Geoff Brennecka

Dr. Geoff Brennecka

Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Associate Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department
Director, Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC)
Co-Director, Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT)

See Dr. Brennecka’s CV here.

CONTACT

380 Hill Hall
(303) 384-2238 (office)

(505) 681-8879 (cell)
gbrennec@mines.edu

Shipping Address
1301 19th St.
Golden, CO 80401

Freight Address
920 15th St.
Golden, CO 80401

 

Research Faculty

Dr. Keisuke Yazawa (Research Associate Professor)

Current joint appointment as faculty (Mines) and post-doc (NREL)
Post-Doc “Ferroelectric AlScN,” Colorado School of Mines, 2020-22
PhD Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2021
Project: Wurtzite nitride ferroelectrics thin film deposition and characterization via high-throughput techniques
MS Materials Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2010
BS Chemistry, Sophia Universit, 2008
Dr. Yazawa’s Google Scholar
Email: yazawa@mines.edu

Graduate Students

Nate Bernstein (Ph.D. Student)

MS Materials Science, Arizona State University
BS Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado
Project: Discovery of New Tetrahedral Ferroelectrics
nbernstein@mines.edu

Blaster the Burro
Ciel Blackwood (MS Student)

JD University of Florida, May 2012
cmilstrey@mines.edu
Pronouns: he/him

Blaster the Burro
Danny Drury (Ph.D. Student, Journeyman Fellow)

BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, Dec 2018
Project: Development of ferroelectric nitride thin films
ddrury@mines.edu

Lucas Enright (Ph.D. Student)

BSE Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, May 2020
Project: Standards for 5G mmWave
lucasenright@mines.edu

Allison Mis (Ph.D. Student, CoorsTek Fellow)

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

Pandora Picariello (Ph.D. student)

BS Chemistry, Worcester State University, May 2017
Project: Additive Manufacturing with Ceramics
pkpicariello@mines.edu

Shannon Rogers (Ph.D. Student, CoorsTek Fellow, NSF GRFP Fellow)

BS Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, Dec 2019
Project: Nitride Sintering
shannonrogers@mines.edu

Mitchell Lensing (MS Student)

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Project: Multi-material Additive Manufacturing
mjlensing@mines.edu

Undergraduate Students

Jaime Tellez Gonzalez

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Lydia Hines

BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Arden Larsen

BS Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Former FCG Members

Yachao Chen (Post-Doc)
PhD Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, June 2017
Post-Doc “Electromechanical analysis of piezoelectric AlScN thin films,” Colorado School of Mines, 2017-18
Currently at Kansas State University

Sanaz Yazdanparast (Post-Doc)
PhD Materials Science and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2015
Post-Doc “Exfoliation and surface termination control of MXene flakes,” Colorado School of Mines, 2019-2020

Rachel Sherbondy (PhD)
BS Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University, May 2017
PhD Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, May 2022
CoorsTek Fellow, NSF Fellow
Project: Discovery of New Nitride Perovskite Materials by High-Throughput Methods
LinkedIn Page

Valerie Jacobson (PhD)
BS Physics, Colorado State University, May 2013
PhD Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, June 2022
Project: Investigation of the Fundamental Densification and Charge Transport Properties of the Entropy-Stabilized Oxide (Mg0.2Co0.2Ni0.2Cu0.2Zn0.2)O
Certificate: Natural Resources and Energy Policy
Dr. Jacobson’s Google Scholar
Currently at Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Michael Walden (PhD)
BS Chemical Engineering, Stevens BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, May 2016
PhD Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, December 2021
CoorsTek Fellow
Project: Density-Functional Theory Investigation of Multiferroicity in Epitaxial BiFeO3 and BiCrO3

Jake Ivy (PhD)
BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, Dec 2014
PhD Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, December 2021
Project: Understanding and Control of Point Defect Populations in Lithium Tantalite
Currently at Schott

Megan Leppert (PhD)
BS Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, May 2008
MS Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, Dec 2010
PhD Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, May 2020
Project: High Temperature Broadband Microwave Absorbing Materials
Currently at Air Force Research Laboratory

Kevin Talley (PhD)
BA Communications, Boise State University, Dec 2009
BS Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University, May 2015
PhD Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, December 2019
Project: Nitride Piezoelectrics by Design
Currently at Qorvo

Brandon Cox (PhD)
BA Physics, University of Missouri, May 2010
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, May 2018
Project: Critical Evaluation of Paste-Based Extrusion Additively Manufactured Electrical Ceramics for Application with Functionally Graded Materials
Currently at Honeywell National Security Campus

Katie Gann (MS)
BS Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines, May 2016
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, August 2019
Project: Phase Stability, Sintering, and Electrical Properties of the (Mg,Ni,Co,Cu,Zn)O Entropy Stabilized Oxide System
Currently at Cornell University

Chloe Cook (MS)
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
Currently at CoorsTek

Michaela Beurlein (MS)
BS Ceramic Engineering, Missouri S&T, Dec 2014
MS Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017
Project: Phase Formation, Microstructure Development, and Copper Co-Firing of Barium Titanate – Bismuth Zinc Titanate and Related Dielectrics
Currently at Honeywell