Research & Technology Transfer
Message from the Vice President
Welcome to the world of Mines Research and Technology Transfer. Research at the Colorado School of Mines has always been inspired by the changing needs of society and has driven the creation of new technologies to address those needs.
Because of our historical roots in gold and silver mining, Mines is widely known for our geological and earth resource-related work, but the reality today is far greater. Our motto, “Earth, Energy, and Environment” does not constrain the type of research we do; rather, it highlights the types of problems – highly complex, often under-determined, and dynamic – that we like to solve. The earth, energy, and environmental challenges on earth (and beyond) will increasingly demand everything from quantum computation to new mathematics, as well as a “no atom left behind” approach to managing our resources, and Mines research today encompasses all of these and more. The collective talent of our faculty and students, combined with a culture of use-inspired and transdisciplinary research, are at the core of Mines’ success, and enable a host of strong alliances with industry, with other universities, and with government institutions – many focused on discovery, extraction, and recycling of mineral, energy, or water resources. In particular, a history of transitioning new technologies to our industry partners keeps our eyes on our mission: research for the benefit of society. I am confident you will find on our website a sense of the vitality, diversity, and problem-focused philosophy of Mines research, from discovery to invention to solutions. Stefanie Tompkins
Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
- Do proximity, partisanship predict support for oil and gas development?
Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute of Public Policy, is a co-author of a new study in Energy Research & Social Science that seeks to answer that question.
- Better than your average bandage: This Mines professor is engineering a 'smart' wound dressing for diabetic patients
Melissa Krebs, associate professor in chemical and biological engineering, explains how hydrogel bandages can improve the healing time in diabetic wounds.
- As groundwater depletes, the arid American West is moving east
Loss of groundwater may accelerate drying trends in the eastern U.S., according to new research that applied supercomputing to create the first in-depth model of how groundwater will respond to warmin …
Colorado School of Mines remains committed to tackling some of the most difficult challenges in earth, energy and environment, including finding solutions to groundwater contamination and lowering the risks of small-scale mining.