Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Jan. 5, 2018

Engineers have developed a new class of soft, electrically activated devices capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles, a major advance in the field of robotics.

Tactile sensors mounted on a commercial gripper

Accelerating innovation: 7 research teams receive commercialization grants

May 11, 2017

Seven CU Boulder research teams have been selected to receive grants for the development of commercially-promising technologies.

Physics Professors Margaret Murnane, right, and Henry Kapteyn of JILA with a laser apparatus in their laboratory on campus on Aug. 25, 2010.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

April 28, 2017

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies—three from the University of Colorado Boulder—that demonstrate how investments in basic scientific research benefit the overall economy.

Gene therapy

CU Boulder chemist, biotech firm developing switch for turning genes on or off

April 19, 2017

One day, next-generation gene therapies could be used to nudge the body’s own cells to make those proteins at precisely the right time and in just the right amount. CU Boulder biochemistry professor Robert Batey and Alexandria Forbes, Ph.D., founder and CEO of biotech firm MeiraGTx, are teaming up to explore how to do it.


Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

Feb. 9, 2017

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures. It has the ability to cool objects even under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.

ALD NanoSolutions

ALD NanoSolutions: All in the CU Boulder family

Feb. 8, 2017

When the Technology Transfer Office strongly hinted that it would be a good move to start a spin-off company, Weimer and George sought out CU Boulder postdoctoral researcher Karen Buechler.

Glycogen "gas gauge" for athletes

CU invention serves as muscular 'gas gauge' for Buffs in training

Dec. 28, 2016

Thanks to a new ultrasound technology developed by CU researchers and used by CU Boulder football, track and field, and basketball players, athletes can now painlessly measure their muscle glycogen levels in real-time in 15 seconds.

Tiny size of sensor

Tiny electronic device can monitor heart, recognize speech

Nov. 16, 2016

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Northwestern University have developed a tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing them to monitor human heart health and recognize spoken words.


Mallinda awarded $750K grant for reusable carbon-fiber composite

Oct. 12, 2016

What's one way to cut a car's weight by 50% and improve fuel efficiency by up to 40%? Make it out of carbon fiber instead of steel. What if everyone had such a vehicle? Denver startup Mallinda is one step closer to making that future a reality.


Partnership 'looks into' creating new material from eyeglass lens waste

Aug. 4, 2016

Together with CU Boulder faculty, staff and students, serial entrepreneur and Boulder resident Bart Foster is figuring out how to recycle the swarf (shavings) produced in the making of eyeglass lenses.