Welcome to the Wolden group at CSM. Our research interests focus on nanostructured thin films and materials for sustainable energy applications including thin film solar cells, catalytic membrane reactors, smart windows, and solid state batteries. Please click on the tabs above to view more information on current projects and people in the group.

Recent News

* Congratulations to Kristin Hietala who was selected to represent CSM and Colorado and present her research to members of Congress at the Posters on the Hill event sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Full Story Update: At the event Kristen was selected as one of the two Excellence in Engineering award winners sponsored by IEEE which came with a $500 prize. A fitting conclusion for our graduating senior. Congratulations!

* Congratulations to Yegor Samoilenko for winning first place for his presentation in the energy division at the 2019 Graduate Reserach and Discovery Symposium (GRADS).

* Congratulations to Gavin Yeung for winning the best research paper competition at the 2019 regional AIChE student conference and taking home a $200 prize and earning the opportunity to present at the National AIChE Meeting in Orlando.

* Team awarded $2M grant from ARPA-E to develop catalytic membrane reactor technology to both synthesize ammonia and produce clean hydrogen from its decomposition. Full Story

Contact Information

Professor Colin Wolden
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Materials Science Program
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-273-3544
Fax: 303-273-3730
Email: cwolden@mines.edu
Joint Appointment, National Renewable Energy Laboratory