Michalak Lab People

Last Updated 4/9/14

Michalak Lab Members
Yuanyuan Fang

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Climate and air pollution
  • Biospheric carbon exchange
Jeff Ho

Ph.D. Pre-candidate
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholar (MS)
NSERC Postgraduate Scholar (PhD)

  • Water sustainability and climate
  • Eutrophication and toxic algal blooms
Chao Li

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Stochastic simulation of hydrological time series
  • Climate change and extreme weather
  • Hydrometric network evaluation
Xuemei (Mae) Qiu

Scientific Programmer

  • Scientific programming
  • Parallel computing
Yoichi Shiga
Ph.D. Candidate
AGU Outstanding Student Paper Awardee
  • Atmospheric monitoring network design
  • Fossil fuel emissions estimation
Eva Sinha
Ph.D. Pre-candidate
  • Impacts of climate change on water quality and quantity at regional scale
Jovan Tadic

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Satellite remote sensing of CH4 and CO2
  • Airborne measurements and instrument designs
  • Urban outflow quantification
Vineet Yadav
Senior Research Associate
  • Estimation using massive data
  • Data assimilation for carbon cycle science
Yuntao Zhou
Ph.D. 2013;
Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Hypoxia in lakes and estuaries
  • Contamination of water sediments
Alumni (Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows)
Jakob Zscheischler someone Visiting Researcher

"Impact of Large-Scale Climate Extremes on Biospheric Carbon Fluxes"
Now: Ph.D. student, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Dan Obenour someone Ph.D. 2013
UM Water Center
Research Fellow

"Assessing the Causes and Severity of Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Using Geostatistical and Mechanistic Modeling"
Now: UM Water Center Research Fellow, NOAA Great Lakes Env. Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Starting Fall 2014: Assistant professor, Dept. of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University

Abhishek Chatterjee Ph.D. 2012
NASA Earth & Space Science Fellow
NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellow

"Data Assimilation for Atmospheric CO2: Towards Improved Estimates of CO2 Concentrations and Fluxes"
Now: Postdoctoral fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Dorit Hammerling
someone Ph.D. 2012
SAMSI Postdoctoral

"Global Atmospheric CO2 Distributions from Satellite Observations"
Now: Postdoctoral fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)

Sharon Gourdji someone Ph.D. 2011
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow
NEXUS Fullbright Scholar

"Improved Estimates of Regional-scale Land-Atmosphere CO2 Exchange Using Geostatistical Atmospheric Inverse Models"
Now: Crop and Livestock Modelling Scientist, Decision and Policy Analysis Program, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Deborah Huntzinger someone Postdoctoral Researcher
Now: Assistant professor of climate sciences, Northern Arizona University
Kim Mueller someone Ph.D. 2011
AMS/UCAR Congressional Science Fellow

"A Data-Driven Multi-Scale Statistical Investigation of Regional Sources and Sinks to Improve Knowledge of Terrestrial Carbon Cycling"
Now: Research staff, Science and Technology Policy Institute

Alanood Alkhaled someone Ph.D. 2009

"Remote Sensing of CO2: Geostatistical Tools for Assessing Spatial Variability, Quantifying Representation Errors, and Gap-Filling"
Now: Assistant professor, Kuwait University

Shahar Shlomi someone Ph.D. 2009

"Combining Geostatistical Analysis and Flow-and-Transport Models to Improve Groundwater Contaminant Plume Estimation"
Now: Senior modeling engineer,Gas Technology Institute

Meng-Ying Li someone Ph.D. 2008 "The M-Scale Model: A Multi-Scale Model for Decision Support of On-Site Remediation"
Now: Senior system analyst, Taiwan GIS Center

Alumni (Undergraduate and masters students)
Frank Sedlar someone Research Assistant, 2011-2012
Sophie Christian someone Research Assistant, 2008-2011

B.S. (2011) Industrial and Operations Engineering, U. Michigan

Jill Ostrowski someone Research Assistant, 2007-2010

B.S. (2007), M.S. (2010), Civil and Environmental Engineering, U. Michigan.

David Sena someone Research Assistant, 2009-2010

M.S. (2010) School of Natural Resources and Environmental, U. Michigan

Christopher Baik someone Research Assistant, 2008-2009

B.S. (2012) Computer Science and Engineering, U. Michigan

Landon Smith someone Research Assistant, 2008-2009
Miranda (Katie) Malkin someone Research Assistant, 2005

B.S. (2008) U. Michigan

Charles Humphriss   Research Assistant, 2005

B.S. (2006) Civil and Environmental Engineering, U. Michigan