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University of Colorado Boulder - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace Engineering Sciences

The Aerospace Engineering Sciences department is in the forefront of development and application of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, astrodynamics and remote sensing, the Global Positioning System, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, computational science, structural dynamics and control, space flight hardware, and structures and materials.


The ATLAS Institute is an innovative campus-wide initiative in education, research, creative work and
outreach in which information and communication technology is the enabling force. ATLAS
programs bring together students, educators, artists, writers, scholars and leaders from the
academy, industry, non-profits and government to create a multidisciplinary environment that contributes to the understanding of the interaction of ICT and human society, and to the
realization of the full potential of that interaction.

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research in Chemical Engineering is primarily in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, chemical reaction, environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, membrane science, polymers, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and mathematical modeling.

Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

Civil, Env. & Arch. research facilities include a centrifuge lab for simulating effects of gravity on earth structures, a computational laboratory for soils and structures, and a building systems lab for testing HVAC systems.

Computer Science

Computer Science collaborates with the Institute of Cognitive Science in human/computer testing interaction, and neural networks, natural language processing.

Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering has active research programs in biomedical, communications and digital signal processing, computer engineering, control systems, electromagnetics, optics, power electronics, remote sensing and VLSI

Engineering Management Program

Engineering Management has collaborative research projects with industrial partners in organizational performance improvement and excellence.

Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program

Breadth and depth of Interdisciplinary education covers technology, policy, economics, and management issues. Research includes fiber optics, optical switching, satellite communications, web and tele-education, network modeling.

Materials Science and Engineering

The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Program is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.S. program aimed at providing a rigorous education in materials science and engineering and the fundamental physics, engineering, chemistry and biology that underlie this discipline. Educational goals are achieved through both coursework and training in cross-disciplinary research supervised by one or more science and engineering faculty members.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering has research programs in combustion, air pollution control, acoustics, mechanics, materials, and manufacturing.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Bioserve Space Technologies (BST)

A NASA Commercial Space Center dedicated to space life sciences studies in partnership with industry, including the development and operation of enabling flight hardware and technology.

Center for Adv Decision Support for Water and Env Systems

Research design, prototype and develop decision support systems (DSS) to assist in addressing real world environmental and water resource issues.

Center for Aerospace Structures

Computational and Experimental methods for the design, analysis, and control of flexible aircraft and space structures.

Center for Membrane Applied Science & Technology

MAST conducts research involving membrane formation and separations.

Center for Software and Society

Bringing together members of diverse scientific disciplines who can solve “big science” problems that include “big data” collection, analysis and interpretation, and organized around the leadership of Human Centered Computing principles. CSS includes Empowering the Public with Information Crisis (EPIC), which studies and supports the information needs of members of the public during times of mass emergency.

Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research

Emphasis on astrodynamics, GPS technology, remote sensing, satellite oceanography, and geodesy.

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2)

C2B2 is a collaboration among University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Known as C2B2, the center's mission is to become the world's leading center for research, education, and innovation on integrating renewable energy sources into the chemical and fuels industry.

The center's research program involves six thrusts, extending from basic efforts to engineer plants for biofuels and refining applications, to methods to biochemically or thermo-chemically convert engineered biomass to useful end-products, to strategies for developing efficient and economical bioprocesses.

The center is supported with a combination of university, state, and federal funds and industrial sponsorships.

Colorado Center for Power Electronics

The only power electronics research center in Colorado, CoPEC's focus is on the smart and efficient utilization and management of conventional and renewable energy sources, electromechanical energy-conversion devises and power processing systems.

Design Center Colorado

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder created the Industry/University Cooperative Project Center (I/UCPC) to foster meaningful technical interactions between students and industry partners, government agencies and other organizations.

The initiative consists of bringing industry-based projects to the undergraduate senior-design course sequence in mechanical engineering. Students work in integrated teams of four to six students to develop workable solutions.

Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities

The Mortenson Center presents a unique opportunity for a new generation of engineers to combine education, research, and outreach in providing sustainable and appropriate solutions to the endemic problems faced by the people on our planet who are most in need. Our mission and overarching goal is to promote integrated and participatory solutions to human development by educating globally responsible engineering students and professionals, promoting research on developing community issues, and reaching out to build local capacity and resiliency in developing communities worldwide.

Our program is based on the fundamental principle that we are exposing engineers to human development issues within the context of the developing world and within the framework and limitations of a graduate program in civil engineering.

National Center for Women & Information Technology

NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.

Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles

RECUV is a university, government and industry partnership dedicated to advancing knowledge and capabilities in using unmanned vehicles for scientific experiments, collecting geospatial data, mitigation of natural and man-made disasters, and defense against terrorist and hostile military activities.