Research Interests

Mike Manno’s efforts are focused on expanding and improving the overall teaching mission for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS). This is primarily done through his teaching responsibilities tied to the department’s Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate lab courses, and his role as lab manager for the Valspar – CEMS Materials Science and Engineering Teaching Lab. His current teaching and research interests include the characterization of materials, thin film deposition, exploring how materials characterization can be used in research fields not traditionally tied to materials science and engineering, and implementing new technologies and teaching pedagogies into college-level courses.

Michael Manno in Lab with students

Email: manno005@umn.edu

Phone: 612/301-2422

Office: 108 Amundson Hall

Support Michael Manno's Research

  • B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana / Champaign, 2005
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & College of Science and Engineering Characterization Facility, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2011-2013