Non-magnetic circulators

May 17, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have designed a micro-chip scale circulator that allows simultaneous transmission and reception in a single channel, doubling the bandwidth of communication systems without magnets.

Corroded wastewater infrastructure

A solution to our corroding wastewater infrastructure

Feb. 27, 2018

Professor Mark Hernandez has developed a cement admixture material that uses pH-responsive heavy metal toxicity to impair the growth of microorganisms that cause corrosion of concrete wastewater infrastructure. The low-cost admixture can also increase both the compressive and tensile strength of the concrete.

Enabling LIDAR applications with tiny and ultra-low-cost beam-steering

Feb. 27, 2018

Professor Juliet Gopinath has pioneered a non-mechanical beam steering technology with the potential to be 40 times smaller and 750 times less expensive than systems currently available on the market.

Targeting cathepsin B to reduce radiation therapy side effects for cancer patients

Feb. 27, 2018

Professor Ding Xue has discovered a critical factor in the signalling between irradiated and non-irradiated cells. A series of preclinical drugs are being developed with the goal of improving patient response to radiation therapy.

Proprietary discovery + screening platform for therapeutic drug candidates

Feb. 27, 2018

Professor Robin Dowell has developed an algorithm that identifies an FDA-approved compound's direct transcriptional targets, saving resources that would be spent in pursuing a suboptimal therapeutic lead.

A DC-DC step-down power conversion architecture

Nov. 15, 2017

This invention gives smart USB and power cables both power connection and power conversion capabilities for complex mobile devices, reducing implementation space, decreasing costs, and improving device efficiency with less heat loss.

Giving robots the sense of touch

Giving robots the sense of touch

Nov. 15, 2017

Collaborative robots are challenged by unknown objects, which results in damage and underutilization in settings that require handling of new parts or goods. Dr. Nikolaus Correll has developed a streamlined software and infrared proximity sensor system that can replace cameras and grippers on existing robots to increase robot safety and efficiency.

An objective assessment of acute and chronic pain

Nov. 15, 2017

Dr. Tor Wagner's team at CU Boulder uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) coupled with machine learning to identify neurologic pain signatures, allowing for the consistent, objective measurement of acute and chronic pain.

Low-cost film cools with zero energy consumption

Nov. 12, 2017

Researchers in the labs of Drs. Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin developed a thin film made out of glass microspheres, polymer and metals that uses passive radiative cooling to dissipate heat, even under direct sunlight, with zero energy consumption.

Smart bike lock lasts 10 years without recharging—and takes photos of thieves

Aug. 13, 2017

CU’s novel "smart lock" system, developed by inventor Aaron Park, triggers the sound of an alarm when compromised to deter thieves, alerts the owner, and sends tracking and photo content directly to the owner's phone.