2019 Faculty Fellows cohort

Research & Innovation Office seeks applications for early-to-mid career RIO Faculty Fellows

Sept. 10, 2019

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) has opened RIO Faculty Fellows 2020 cohort applications, which will be accepted through October 15. Selections will be announced in early November. RIO Faculty Fellows seeks to identify and develop tenured and tenure-track assistant or associate professors who are poised to lead significant collaborative projects, develop vision and deliver novel and impactful scholarly work.

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From Boulder to the Bay: Alumni investors connect with university startups at Silicon Valley summit

Aug. 20, 2019

On August 17, eight University of Colorado startups founded on faculty research traveled to Silicon Valley for a day-long retreat with CU Boulder alumni investors and friends.

high performance flow batteries

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

Aug. 12, 2019

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by CU Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy.

A year in the ice: Researchers join historic mission to the Arctic

A year in the ice: Researchers join historic mission to the Arctic

Aug. 12, 2019

The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on the planet, with enormous implications for the future of global climate. This year, CU Boulder researchers will play a leading role in a historic expedition to study one of the Earth’s most remote environments firsthand.

electronic skin

Self-healing, fully-recyclable electronic skin has new applications

Aug. 10, 2019

This technology is being developed by CU Boulder Associate Professor Jianliang Xiao of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with Professor Wei Zhang of the Department of Chemistry. Their completely recyclable, self-healing e-skin may one day lead to improvements in human health, robotics, prosthetics and beyond.

Congressional hearing on campus highlights CU Boulder climate change leadership

Congressional hearing on campus highlights CU Boulder climate change leadership

Aug. 7, 2019

In opening statements, Rep. Kathy Castor, the committee’s chair, set up the tone of the hearing by focusing on research. “One of the most important things we can do as policymakers is make sure clean energy technology can move from the lab to the market,” Castor said.

Student startup ShineOn prepares for mass production of advanced bike light

Student startup ShineOn prepares for mass production of advanced bike light

Aug. 4, 2019

A year and a half after starting the company, CU Boulder startup ShineOn has grown to five employees and is preparing to launch its first product for cycling enthusiasts.

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

Aug. 2, 2019

When you pop a tray of water into the freezer, you get ice cubes. Now, researchers from CU Boulder and the University of Toronto have achieved a similar transition using clouds of ultracold atoms.

A computer system that knows how you feel

A computer system that knows how you feel

July 25, 2019

Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a romantic comedy from a horror film? Yes, and so can your brain, according to research published this week by CU Boulder neuroscientists.

CU Museum of Natural History receives highest national recognition for museums

CU Museum of Natural History receives highest national recognition for museums

July 23, 2019

The CU Museum of Natural History has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

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