Advanced Steel Processing & Products Research Center

                                                           Research At The Interface Between Users And Producers Of Steel

The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC) is dedicated to attaining excellence in the study of steel.  The Center was initially established by the National Science Foundation as one of over fifty Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. Thanks to corporate supporters from all over the world, the ASPPRC is now self-sufficient. Cooperation and frequent communication between industrial sponsors and the faculty, staff and students involved in the center forms the basis of the ASPPRC’s success.

Today students at the ASPPRC study primarily three types of steel: bar and forging steels; sheet and coated steels; and plate and hot rolled steels. Students conduct research to work towards either a Master’s of Science or Doctorate of Philosophy. In addition to research, the students work closely with corporate sponsors.

The ASPPRC is located at the Colorado School of Mines.
Come visit us in Hill Hall!

John G. Speer, Director ASPPRC
(303) 273-3897

Fax: (303) 273-3016

Karen Abt, ASPPRC Administrator
(303) 273-3025

Fax: (303) 273-3016


Mailing Address
George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Hill Hall
Golden, CO 80401  USA

Shipping Address (Large Shipments)
ASPPRC Shipping and Receiving
Colorado School of Mines
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401 USA