Materials science is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. This scientific field investigates the relationship between the structure of materials at atomic or molecular scales and their macroscopic properties. Since this field incorporates elements from a variety of different fields, the interdisciplinary Materials Science program is a collaboration of many departments at Colorado School of Mines.
Nuclear science and engineering is an interdisciplinary program that draws on substantial contributions from faculty across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. Mines faculty participating in the program have the breadth of expertise to address all aspects of the nuclear fuel life cycle; from fuel exploration and processing, through nuclear power systems production, design and operation, to fuel recycling, storage and waste remediation and radiation damage and the policy issues surrounding each of these activities.