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 Mines research centers and groups. These include:
- ADAPT - Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies
Technical Director: Aaron Stebner
ADAPT is a research & development organization dedicated to the development of next-generation data informatics and advanced characterization technologies for additive manufacturing technologies. We use these tools to help industry and government qualify, standardize, assess, and optimize advanced manufacturing processes and parts.
- AQWATEC - Advanced Water Technology Center
Director: Tzahi Cath
The Advanced Water Technology Center (AQWATEC) was established in 2006 at the Colorado School of Mines. AQWATEC is supporting the advancement of the campus thrust areas of water and renewable energy and the NSF funded Engineering Research Center Reinventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). Our mission includes advancing the science of emerging water treatment processes/hybrids while enabling sustainable and energy efficient utilization of impaired water sources for potable and non-potable water supplies
- (CBRR) - Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research
Director – Joel Bach
CBRR 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.
- CERA - Center for Environmental Risk Assessment
Director: Chris Higgins
CERA promotes and enhances environmental risk assessment research and educational activities at Mines. By bringing diverse interdisciplinary expertise to bear on problems in environmental risk assessment, the center facilitates the development of significantly improved, scientifically-based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks for using the results of such assessments.
- (CESEP) - Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes
Director – Tissa Ilangasekare
The mission of CESEP 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.
- (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.
- ReNUW-It - Reinventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure
Mines Campus Director: John McCray
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.
- SINE - Center for Research in Signals and Networks
Director: Tracy Camp
The SINE Center is an interdisciplinary effort in research and education, bringing together three faculty from Computer Science and three faculty from Electrical Engineering. Research activities focus on topics related to information collection and processing in signals and networks. Example projects include wireless sensor networks for geosystems; compressive sensing and optimization in imaging and signal acquisition; incentive mechanisms and enforcement strategies for efficient spectrum sharing; control, identification, and tracking of dynamical systems; community detection and mobility monitoring via social media; and building energy monitoring and control using wireless sensor networks. Educational activities include providing professional development opportunities for Colorado high school teachers and a wide range of STEM outreach activities to K-12 students.
- 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.
- WE²ST - ConocoPhillips Center for a Sustainable WE²ST: Water-Energy Education, Science and Technology
Director: Terri Hogue
The ConocoPhillips Center for a Sustainable WE2ST at Colorado School of Mines was formulated to promote the joint sustainability of unconventional energy production and water resources through education of energy-water literate graduate and undergraduate students, and by conducting world-class research on both community acceptance of unconventional resource development, and water resources related to unconventional energy production.
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 Applied Mathematic& Statistics, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.