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Dr. C. Michael Hogan served a term as Editor in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Earth which term concluded in 2012. In addition to authoring a number of papers for the Encyclopedia of Earth, he is a physicist who has published over 1220 peer reviewed articles in other journals and government monographs in the fields of molecular biology, quantum spin-waves, atmospheric physics, biogeochemistry, hydrological modeling, species population dynamics, ecological modeling and environmental impact analysis. He has served as the President and Chief Technical Officer of Earth Metrics Inc. and earlier as Director of the Environmental Systems Laboratory unit of ESL Inc. Earlier professional work includes research scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center and graduate faculty at the University of Santa Clara and San Jose State University. With emphasis on research in North America, he has conducted ecological research in 31 different countries. Dr. Hogan has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, and a founding Director of the Association of Environmental Professionals. He received a PhD in physics from Stanford University and BS. from Princeton University.

A selection of research projects follows:

  • Solution of the coupling between Newtonian collision dynamics and Maxwell Boltzmann energy distribution for a two-dimensional gas. Princeton University
  • Original synthesis of new organic compounds as first University Scholar, Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University
  • Solution for spinwave eigenvalues for impurity doped insulating ferromagnet, Stanford University PhD dissertation
  • Development of new ablative materials for nosecone of Apollo Space Program Manager, Ames Research Center, NASA
  • Development and calibration of first comprehensive air quality line source model, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Project Manager, Boston Transportation Planning Review, Air, Noise and Energy Analysis
  • Project Manager, I66 Widening, Arlington, Va, U.S.Supreme Court Case, Air Quality and Acoustics
  • Development of first comprehensive computer model for pesticide transport, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Principal in charge, Groundwater mapping of north Monterey County Ca. for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Principal in charge, Radioisotopic mapping of watersheds in Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah for the Bureau of Land Management