Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty

Mark Jensen

Jensen, Mark

Grandey University Chair in Nuclear Science and Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry

Dr. Jensen's research interests are focused on the nuclear fuel cycle, ranging from mechanisms of selectivity in chemical separations to biologically-based metal separations and the biochemistry and environmental chemistry of the transuranium elements. Mark has been studying the chemistry of the actinide and lanthanide elements as a scientist in the Heavy Element Chemistry and Separation Science Group at Argonne National Laboratory for the past twenty years. He received his Ph.D. in Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry from Florida State University.

Jenifer Braley

Shafer, Jenifer

Assistant Professor
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry

Shafer joined the faculty at Colorado School of Mines to educate students on the fundamental and applied concerns of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry (including the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear forensics, and radioisotope production). She actively engages the U.S. Geological Survey 1 MW TRIGA Nuclear Reactor on the Denver Federal Center to accomplish research and educational goals.

Mark Deinert

Deinert, Mark

Associate Professor
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Deinert's research centers on systems modeling to understand the environmental, economic and geopolitical impacts of different energy technologies. His research group uses tools from engineering analysis, thermodynamics, statistical physics and computation to understand problems how dynamics, non-equilibria and systems structure affect energy technologies . By relating performance to design and manufacturing decisions, his research informs development in the laboratory and policy.

Uwe Greife

Greife, Uwe

Nuclear Science and Engineering
Department of Physics
Chair, Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC)

Research interests: Nuclear astrophysics with radioactive ion beams; nuclear diagnostics for the National Ignition Facility (NIF); radiation detector development for neutron induced fission measurements; neutron detector development

Jeffrey King

King, Jeffrey

Associate Professor
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Research interests: Nuclear reactor design and analysis; nuclear reactor physics; small and medium reactors; nuclear materials; computational methods; public policy and outreach.

Affiliated Faculty

Roderick Eggert

Eggert, Roderick

Division of Economics and Business
Deputy Director, Critical Materials Institute

Research interests: Natural resource and environmental economics, applied microeconomics

Kip Findley

Findley, Kip

Associate Professor
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Research interests: Mechanical metallurgy; fatigue and fracture of advanced metal alloys; quantitative microstructural characterization

Linda Figueroa

Figueroa, Linda

Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

My research is driven by microbial solutions to environmental issues with the recognition of the need to minimize energy requirements and thus the carbon footprint of the solution. My approach is to partner with industry and government agencies to ensure that we are producing solutions that will be accepted and implemented. My passion is in the linkage of fundamental microbial processes with geochemistry and modeling to create solutions of the future.

Kyle Leach

Leach, Kyle

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics

Research interests: Nuclear structure studies relevant to tests of the Standard Mode, radioactive decay of highly charged exotic ions, and technical development of radiation detection techniques in nuclear physics.

Andrew Osborne

Osborne, Andrew

Research Assistant Professor
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Computational Reactor Physics, high performance computing, nuclear fuel cycles.

Ivar Reimanis

Reimanis, Ivar

Professor and Interim Department Head, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Director, Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC)

Part of my research involves the role of colloids and particles in environmental processes. Much of my work has been involved in the development of methods to collect and analyze colloids from rivers, reservoirs, mountain streams, soil solutions, and groundwater. Another aspect of my research deals with field-flow fractionation

Frederic Sarazin

Sarazin, Frederic

Department of Physics

My area of research is in subatomic physics, more precisely in nuclear and astroparticle physics. My research activity spans about 14 orders of magnitude in energy, from the MeV (1MeV=10^6eV) in low-energy nuclear physics to the hundreds of EeV (1EeV=10^18eV) in cosmic-ray physics. In nuclear physics, my interest lies in a group of light nuclei far from stability called halo nuclei. These nuclei distinguish themselves by their large spatial extent arising from one or two very loosely-bound nucleons in low orbital momentum orbitals. This research is carried out at national and international accelerator facilities. I am also involved in a more applied project, which aims at developing a skin patch for radiotherapy using the nearby 1MW TRIGA reactor.

Zeev Shayer

Shayer, Zeev

Research Professor
Department of Physics

Research interests: Nuclear and particle physics; computational methods in physics; nuclear energy; heat transfer and hydrodynamics

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