Welcome from our director
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 $4,000,000 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.
Here at Colorado School of Mines University we are blessed to have some of the most advanced analytical instruments in world at our disposal to conduct research with, including an IONTOF TOF-SIMS V. Despite being slowed by a worldwide pandemic, our TOF-SIMS instrument...
On June 06, 2021 Dylan Jennings, CCAC graduate student, took first overall in the Boulder Rez Half Marathon 2021. The race course circled the Boulder Reservoir twice, in a series of dirt roads and trails.
Congratulations to CCAC student Shannon Rogers! Shannon is the second CCAC student to be awarded both the CoorsTek and the NSF Fellowships; Rachel Sherbondy was the first CCAC student with this achievement. "The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate...