Dylan Cousins defends thesis on advanced thermoplastic composites

Congratulations to Beam Team PhD candidate Dylan Cousins for successfully defending his thesis, “Advanced Thermoplastic Composites for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing.” Dylan’s research characterized rheological and kinetic control of infusible thermoplastic resins via concentration and molecular weight alteration for more effective fabrication of wind turbine blades. His research shows that thermoplastic wind turbine blades are […]

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NextGen fellowship in materials informatics a success

This article was adapted from a Mines Newsroom post on Aug. 9, 2018. Materials informatics is the next frontier of materials science, taking computational and machine learning tools and applying them to characterizing and discovering materials. A group of Colorado School of Mines students spent their summer getting a hands-on introduction to the burgeoning field, […]

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Bucsek research chosen for cover of Acta Crystallographica Section A

The September cover article for Acta Crystallographica Section A is a study published by researchers from Colorado School of Mines and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source. Dr. Ashely Bucsek, recent Mines grad and current postdoctoral fellow at University of Minnesota, and Dr. Aaron Stebner of Mines are two of the five co-authors on the study titled “Measuring […]

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Dylan Cousins wins Outstanding Technical Paper award

Beam Team PhD candidate Dylan Cousins has won “Best in Track: Advances in Materials” in the Outstanding Technical Paper awards for the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX 2018) for his paper “Thermoplastic Composites for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing.” He is one of 10 researchers to be honored for putting together well-written, interesting and groundbreaking […]

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Nathan Johnson augments PhD research at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center

This past summer, Beam Team PhD candidate Nathan Johnson worked as a graduate research assistant in the Lujan Center at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). He worked with the Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes group of the Materials Science and Technology division. Nathan used in situ X-ray synchrotron analysis to characterize thermokinetic […]

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David Grimmer puts research into action at NASA Glenn

Beam Team PhD candidate David Grimmer participated in a summer internship at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, in the High Temperature and Smart Alloys branch of the Materials and Structures division. His internship supported the Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion project, a NASA vision to improve future aircraft performance through the smart use of […]

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Beam Team postdoc Yasuhito Suzuki takes professorship in Japan

Congratulations to Dr. Yasuhito Suzuki on his new position as an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry at Osaka Prefecture University! Yasuhito completed his postdoctoral appointment at Mines in March. His postdoctoral research, funded by the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), focused on the development of thermoplastic-based fiber-reinforced composites for large […]

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Ashley Bucsek awarded postdoctoral fellowship

Recent PhD recipient Ashley Bucsek has been awarded the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for research at the University of Minnesota in the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department under Professor Richard James. The title of the fellowship proposal and research project is “The Search for Ultra Low-Hysteresis Ferroelastics for Novel Energy Conversion Devices.” This research will entail […]

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Henry Geerlings successfully defends master’s thesis

On March 29, MS candidate Henry Geerlings will defend his thesis entitled “Automated Feature Extraction and Characterization in Visual Materials Data—An Additive Manufacturing Study.” Henry’s research has been funded by the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT). Geerlings is seeking a job that leverages his skills and experience in computational modeling, mechanics of […]

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