Mike is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at CU and is currently the chair of that department. Mike is also faculty in the CU Environmental Engineering program. He earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering Science at Caltech in 1997 and then did stints at MIT Environmental Health Sciences, CSU Atmospheric Sciences, and DU Chemistry before finally landing at CU. Mike has been teaching engineering core classes like Statics and Measurements as well as electives like Cookstove Assessment and Project Based Learned in Rural Schools. His research interests focus on improving human and environmental health through improving air quality. He likes to develop and apply novel measurement tools to these research interests. In his spare time, Mike likes to play with his three boys, Galileo, Calder, and Darwin, and go for hikes with his wife.