Michael Wadas

  • Program Years: 2018-2022
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Field of Study: Fluid Mechanics and High Energy Density Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Eric Johnsen
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2017

Current Status

  • Research Area: Fluid Mechanics and High Energy Density Physics


Journal Publications

M. Wadas, G. Cearley, J. Eggert, E. Johnsen, M. Millot, "A Theoretical approach for transient shock strengthening in high-energy-density laser compression experiments," Physics of Plasmas, Vol 28, Art. 082708, 2021.

M. Wadas and E. Johnsen, "Interactions of two bubbles along a gaseous interface undergoing the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in two dimensions," Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, Vol 409, Art. 132480, 2020.

M. J. Wadas, M. Tweardy, N. Bajaj, A. K. Murray, G. T.-C. Chiu, E. A. Nauman, J. F. Rhoads, "Detection of Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarkers with Resonant Microsystems," IEEE Sensors Letters. 2017. 1(6): 2501304.


M. Wadas, M. Tweardy, N. Bajaj, A. Murray, G. Chiu, E. Nauman, J. Rhoads, Integration of micropipette system and microelectromechanical resonant system to minimize the biological sample volume required for disease diagnostics. U.S. Patent Pending.


Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Honorable Mention

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) Finalist

Stamps Leadership Scholarship

Purdue Trustee Scholarship

Bottomley Research Fellowship

Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship

Malott Innovation Award Finalist

Fannie & John Hertz Foundation Fellowship Finalist

First in Class in Purdue University Mechanical Engineering

Lawrence Livermore National Lab Summer Student Poster Symposium Best Poster Award

Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) Graduate Student Symposium Best Poster Award

Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium Best Poster Award