The U-M Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering celebrated several retirements over the course of 2022. Congratulations to the following faculty on their retirement!
Stephen W. Bougher, Andrew F. Nagy Collegiate Research Professor and research professor in climate and space sciences and engineering in the College of Engineering, June 30, 2022. Bougher received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1977, his M.S. from the University of Colorado in 1980 and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1985. He spent his early career at the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a postdoctoral fellow before joining the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona as an associate/assistant research scientist supporting NASA planetary missions to Venus and Mars. Bougher joined U-M as a senior research scientist in 2002 and became a research professor in 2003. Bougher’s research focused on planetary upper atmospheres within the solar system. He contributed significantly to NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, culminating in his recent participation as a co-investigator and interdisciplinary scientist for the NASA MAVEN mission. Bougher serves on major advisory committees of NASA and the National Research Council. He received the Office of the Vice President of Research’s Outstanding Research Achievement Award and the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Research Scientist Award. In addition, he received NASA’s Group Achievement Award for the MRO and MAVEN Mission Science Teams. (The University Record.)
Lennard A. Fisk, Thomas M. Donahue Distinguished University Professor of Space Science and professor of climate and space sciences and engineering in the College of Engineering, May 31, 2022. Fisk received his A.B. degree in physics from Cornell University in 1965 and his Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of California, San Diego in 1969. He was a National Academy of Sciences postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and an astrophysicist at GSFC before joining the faculty at the University of New Hampshire in 1977. He later became director of research and vice president for research and financial affairs. Fisk also served as the NASA associate administrator for space science and applications. He joined U-M as chair and professor in 1993. Fisk is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of Astronautics, a foreign member of Academia Europaea and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He was elected president of COSPAR in 2014. He is a co-founder of the Michigan Aerospace Corp. and was a director of the Orbital-ATK Corp. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal, the Atwood Award and the Henry Russel Lectureship. (The University Record.)
Perry Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science, also presented The Perry Samson Colloquium on December 1, 2022, in anticipation of his upcoming retirement. Video is available on the CLASP Seminar Series website.