Beyond The Blue Podcast
Beyond The Blue is a podcast series highlighting Boise State students, faculty and alumni who are proudly representing the university on campus and across the globe.
Award-winning professor wants to change the way materials corrode
There’s a complex interplay between a material and its environment. People see the result of this relationship more often than they realize, like when noticing corrosion or rust on metal objects. But there are underlying mechanisms that go way beyond just what is seen. Mike Hurley, an assistant professor in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering and one of the five National Science Foundation CAREER awardees representing Boise State for 2020, is using state-of-the-art instruments and methods to go much deeper into this fascinating relationship. His research also looks to guide engineers to design materials with new, innovative properties that are more reliable than ever before.