Michael is a third year PhD student at UC Berkeley. He aims to learn more about molten salt chemistry and sensor development for molten salt systems. His most current research interest focuses on the development of molten salt electrochemical sensors. Some applications of these sensors include system health monitoring, salt chemistry analysis, and thermodynamic property measurements.
Currently, Michael works on several active projects within The SALT Research Group. He has is working on the design and operation of a natural circulation molten salt loop, monitoring the health of a molten salt pump, characterizing thermodynamic reference electrodes in FLiBe, and fabricating an electrochemical probe to be installed in an irradiated molten salt loop.
Outside of academics, Michael enjoys playing, composing, and producing music. He also enjoys reading bespoke science fiction novels, drinking exotic coffee, and providing comic relief for awkward zoom meetings.
B.E. in Chemical Engineering – The City College of New York, 2020