Carl Frick

Professor and Department Head, Mechanical Engineering

Carl Frick joins Colorado School of Mines as Professor and Department Head in Mechanical Engineering. Carl received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and did his post-doctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research. 

Prior to joining Mines, Carl was the department head of Mechanical Engineering at University of Wyoming, where he has been on the faculty since 2008.  Carl is also the Senior Advisor and Co-Founder of Impression Tech, which is developing liquid crystal elastomers for biomedical and safety applications.   Carl’s research activities involve integration of materials science, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering to characterize new materials for use in emerging technologies. Current projects primarily focus on involves exploring the mechanical behavior of materials, with specific interests in metallic & polymer biomaterials, shape memory materials, and nanometer-scale materials.

Contact

Brown Hall W350B
303-273-3053
cfrick@mines.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder (2005)
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder (1999)