Mines partners with Adam Savage to build 3D-printed Iron Man suit

Mines’ Advanced Manufacturing Program Director Craig Brice and several of his students worked with Adam Savage on an episode of “Savage Builds,” a brand-new series premiering on the Discovery Channel on June 14. The series is all about extreme and innovative engineering challenges. Brice partnered with ADAPT member company EOS to design and build a […]

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Beam Team students win GRADS awards

Congratulations to Beam Team PhD students Sean Mills and Nathan Johnson for winning awards at CSM GRADS 2019! Mills won best poster presentation and Johnson won best oral presentation. GRADS (Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium) is an event designed by graduate students for graduate and undergraduate students doing cutting-edge research at Mines. Participants practice their […]

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Beam Team presents at TMS 2019

Beam Team students and faculty presented their latest research findings at TMS 2019 in San Antonio, Texas, the week of March 11. Monday, March 11 10:00–10:30, Room 221A: “Modeling process-structure-property relationships in additively manufactured alloys with machine learning and materials informatics” (Branden Kappes, ADAPT Operations Director) 5:30–7:00, Poster Session, Hall 3: “Poster #D-21: In situ characterization of […]

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3D experiments shed new light on shape memory alloys

Posted on Mines Newsroom at http://www.minesnewsroom.com/news/researchers-elucidating-unknown-shape-memory-alloys Check out the recognition of our shape memory work in the March 2019 issue of Science!  Shape memory alloys are well known for their remarkable properties —superelasticity, shape memory and actuation allow them to be crumpled up and then spring back to a “remembered” original shape. But the advanced material remains […]

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Nathan Johnson awarded additive manufacturing fellowship by LANL

Nathan Johnson was awarded a fellowship by Los Alamos National Laboratory to study and model rapidly solidifying alloys. The fellowship was awarded for Nathan’s research with the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPTSM). Nathan’s work focuses on characterizing the formation of microscopic grains that form as metals solidify. These in situ investigations […]

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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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