Research


"A critical challenge facing the practical implementation of fusion power is the effective and safe management of tritium," said Mines' Colin Wolden, lead investigator on the new $1.4 million ARPA-E project with Idaho National Laboratory.
Applied chemistry PhD student Sarah Zaccarine will be doing electrolyzer degradation studies at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of her graduate thesis research.
“The core of the existing relationship between Mines and NREL is materials science for renewable energy," said Ryan M. Richards, professor of chemistry and the Mines lead of Nexus. "Through this seed funding, we were able to create new connections from Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Petroleum Engineering, Civil Engineering."
In addition to monitoring and listening to ambient noise including the local construction work, the class hopes to record local and distant earthquakes from around the globe.
In findings published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Mines' Danica Roth and colleagues quantitatively showed – for the first time – just how the post-wildfire landscape can impact how sediment moves downslope.
Led by Mines' Office of Global Initiatives and the Payne Institute for Public Policy, the CCUS initiative will be interdisciplinary across Mines departments.
Requiring 1,500 feet between oil and gas operations and buildings or waterways would have minimal impacts on oil and gas availability, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder
Researchers believe the de-carbonization of the steel industry can be achieved by connecting ironmaking to renewable electric power through electrolytically produced hydrogen.
Colorado School of Mines Professor Ryan M. Richards has been named a VIPEr Fellow in an innovative study to develop, test and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course. As one of
Mines students used WhatsApp and Zoom to connect with small-scale gold miners in Colombia this summer and collaboratively design solutions for the issues most important to their rural mining communities.