Mahmoud Hussein with students in his lab.

CU Engineering faculty land prestigious multidisciplinary Department of Defense projects

April 22, 2024

Three faculty members from the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science are conducting projects awarded through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Program . The highly competitive research program has been enabling major contributions to military capabilities and producing commercial sector applications since 1985...

Stephanie Bryant, a materials scientist in the BioFrontiers Institute at CU Boulder, works in her lab. Bryant is leading a Colorado team seeking to end osteoarthritis.

Joints that could heal themselves? Researchers could get there in 5 years

March 26, 2024

Imagine a day when joints could heal themselves. At the first inkling of a creaky knee, patients could get a single shot in the joint that would not only stop their cartilage and bone from eroding, but kick start its regrowth. In more advanced cases, that shot might also deliver...

Mike McGehee

Researchers take major step toward developing next-generation solar cells

March 22, 2024

The solar energy world is ready for a revolution. Scientists are racing to develop a new type of solar cell using materials that can convert electricity more efficiently than today’s panels. In a new paper published February 26 in the journal Nature Energy, a CU Boulder researcher and his international...

Rendering of mountains

Quantum seed grants awarded to advance industry and university innovation projects in Colorado

Jan. 31, 2024

CU Boulder today announced seven winners of the 2023-2024 translational quantum research seed grants incentivizing quantum science and technology innovations launched from the lab to accelerate them along the development path to new programs and businesses. In April 2023, the Colorado Economic Development Commission approved nearly $1.5 million to help...

Prototype HD-VAM system at the Vitro3D lab in Boulder.

Alumna's 3D printing business highlighted

Jan. 26, 2024

Camila Uzcategui is the CEO and co-founder of Vitro3D . Her venture into 3D printing commenced from a desire to contribute to global healthcare significantly. Through her experiences in NGOs and nonprofits, she identified a glaring need for essential medical devices in health clinics, sowing the seeds for her exploration...

Laser table in Svenja Knappe's lab.

Big year for materials research at CU Boulder - Letter from the Director

Dec. 22, 2023

The MSE Program represents the exceptional materials community at CU Boulder, which includes many faculty recognized by major national bodies for outstanding research: National Academies Members Kristi Anseth (NAE, NAS, NAM) Chris Bowman (NAE, NAM) Margaret Murnane (NAS) Henry Kapteyn (NAS) Noel Clark (NAS) Josef Michl (NAS) National Academy of...

Images: Mike McGehee and Tomas Leitjens working on solar cells; a stacked illustration of how the perovskite layer (purple layer) will be laid on top of the existing silicon technology (grey-scaled layer), representing both the monolithic and mechanically stacked configurations.

Advancing next-gen solar technology

Dec. 13, 2023

National CU Boulder-led consortium aims to enable the commercialization of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has funded a major new research consortium at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at CU Boulder. Tandems for Efficient and Advanced Modules using Ultrastable...

Solar panels on high rise roofs.

A new kind of solar cell is coming: is it the future of green energy?

Nov. 30, 2023

Prof. Mike McGehee is featured in this Nature article...

Wil Srubar with a small algae-grown concrete block.

CU Boulder engineer selected as 2023 Schmidt Science Polymath

Nov. 14, 2023

Wil Srubar , associate professor in civil, environmental and architectural engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program , has been named to the 2023 cohort of the Schmidt Science Polymath Program. Srubar was chosen from more than 58 applicants who outlined research ideas in STEM fields that represent a...

Elliot Strand in a greenhouse.

PhD graduate earns Best Thesis Award for printed organic electronics research

Nov. 14, 2023

Elliot Strand (MatSci PhD'23) is being honored for his PhD research, “Printed Organic Electronics for Plant and Environmental Monitoring." Strand successfully defended his thesis earlier this year and is now receiving the 2023 Best PhD Thesis Award from...