Our Research

Global Leaders

Mines is a global leader in research with a focused mission to enhance understanding of the earth, energy and the environment. Led by our world-class faculty, the research conducted at Mines aims to address national and international critical needs while cultivating the experience of our graduate students as the next generation experts of their field. The university is home to first-rate research facilities that provide services, expertise and instrumentation that enable innovative and cutting-edge fundamental and basic research throughout campus.

Mines has partnerships with industry, national laboratories, other universities, funding agencies and international institutions that enable us to maintain our cutting edge research and have a significant impact on real-world problems. Research is a cooperative effort in the Mines community. Click on the links below to find out more about our research centers and institutes, technology transfer and research publications.

Centers and Institutes

Undergraduate Research

Unique Research Facilities

Research by Department

Graduate Research

The Payne Institute for Public Policy

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.

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