Faculty and graduate students in the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences are actively engaged in a wide range of research and scholarly activities. Many of these activities are associated with CSM research centers and groups. These include:
- ACEPS - Center for the Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
Director – Marcelo Simoes
ACEPS focuses on intelligent control systems; real-time monitoring and advanced diagnostic systems; artificial intelligence; advanced acoustic, optical and electromechanical sensors; pollution reduction; transformers and breakers monitoring; smart substations; power quality; nondestructive evaluation; advanced power electronics; remote sensing, security, and control.
- AQWATEC - Advanced Water Technology Center
Director – Jorg Drewes; Associate Director –Tzahi Cath
The mission of AQWATEC is to develop novel water treatment processes enabling sustainable and energy efficient utilization of impaired water sources for potable and non-potable water supplies.
- CARDI - Center for Robotics Automation and Distributed Intelligence
Director– Tracy Camp
CARDI’s research encompasses the fields of control systems, robotics and automation, and distributed systems and networking. Focus areas include the theory of adaptive and nonlinear control, intelligent and learning control systems, system identification and fault detection, computer vision and image processing, wireless communication networks, intelligent autonomous robotic systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence, network communication protocols and simulation and modeling of computer networks. Applications of CARDI research can be found in renewable energy and power systems, materials processing, sensor and control networks, bio-engineering and medicine, data mining and activity recognition, defense and homeland security, smart structures, intelligent geo-systems, and environmental monitoring.
- (CBRR) - Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research
Director – Joel Bach
IBDMS focuses onimplant design, implant simulator (hip, knee, TMJ, etc.); fluoroscopic imaging of joint motion; in vivo measurements of implants dynamics; advanced biocompatible materials; modeling and simulation of musculoskeletal system; micro-electromechanical (MEM) sensors and actuators; electronically controlled implants; artificial sensory systems; automatic control; telemetric implants; spinal injuries and implants.
- (CESEP) - Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes
Director – Tissa Ilangasekare
The mission of the center is to enhance environmental quality through experimental investigation of subsurface environmental processes and remediation techniques leading to improved and cost effective cleanup methodology and decision-making.
- CFCC - Colorado Fuel Cell Center
Director – Neal Sullivan
CFCC seeks to advance fuel-cell research, development, and commercialization and to promote business opportunities in Colorado. The day-to-day activities of the center are handled by a director. All contracting and business activities are conducted through Colorado School of Mines.
- BDMS - Intelligent Biomedical Devises and Musculoskeletal Systems
Director – Joel Bach
IBDMS focuses on implant design, implant simulator (hip, knee, TMJ, etc.); fluoroscopic imaging of joint motion; in vivo measurements of implants dynamics; advanced biocompatible materials; modeling and simulation of musculoskeletal system; micro-electromechanical (MEM) sensors and actuators; electronically controlled implants; artificial sensory systems; automatic control; telemetric implants; spinal injuries and implants.
- (NuSEC) Nuclear Science and Engineering Center
Director– Frank Gibbs, Associate Director– Linda Figueroa
A recognized strength and tradition of the Colorado School of Mines is the development of the earth’s resources, energy applications, synthesis of advanced materials, and stewardship of the environment. This tradition includes the nuclear fuel cycle and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC) serves to apply a demonstrated Mines capability in response to the rejuvenation of the nuclear industry. The NuSEC seeks to: advance research and development in the elements of the nuclear fuel cycle, advance basic nuclear and subatomic science and enhance the education of new and established scientists and engineers in the field.
- PSERC - Power Systems Engineering Research Center
Director P.K. Sen
The "Energy Systems and Power Electronics" group at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) pursues both fundamental and applied research in the interrelated fields of conventional electric power/energy systems and machinery, renewable energy resources, distributed power generation, energy economics and policy, power electronics and power quality.
- ReDUCE - Research in Delivery, Usage, and Control of Energy (ReDUCE)
Robert Braun (Mechanical Engineering), Bill Hoff, Kathryn Johnson, Kevin Moore, Marcelo Simoes, Tyrone Vincent (Electrical Engineering), Dinesh Mehta (Computer Science)
This interdisciplinary research group investigates methods to optimize the distribution, storage, and utilization of energy through the application of sensor networks, intelligent control systems, advanced power electronics, and the integration of simulation, optimization and design.
- ReNUW-It - Reinventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure
We are an interdisciplinary, multi-institution research center whose goal is to change the ways in which we manage urban water. Our vision is of safe, sustainable urban water infrastructures enabled by technological advances in natural and engineered systems, and informed by a deeper understanding of institutional frameworks.
- SmartGeo Center for Intelligent Geosystems
Director – Mike Mooney
Advancing sensing, monitoring, and intelligent control knowledge in geoconstruction, remediation, infrastructure monitoring, and transportation.
- UC&T - Center for Underground Construction & Tunneling
Director - Mike Mooney
The Center for UC&T is a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students from the departments of civil & environmental, geology & geological, mining, and mechanical engineering, as well as geophysics and computer science - all with a collective interest in education and research in underground engineering. The Center for UC&T is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and works closely with industry partners to take on the challenges unique to the UC&T industry.
We invite you to explore the webpages of these centers as well as the various CECS departmental websites to learn more about the exciting research being done in the College.