Excellent teaching, cutting-edge research
Effective Fall 2017, we are offering an updated ABET-accredited degree in chemical engineering. This revision modernizes our curriculum, offers increased flexibility in elective options and provides optional specialty tracks in Process Engineering and Biological Engineering for those who want to focus their degree.
In addition, we maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program ($7-8 million per year in research awards) with strong participation from students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. About 80 graduate and postdoctoral students study within a broad research menu, including major programs in conventional and renewable energy, soft materials and biotechnology, catalysis and separations, simulation and modeling and pedagogy with top-notch faculty, including one PECASE award winner and seven NSF CAREER Award winners.
These research and educational activities take place in one of the most scenic locations in the United States. With over 300 days per year of sunshine and the proximity to Denver and the Rocky Mountains, this area provides a combination of year-round cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities that are virtually unmatched anywhere.
- Wilcox serves on AGU panel addressing climate intervention
Jen Wilcox, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, served on a panel of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) that has adopted a revised position statem …
- REU program alum wins AIChE award for research poster
A chemical engineering student won the poster competition at the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual student conference for work based on research she conducted with Colorado School o …
- Tutoring program aims to grow future scientists, engineers
When Kate Smits was an engineering student at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, she struggled to find a mentor. She had great professors and a great experience overall. But she never fou …
- Boyle part of team awarded $8M for algal biofuel research
A Colorado School of Mines professor is part of a team that has been awarded $8 million over five years by the U.S Department of Energy to engineer a particular strain of alga to produce renewable bio …