Research


Mines student and faculty researchers are collaborating with industry partner Lunar Outpost to compete in NASA's Break the Ice Challenge for the chance to win $1.5 million in prizes to further develop an ice-digging lunar rover.
The 190,000-square-foot building will be occupied by USGS researchers, Mines faculty and students working side by side, with the intent to expand upon the two institutions’ long-standing partnership and history of collaborative research.
Matthew Siegfried, assistant professor of geophysics, is one of five co-authors on a new paper published Aug. 18 in Science Advances.
Jacob Grasmick, PhD’ 19 in underground construction and tunneling, is finding real world applications for his dissertation research
C. Michael McGuirk, assistant professor of chemistry, will conduct research on atomic-level studies of flexible sponge-like structures used in separations
At Mines, researchers are developing control systems that expand the scope of renewable and hybrid energy technologies, including fuel cells and wind turbines.
By Ashley Spurgeon, Special to Mines Research Magazine Electrolysis plays a significant role in sourcing hydrogen for use in fuel cells and other energy technologies. But the ceramic materials used in
By Jasmine Leonas, Special to Mines Research Magazine Fusion, the process that powers the sun and the stars, has long been a part of the conversation about low-carbon sources of electricity. Unlike
Chemistry's Svitlana Pylypenko is looking for answers to questions of cost, durability and performance at the microscopic — and even nano — scale.
At Mines, teams of researchers are working on the hydrogen problem — from developing electrolyzers to separate hydrogen from other energy sources to developing and testing the ceramic materials in fuel cells and making them commercially viable and cost-effective.