Michalak Lab People

Last Updated 10/27/17

Michalak Lab Members
Tristan Ballard
Ph.D. Pre-candidate
  • ​Water quality modeling
  • Regional climate change and extremes
Dario Del Giudice

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Hydrological and water quality modeling
  • Bayesian inference and uncertainty quantification
  • Impact of nutrients on lake hypoxia
Yuanyuan Fang

Research Associate

  • Climate and air pollution
  • Biospheric carbon exchange
Jeff Ho

Ph.D. Candidate
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholar (MS)
NSERC Postgraduate Scholar (PhD)

  • Remote sensing of water quality
  • Eutrophication and toxic algal blooms
Scot Miller

Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Nitrous oxide emissions from US agriculture
  • Methane emissions from wetlands and anthropogenic sources in North America
Xuemei (Mae) Qiu

Scientific Programmer

  • Scientific programming
  • Parallel computing
Nina Randazzo
Ph.D. Candidate
  • ​Greenhouse gas source attribution
  • Greenhouse gas flux modeling
Yoichi Shiga
Ph.D. Candidate
AGU Outstanding Student Paper Awardee
  • Atmospheric monitoring network design
  • Fossil fuel emissions estimation
Matthew Shultz
Ph.D. Pre-candidate
  • Water quality modeling
  • Computational aquatic biogeochemistry
Eva Sinha
Ph.D. Candidate
  • Impacts of climate change on water quality and quantity at regional scales
Alumni (Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows)
Friedemann Reum someone Visiting Researcher

"Methane emissions from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf"
Now: Ph.D. student, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Jovan Tadic someone Postdoctoral Researcher 2013-2015
Research Associate 2015-2016

Now: Project Scientist, Climate & Ecosystems Division, Earth & Environmental Sciences Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Chao Li someone Postdoctoral Researcher
Barbara McClintock Fellow (2015)

Now: Research Associate, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria

Nils Hase someone Visiting Researcher

"Sparse reconstruction for large scale atmospheric inverse problems"
Now: Ph.D. student, Center for Industrial Mathematics, University of Bremen

Yuntao Zhou someone Ph.D. 2013
Postdoctoral Researcher 2013-2015
"Improved Estimates of the Spatial Distribution and Temporal Trends of Water Quality Parameters Using Geostatistical Data Fusion Methods"
Now: ‎Associate Professor, College of the Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University
Vineet Yadav someone Postdoctoral Researcher 2008-2011
Senior Research Associate 2011-2014
Now: ‎Research Technologist, Science Data Understanding group, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jakob Zscheischler someone Visiting Researcher

"Impact of Large-Scale Climate Extremes on Biospheric Carbon Fluxes"
Now: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

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: Assistant professor, Department 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: Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

Dorit Hammerling
someone Ph.D. 2012
SAMSI Postdoctoral

"Global Atmospheric CO2 Distributions from Satellite Observations"
Now: Project Scientist II, Computational and Informations Systems Laboratory, Institute for Mathematics Applied to the Geosciences (IMAGe), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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); Environmental Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Greenhouse Gas and Climate Science Measurements Program

Deborah Huntzinger someone Postdoctoral Researcher
Now: Associate 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: Environmental Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Greenhouse Gas and Climate Science Measurements Program; Visiting Research Faculty, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan

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 someone Research Assistant, 2005

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