Michael is a first year PhD student in the SALT Research Group. He received his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York. Michael previously studied thermal hydraulics of VHTR’s as an undergraduate research assistant. He now focuses his studies in electrochemical methods used to measure transport and chemical properties of molten salts for advanced reactors.
The first project Michael works on in the group is the design and operation of a Natural Circulation Molten Salt Corrosion Loop which is sponsored by ThorCon. Michael’s latest project is designing and characterizing a Thermodynamic Reference Electrode for FLiBe and FLiNaK, thanks to funding from Ultramet. Both projects require his mechanical and chemical design skills in order to develop new technology for electrochemical analysis and molten salt chemistry control.
2021 NSF GRFP Honorary Mention
2020 NRC Student Scholarship
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ORCID Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0285-542X