McClellan, Michael

Michael McClellan
Alumnus, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, 2018


My professional goal is to conduct research in atmospheric chemistry. My undergraduate research involved aerosols and mass spectrometry, but I wish to expand my scope of research as a graduate student. Since atmospheric problems such as air pollution are transnational concerns and can be addressed by wide collaborative efforts, I also wish to engage with researchers in areas that touch human health and public policy in order to have the largest impact on the world’s pressing atmospheric problems.

Read more, or watch a video: Inspiration in a Spray Can

Doctoral Dissertation: Estimating Regional Nitrous Oxide Emissions Using Isotopic Ratio Observations and a Bayesian Inverse Framework, September 2018

Advisor: Prof. Ronald Prinn

Education + Credentials
BA (summa cum laude), Chemistry, Carleton College, 2013
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, MIT, 2018i

Recent Publications

Student Dissertation or Thesis
McClellan, M.J. (2018). PhD Thesis, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Jan 05, 2016
Student Spotlight
Joint Program News | 
Feb 01, 2012