Michael S. Engel biography

Michael S. Engel

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1971 –

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Who is Michael S. Engel?

Michael S. Engel, FLS is an American paleontologist and entomologist. He has undertaken field work in Central Asia, Asia Minor, the Levant, Arabia, eastern Africa, the high Arctic, and South and North America, and published more than 535 papers in scientific journals. He was trained at the University of Kansas where in 1993 he received a B.Sc. in Physiology & Cell Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry, and at Cornell University where in 1998 he obtained his Ph.D. in Entomology. In 2006 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work in insect paleontology. Dr. Engel is an authority on the geological history, phylogeny, and taxonomy of insects, and has made particular contributions to the systematics of living and fossil Zoraptera, Isoptera, Dermaptera, Raphidioptera, Neuroptera, and Hymenoptera, most notably the bees, including the honey bees. Some of Dr. Engel's research images have been included in exhibitions on the aesthetic value of scientific imagery. During his career Dr. Engel has discovered and described over 250 new genera/subgenera and over 600 new species of living and fossil arthropods, mostly insects but also Onychophora and Arachnida.

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Born
Sep 24, 1971
Creve Coeur
Also known as
  • Michael Engel
Spouses
Religion
  • United Church of Christ
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas
    Chemistry
    (1989 - 1993)
  • Doctorate, Cornell University
    Entomology
    ( - 1998)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Kansas
Lived in
  • United States of America

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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