Joining Boise State University in the summer of 2007, Dr. Michael Hurley received his Ph.D., and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and a B.S. in Engineering Science (with an emphasis on Materials Science) from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Areas of Interest
Environmental degradation of materials through applied electrochemistry. Mainly focused on understanding and predicting corrosion in various complex applications and environments. Research typically involves corrosion testing, materials characterization and design, predictive modeling, and sensor development to improve performance or enable prognostic health monitoring of structures and/or materials. Results from this type of research enable improved materials life-cycle-analysis and assessment of the impact of materials selection and design choices on the natural environment.