Mike primarily studies the behavior of Martian atmosphere, with a specialization in the radiative-transfer based retrievals of atmospheric parameters in the presence of multiple scattering. He is currently involved with several ongoing spacecraft missions, including the Perseverance rover, the Emirates Mars Mission, and the Trace Gas Orbiter. He remains active in investigations of "dust" particles in astrophysics, including interstellar and circumstellar environments. He is an "offsite" employee, working in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Though he looks much older, Mike received his Ph.D. (Astronomy) in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.