gregory whiting

Inventing the Soil Sensors of Tomorrow: Research and Innovation Office Community Talk

Oct. 16, 2020

Research and Innovation Office Faculty Fellows inspired and informed the Boulder community during CU Boulder’s 2020 Research & Innovation Week. In this video, we hear from Associate Professor Gregory Whiting , who discusses the implications of a growing population on the world's soil and how his research group is developing...

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College research portfolio tops $134 million as part of four-year upward trend

Oct. 7, 2020

CU Engineering experienced another record-breaking year for research funding in 2020, receiving $134 million overall and dwarfing the 2019 total of $108 million. While the year-over-year growth is impressive, Interim Dean Keith Molenaar said it only tells part of the story of the success the college has been enjoying. “Our...


Engineering leads new DOE Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program Center on particulate materials research

Oct. 1, 2020

CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science is leading a new Multi-disciplinary Simulation Center funded by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program to model unbonded and bonded particulate materials in support of the stockpile stewardship program. Richard Regueiro Professor, Department...

Paul DiTomas

The ME SPUR Experience: DiTomas explores minimum energy requirements for robotic missions

Sept. 18, 2020

Mechanical engineering undergraduate researcher, Paul DiTomas The ME SPUR Program , modeled after CU Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, enabled undergraduate students to work with mechanical engineering faculty during summer 2020 on research that could be conducted remotely. As a participant, Paul DiTomas worked with Research Professor John Pellegrino to...

J. Will Medlin

“Fine-tuning” catalyst performance for sustainable hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Sept. 17, 2020

J. Will Medlin New research from Professor J. Will Medlin and collaborators at three other institutions points to a new, inexpensive and sustainable method of synthesizing hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has many industrial uses, and is often used as a remediation agent when toxic chemicals contaminate a site, helping to...

Cindy Regal

Cindy Regal, University of Colorado Boulder, wins 2020 FRED Award

July 22, 2020

Cindy Regal, associate professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of Research Corporation for Science Advancement’s Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery (FRED) Award. As one of the suite of Cottrell Plus awards given to advance the research of Cottrell...

View of a new phase of liquid crystal as seen under the microscope

After a century of searching, scientists find new liquid phase

June 10, 2020

The colors in this newly discovered phase of liquid crystal shift as researchers apply a small electric field. (Credit: SMRC) Researchers at CU Boulder’s Soft Materials Research Center (SMRC) have discovered an elusive phase of matter, first proposed more than 100 years ago and sought after ever since. The team...

Mike McGehee looking at smart window prototype

Research shows promising advances to lower cost and durable smart window technology

June 5, 2020

Professor Mike McGehee and students working in the lab. Researchers at CU Boulder have developed an improved method for controlling smart tinting on windows that could make them cheaper, more effective and more durable than current options on the market. The research, led by Professor Mike McGehee in the College...


Research into mechanics of snakeskin could shape soft robotics technology

May 26, 2020

Yifu Ding Professor Yifu Ding is starting a new research project that explores how soft robots of the future could include new materials inspired by snakeskin. Ding is based in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and is also the director of the MAST Center on campus, which...


Bricks Alive! Building Materials Come Alive With Help From Bacteria!

Jan. 16, 2020

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new approach to designing more sustainable buildings with help from some of the tiniest contractors out there. In a study published in the journal Matter and featured in the New York Times , engineer Wil Srubar and his colleagues describe their strategy for using...