Research Activities at CCAC

Packard Research Group

Our research investigates the micro- and nanoscale mechanics of materials in renewable energy applications — from membranes in fuel cells to thin films in photovoltaics — to connect material science structure-property relationships to real-world reliability.


Advanced Energy Materials Laboratory

The Advanced Energy Materials Laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to the design, fabrication, and characterization of energy related materials and devices.


Atom Probe Tomography Laboratory

The Atom Probe Tomography Laboratory focuses primarily on atomically precise measurements of materials, as well as processing of atomically precise materials.


Structural Ceramics Group

The Structural Ceramics Group focuses on Structural Ceramics.


Functional Ceramics Group


The Functional Ceramics Group focuses on the fabrication, integration, measurement, and analysis of functional electroceramics such as ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics for a wide variety of enabling applications.