The Crane Lab

Engineering nanomaterials for energy and computing

 Our goal is to bridge the gap between nanomaterials synthesis and functional devices. We believe that progress at the intersection of colloidal nanomaterials and in situ ultrafast spectroscopy will address critical problems in global energy production and next-generation computing.

Welcome! The Crane Lab is an interdisciplinary research group in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.


January 2023: Jessica decimates her qualifying exam and joins the Crane Lab!

December 2022: We can pay the bills! NSF CMMI funds the group to develop new technologies to integrate colloidal nanomaterials into devices for quantum applications.

August 2022: Cade joins the group to figure out how light can influence nanomaterial growth. More importantly, Cade and Maggie both win MURF fellowships!

April 2022: Lauren and Maggie join the group with visions of heat transfer and CO2 reduction in their eyes.

February 2022: The group sets up shop at the national renewable energy lab!

January 2022: Brandon and Sara crushed their qualifying exams and join the Crane Lab!

January 2022: The Crane Lab has arrived in Colorado!