Mines Experts Guide


Colorado School of Mines faculty members are available to speak to the media on a wide variety of STEM topics — not just those related to mining. If you need assistance finding the right expert or arranging an interview, please contact Public Information Specialist Emilie Rusch at 303-273-3361 or erusch@mines.edu
Adrianne Kroepsch
Adrianne Kroepsch
Assistant Professor
303-384-2565
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Environmental policy in the American West, water, oil and gas, wildfire

Ian Lange
Ian Lange
Associate Professor
303-384-2430
Economics & Business

Energy economics, energy policy, electricity, coal, natural gas

Kyle Leach
Kyle Leach
Assistant Professor
303-273-3044
Physics

Nuclear physics, particle physics, Standard Model, dark matter, radioactive decay

Toni Lefton
Toni Lefton
Teaching Professor and Director of University Honors and Scholars Programs
303-384-2332
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Honors curriculum and best practices, STEAM education, Creative Writing and Literature

Jon Leydens
Jon A. Leydens
Professor
303-273-3180
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Engineering education, intercultural communication, engineering and social justice

Yaoguo Li
Yaoguo Li
Professor
303-273-3510
Geophysics

Mineral exploration, oil and gas reservoir monitoring, CO2 capture and storage, geothermal energy

Leslie Light
Leslie Light
Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Cornerstone Design
303-384-2440
Engineering, Design & Society

Design Thinking, user empathy in engineering education

Terry Lowe
Terry Lowe
Research Professor
303-273-3178
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Next-generation biomedical metals and alloys, nanostructured materials

Juan Lucena
Juan Lucena
Professor and Co-Director of Humanitarian Engineering
303-273-3564
Engineering, Design & Society

Humanitarian engineering, socially responsible engineering, engineering education

Mark Lusk
Mark T. Lusk
Professor
303-273-3675
Physics

Quantum electrodynamics, light-matter interactions

Peter Maniloff
Peter Maniloff
Assistant Professor
303-273-3481
Economics & Business

Fracking impacts, oil and gas economics, climate change policy

David Marr
David W.M. Marr
Professor
303-273-3008
Chemical & Biological Engineering

Biomedical microtechnology, microfluidics, colloidal systems

C. Michael McGuirk
C. Michael McGuirk
Assistant Professor
303-273-3633
Chemistry

Catalysts for recycling plastics

Stephen Midson
Steve Midson
Research Professor
303-384-2337
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Metal casting, die casting, aluminum, liquid metal processing

Alexei Milkov
Alexei Milkov
Professor and Director of Potential Gas Agency
303-273-3887
Geology & Geological Engineering

Petroleum exploration, geological emissions of methane, petroleum geology

Hugh Miller
Hugh Miller
Associate Professor
303-273-3558
Mining Engineering

Metal Mining, Mine Safety, Waterjet Technology

Jennifer Miskimins
Jennifer Miskimins
Professor and Department Head
303-384-2607
Petroleum Engineering

Hydraulic fracturing, oil and gas development, shale reservoirs

Thomas Monecke
Thomas Monecke
Professor
303-273-3841
Geology & Geological Engineering

Ore deposit geology, critical minerals, economic geology

Mike Mooney
Mike Mooney
Grewcock University Endowed Chair and Professor of Underground Construction & Tunneling
303-384-2498
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Tunneling, underground construction, geotechnical engineering

Kevin Moore
Kevin L. Moore
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Dean of Integrative Programs
303-273-3898
Electrical Engineering

Control systems, autonomous systems, robotics

Matt Morgan
Matthew Morgan
Deputy Director
303-384-2647
Colorado Geological Survey

Colorado geology, geologic hazards, mapping, Lidar

Christine Morrison
Christine Morrison
Assistant Professor
303-384-2101
Chemistry

Drug discovery, antibiotics, biomimetic materials, carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction, inorganic chemistry

Priscilla Nelson
Priscilla Nelson
Professor
303-384-2606
Mining Engineering

Mining

Alexandra Newman
Alexandra M. Newman
Professor
303-273-3688
Mechanical Engineering

Systems engineering, applied optimization, energy systems, mining systems

Cynthia Norrgran
Cynthia Norrgran
Teaching Associate Professor
303-273-3414
Chemical & Biological Engineering

Neurobiology

Ryan O'Hayre
Ryan O'Hayre
Professor
303-273-3952
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Fuel cells, electrochemistry, proton conducting ceramics, renewable energy

Tim Ohno
Timothy Ohno
Associate Professor
303-273-3847
Physics

Photovoltaics, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, high efficiency building, renewable energy

Ken Osgood
Kenneth Osgood
Professor of History
303-273-3870
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

U.S. history, politics and foreign policy, propaganda, U.S.-Russian relations, intelligence

Erdal Ozkan
Erdal Ozkan
Professor
303-273 3188
Petroleum Engineering

Oil and gas reservoir engineering

Corinne Packard
Corinne Packard
Associate Professor
303-273-3773
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Mechanics of materials, mechanics of ceramics