Environmental Management & Business Institute

EMBI

Michael Zorn

Michael Zorn

Associate Dean / Professor

ES 317D

Research Interests

Utilization of catalysis and photocatalysis for conversion of undesirable organic compounds to non-toxic products or for treatment of organic wastes to generate energy. Evaluation of anaerobic digestion systems that can be used to convert waste material (food scraps, manure, etc.) to methane or other high value chemical product. Extraction of hemicellulose sugars (that can be fermented to ethanol) from wood using supercritical carbon dioxide and sonication technologies. Development of sensors for environmental and biomedical applications.

Education

Undergraduate - Chemistry, UW-Green Bay. Ph.D. - Environmental Chemistry and Technology, UW-Madison