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Michael Mendillo
Providence, Rhode Island
Alma materProvidence College, Boston University
Scientific career
InstitutionsBoston University
Doctoral advisorMichael D. Papagiannis

Michael Mendillo is a professor of astronomy at Boston University. His primary research interests include space physics, planetary atmospheres, observations and models.[1] He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. [2]


In 1966, Mendillo received his B.S. in physics from Providence College. In 1971, Mendillo received his Ph.D. from Boston University in physics and astronomy[1].

Mendillo became a professor of astronomy at Boston University in 1985, where he works presently.


Mendillo leads a research group that has developed new imaging techniques for observations of emissions from the atmospheres of the Earth, planets and moons.[1] With the help of his research group, Mendillo led the discoveries of extraordinary large, tenuous atmospheres of sodium gas on Jupiter, on the Earth's moon and in comet Hale-Bopp. He is also known for his work on Active Experiments, the research technique of introducing known gaseous perturbations into space plasmas, observing the effects, and deriving the basic physical processes that govern the system.[3][4][5]

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Category:Fellows of the American Geophysical Union Category:Living people Category:Boston University faculty Category:Boston University Category:American physicists


  1. ^ a b c "Michael Mendillo". BU Center for Space Physics. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  2. ^ Tinch, Crystal. "AAS Member Anniversaries in 2017". AAS. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Michael Mendillo". BU Public Relations. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  4. ^ Sahai, Y; Bettencourt, JB; Takahashi, T; Mendillo, M (1990). "Comparison of Low-Latitude Ionospheric Model with Observations of OI 6300 Emission and Ionospheric Parameters" (PDF). Planet. Space Sci. 38 (10): 1243. Bibcode:1990P&SS...38.1243S. doi:10.1016/0032-0633(90)90129-E. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  5. ^ Mendillo, Michael; Semeter, Joshua (September 1997). "A Nonlinear Optimization Technique for Ground-Based Atmospheric Emission Tomography" (PDF). IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 35 (5): 1105. Bibcode:1997ITGRS..35.1105S. doi:10.1109/36.628779. Retrieved 17 September 2021.