming Virtual Events: Meet MSE at CU Boulder

Sept. 20, 2022

Virtual "Meet MSE at CU Boulder" events Thursday, Sept. 29 & Thursday, Oct. 6 9:00-10:00am MST Zoom link Curious about Materials Science at CU Boulder? Join either of our upcoming Meet MSE virtual events to talk with current grad students, ask questions, and learn more about our program! CU Boulder...

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CU Boulder hosts successful Innovation in Materials Science Symposium

Aug. 26, 2022

Close to 200 scientists and engineers came together for a special materials conference to share their research and discuss collaborations at the University of Colorado Boulder. The 2022 Innovation in Materials Science Symposium was held Aug. 11-12 and sponsored by the Materials Science & Engineering Program...

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COSINC to host Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization Hands-on Workshop

July 21, 2022

The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) facility will host a day-long workshop and training session on Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Aug. 9 on CU Boulder’s Campus in the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center.

Wil Srubar holds a sample cube of concrete that contains biogenic limestone produced by calcifying macro- and microalgae.

Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

July 5, 2022

Global cement production accounts for 7% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in large part through the burning of quarried limestone. Now, a CU Boulder-led research team has figured out a way to make cement production carbon neutral—and even carbon negative—by pulling carbon dioxide out of the air with the help...

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Promising Venture Partners startups awarded $1.75 million in state commercialization grants

July 5, 2022

$1.75 million was awarded to seven Venture Partners at CU Boulder startups in Early Stage Capital and Retention Grants last week from the Global Business Development division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program. These grants, valued at $250,000 each, are...

Solar panel array.

Chemist named finalist for prestigious young-scientist prize

July 5, 2022

Gordana Dukovic, professor of chemistry, leads an interdisciplinary research group studying nanoscale materials in solar energy Gordana Dukovic, a professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder has been named a finalist of the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists . At the top of the page: Chemistry...

Wyatt Shields

Wyatt Shields named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

July 1, 2022

The Pew Charitable Trust announced today that Assistant Professor Wyatt Shields has been selected as a 2022 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Shields – who is based in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder – said the recognition was a great honor to him and...