Available Projects

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Characterization of the High Temperature Rocket Engine Alloy C-103

Simulated Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing Experiments to Evaluate Laser-Metal Interactions

Heat Treatment Optimization of Additively Manufactured Aluminum Alloys 6061 and AlSi10Mg

IMURF – Evaluation of Capillary Condensation in Synthesized Porous Materials with Finely-Tuned Pore Sizes

Robotic Blacksmithing – monitoring and control of a flexible, freeform metal deformation process

Improving Microwave Device Efficiency Through Quantitative Visualization of Electromagnetic Fields

Polymers from Dye Molecules

Modeling Well Logging for Oil and Gas Applications

Modeling Multi-Scale Electromagnetic Phenomena

Development of a Manual Probe Station for Electrical Transport Measurements on Nanostructured Devices

Using Artificial Enzymes to Expand the Range of Biosynthesized Chemicals

Hydrostratigraphy of the New England Continental Margin

Heat Treatment of Aluminum Die Castings

Metamorphic Manufacturing – Robotic Blacksmithing and the 3rd Wave of Digital Manufacturing

Purification of Helium from Natural Gas Employing Zeolite Membranes

Porous Crystalline Membranes for the Removal of Chemical Warfare Agents from Water

Machine Learning For Materials Characterization

IMURF – Innovative Methods for Characterization of Rock Joints

Molten Carbonate Membranes For High Temperature CO2 Separations

Spectroscopic Investigation of Lithium Transport in Electrolytes for Battery Fast Charging

Developing Brewster Angle Microscopy at Oil-Water Interfaces

Molecular Dynamics Simulations with 2D Materials

Automation and Integration of Microwave Network and Spectrum Analyzer Measurements

IMURF – Sustainable Use of Earth Resource Materials – Glass from Tailings

Changes in Groundwater and Surface-Water Exchange within Mountain Streams Due to Logjams

Environmental Microbiology in the Lab – Nanosensors to Monitor Capillary-Based Systems

Designing New Drugs to Treat Bacterial Infections by Inhibiting the Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biosynthetic Pathway

What Secrets Do Biological Particles Hold?

Modeling Nanoplastics and Polymer Separations Using COMSOL Multiphysics

Walk-In: A Biometric Security System based on Vibration Signals

Constraining West Antarctic snow variability with GNSS reflectometry

Modeling Dynamic Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power

Catalysts for CO2 Conversion

Green Synthesis of Metal Sulfide Nanocrystals

Organic and Polymeric Materials for Energy Applications

Electromagntic Waves Interaction with Human Tissues

Geological Context of Small-Scale Mining in Latin America

Deposition of Magnetic 2D Materials

Vortex Dynamics in Superconductors

Designing and Building a Point-Contact Spectroscopy Setup

Programming Electronic Transport Measurement Equipment to Study the Dynamics of Magnetic Domains

Optical Metrology for Advanced Manufacturing II

Optimizing Campus Food Waste Management for Energy and Nutrient Recovery

Mixed Reality for Gesturally Limited Robots

Confidence-Based Category Transition of Spatial Gestures

Crowdsourcing-assisted Prediction of Traffic Conditions

Distributed Spacecraft Network

Voice multicast in low power low bandwidth mobile wireless networks

3D Printing for Contact Lens Manufacturing

Enhancement of Activated Sludge Settling through Hydraulic Selection

Cyinosis Therapy by Gold-In Contact Lens

Energy Loss Mechanisms in Superconducting Quantum Circuits

Water quality impacts of ecosytem disruption

Weather Modification in the Upper Basin of the Colorado River

Structural studies of amyloid proteins

Investigating Regulation of the MEP Pathway in Cyanobacteria for Limonene Production

Membrane reactors for H2 production and NH3 synthesis

Energy storage with proton-conducting ceramics

IMURF – Adaptive learning and quantification algorithms for advances in geological exploration

Designing new drugs to treat bacterial infections by inhibiting the iron-sulfur cluster biosynthetic pathway

Porosity and permeability measurement in sandstone core samples

Deoxygenation of lipid based biomass into liquid fuel over non noble metal catalysts

Design, machining, and installation of measurement hardware for a Dilution Refrigerator

