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:

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Innovation in Computing

Developing new technologies, methods, hardware, software, or practices that significantly improve, transform, or create capabilities within the field of computing.

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Computing for Innovation

Applying computing technologies and principles to foster innovation across scientific and engineering fields.

Farm automation.

Robotics for the Modern World

Developing technologies that enable robots to sense, navigate, understand, and interact with humans and the world around them.

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Microelectronics & Devices

Designing the components that make our modern electronic devices faster, smaller, and more powerful.

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Space Exploration & Resource Development

Applying Mines’ expertise designing vehicles and components for extreme environments, terrestrial exploration, and energy systems to space exploration and resource development.

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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.

Science and medical innovation technology future sustainable smart services and solutions in global research networks.

Engineering at the Interface of Biology & Technology

Understanding and designing biological systems and components through applied mathematics, computer sciences, materials, and chemistry.

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“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

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Additive Manufacturing

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: