Energy and Materials

In a paper recently published in the journal Nature, a team of physicists from Colorado School of Mines, Duke University, Michigan State University, and the University of Maryland realized the dream of building a 1D magnet using a trapped-ion quantum simulator.
The Mines-ACC team is one of just 12 selected across North America for the three-year competition in which student teams are tasked to design, build, test and integrate an advanced EV battery into a future Stellantis vehicle
It’s getting more expensive to live in Colorado. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates heating bills for those with natural gas will go up 28 percent and electricity costs will rise 10 percent
Matthew Crane, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been honored with a 35 Under 35 Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
If humans are going to establish a long-term presence on the Moon, they’ll need resources – and more than just water and oxygen. They’ll need metals, minerals and other materials sourced not only from Earth but also the lunar surface itself.
Pylypenko was honored “for outstanding contributions to surface and interface analysis of energy materials and impactful commitment to education and outreach,” according to her award citation.
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.
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.