Institutional Outreach

Collaboration with the top universities and research institutes provides access to leading scientists and additional state-of-the-art facilities relevant to renewable energy research, engineering and process technology. One of the close international collaborators is the University of New South Wales (UNSW), primarily in the group of Professor Martin Green. As the world leader in high efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaics, UNSW naturally complements CSM expertise in nanocrystalline and amorphous thin film PV materials. Active collaborations exist with the Technion and UC Santa Cruz on organic PV, with the Technical University of Norway on plasmonic enhancements of absorption, with Ehwa Women’s University on PV and membrane technologies, with 3M on polymeric membranes, with Risø DTU on solid oxide membranes, with the Eindhoven University of Technology on silicon nanodots grown by PECVD, and Coors Tek on ceramics for solid oxide fuel cells, and with Fisk University on thin films for PV applications.

For more information about our institutional partners, click on each logo to go the partner's website below.

  •  NREL logo

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    NREL will be a principle partner in the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC), building upon and strengthening the existing relationship between CSM and NREL. The goals of this partnership are to provide a convenient avenue to transition basic research and engineering discoveries into more applied projects and ultimately into the market place using NREL’s strengths, to facilitate the training of future scientists and engineers by providing access to world class researchers and equipment at NREL, and to greatly augment the outreach efforts of the Center by coupling with the superb outreach efforts at NREL.

  •  REMRSEC Colorado Collabratory partnership

    Colorado Collaboratory

    The Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory is a research consortium among four leading research institutions—the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Collaboratory works with industry partners, public agencies, and other universities and colleges to: create and speed the commercialization of renewable energy technologies, energy management systems, and energy efficiency; support economic growth in Colorado and the nation with renewable energy industries; and educate our nation's finest energy researchers, technicians, and workforce.

  •  REMRSEC Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy partnership

    The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

    The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy is an online, open-access, interdisciplinary journal published by the American Institute of Physics, which covers all aspects of renewable and sustainable energy research. The journal includes peer-reviewed research as well as original feature stories, a podcast, and blog -- all adding insightful commentary on relevant energy news, policy, and research.

  • REMRSEC Salish Kootenai College partnership

    Salish Kootenai College (SKC)

    Center members have teamed with a prominent Native American College (Salish Kootenai College) (SKC) to provide educational opportunities to students of Native American heritage (over 91% are Native American). The SKC computer engineering degree program is the first in engineering at any Tribal College.

  • REMRSEC University of New South Wales partnership

    University of New South Wales (UNSW)

    As the world leader in high efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaics, UNSW naturally complements CSM expertise in polycrystalline and amorphous thin film PV materials. UNSW is also actively exploring novel higher efficiency “next generation” PV approaches based on nanostructured and multilayer films. For example, UNSW is currently examining SiC, Si and Sn nanodots nucleated in Si, SiC and SiO2 matrices. These are closely related to the nanocrystalline films discussed in detail in IRG1 and will be the subject of joint research.

  • REMRSEC Imperial College London partnership

    Imperial College London

    Collaboration with the team at Imperial College London, led by Dr. Anthony Kucernak, strengthens center expertise in the critical areas of electrochemistry and catalysis. Joint research with the IMP team will extend across the membrane technologies discussed in IRG2 with a focus on controlling electric fields and charge transfer at electrified interfaces, understanding charge transfer at the single molecule level, exploring electrowetting and electroosmosis at micro and nanoscale, and understanding atomistic and mesoscopic aspects of electrocatalysis.

  • REMRSEC Imperial College London partnership

    Fisk University

    Fisk is a private Historically Black Colleges and University located in Nashville, Tennessee, and is known for advancing a high number of its graduates into Ph.D. programs in the natural sciences. REMRSEC as teamed up with Fisk in a formal “bridge to the Doctorate” program. In 2012, Fisk sent its first Ph.D. student to the Colorado School of Mines.

  •  Red Rocks Community College logo

    Red Rocks Community College

    Renewable energy sources are the cutting edge of America’s quest for a diversified and secure energy future. Careers in renewable energy will be increasing dramatically nationally as well as locally. There has been an increasing demand for skilled workers in the local area for solar installers, home energy auditors and many other areas. Learn the skills you need for these green collar jobs at Red Rocks Community College!

  •  Univesity of Illinois Department of Engineering

    Energy and Sustainability Initiative at UIUC

    The College of Engineering initiative in Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) at the University of Illinois has four goals 1.) to promote interdisciplinary research that joins the fields of science, engineering, environment and policy, 2.) to provide education and training for the global workforce, 3.) to engage industrial partners in the research and educational missions of the university, and 4.) to link efforts within the Engineering College to complementary programs on campus.


  •  link to Riso DTU in Denmark

    Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy

    DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy stimulate cross disciplinary cooperation within sustainable energy at DTU, edits DTUs series of international energy reports, coordinates DTUs international energy conferences, contributes to cooperation with international authorities and organizations and represents DTU in different European contexts as well as other international bodies such as IEA and WEC.