Virtual Reality for Engineering Training

Characterizing change in biomass during diurnal growth of algae

Zwitterionic-nanoparticle dressing targeting inflammation and reactive oxygen species in Diabetic wounds

IMURF – A Networked Drone System for Environmental Monitoring

Porous Organic Cages: Understanding Crystal Growth and Emerging Catalytic Applications for C-H Bond Activation Reactions

IMURF – Lossy compression for climate model data

IMURF – Multi-modal characterization of rock joints

IMURF – Robot, Found: The Collaborative Human-Machine Poetry Writing Project

Heuristics for Problems in Heavy Industry

IMURF – Wireless Moisture Monitoring on Mass Timber Construction

Distributed spacecraft network

IMURF – Automation to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery

Automated Lithology Prediction from Digital Outcrop Models Using Machine Learning

Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Next Generation Battery Materials

Fuel Cell Characterization

Characterization of Polymer Electrolyte Membranes

Beneficial application of wetland treatment materials

Novel desalination clathrate hydrate technology

Interfacial properties of clathrate hydrates

Attacking and Defending AI Systems

Security and Trust in IoT Systems

Innovative technologies for remediation of fluorochemical groundwater contaminants

Development of a 3D Human Trabecular Meshwork Cell Culture System Using Natural Biopolymer Scaffolds

Porous crystalline membranes for the removal of chemical warfare agents

3D printing of ceramic membranes for robust water filtration

Machine learning to optimize additive manufacturing parameters

Developing Robust Brain Imaging Genomics Data Mining Framework for Improved Cognitive Health

Monitoring and Characterizing Rock Slopes Using Remote Sensing Techniques

Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Water

Use oscillations to measure fluid density

Improve the resolution of oscillation-based mass measurement system

Optical metrology for advanced manufacturing

Wireless Communication Networks with Energy Cooperation

Wireless energy harvesting systems for low-power electronic sensors

Data Analytics in Virtual Reality

Monitoring Tailing Dams using Remote Sensing

Crowdsoursing for Identifying Sustainability Indicators

Sampling and analysis of novel anaerobic wastewater treatment reactor

Impact of Lanthanides on Wastewater Treatment

Extreme Universe Space Observatory on Super Pressure Balloon: In Flight LED System

Mysterious Light Flashes observed high above strong lightning by the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory

Machine learning for materials characterization

The Optimization Geometry of Training Generative Adversarial Networks

Campus Energy Project

Mines indoor/outdoor air quality

Incremental Open-World Reference Resolution

Multiphase Flow of Gas-Liquid-Liquid-Solid Systems

Molecular Simulations of Clathrate Hydrates Nucleation

Virtual Reality for Autonomous Vehicle Interaction Design

Vortex dynamics in superconductors

Si clathrate materials for advanced semiconductors

Ethical Governance and Education of Emerging Technologies

Molecular simulation study and design of nanoporous crystalline membranes for water purification

Using Organic and Polymer Chemistry to Detect and Differentiate Radiation Sources

Developing batteries for extreme fast charging

Designing and constructing a probe for low temperature electrical transport measurements

Earth, fire and water – can topographic roughness help predict erosion and landslides after wildfires?

Fabrication of nanostencils for resist-free lithography

CO2 and Methane adsorption measurement in unconventional shales

Electrochemical Growth of Superconductors

Subjectivity in building mold index through crowd sourcing

Semiconductor wafer reuse by controlled fracture to reduce the cost of photovoltaics

Developing an App and a Carbon footprint to reduce campus food waste and support Mines pantry

3D modeling for modular wood construction planning

Walk-In: A Biometric Security System based on Vibration Signals

Wi-Fi Based Smart Home and Security System

Metamorphic Manufacturing – Robotic Blacksmithing and the 3rd Wave of Digital Manufacturing

Heat Treatment of Aluminum Die Castings

Understanding chemical degradation of perfluorochemical substances

Engineering Organic Catalysts for Alternate Energy Applications

Molecular Dynamics Simulations with 2D Materials

Sediment dispersal patterns in the Permian Basin, Texas: Constraints from detrital zircon geochronology and heavy mineral abundance data

