Science & Engineering Frontiers
Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible
Science & Engineering Frontiers: Focus Areas
The technologies of today cannot solve many of the world’s most pressing problems or rise to meet its most interesting opportunities. Mines researchers are exploring the frontiers of science to accelerate breakthroughs in computing, robotics, space exploration, advanced materials, and more. We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible to achieve a better tomorrow. Explore our Frontiers research by focus area:
Innovation through Computing
Processing and analyzing information using computing, networking, and data science to drive scientific advancement.
Robotics for the Modern World
Developing the technologies to enable robots to sense, navigate, understand, and interact with the world around them.
Microelectronics & Devices
Designing the components that make our modern electronic devices faster, smaller, and more powerful.
Space Exploration & Resource Development
Applying Mines’ expertise designing vehicles & components for extreme environments, terrestrial exploration, and energy systems to space exploration and resource development.
Materials & Manufacturing of the Future
Shaping the technologies of tomorrow by designing materials and fabrication methods that push the boundaries of what is possible across science & engineering.
Engineering at the Interface of Biology & Technology
Understanding and designing biological systems and components through applied mathematics, computer sciences, materials, and chemistry.
“At Mines, I lead the data-driven Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory, which focuses on designing data-driven computer systems with an emphasis on improving cybersecurity and user privacy of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things. This project is real-life problem driven. With smart home devices like Alexa or Google Home, they’re monitoring all the time and people are not in control of the data. My research enables the user to regain that control, set their data privacy how they want and get their privacy back.”
– Dr Dong Chen,
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Uniquely Mines: Explore our distinctive opportunities, expertise, & facilities
The Additive Manufacturing Program provides graduates and professional students with the practical, interdisciplinary skills to apply cutting-edge manufacturing techniques to a wide range of industries, including aerospace, biomedical, defense and energy, among others.
Science & Engineering Frontiers: Research Collaborations
Mines embraces a culture of collaboration and has a history of building strategic partnerships across industry, academia, government, and national labs. Sharing capabilities and expertise enables us to accelerate and broaden our impact as we work together to engineer innovative solutions. Discover our Frontiers collaborations:
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