Visiting Ceramics Scholar Program

The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) invites senior experts and highly motivated junior researchers to join our Visiting Ceramics Scholar program. Visiting scholars can collaborate with ceramics experts across Mines campus and the region, including those in CCAC research groups. The program offers access to various state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities:

Research visits can range between two weeks and a year. Funds are available for shared equipment use and travel support. To discuss your interest, please contact Geoff Brennecka, director of CCAC, at


CCAC’s First Visiting Scholar

Jessica A. Krogstad is an associate professor in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Her current research explores the interplay between phase or morphological evolution and material functionality in structural materials under extreme conditions. She is the recipient of a several awards including DOE Early Career Award, the ACerS Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars and the TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award.

Dr. Krogstad is spending the fall 2023 semester exploring research at the Colorado School of Mines and collaborating with our faculty. She will be exploring some interesting research opportunities that are available using the CCAC Ceramics facilities.

Learn more about Dr. Krogstag here.


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Downtown Golden is walking distance from campus. Downtown lodging options include:

And outside downtown, options include:

Lodging choices are extensive, including AirB&B.