Michael R. Combi

Professional Activities and Achievements

Dr. Combi is currently an Editor for the planetary science journal, Icarus, and has served on numerous NASA panels including the Comet Rendezvous Asteroid Flyby Peer Review Panel, the Planetary Astronomy Review Panel, the Hubble Space Telescope Solar System Review Panel, the NASA Planetary Data System Small Bodies Node Peer Review Panel, NASA's Planetary Comparative Review Panel and current on NASA's Planetary System Science Management Operations Working Group. Dr. Combi is a regular reviewer for a number of international scientific journals. He has twice received the Editor's Letter of Commendation from the planetary science journal Icarus. He is currently the Director of AOSS's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, funded by the NSF which provides real-world research university experience for undergraduate majors in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering, from any college or university. He has also been an active member of the College of Engineering, the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences (AOSS), currently serving on the University's Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) and continuing on the University Senate Assembly. In addition, he has served on and chaired a number of search and promotion committees, and is a member of the College of Engineering and University Research Scientist Awards Committees. He won the College of Engineering Outstanding Research Scientist Award for 1996-1997 and the University of Michigan Distinguished Research Scientist Award in 2003. In 2005 asteroid 17060 was named "Mikecombi" in honor of his contributions to the detailed modeling of cometary comae.


Please send your questions and/or comments to mcombi@umich.edu.

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