Lawrence Cho


Research Assistant Professor


Education: B.S.: Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology; M.S.
and Ph.D.: Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Mailing Address:
Lawrence Cho
George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401 USA

Research Area

  • Hydrogen embrittlement in steel
  • Physical metallurgy, structure/property relationships on steel
  • Zn-assisted liquid metal embrittlement on steel
  • Surface science and the coating technology for steel

Technical Focus

I have 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. My 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

More recently, my 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.