Michael Bono

Postdoctoral Associate



PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 2015, Cornell University

MS, Mechanical Engineering, 2013, Cornell University

BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2009, Union College



  • Bono MS, Garcia RD, Sri-Jayantha DV, Ahner BA, Kirby BJ (2015). Measurement of lipid accumulation in Chlorella vulgaris via flow cytometry and 1H NMR for development of an NMR-traceable flow cytometry protocol. PLOS ONE 10(8):e0134846
  • Juhl SJ, Dunn NJ, Carroll MK, Anderson AM, Bruno BA, Madero JE, Bono MS (2015). Epoxide-assisted alumina aerogels by rapid supercritical extraction.Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 426:141–149
  • Bono MS, Ahner BA, Kirby BJ (2013). Detection of algal lipid accumulation due to nitrogen limitation via dielectric spectroscopy of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii suspensions in a coaxial transmission line sample cell. Bioresource Technology 143:623–631
  • Bono MS, Anderson AM, Carroll MK (2010). Alumina aerogels prepared via rapid supercritical extraction. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology53:216-226
  • Anderson AM, Carroll MK, Green EC, Melville JT, Bono MS (2010). Hydrophobic silica aerogels prepared via rapid supercritical extraction. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 53:199-207

Awards & Honors

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Student Symposium Grant, 2012

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, 2010

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention, 2010

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2008

American Electric Power Scholarship, 2008

Raytheon/FIRST Robotics Scholarship, 2007 and 2008

Daniel F. Pullman Engineering Prize, Union College, 2009

Presidential Green Grant, Union College, 2008

Eagle Scout Rank, 2005


Research Interests

Measurement science

Material characterization

Development of sensors for real-world problems in water, agriculture, energy, and the environment


Analytical chemistry

Dielectric spectroscopy

Electrokinetic phenomena

Flow cytometry

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

Sol-gel chemistry

Statistical inference


Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University, 2009 – 2015

Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, 2010 and 2014

Visiting Researcher, University of Southampton (Southampton, UK), 2014

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Union College, 2007 – 2009


Other Interests and Hobbies

Running, lifting, reading, cooking, and making art