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About University of Colorado

University of Colorado is an accredited university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 150 fields of study in Boulder, Colorado.

University of Colorado Headquarter Location

1800 Grant Street Suite 800

Denver, Colorado, 80203,

United States

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Research into ground improvement technique ahead of earthquakes

Dec 6, 2021

Juan Carlos Tiznado working in the geotechnical centrifuge facility at CU Boulder. Credit: University of Colorado at Boulder Juan Carlos Tiznado is the lead author on a new paper in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering that helps engineers better understand and predict the "liquefaction" hazard during earthquakes and more reliably mitigate it. Every structure around us rests on soil or rock. In major earthquakes , loose saturated soils that normally behave as solids, such as loose sands below the water table, can transition into a semi-liquid state. That process is known as liquefaction, and factors like the intensity and duration of the quake along with the soil composition in the area play a part in the process. Liquefaction remains one of the main causes of damage to physical infrastructure during earthquakes and can prevent community lifelines like healthcare, transportation, and power from being immediately restored afterwards, said Tiznado. "This work focused on a ground improvement technique known as dense granular columns (DGC), which aims at mitigating the effects of soil liquefaction and improves structural performance during strong earthquakes," he said. "Essentially, we developed the first probabilistic predictive models that help engineers evaluate the probability and expected degree of liquefaction in sites treated with DGCs. With this tool, we can now assess a site for a variety of mitigation scenarios, to help make informed decisions regarding earthquake risk reduction." Tiznado added that the work could be particularly useful when planning around important structures like road embankments and dams that are founded on saturated and relatively young (in a geological sense) granular deposits. Tiznado started as a doctoral candidate in Associate Professor Shideh Dashti's group in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, eventually graduating with a dual Ph.D. from CU Boulder and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in December 2020. He then served as a postdoctoral researcher under Dashti briefly before taking a faculty position at Pontifical Catholic University, where he works today. The authors used the geotechnical facility at CU Boulder—which includes three state-of-the-art centrifuges—to complete some of the work. They also benefitted from the super-computing facility (Summit) at CU Boulder to perform the extensive set of numerical simulations presented in this paper. "In addition to physical and numerical modeling, we collected case histories from previous earthquakes using DGCs to validate our proposed model," Tiznado said. "Consequently, we used machine learning techniques that helped us optimize the postprocessing of data required to develop our statistical design procedures." Dashti said this methodologically integrated approach will, for the first time, enable engineers to reliably evaluate the likelihood of liquefaction in stratigraphically variable liquefiable deposits that are treated with DGCs, contributing to the seismic safety of our critical infrastructure globally. Explore further

University of Colorado Investments

8 Investments

University of Colorado has made 8 investments. Their latest investment was in Riva Health as part of their Series A on January 1, 2021.

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University of Colorado Investments Activity

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Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/14/2021

Series A

Riva Health

$15.5M

Yes

3

10/29/2020

Series B

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$99M

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10

5/27/2020

Series A

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6/19/2019

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11/11/2016

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Date

1/14/2021

10/29/2020

5/27/2020

6/19/2019

11/11/2016

Round

Series A

Series B

Series A

Series A

Biz Plan Competition

Company

Riva Health

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$99M

$99M

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University of Colorado Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

University of Colorado has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Indicative Software on April 22, 2008.

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4/22/2008

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4/22/2008

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$991

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University of Colorado Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

University of Colorado acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was Respirogen on January 01, 2017.

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Investment Stage

Companies

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1/1/2017

Seed

$0.77M

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1/1/2017

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Series A

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$0.77M

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University of Colorado Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

University of Colorado has 10 strategic partners and customers. University of Colorado recently partnered with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Illumina on March 3, 2021.

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Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/11/2021

Partner

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Illumina

United States

Illumina and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Real-World Evidence Study Demonstrates Cost-Effectiveness of Offering NIPT to All Pregnant Women.

Illumina , Inc. and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care , which covers around 3 million people in the Northeastern United States , entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement in 2018 to open NIPT coverage for all pregnant , single gestation women under 35 .

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11/10/2020

Partner

Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California Riverside, NASA, University of Exeter, Cornell University, Harvard University, Arizona State University, Stanford University, and University of Bristol

United States, United Kingdom, and

Credit: Johns Hopkins APL. NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL’s Kevin Stevenson to Lead New Astrobiology Research Team.

Teams selected for the Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research program were asked to choose a question of interest to the astrobiology field , and that aligns with at least one of six aspects listed in NASA 's 2015 Astrobiology Strategy -- a roadmap for the astrobiology field -- and describe an interdisciplinary approach to answering it .

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7/30/2019

Partner

Advanced Energy

United States

Advanced Energy Partners With University of Colorado Boulder in First-of-Its-Kind Research Program

FORT COLLINS , Colo. -- -- Advanced Energy Industries , Inc. -- a global leader in highly engineered , precision power conversion , measurement and control solutions -- today announced it has partnered with the University of Colorado Boulder to investigate applications of advanced power topologies and control techniques for emerging process power applications in a sponsored three-year program , with sponsorship support from AE 's Bob Porter Fellow \'s hip grant .

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5/22/2018

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2/13/2018

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Date

3/11/2021

11/10/2020

7/30/2019

5/22/2018

2/13/2018

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Vendor

Partner

Business Partner

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Illumina

Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California Riverside, NASA, University of Exeter, Cornell University, Harvard University, Arizona State University, Stanford University, and University of Bristol

Advanced Energy

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United States

United States, United Kingdom, and

United States

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Illumina and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Real-World Evidence Study Demonstrates Cost-Effectiveness of Offering NIPT to All Pregnant Women.

Illumina , Inc. and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care , which covers around 3 million people in the Northeastern United States , entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement in 2018 to open NIPT coverage for all pregnant , single gestation women under 35 .

Credit: Johns Hopkins APL. NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL’s Kevin Stevenson to Lead New Astrobiology Research Team.

Teams selected for the Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research program were asked to choose a question of interest to the astrobiology field , and that aligns with at least one of six aspects listed in NASA 's 2015 Astrobiology Strategy -- a roadmap for the astrobiology field -- and describe an interdisciplinary approach to answering it .

Advanced Energy Partners With University of Colorado Boulder in First-of-Its-Kind Research Program

FORT COLLINS , Colo. -- -- Advanced Energy Industries , Inc. -- a global leader in highly engineered , precision power conversion , measurement and control solutions -- today announced it has partnered with the University of Colorado Boulder to investigate applications of advanced power topologies and control techniques for emerging process power applications in a sponsored three-year program , with sponsorship support from AE 's Bob Porter Fellow \'s hip grant .

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University of Colorado Team

2 Team Members

University of Colorado has 2 team members, including former President, Michael joseph.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Michael joseph

President

Former

Dave King

President

Former

Name

Michael joseph

Dave King

Work History

Title

President

President

Status

Former

Former

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