Faculty awards


The Office of Academic Affairs at Colorado School of Mines is proud to announce the winners of the 2021-2022 Faculty Awards for excellence in teaching, research and mentorship.
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
A licensed professional mining engineer and retired professor of practice, Filas helped develop the Professional Master in Mining Engineering and Management at Colorado School of Mines.
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.
Serena Eley, assistant professor of physics at Colorado School of Mines, has been named a 2022 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Lesli J. Wood, Weimer Distinguished Chair and Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was recently recognized with two major awards in her field.
Walt Copan, vice president for research and technology transfer at Colorado School of Mines, is the 2022 recipient of the Baldrige Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence in the government sector.
Iris Bahar, who officially joined Mines in January, was honored by IEEE for her “contributions to modeling and design of power-aware and noise-tolerant nanoscale computing systems.”
The Ben L. Fryrear Endowed Chairs for Innovation and Excellence drive institutional change at Colorado School of Mines.
Alexei Milkov, professor of geology and geological engineering and director of Potential Gas Agency at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded the 2021 Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award in