Lawrence Cho

Assistant Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Physical metallurgy, structure/property relationships
  • Liquid metal embrittlement
  • Surface science and the coating technology


Dr. Lawrence Cho is an Assistant Professor with the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC) within the department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines and is also a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

He has been involved in University-Industry collaborative research programs with a strong focus on the application of fundamental steel science to practical challenges related to the development of new and advanced materials for the automotive industry. His previous research focused on the physical metallurgy of coated, advanced high to ultra-high strength steels, specifically related to structure/property relationships, surface science and the coating technology, and liquid metal embrittlement.

More recently, his research interest is in the area of development and evaluation of materials for storage and transport of hydrogen in general and to the problem of hydrogen embrittlement of high strength steels.


B.S.: Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology; M.S.

Ph.D.: Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology


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Lawrence Cho – CV