Chemistry


Jenifer C. Shafer, professor of chemistry at Colorado School of Mines, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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.
The Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees has awarded promotions and/or tenure to 19 Mines faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year. Additionally, five Mines faculty members were granted
The prestigious program — the oldest continuous graduate fellowship of its kind — provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in the STEM disciplines.
Mike McGuirk, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research that could contribute to the discovery of new materials for solar energy production, low density conductors and more.
PFAS, tiny chemicals that are in everything from cookware to clothing, are the focus of a recent anti-pollution plan from the federal government.
“Our goal is to be the premier institution on research and education on CCUS,” said John Bradford, vice president of global initiatives. “We have the ties with industry, and we have a solution-focused mindset at Mines.”
Launching this fall, both programs will provide hands-on experience in cutting-edge geochemical methodology – in a format tailored to the needs of Colorado working professionals.
Tell us about your research. My research focuses on using various instrumental techniques to analyze polymer electrolyte membrane, fuel cells and electrolyzers, which are part of the hydrogen economy
Morrison, a competitive triathlete who began her sports journey in speedskating, talked about her career path and athletics, as well as her research in drug development and carbon recycling