Energy and Materials


An interdisciplinary team of Mines faculty and students is working to develop strategies to implement 3-D printing faster and more efficiently within the U.S. Army’s ground vehicle fleet.
The global student design competition addresses a topic of increasing practical concern as humans move toward a sustainable presence on the Moon’s surface — how to move lunar soil, or regolith.
Jeff Ackerman, teaching associate professor of mechanical engineering, and colleagues at Purdue University won $1 million for the EASI RIDER – Efficient, Accessible and Safe Interaction in a Real Integrated Design Environment for Riders with disabilities.
Colorado School of Mines, in partnership with Red Rocks Community College, is now offering free energy system assessments for local manufacturers, with the goal of helping them improve their facilities’ energy efficiency and reduce their carbon emissions.
Researchers at Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published findings on a critical route to reducing the cost of high-efficiency
Jenifer C. Shafer, professor of chemistry at Colorado School of Mines, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
"ASPECT will lay the groundwork for the surface construction and mining on other worlds," says Christopher Dreyer, professor in Mines' Space Resources Graduate Program.
The highly selective junior faculty award supports promising early-career faculty members in the chemical and life sciences to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here? I choose Mines because of the campus mindset, focusing on problem-solving and engineering. The Mines student community
“This fully online master’s degree gives us the opportunity to extend the quality education that Mines is known for to students regardless of geography and time zone," says Carl Frick, head of the Mechanical Engineering Department.