The Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center1 has made a research mission of identifying, launching, and advancing innovative research directions in sustainable materials for renewable energy, meeting its human resource mission of educating the next generation of renewable energy professionals, creating outreach programs to inform the public about the potential of renewable energy, and promoting diversity among faculty, research associates, staff, students, and future students.
The Center harnesses the vibrant energy vision of Colorado School of Mines, the extensive research resources of the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)2, and the growing national interest to advance the solar, fuel cell and renewable energy technologies and research. The Center integrates cutting-edge basic research with education and outreach, into a powerful interdisciplinary mix to drive new research frontiers. Of particular interest are renewable energy technologies utilizing earth-abundant and sustainable materials.
1 REMRSEC is funded under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation through the MRSEC program in the Division of Materials Research (DMR-0820518)
2NREL is the primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development for the U.S. Department of Energy. NREL is operated for DOE by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, comprised of the Midwest Research Institute, Battelle Memorial Institute, CU-Boulder, CSU, Colorado School of Mines, MIT and Stanford. For more information visit www.nrel.gov.
INSIDE REMRSEC: Advancing the Frontiers of Renewable Energy Materials Research
2016 Honors & Awards
Carolyn Koh received the Dean's Excellence Award at the 2016 Faculty Forum
Andrew Herring received the ENFL Distinguished Service Award from the American Chemical Society
Eric Toberer won an NSF CAREER Award
P. Craig Taylor received the CASE Connector Award from the College of Applied Science and Engineering
Jeff Squier received the CASE Connector Award from the College of Applied Science and Engineering
Alan Sellinger received tenure
Chuck Stone was named outstanding faculty in physics by graduating seniors
David Ginley was added to the Chemistry Department Wall of Fame
REMRSEC student and Physics PhD candidate Grant Klafehn will be the student speaker at the Fall 2016 Commencement for graduate students.