MICHAEL L FREE

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Professor, Metallurgical Engineering

Research

Research Summary

My primary research areas include hydrometallurgy, corrosion, and electrometallurgy that are applied in electrodeposition of novel materials such as photovoltaic materials, electrorefining of metals, battery technology and electrode material synthesis, electrochemical process modeling, metal extraction, corrosion mitigation and modeling, particle processing, interfacial phenomena, and biooxidation/bioreduction.

Research Statement

My research interests are focused primarily on metals and their interactions with solution environments. This area of research is often generally referred to as chemical metallurgy or more specifically as a combination of electrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy. Consequently, most of my research has involved electrodeposition and corrosion as well as metal and metal compound reaction chemistry.

Research Keywords

  • Photovoltaics, Interest Level: 4
  • Hydrometallurgy, Interest Level: 4
  • Electrochemistry, Interest Level: 4
  • Corrosion, Interest Level: 4

Research Groups

  • Joshua Greene, Graduate Student. 01/01/2017 - present.
  • Jaron Wallace, Undergraduate Student. 09/01/2016 - present.
  • Zonliang Zhang, Graduate Student. 08/16/2016 - present.
  • Marina McNeill, Undergraduate Student. 01/01/2016 - present.
  • Erik Sundberg, Graduate Student. 08/17/2015 - present.
  • Sayan Sarkar, Graduate Student. 08/2015 - present.
  • Brandon Anglesey, Graduate Student. 08/2015 - present.
  • Wyatt McNeill, Undergraduate Student. 04/2015 - present.
  • Syamantak Roy, Graduate Student. 08/2014 - present.
  • Brandon Anglesey, Undergraduate Student. 08/2014 - 08/2015.
  • Jae-Hun Cho, Graduate Student. 08/2014 - present.
  • Urian Marshall, Undergraduate Student. 03/01/2014 - 07/01/2016.
  • Joshua Werner, Graduate Student. 01/05/2014 - present.
  • Colton Allred, Undergraduate Student. 11/15/2013 - 08/2015.
  • Dr. Prashant Sarswat, Research Professor. 09/16/2013 - present.
  • Dr. Amarchand Sathyapalan, Research Professor. 09/16/2013 - present.
  • Alexander Derrick, Graduate Student. 08/15/2013 - 06/2015.
  • Weizhi Zeng, Graduate Student. 01/01/2013 - present.
  • Gaosong Yi, Graduate Student. 08/15/2012 - present.
  • Nathan Hamilton, Undergraduate Student. 06/30/2012 - 04/2015.
  • Yakun Zhu, Graduate Student. 08/15/2010 - 12/2015.