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.

Contact Us

Ivar Reimanis, Center Director
 303-273-3549
 reimanis@mines.edu

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

ccac News

CCAC eNewsletter ~ Summer 2018

Our News... • Congratulations Students • Two CCAC Students Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows • Annual Student Conference • TOF-SIMS Coming in July • For Sale! Keramos Glass • Glass Shop Featured by 9News Denver • CCAC Faculty Seminars • Geoff Brennecka Honored for...

O’Hayre, Duan and Others Publish in the Journal Nature

Protonic ceramic fuel cells are highly durable, fuel flexible Posted: May 9, 2018 Protonic ceramic fuel cells could one day be used to power off-the-grid cabins in remote locations, backup generators during natural disasters and more. In the first long-term study of...