Mike Hvasta

Assoc. Professional Specialist in the Dept. of Mech. & Aero. Engineering


University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering/Engineering Physics

The College of New Jersey
-B.S. Physics


1. Hvasta, M. G., E. Kolemen, and A. Fisher. “Application of IR imaging for free-surface velocity measurement in liquid-metal systems.” Review of Scientific Instruments 88.1 (2017): 013501.

2. Hvasta1a, M. G., et al. “Experimental calibration procedures for rotating Lorentz-force flowmeters.” (2017).

Mike Hvasta has extensive experience working with liquid metals. From 2008-2013 he worked with high-temperature sodium systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2013-2016 he was the Lead Research Engineer for the Mechanisms Engineering Test Facility at Argonne National Laboratory. Since May 2016 Mike has been working on the Liquid Metal eXperiment (LMX) and the Flowing Liquid Metal Torus (FLIT) experiment at Princeton University and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.