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 relatedGeoff Brenneckamaterials, 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 $4M in research funding per year from federal, state and industrial sources. Since its inception, the CCAC has maintained a strong connection to industry partners who make, use and/or measure ceramics of all types.

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.

Contact Us

Geoff Brennecka
Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Associate Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Director, Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics
Co-Director, Alliance for The Development of Additive Processing Technologies

(303)384-2238
gbrennec@mines.edu

Kelly Ragland
Center Manager
303-273-3559
ragland@mines.edu

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