Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence and Associate Scientist
Anna Michel is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She also serves as the Chief Scientist for the National Deep Submergence Facility, that operates HOV Alvin, ROV Jason, and AUV Sentry. Her research focuses on the development of new in situ sensors and sensing platforms for advancing our understanding of ocean chemistry in locations ranging from the deep sea to the Arctic. Michel’s lab is developing technologies for measuring both greenhouse gases and microplastics. Committed to educating the next generation of ocean engineers, Michel teaches and advises students in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. Michel received BS degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology and an MS in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has a PhD in Mechanical and Oceanographic Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. Michel completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University as the MIRTHE Center Research and Teaching Fellow. Michel was a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, the Arons Award, and a National Academies Gulf Research Fellowship.