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Prospective Students and Researchers


Our work is highly interdisciplinary and brings together individuals who have backgrounds across science, engineering, design, and art. Do you want to push boundaries, work collaboratively, and engage in creative problem-solving? We're hoping to grow our team and build expertise across areas. Whether you're a mechanical engineer, a computer scientist, or an designer—if you're interested in working with us, get in touch.

Please send an email with the subject "Prospective Student Inquiry" to Professor Rivera that includes:

  • A brief description of your background/interests
  • Current program
  • CV/Resume and/or Portfolio)

Note to Prospective Ph.D. Students

Students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. under our lab may apply to the ATLAS Creative Technology and Design PhD Program and/or the Computer Science PhD Program based on their interests. In either case, you should list Prof. Michael Rivera as a potential advisor in your application.


Collaborations and Sponsorship


Our work is generously supported by grants, gifts and sponsorship. If you are interested in working with the Utility Research Lab, please email Prof. Michael Rivera directly: mrivera@colorado.edu


General Inquiries


For all other inquiries, please contact: utilityresearchlab@gmail.com


Visit Our Lab


Utility Research Lab
ATLAS Institute
1125 18th St. 320 UCB
Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80309-0320