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...

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...

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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...

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Engineering News-Record names Wil V. Srubar "Top 25 Newsmaker"

Feb. 13, 2023

Associate Professor Wil V. Srubar was named a "Top 25 Newsmaker" by editors at the Engineering News-Record for his passion about creating "living" building materials, beginning with a greener masonry block.

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...

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...