Sandia combustion and atmospheric scientist Hope Michelsen (Combustion Chemistry Dept.) has been named by the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame as the 2013 Outstanding Woman in Science. She is the first Sandian to receive this award. Hope is being honored for her atmospheric science research, specifically, for developing methods of measuring soot, understanding how soot is formed, and building & deploying a mobile research facility coupled with atmospheric modeling to trace and identify the origins of greenhouse gases.
“Hope’s work in atmospheric science has been outstanding and clearly places her in the prestigious ranks of the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame,” said (now former) Division 8000 Vice President Rick Stulen. “This is a well-deserved recognition.”