Highlighted Mines Energy Related Research Centers

Full List of Mines Centers and Institutes

Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids(CHS): Director – Dendy Sloan; Co-directors Carolyn Koh and Amadeu Sum
The mission of the center is to research, through discovery and innovation, the science and application of clathrate hydrates and other solids in complex fluids. This is accomplished by the generation and dissemination of knowledge through the training and education of scientists and engineers. The other solids of interest besides clathrate hydrates include ice, asphaltenes, waxes, clays, and sediments. The complex fluids include gases, oils, and aqueous fluids. The center fosters integrative and multidisciplinary research on these areas to address fundamental science and practical challenges involving clathrate hydrates and other solids in energy production, transportation and storage.

Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM): Director – Reuben Collins
CSEM explores research and education in solar and electronic materials and technology. The center facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations across the Mines campus and fosters interactions with national laboratories, industries, public utilities, and other universities. It also serves to guide and strengthen the electronic materials curriculum.Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP): Director – Dave Hale

Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP): Director – Dave Hale
CWP’s main focus is on seismic modeling, imaging, and inversion methods, as well as on improving the accuracy and efficiency of seismic processing algorithms, especially for application to regions of structural complexity.

Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI): Director – Dag Nummedal
CERI leverages Colorado’s long tradition of energy leadership by bringing industry, government, and academic interests together to tackle challenging energy issues. CERI is equipped and ready to coordinate research statewide to develop clean fossil and renewable energy resources; position Colorado as a leader in the energy industry; investigate promising hybrid technologies; enable companies to outsource specific research needs and manage R&D risk; introduce bright students and professionals to challenging industry opportunities.

Colorado Fuel Cell Center (CFCC): 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.

Energy Modeling Group (EMG): Director - Dr. Yu-Shu Wu
EMG's mission is to develop state-of-the-art reservoir modeling technology and advanced simulation tools for research, teaching, and field applications in the areas of subsurface energy and natural resources, and environmental science and engineering. Research members consists of faculty members, graduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctoral.

Integrated Ground Water Modeling Center (IGWMC): Director – Reed Maxwell
IGWMC is an internationally oriented information, education and research center for ground-water modeling. IGWMC advises on ground-water modeling problems, distributes ground-water modeling software, organizes short courses and workshops, conducts research in practical, applied areas of ground-water hydrology and modeling, and provides technical assistance on problems related to ground-water modeling. As a focal point for ground-water professionals, the center supports and advances the appropriate use of quality-assured models in ground-water resources protection and management.

Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC): Director – Craig Taylor, Co-Director: Reuben Collins
REMRSEC focuses on transformative materials innovation and educational directions that will significantly impact the emerging renewable energy technologies. The center is organized around two interdisciplinary research groups. The first will concentrate on harnessing unique properties of nanostructured materials to significantly enhance the performance of photovoltaic devices. The second Interdisciplinary research group will explore advanced composite membranes for renewable energy applications. The project involves the evaluation of clathrate structures as potential materials for hydrogen storage. A strategic partnership with scientists and engineers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will allow sharing of students, research associates, equipment and facilities between the two organizations. In addition, more than a dozen companies actively involved in alternative energy will partner with the center. The center will also collaborate with two internationally known academic partners: University of New South Wales and Imperial College, University of London.

The Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development
CCREED is a research partnership among the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Colorado's premier research universities — Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.