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 synthesis and 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.


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 joined the Crane Lab!

January 2022: The Crane Lab has arrived in Colorado!