Engineering Education at Mines
The Colorado School of Mines offers a broad curriculum in engineering and applied sciences. There are numerous opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate levels to learn about fuel cells and related technologies.
- Chemical engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Materials science
- Fuel Cell Science and Technology:
Offered through the Engineering Division, Chemical Engineering Department, and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at both the graduate and senior-undergraduate level. This course introduces students to the fundamental aspects of fuel cell systems, with emphasis placed on proton exchange membrane (PEM) and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Students will learn the basic principles of electrochemical energy conversion while being exposed to relevant topics in materials science, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Course covers fundamentals of electrochemistry, fuel-cell operation, system integration, and fuel processing.
- Class projects
- Multidisciplinary senior design:
Four senior design projects were initiated in the fall semester of 2006 that have led to improvements in capabilities and infrastructure at the Colorado Fuel Cell Center, while providing unique, practical learning experience for undergraduate seniors in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science.
- Graduate and undergraduate research
Interactions with industry and labs:
- Sponsored research
Many of the research programs described on this website are in collaboration with industrial research partners. Through these collaborations, the CFCC provides answers to fundamental questions that lead to development of practical commercial feul-cell products.
- Educating the future fuel-cell work force
Many of our students are placed in full-time engineering positions upon graduation.
Prof. Neal Sullivan,
Colorado Fuel Cell Center
General Research Laboratory
Colorado School of Mines
1310 Maple Street.
Golden, CO 80401
Senior Design Projects