Growth of Fungal Electrochemical Materials

Growth of Fungal Electrochemical Materials

Aug. 17, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder have turned to nature to create a novel battery material with unique structure and electronic properties. By utilizing the natural structure and growth mechanism of certain fungi, these materials can be ‘tuned’ to provide certain properties desirable in batteries, for example, as well as catalytic applications.

wind turbines

End of Life Alternative Uses for Composite Wind Turbine Blades

Aug. 17, 2020

CU Denver Associate Professor Dr. Ronald A. L. Rorrer has developed a way to upcycle retired wind turbine blades into new building materials for civil engineering projects such as snow breaks, landscaping, earthen dams and bridges.

mmW Frequency Synthesizer using Integrated Photonics Frequency Combs

mmW Frequency Synthesizer using Integrated Photonics Frequency Combs

Aug. 17, 2020

This technology is a photonics frequency synthesizer, which can generate signals between 50 GHz and 1 THz on one device in a smaller size and higher power efficiency than electronic frequency synthesizers.

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Swellable Photopolymerized Hydrogels for Expansion Microscopy

July 28, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed novel hydrogels for nanoscale optical imaging of biological samples. This invention provides photopolymerizable hydrogel platforms to expand biological samples between 6-20X depending on the chemistry used.

prosthetic hand diagram

Self-Healing and Self-Sensing High-Performance Artificial Muscle

July 27, 2020

CU Boulder researchers have designed a Liquid Crystal Elastomers (LCEs) network that exhibit the most similar actuation behavior to natural muscle, due to their dramatic contraction, reversible deformation, response to multiple stimuli, and great potential for micro-scale robotics.

small molecule regulation of crispr-cas9

Small Molecule Regulation of CRISPR-Cas9 Using RNA Aptamers

June 24, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder, led by Biochemistry Professor Robert Batey, have developed compositions and methods for temporal regulation of single guide RNAs (sgRNAs) that comprise a small molecule-binding aptamer in the sgRNA, which enables small-molecule-dependent gene editing in bacteria.

dynamic insulation prototype

Adjustable R-value Insulation Systems

June 23, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder, led by Architectural Engineering Professor Moncef Krarti, have discovered how to take benefits of a several-steps strategy instead of just having a 2-step control mechanism by using tilting insulators inside the exterior wall.

solar panels

Radiating Power Converter

May 20, 2020

Dr. Garret Moddel, professor of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE) at CU Boulder, has invented a method to harvest energy from an ambient temperature source.

electronic skin

Re-healable, Fully Recyclable and Malleable Electronic Skin

May 20, 2020

This technology, developed by Associate Professor Jianliang Xiao and Professor Wei Zhang, is may one day lead to improvements in human health, robotics, prosthetics and beyond.

internal body temperature

Microwave Thermometer For Internal Body Temperature

April 15, 2020

This development shows a path towards a portable, wearable thermometer that can continuously measure for sub-surface body temperature with a resolution of a fraction of a degree Kelvin.