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Solid Power picks up speed in quest to deliver on new technology for electric vehicles

June 7, 2022

Solid Power was founded in 2011 as a spinoff from a research venture of the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Chaney and Wyatt selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 25, 2022

Tom Chaney of the Toney Group and Keenan Wyatt were selected by the National Science Foundation for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which provides significant financial support for graduate students engaged in STEM research.

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High-Sensitivity Low-Energy Ion Scattering Spectrometer will be a transformative resource for materials research at CU Boulder

April 1, 2022

CU Boulder’s East Campus is now home to the High-Sensitivity Low-Energy Ion Scattering (HS-LEIS) Spectrometer, a tool researchers from across the Rocky Mountain region will use for advanced materials characterization and analysis.

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Hubler earns NSF CAREER award to advance living building materials

March 22, 2022

Assistant Professor Mija Hubler is a recipient of a three year, $548,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her proposal “Mechanical Modeling of Living Building Materials for Structural Applications.”

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Alumna Camila Uzcategui earns second place at New Venture Challenge 15 Female Founders Prize Night

March 16, 2022

The new age in entrepreneurial ventures is female-led. From mental health campaigns and apps to data-driven analytics for content creators, the next wave of female-driven innovation was on full display Wednesday night at the New Venture Challenge (NVC) 15 Female Founders Prize Night at Imig Music.

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Rapid growth from a strong foundation - Letter from the Director, Spring 2022

Feb. 24, 2022

With this inaugural newsletter, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you a little history of our program and its growth since its inception. I recently became director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program here at CU Boulder in July 2021 and am honored to lead such an outstanding group of faculty and students who are at the forefront of exciting materials research in several critical areas of national interest that range from combating climate change to improving human health outcomes.

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Ferguson elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Feb. 18, 2022

Biomedical Engineering Professor Virginia Ferguson has been elected to the distinguished American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering’s College of Fellows.

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Dr. Wil Srubar: Concrete has a colossal carbon footprint and we can help fix that in Colorado

Feb. 17, 2022

If Colorado truly envisions itself to be a bold leader on tackling climate change, our state must have a strategy for decarbonizing concrete. Although concrete is not always top of mind, this critical building block presents a wealth of opportunities for sustainability and business innovation — as well as reducing harmful emissions.

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Seed grant opens research into future of construction materials, site tools

Feb. 11, 2022

Researchers at CU Boulder are developing an app that could reliably and quickly predict whether batches of concrete made at construction sites are safe. If successful, the work could usher in a new era of building that is faster, more cost effective and safer overall for everyone.

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Cuk Research Group isolates reaction step that describes energetics of catalysis on materials

Dec. 16, 2021

New research published in Nature Materials from Associate Professor Tanja Cuk and colleagues sheds light on a fundamental chemical reaction — the breaking apart of water to produce a molecular fuel such as hydrogen. Cuk is faculty in the Department of Chemistry and the Materials Science and Engineering Program (MSE) and is a Fellow in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI).