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Michael I. Mishchenko
Project Scientist
Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Michael I. Mishchenko is a Senior Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City and the Project Scientist for the NASA Glory Satellite Mission. After graduating from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1983, he gained his PhD and Habilitation Doctoral degrees from the Main Astronomical Observatory (MAO) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU, Kyiv) in 1987 and 2008, respectively. He worked in MAO from 1987–92 and has been at GISS thereafter. Mishchenko has been Principal Investigator on several NASA, NOAA, and DoD research projects and has served as Topical Editor and Editorial Board member of such leading scientific journals as Applied Optics, Kinematics and Physics of Celes-tial Bodies, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, and Waves in Random and Complex Media. Since 2006 he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer.

Mishchenko was a Project Manager for the NASA/WCRP Global Aerosol Climatology Project (1998–2002) and has been the Glory Project Scientist since 2003. He has published four monographs (with Cambridge University Press, Academic Press, and Springer), 16 peer-reviewed book chapters, and 190 peer-reviewed journal papers. He has (co)organized 6 International conferences and served as Guest Editor for 7 special journal issues. He is a recipient of the N. P. Barabashov Award of the NASU, the Henry G. Houghton Award of the American Meteorological Society, the Arthur S. Flemming Award of the George Washington University, the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, and 11 other NASA awards. In 2009 asteroid 22686 (1998 QL53) was named “Mishchenko”.

Mishchenko is a Vice-President of the Ukrainian Astronomical Association, an elected member of the Council of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in New York, and an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Optical Society of America, The Institute of Physics, and the American Meteorological Society. His research interests have included electromagnetic scattering, radiative transfer, and remote sensing.