Mike Garvey

Mike Garvey

Ph.D. Student

Expected Year of Graduation: 2012
Research Lab: Distinguished Professor Wilfred T. Tysoe
Major Area of Focus: Physical Chemistry
Previously Attended:
UW - Oshkosh, 2000-2007, B.S. Chemistry/Physics

Why I like Chemistry:

I like chemistry because it gives me a chance to solve hard problems. It is very rewarding when you find the answer to a problem that you have been working on for a long time.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

There are many world class researchers and everyone is willing to make time to help students.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

Research and work on my house. I also like to golf when I find a little free time.

Research Goals:

I would like to help contribute to the understanding of the fundamental processes that give rise to friction.

Publications:

J. A. Boscoboinik, F. C. Calaza, M. T. Garvey and W. T. Tysoe, "Identification of Adsorption Ensembles on Bimetallic Alloys," J. Phys. Chem. C (2010), 114, 1875–1880.

J. Boscoboinik, J. Kestell, M. Garvey, M. Weinert and W. T. Tysoe, "Creation of Low-Coordination Gold Sites on Au(111) Surface by 1,4-phenylene Diisocyanide Adsorption," Top Catal (2011), 54, 20–25.

L. Burkholder, M. Garvey, M. Weinert and W. T. Tysoe, "Structure of Methyl Pyruvate and alpha-(1-Naphthyl)ethylamine on Pd(111)," J. Phys. Chem. C (2011), 115, 8790–8797.

M. Garvey, O. J. Furlong, M. Weinert and W.T. Tysoe, "Shear properties of potassium chloride films on iron obtained using density functional theory," J. Phys.: Condens. Matter (2011), 23, 265003.

M. Garvey, M. Weinert and W. T. Tysoe, "On the Pressure Dependence of Shear Strengths in Sliding, Boundary-Layer Friction," Tribol. Lett. (2011), 44, 67–74.

M. Garvey, M. Weinert and W.T. Tysoe, "On the film thickness dependence of shear strengths in sliding, boundary-layer friction," Wear (2011), doi:10.1016/j.wear.2011.09.008.

M. Garvey, J. Boscoboinik, L. Burkholder, J. Walker, C. Plaisance, M. Neurock, W. Tysoe, "The Structure of the Au/Pd(100) Alloy Surface," submitted to J. Phys. Chem. C.

Awards:

2009 Louise A. Arndt Fellowship