Mike May, PhD, Author Profile

Mike May Bio PictureMike May, PhD, is an Ohio-based freelance writer and editor for science and technology. He earned a PhD in neurobiology from Cornell University. His resume includes hundreds of articles and many editing projects, including Scientific American Worldview.

Recent Articles

Product Focus: UV-VIS Spectroscopy

Product Focus: UV-VIS Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy can cover a range of wavelengths, and this article focuses on the ultraviolet (UV) and visible (Vis) s...
Vacuum Pumps: Advanced Features

Vacuum Pumps: Advanced Features

Scientists developed vacuum pumps—and their cousins—centuries ago. Until relatively recently, though, t...
Product Focus: Lab Ovens

Product Focus: Lab Ovens

Nearly every lab or production facility of any sort needs an oven. Moreover, those ovens get used in a wide range o...
Product Focus: Casework

Product Focus: Casework

More than just surfaces and storage, today’s laboratory casework makes a statement. For one thing, the right ...
Making Data Meaningful

Making Data Meaningful

A search of Google Trends for “big data” in news headlines reveals almost no interest until 2011, and t...
Product Focus: pH Meters

Product Focus: pH Meters

The frequency of measuring might be one of the biggest trends in pH meters. “It used to be an occasional meas...
Fieldworthy Instrumentation

Fieldworthy Instrumentation

A forensics investigator dusts a crime scene for fingerprints. When she finds one, she reaches to her holster, pull...
Product Focus: Microplate Readers

Product Focus: Microplate Readers

Life scientists started using microplates in the 1950s, with some of the first ones literally machined from solid b...
Product Focus: Baths and Chillers

Product Focus: Baths and Chillers

Across research laboratories and industrial manufacturing facilities, many processes must be kept at a specific temperature, ...

Product Focus: Lab Washers

A lab washer provides convenience, saves water and energy, and provides many more options for cleaning. In fact, the options ...

Product Focus: Homogenizers

New applications are being developed for homogenizers and are important in mixing suspensions, lotions, pastes, and dry-grind...