Energy and Materials


Bill Zisch, J. Steven Whisler Head of Mining Engineering at Mines, spoke on a new vision for mining in the future.
The Mines-ACC team beat out collegiate automotive powerhouses across North America for the first honor of the three-year competition. In this first year, teams were judged on the design of their electric vehicle battery packs.
The three federal awards boost funding for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies research at Mines, reflecting growing support in the U.S. for their potential to provide sustainable domestic energy with net zero emissions.
Kwon’s focus is on bottom-up designing catalysts to increase their effectiveness in converting raw biomass molecules to higher-value fuels and chemicals.
Michael McGuirk wins a $50,000 award to explore the possibility of using polyolefin waste for Direct Air Capture
The CoorsTek Research Fellowship has brought 19 extraordinary PhD candidates to Colorado School of Mines since CoorsTek and the Coors family established it in 2014.
Anne Silverman, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Mines, is one of five co-principal investigators for the new institute dedicated to improving our understanding of muscle mechanics and control.
Annalise Maughan, assistant professor of chemistry at Colorado School of Mines, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work to discover materials for use in solid-state batteries.
Department of Energy creates ambitious program to reduce carbon emissions by 50 to 52 percent by the end of the decade, secure a 100 percent clean electrical grid by 2035 and reach a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
“All of this is about AI, but it’s also not about AI," faculty developer Carter Moulton said. "It’s about practices that support students and learning and build trust and clear expectations."