Self-Healing During Fatigue due to Strain Aging

Hardware and Code Development for Atomic Scale Tomography

Robot-Assisted Intelligent and Autonomous Infrastructure Inspection

Mixed Reality-Enabled Robotic Swarm Design

Nanoplastics in the Environment: The Analysis Challenge

Developing ways for SciComm to Banish your Inner Impostor

Implementation of New Advanced Steels in Automobiles

Bore-Hole Induction Logging Simulations

Cellular Tower Modeling and Optimization

Layer by Layer Biofilm Growth

Politics of Renewable Energy

Revealing Structure in Atom Probe Tomography

Spin and thermal transport in complex nanostructures

Accelerating Human Healing via Titanium Nanostructuring

Things Fall Apart: Designing Materials that Break Down with Specific Chemical Agents

Development of N-doped carbon-based materials for energy applications

Vortex Dynamics in Superconductors at High Vortex Densities

Hybridizing fuel cells with engines for efficient electricity generation

Oxides for solar thermochemical water splitting

Synthesis and Electrochemical Evaluation of PGM-free catalysts

Geochronology of granitoid phases of the northern half of the Mount Evans 7.5’ quadrangle, Colorado Front Range

Impact of Lanthanides on Wastewater Treatment

Time-resolved laser spectroscopy of multi-intermediate precursors

Experimental and computational investigation of degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances

Weather Modification in the Upper Basin of the Colorado River

Automating the Analysis of 3D Printed Metals Microstructures

Quality Made: The Next Generation Titanium 3D Printer

Catalyst-ionomer interactions in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

Investigation of solid state lithium batteries using microscopy methods

Diffusion Barrier Development for Dissimilar Joining of Advanced Materials

Development of N-doped carbon-based materials for energy applications

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Latin America

Incentive Compatible Power Beaming Spectrum Allocation

Energy storage with proton-conducting ceramics

Dynamic Indicators for Assessing Mining’s Contributions to Sustainability

Novel Hydraulic Selection Technology for the Improvement of Sludge Setting and Aerobic Granular Sludge Startup

Communication Decisions in Robot Swarms

Learning to Plan

Investigation of Sensor Fault Detection and Correction for Municipal Wastewater Treatment Systems

Fuzzy Logic Based Industrial Automation Control

Wood Composite material properties under high temperature

Moisture performance of mass timber building in Colorado climate

Livelihoods and Gemstones: Maasai Tanzanite Traders in Northern Tanzania

Energy and Hygrothermal Analysis of Buildings with Cross Laminated Timber

Green roof analysis and optimization

Wind induced vibration of tall wood building

A case study of CLT application to residential building in flood zone

Mathematical modeling of blood coagulation

* Modeling the Synchronization of Cilia Outside a Sphere

Paleogene climate zones

Fluvial fans – a new type of paleo-climate proxy?

Clathrate hydrate interfacial properties

Fatigue of High Strength Steels

Transport properties of synthetic porous media

Measuring gas condensation in mesoporous solids

Lost Circulation Study

Crystal growth studies on porous organic cages

CC3 crystalline membranes for CO2/CH4 separation

Magnetic Guidance of Medical Devices

Underground Autonmous Flight

Nutrient management from anaerobic wastewater treatment effluent

Genome-Scale Metabolic Modeling of Chromochloris zofingiensis For the Production of Astaxanthin

Exploring Simple Methods for Growth of Multi-Cation Oxide Nanowires

Molecular Simulations Studies of Gas Hydrates

Public Knowledge and Support of Oil and Gas Production

Synthesis and characterization of biopolymer-capped magnetic mesoporous silica nanomaterials (magnet-MSN) with stimuli-responsive release by enzymes produced in saliva

Vibration-based Keystroke Snooping

Oxidatively Remodeled Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications

Advanced Battery Management Systems

Machine learning to optimize additive manufacturing parameters

Membrane reactors for H2 production and NH3 synthesis

Discover Hidden Data Patterns in Microbiome for Improved Human Health

Augmented Reality for Human-Robot Interaction

Virtual Reality for Autonomous Vehicle Interaction Design

Merging Biocompatible Catalysis with Metabolic Engineering

Smartphone Theft Detection using Behavior Biometrics

Characterizing geochemical signatures of the deep-mantle Dupal anomaly

Passivated contacts for ultra-high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells

Accelerating Inference of Recurrent Neural Networks on GPUs

Calcite and pyrite weathering profiles in variably metamorphosed shales, East River CO

