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Environmental Science

Michael Zorn

Michael Zorn
Associate Professor
LS 465
(920) 465-5758

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


  • Principles of Chemistry I
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Systems