Materials science


A new $15 million interdisciplinary research institute led by Colorado School of Mines aims to create new theoretically grounded and experimentally validated approaches and tools to design and discover dynamical materials and structures while solving long-standing scientific challenges in the dynamical response of materials.
In findings published in the journal Materials Today, researchers from Colorado School of Mines, along with a team of international scientists, provided a multi-scale study of the origins of kinking in MAX phases.
Together with colleagues at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory, the Mines researchers hope to identify an economically viable process window for increasing steel product copper tolerances.
Allison Mis was among 78 graduate students from 26 states selected for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here? Education and experience with materials science. I loved being so close to the mountains. Outdoor adventures are an
“Hybrid perovskite photovoltaics are one of the most promising new technologies and have made gains in champion cell performance at astronomical rates. However, stability remains a show-stopper for the technology,” said Angus Rockett, professor and head of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department.
Meagan Papac, a joint Mines-NREL PhD student, is the lead author of the new research, published today in the journal Nature Materials.
Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here? I came to Mines for the research opportunities, but I've enjoyed the location and outdoor activities the best. Have
"Why does this matter? If you are looking for the hardest material on Earth, and you don’t consider metastable states, you just missed diamond, which is the hardest material that we know."
Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here? I chose Mines because of all the exciting research in renewable energy materials and connection to the National