Development and analysis of soctiotechnical integration in a core EE undergraduate course

Large-Scale Graph Analytics Using Multiple GPUs

Rock Powered Life

Rock Joint Roughness Quantification

Monitoring and Characterizing Rock Slopes and Excavations through Analysis of Remote Sensing Data

Development of High Speed Fabrication for Metamaterials

Using Organic and Polymer Chemistry to Detect and Differentiate Radiation Sources

Integrated Wireless Communication with Energy Harvesting for Internet of Things

Reconfigurable Antennas for Cognitive Radios

Preliminary modeling evaluation of water ice extraction from Lunar permanently shadowed craters by direct heating of icy regolith

Development of an analytical solution for ground and tunnel interaction

Signal Processing Demonstrations for Inspiring K-12 Students to Pursue STEM Careers and Education

Direct shear testing of rock and soil specimens

Understanding Reinforcement Learning in Control

From roots to rocks – connecting tree water use with groundwater

Engineering students’ knowledge and opinions about corporate social responsibility

Improving Understanding of Sociotechnical Thinking in Engineering Education – Mixed Methods Research

Electrochemical hydrogen compression: An enabling technology for the hydrogen economy

Rock Strength Probe – Electronic Design

Effect of microstructure on hydrogen induced cracking in sour service pipeline steels

Safer batteries through in-situ optical sensing

Dual phase membranes for high temperature CO2 separation

Development of Virtual Reality for Edgar Mine

Improving Underground Safety via a Cyber Physical System

Laser profiler

Development of 3-D Printed Radiation Shielding

Enabling Smart Irrigation using Internet of Things

Radiation Damage Effects in 3-D Printed Plastics

Geophysical Data Integration Through Visualization and Virtual Reality

Understanding and Securing the Web

Security and Trust in IoT Systems

Functional Aromatic Polyamide Brushes for RO Membranes

Microplastics in the environment

RFID localization system

City and Urban Wave propagation Modeling and Visualization

Polyhydroxyalkylation for the preparation of membranes with application in water purification and fuel cells

Bore-Hole Simulations for Oil and Gas Applications

Experimental and Numerical Study of Flow Through Porous Media

Next Generation Automobile Conductors

Low-cost Infrastructure and Geotechnical Monitoring using Raspberry Pi Seismology

Assessing Ethics Education at Mines

Biodegradable Nanofiber Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering

Design a data acquisition module for 500 channels

New Materials for Protonic Ceramic Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers

Breaking rocks physically

Human-robot Teaming for Underground Exploration

Active Motion of Colloids under AC Electric Fields

Computer simulations

Thermochemical Energy Storage of Reactive Oxide Particles

Robotic Swarm Autonomy for Emergency Response

Advanced Contacts for CdTe Solar Cells

Multiscale modeling of circadian rhythms in neurons of the suprachiasmatic nucleus

Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Next Generation Batteries

Investigation of Functionalized Nanoparticles as Effective Gas Hydrate Anti-Agglomerants

Enhanced in-line mixing of 3d-printed pastes

Image recognition using time domain methods

New and Improved methods for rock excavation in mining and tunneling

Fatigue Properties of Grain Refined High Hardness Steel

Hydrogeological characterization in mining and tunneling using geophysics

Full-waveform imaging with different data types: Comparing strain vs. displacement

Heptane refinement for interfacial rheology at oil-water interfaces

How well do global seismic models explain Earth’s mantle?

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Graphene at a Fluid-Fluid Interface

Pre-Laramide salt tectonics in the eagle evaporite basin: A new paradigm for the tectonic evolution of central Colorado

The role of self-assembly in tranport rates for fuel cell polymers

Investigating Discrete Fractional Calculus

Ethical Governance and Education of Emerging Technologies

Tools and Workflows: Managing Research Information in Science and Engineering

Development of hybrid fuel cell/engine power generator for >70% efficiency

Understanding the role of functional binders in Li-air batteries

Using detrital zircon geochronology to constrain Paleozoic sediment source areas and dispersal patterns along the Colorado Front Range

Hydrate crystal formation investigations

Synthesis and assembly of colloidal chains under combined electric and magnetic fields

Active Subspaces in Landau Damping

* Indicates the project is no longer available.