Dr. Michael Liemohn

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Dr. Michael Liemohn, University of
Michigan – 
Dr. Liemohn is a Professor in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. His primary research interest is to gain a better understanding of the space environment around Earth and other solar system bodies. The main emphasis of his work is quantifying energetic charged-particle motion and plasma interaction with electric and magnetic fields. This effort includes the development and application of theoretical physics-based computer models, used in conjunction with extensive data analysis, to reveal the basic physical processes governing the universe. 

Dr. Liemohn has played a very active role in directing the space physics research community, leading several committees and research groups and serving on many others. Dr. Liemohn is the current Chair of NASA’s Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC) and co-chair of the Partnership Task Force for the American Geophysical Union. He served 6 years as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geophysics Research - Space Physics, the premiere journal in this field, from 2013 – 2019. Other leadership roles include serving as chairman of the Steering Committee for NSF's Geospace Environment Modeling Program, chairman of the NASA Geospace Management Operations Working Group, team leader for two Focused Science Teams with the NASA Living With a Star program, and as a member of both a Panel and a Working Group for the 2013 Solar and Space Physics Decadal Strategy document. 

As of February 2021, Dr. Liemohn was author or co-author of 218 peer-reviewed publications in print, press, or submitted (59 first author) and 648 scientific presentations (88 invited). He has advised 7 postdoctoral fellows, 19 graduate students, and 25 undergraduates.

Dr. Liemohn earned his Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science at the University of Michigan and Bachelor’s of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.