Michael Seas

Graduate Student
111 Building 489


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (2016)
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (2018)


Michael joined the Palmstrom group in June 2018. Born and raised in Ohio, he moved to Wyoming to pursue a degree in chemical engineering. During that time, he competed as an NCAA student-athlete for 5 years on the Wyoming cross country and track teams. He went on to receive a master's degree in chemical engineering and his thesis work focused on laser irradiation of carbon films for scalable electronic materials. His work in the Palmstrom lab focuses on using chemical beam epitaxy to create high mobility nanowire arrays for use in topological quantum computing. Michael is pursuing a Ph. D. as a Materials student.


- Selective area growth (SAG) of low dimensional nanowire arrays

- Chemical beam epitaxy (CBE) 

- Superconductor/semiconductor hybrid systems

- Materials and devices for topological quantum computing