Research & Innovation at Mines

Office of Research & Technology Transfer

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Leading the Way

These are exciting times for research at Mines. We’ve earned the Carnegie R1 Classification, designating Mines in the top tier of research universities nationwide. This honor, shared by less than 4% of research-active institutions, recognizes the collective talent of our faculty and students as they take on tomorrow’s biggest challenges and innovate solutions that improve our lives.

Mines researchers have developed a culture of entrepreneurship and forged strong partnerships – across industry, government institutions, and other universities – enabling us to accelerate and broaden our impact. I invite you to discover our Pillars of Research & Innovation, where we showcase the transdisciplinary work we’re doing to fulfill our mission: research for the benefit of society.

WALTER COPAN  |  Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer

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Elite R1 Classification

Among the top 4% of research universities across the US.

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$88M awarded for research in 2023

Roughly 20% of total research funded by industry partners.

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Network of 250+ researchers

Collaborating globally with industry, national labs, & universities.