People

Principal Investigator

Geoff Brennecka

Associate Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Fryrear Chair for Innovation and Excellence

Current CV

Graduate Students

Jake IVY (Ph.D. Candidate)

BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, Dec 2014
Project: Ferroelectric Domain Wall Dynamics
email: jivy@mymail.mines.edu

Valerie Jacobson (Ph.D. Candidate)

BS Physics, Colorado State University, May 2013
Project: Optoelectronic Properties of Entropy Stabilized Oxide Thin Films
email: vjacobson@mymail.mines.edu

Megan Leppert (Ph.D. Candidate, CAPT. USAF)

BS Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, May 2008
MS Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, Dec 2010
Project: Multifunctional RF Materials
email: mleppert@mymail.mines.edu

Allison Mis (Ph.D. Candidate, Coorstek Fellow)

BS Applied Physics, Harvey Mudd College, May 2015
Project: Cation Ordering Effects on Band Structure in Non-Oxides
email: amis@mymail.mines.edu

Rachel Sherbondy (Ph.D. Candidate, Coorstek Fellow, NSF Fellow)

BS Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University, May 2017
Project: Multicolor Materials for Advanced Cooling
email: rsherbondy@mymail.mines.edu

Michael Walden (Ph.D. Candidate, Coorstek Fellow)

BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, May 2016
Project: DFT Calculations of Complex Perovskites
email: waldenmichael@mymail.mines.edu

 

POST-DOC

Sanaz Yazdanparast

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2015
email: syazdanparast@mines.edu

Undergraduate Research Students

Lanie Breckenridge

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
email:breckenridge@mymail.mines.edu

Mary Dougherty

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Minesz+++
email:dougherty@mymail.mines.edu

Luc Hagen

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
email:luchagen@mymail.mines.edu

Joey Kurutz

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
email:jkurutz@mymail.mines.edu

Colton Lowry

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
email:coltonlowry@mymail.mines.edu

Kirsten Mertz

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
email:kirstenmertz12@gmail.com

Joe Protiva

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2021
email: jdprotiva@mymail.mines.edu

Paul Slayback

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2021
email:pslayback@mymail.mines.edu

Jamic Tellez Gonzalez

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2021
email: jtellezgonzalez@mymail.mines.edu

Michael Thuis

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
email:mthuis@mymail.mines.edu

Don Tran

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
email:dhtran@mymail.mines.edu

Gregory Vigil

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
email:gvigil@mymail.mines.edu

Addison Wong

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2021
email: addisonwong@mymail.mines.edu

High School Students

Noah Weiber

 

Alumni

Kevin Talley
BS Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University, May 2015
BA Communications, Boise State University, Dec 2009
Ph.D. Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, December 2019
Project: Nitride Piezoelectrics by Design

Katie Gann
BS Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines, May 2016
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, August 2019
Project: Dielectric Breakdown in Ferroelectric Thin Films

Chloe Cook
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2018
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, August 2019
Project: Dielectric Breakdown in Ferroelectric Thin Films

Brandon Cox
BA Physics, University of Missouri, May 2010
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, May 2018
currently at Honeywell National Security Campus

Michaela Beurlein
BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, Dec 2014
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017
currently at CoorsTek

Yachao Chen
Ph.D. Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, June 2017
email: yachen@mymail.mines.edu

Alex Arnheiter
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2018

Andy Ericks
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2018
Currently at University of California Santa Barbara

Nadya Nelson
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2018

Ian Brummel
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Dec 2017
Currently at University of Virginia

Michelle Hoffmann
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Dec 2017
currently working at Sierra Nevada Corp

Josh Nordlander
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Dec 2017
currently working at Penn State

Abby Mattern
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017
currently working at Ultra Electronics

Faith Oehlerking
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017
currently working at NanoSteel

Josh Pelz
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017
currently at UCSD

Sara Viau
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017

Kyle Grove
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2016
currently at Oregon State University

Alex Janzen
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2016
currently at EOS

Jonathon McBride (MS 2015)
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, May 2015
BS Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines, May 2014
currently at Harbison Walker International

Kyle Heser (BS 2015)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2015
currently at University of New South Wales

Cristina Ochoa (BS 2015)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2015
MFA Middle Tennessee State University, 2018
currently at Penn State

Colten Rohleder (BS 2015)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Dec 2015

Renato Machado Farias (visitor)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte

Priscila Siqueira (visitor)
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte

Maddie Norris (HS, JeffCo Executive Intern)
Ralston Valley High School, May 2018

CJ Dudley (HS, JeffCo Executive Intern)
Ralston Valley High School, May 2017
currently at CU-Boulder

Hanna Skuladottir (HS, JeffCo Executive Intern)
Evergreen High School, May 2017
currently at CU-Boulder

Addison Wong (HS, JeffCo Executive Intern)
Columbine High School, May 2017
currently at Mines

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