Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics

The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics at Colorado School of Mines is a focal point for exciting technological developments in advanced ceramics.

Welcome from our director

Welcome to the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) website!

The CCAC was created in 1989 with help from CoorsTek to serve as a focal point within the State of Colorado for interdisciplinary research and education on ceramics and related materials, including their synthesis, processing, manufacturing, properties and performance.

Today our center advances research in a large variety of materials of interest to industry and government. We work with about $2,000,000 in research funding per year from federal, state and industrial sources. Since its inception, the CCAC has maintained a strong connection to industry, especially in the ceramics area.

While the CCAC maintains and operates a plethora of equipment and facilities, its strength is in the students, postdocs, staff and faculty. If you are interested in more information, please feel free to contact us.

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Ivar Reimanis, Center Director

Kelly Ragland, Center Administrator

Summer Publications

Geoff Brennecka Ternary and Multinary Compounds 7 August 2019 In situ TEM study of the transitions between crystalline Si and nonstoichiometric amorphous oxide under bipolar voltage bias 26 June 2019...

Upcoming CCAC Lab Safety Orientations

A new lab safety orientation has been designed for all CCAC lab users. It is now a requirement that all CCAC lab users attend this orientation once per year. Three orientations have been scheduled for users to choose from: *Wednesday 8/28/2019 from 12:30p.m. to...

Yewon Shin Awarded Best Poster at ISSI-22

Yewon Shin Awarded Best Poster at ISSI-22

Total 524 posters were presented in two poster sessions and 286 posters based on the application upon submission and presented by young scientists were reviewed by 45 senior scientists. Total 31 posters presented by 26 students and 5 post-docs were selected: 25 ISSI...