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
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020
Mines and NREL Join Forces To Shape the Future of Energy
- Harnessing heat: Applying machine learning to geothermal exploration
Professor Sebnem Duzgun's work could help researchers identify the presence of geothermal resources based on surface and subsurface characteristics.
- Electrochemical cell could split the Moon's frozen water into rocket fuel
Mechanical Engineering's Greg Jackson is collaborating with OxEon Energy on a $1.8 million NASA project that could bring interplanetary fuel stations one step closer to reality.
- Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future
A young cobalt miner in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, clambers up a mineshaft. Photo courtesy of University of Sussex The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new internat …
- Mechanical engineering PhD wins Fall 2019 Rath Research Award
Peter Weddle received the honor, which recognizes the Mines doctoral graduate whose thesis demonstrates the greatest potential for societal impact, during the Fall 2019 Graduate Commencement ceremony …