Our research investigates the micro- and nanoscale mechanics of materials in renewable energy applications — from membranes in fuel cells to thin films in photovoltaics — to connect material science structure-property relationships to real-world reliability.

The Advanced Energy Materials Laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to the design, fabrication, and characterization of energy related materials and devices.

The Atom Probe Tomography Laboratory focuses primarily on atomically precise measurements of materials, as well as processing of atomically precise materials.

The International Center for Multiscale Characterization (ICMC) focuses on critical issues in materials science while advancing the state-of-the-art in multiscale characterization. Of special interest are materials for photovoltaic, fuel cell, and ceramic applications, as well as lightweight alloys, composites, and membranes.

The Functional Ceramics Group focuses on the fabrication, integration, measurement, and analysis of functional electroceramics such as ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics for a wide variety of enabling applications.

The Structural Ceramics Group focuses on Structural Ceramics.