Wil Srubar with a small algae-grown concrete block.

Forbes spotlights CU Boulder green concrete spinout

Sept. 18, 2023

Forbes Magazine is highlighting major research conducted by CU Boulder faculty into green concrete. Cement is a significant contributor to carbon emissions, responsible for about eight percent of global output. Prometheus Materials, a company co-founded by Wil Srubar and Mija Hubler, professors in the Materials Science and Engineering program, is...

Models of compressed carbon nanotube assemblies

CU Boulder earns NASA award for developing materials that reduce spaceflight costs

Sept. 6, 2023

Current and former members of University of Colorado Boulder’s Heinz Research Group have earned prestigious NASA Group Achievement Awards for their research centered on designing lightweight, high-strength materials aimed at reducing the costs of spaceflights. Crafting such materials is challenging, requiring combining tiny sub-nanometer-sized molecules to meter-sized panels, said Hendrik...

Kristi Anseth giving a presentation.

Flickr Gallery: Innovation in Materials Science 2023 Symposium

Aug. 22, 2023

Kindergarteners from Denver's Maxwell Elementary School show off their artwork after participating in a lesson about the water cycle with CU Boulder’s Elementary Arts Lab. The process of making the watercolor paintings was used to illustrate the water cycle in real time (precipitation from their brush to the paper and then evaporation of water from the paper leaving the painting behind).

Imagining New Ways to Teach Science

Aug. 22, 2023

CU Boulder’s Elementary Arts Lab (EAL) is an interdisciplinary team of graduate and undergraduate students supporting elementary school teachers with a multidisciplinary approach to teaching traditional science. EAL founder and postdoc Emma Antonio believes it is important that members of our society have an understanding of science and an awareness...

Sanghamitra Neogi

CU Boulder to lead million-dollar DARPA computational microelectronics research

Aug. 14, 2023

Sanghamitra Neogi has earned a key Department of Defense contract to tackle a big problem with tiny electronics: microchips crippled by heat. An assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, Neogi is leading a multi-university research team to...

A new, shape-shifting display can sense and respond to human touch. (Credit: Brian Johnson)

3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

July 31, 2023

Imagine an iPad that’s more than just an iPad—with a surface that can morph and deform, allowing you to draw 3D designs, create haiku that jump out from the screen and even hold your partner’s hand from an ocean away. That’s the vision of a team of engineers from CU...

Wil Srubar

Wil Srubar named as nominee for 2023 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

July 25, 2023

Associate Professor Wil Srubar has been nominated for the 2023 Pritzker Environmental Genius Award for his research re-imagining sustainable building materials. Srubar is part of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the Material Science and Engineering Program at CU Boulder. His lab conducts major research into biomimetic...

Karan Dikshit

CU Boulder adhesive research could boost medicine, electronics, and the environment

July 11, 2023

Karan Dikshit (PhDMatSci’22) is the first author on a paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces around new adhesive materials that not only allow for easy sticking and unsticking but could eventually contribute to sustainability efforts around the globe. Dikshit studied polymer chemistry and mechanics with Assistant Professor Carson Bruns...

Participants in the 2022 Materials Science and Engineering REU program.

National Science Foundation REU grant will support summer undergraduate research into materials science and engineering

July 7, 2023

Undergraduate students interested in materials research will get a boost at the University of Colorado Boulder next summer thanks to a new Research Experience for Undergraduates grant from the National Science Foundation. The Materials Science and Engineering Program is receiving a three year award from NSF to support a...

CU Boulder diploma cover

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...