Mike's research interests are in mathematical modeling of environmental systems and quality, uncertainty analysis, value-of-information decision analysis, water-energy integrated assessment, and sensor-data fusion. Mike has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an MS degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He also has MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. Mike is a California-licensed Professional Engineer (Civil), and has worked at an environmental engineering firm where he conducted environmental health risk assessments. He is Deputy Leader of the Sustainable Energy Systems Group and former Leader of the Airflow and Pollutant Transport Group (Indoor Environment Dept.). Mike has been at LBNL since 1998. Mike's personal website is http://workbench.lbl.gov/~mdsohn/
Population Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling for the Human Lactational Transfer of PCB 153 with Consideration of Worldwide Human Biomonitoring Results." Environmental Health Perspectives 116, no. 12 (2008): 1629-1634. "
Rapid Data Assimilation in the Indoor Environment: Theory and Examples from Real-Time Interpretation of Indoor Plumes of Airborne Chemical In 29th NATO/SPS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution and its Application. Aveiro, Portugal, 2008.
Rapid Data Assimilation in the Indoor Environment: theory and examples from real-time interpretation of indoor plumes of airborne chemicals." In Air Pollution Modeling and its Applicatiion XIX, edited by Carlos Borrego and Anna Isabel Miranda, 263-277. New York: Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2008. "
Using Information on Uncertainty to Improve Environmental Fate Modeling: A Case Study on DDT." Environmental Science and Technology 43, no. 1 (2008): 128-134. "
Influence of indoor transport and mixing times scales on the performance of sensor systems for characterizing contaminant releases." Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007): 9530-9542. "
Predicting Size-Resolved Particle Behavior in Multizone Buildings." Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007): 1473-1482. "
Siting Bio-Samplers in Buildings." Risk Analysis 27 (2007): 877-886. "
Trade-offs between moving and stationary particle collectors for detecting a bio-agent plume." Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007): 8818-8824. "
Prospective Hazard Assessment and Sensitivity Analysis for Buckminsterfullerene in the Environment. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006.
Systems approach to evaluating sensor characteristics for real-time monitoring of high-risk indoor contaminant releases." Atmospheric Environment 40 (2006): 3490-3502. "