Toberer Research Group


Welcome to the Toberer group at the Colorado School of Mines! In our group, we seek to discover and design new energy materials through collaborative, interdisciplinary research.  These investigations often require the union of solid state chemistry, materials science, and condensed matter physics.  We benefit from the complementary viewpoints provided by experiments and simulations.  Our efforts span both fundamental research and materials to directly address renewable energy and climate change.


Open Positions


We have several open positions for PhD students in both experimental and computational research.

We invite students at all levels for 12 month research-focused stays. More information here.

Undergraduates are welcome to discuss opportunities to apply for a MURF.  For further information, please email


Contact Information

Eric Toberer


Office: Coorstek 305

Labs: Coorstek 370 and GRL 240


Emily Freed

Research Manager for ID4 and REU


 Group News!

  • Claire won best talk in the Boston MRS Thermoelectric symposium
  • Rachel won best poster at ECT in Barecelona
  • Caitlin has graduated and is off to NASA JPL
  • Jesse has graduated and is off to Sandia National Laboratory
  • Kamil won the International Thermoelectric Society’s Graduate Student Award
  • Celeste has graduated and is off to postdoc at Stanford
  • Grace has decided to stay with us for graduate school
  • Celeste got a Materials at Mines Best Paper Award
  • Rachel won a NDSEG Fellowship
  • Shannon won a NSF GRFP
  • Kaitlyn has graduate and is staying at NREL with a NASA postdoc fellowship
  • Vanessa won a NSF GRFP
  • Eric won the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering
  • Jesse won the Mines Mentorship Award
  • Brenden has graduated and is off to postdoc at UC Santa Barbara