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

INSIGHTS on Tackling Food Fraud

INSIGHTS on Tackling Food Fraud

For the general public, the concern over food fraud revolves around headline-grabbing examples, such as melamine&md...
Product Focus: Pipettes

Product Focus: Pipettes

In my days in the lab, a pipette seemed about as impersonal as a lab tool could get. Today’s world of scienti...
Product Focus: Chillers

Product Focus: Chillers

Many labs use chillers to control the cooling needed for some processes. To make the device work, a chiller uses a ...
Automating Your Lab

Automating Your Lab

The concept of lab automation sounds almost magical, as if a sophisticated machine here or there makes a lab run by...
Vacuum Pumps: Advanced Features

Vacuum Pumps: Advanced Features

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

Product Focus: Casework

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