CCAC News

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...

4 Mines students named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Four Mines students, including CCAC's Michael Knight and Rachel Sherbondy, received the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF), which provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated potential...

O’Hayre discusses new fuel cell technology with Science

Ryan O'Hayre, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was recently featured in an article in Science about a new breakthrough in the development of a midrange-temperature fuel cell that can run "warm enough for reactions to...

Glass shop featured by 9News Denver

The new glass shop in the Hill Hall Foundry was recently featured by 9News Denver. In the segment, gaffer Jake Ivy, a PhD student in materials science, demonstrates glassblowing techniques and talks about the art and science of making the beautiful glass objects. Go...

Mines awarded DOE funding for proton-conducting ceramics

A team of Colorado School of Mines researchers has been awarded a three-year U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop a method for transforming solar and wind power into a highly transportable, carbon-neutral liquid fuel. Neal Sullivan, associate professor of...

Reimanis named to World Academy of Ceramics

A metallurgical and materials engineering professor at Colorado School of Mines has earned international recognition for his contributions to the field of ceramics. Ivar Reimanis, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering and director of the...

Recent CCAC Thesis Defenses


Brandon Cox
Master’s Candidate

“Critical Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Electrical Ceramics for Functionally Graded Materials Applications”

Date: 4/2/2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: HH300

Abstract: click below

ADVISOR
Dr. Geoff Brennecka
COMMITTEE
Dr. Brian Gorman
Dr. David Diercks



Chuancheng Duan
PhD Candidate

“Ceramic Electrochemical cells for power generation and fuel production”

Date: 3/19/2018
Abstract: Click Here

ADVISOR
Dr. Ryan O’Hayre
COMMITTEE
Dr. Jianhua Tong
Dr. Neal Sullivan
Dr. Robert Braun
Dr. Huayang Zhu