Developing secure, resilient, and adaptive energy infrastructure that fosters economic growth while reducing environmental impact is among the most pressing challenges—and greatest opportunities—of our time. It will require the next generation of thought leaders to capably and creatively guide this vital energy sector transition.
Through a new interdisciplinary graduate program, Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are cultivating the rich opportunity landscape needed to develop these future innovators. The Mines/NREL Advanced Energy Systems (AES) degree program prepares researchers at the doctoral level and energy professionals at the master’s level to address the full complexity of tomorrow’s infrastructure, economic, and environmental challenges.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to:
- Attend a world-class university and work with leading researchers at NREL
- Access and use NREL’s state-of-the-art tools, equipment, and facilities
- Work toward solutions to pressing energy and environmental challenges
- Collaborate with NREL’s industry, government, research, and nonprofit partners
- Network with leaders in the new energy economy
- Jump-start your career in the energy sector.
NREL/Mines Advanced Energy Systems Degree Program: A Transformational Graduate Program
Fall 2020 PhD Applications closed
Mines and NREL Join Forces To Shape the Future of Energy
- Mines PhD student wins Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship
Spencer Fretwell will be working with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Dr. Stephan Friedrich, deputy leader of the laboratory’s Rare Event Detection group.
- Mines students design winning solar installation for commercial office complex in DOE Solar District Cup
The U.S. Department of Energy competition challenged student teams from across the U.S. to design and model optimized energy systems for multi-building districts.
- Payne Institute for Public Policy, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative launch $1M partnership to develop new web platform to map gas flaring
The Global Gas Flaring Explorer platform, which will be publicly available in early 2022, will deliver improved monitoring, visibility and transparency in flaring volume data.
- "We have engineers, scientists, even people within the policy and economic worlds coming together."
Noah Sandoval’s experiences teaching environmental science led him to pursue a graduate degree in Advanced Energy Systems at Mines.