Dr. Chris Weinberger’s Advancements to Shape Memory Industry Published by Nature Communications

This past fall, ME Professor Chris Weinberger’s groundbreaking research in shape memory materials was published by the prestigious journal, Nature Communications. The article, entitled, “Superelasticity and Cryogenic Linear Shape Memory Effects of CaFe2As2,” was recognized for its discovery of an innovative shape memory material which has the potential to advance deep space exploration, and eventually…Read more

Dr. Kurt Barth Investigates Advancements in Thin Film Photovoltaic Devices

Kurt Barth, associate director of CSU’s Next Generation Photovoltaic Center, received $1.3 million (the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory is contributing significant cost share) for a project titled “Advanced Module Architecture for Reduced Costs, High Durability and Significantly Improved Manufacturability.” Barth’s project will investigate new materials and methods for enhanced durability and reliability of thin-film photovoltaic…Read more

The Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Continues to Advance Solar Energy

Drs. Walajabad Sampath and Amit Munshi investigate solar energy advances with PVRD grant. The U.S. Department of Energy under the Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) program, recently awarded Dr. Walajabad Sampath with the Small Innovative Project in Solar (SIPS) Award, to investigate improved solar energy efficiency without substantially increasing manufacturing costs. Implementing CdTe (Cadmium Telluride)…Read more

The Factory

Since the 1950s, a 24,000-square-foot, off-campus research facility, located in the Fort Collins foothills, has endured dozens of renovations; the latest renovation transformed the facility into “The Factory.” Its diverse history has made it one of CSU’s most unique facilities, and its new name offers a glimpse into its inception in 1958. THE FACTORY The…Read more

Kota Research Group’s Superomniphobic Tape Drips with Potential

“We make coatings. We manipulate surfaces using different techniques to repel liquids,” said ME faculty member Dr. Arun Kota whose research in superomniphobic technology was recently published by the American Chemical Society. At first glance, it may seem simple, but the potential impact this technology could have on our world is extraordinary. Superomniphobic surfaces are…Read more

The New School of Advanced Materials Discovery

Colorado State University’s dynamic and extensive materials and manufacturing research is only magnified by today’s heightened interest in advanced materials solutions that significantly impact basic human needs such as energy, transportation, health, food distribution, and more. Engaging students in this expanding field through a new and exciting program is the shared vision of chemistry professor…Read more