Ph.D Student, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University
M.S., Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University
B.S., Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University
Michael is a Ph.D. candidate working with Prof. Desirée Plata in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale. His research focuses on developing a mechanistic understanding of the gas chemistry in carbon nanotube (CNT) synthesis to simultaneously improve quality control and sustainability of CNT production. Previously, Michael used next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to study microbial population dynamics in engineered systems – specifically, algal growth reactors for biofuel production and membrane separation systems for water purification. Before Yale, Michael attended Northwestern University, where he majored in environmental engineering and researched the transport of inorganic contaminants in lake systems.