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Michael A. Coplan

Michael A. Coplan, American research educator. Achievements include pioneered measurement of the composition of a comet. Recipient Public Service Group Achievement award National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1979, Group Achievement award, 1986. Member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Coplan, Michael A. was born on April 26, 1938 in Cleveland. Son of Barnett A. and Esther (Berger) Coplan.

Education

Bachelor, Williams College, 1960;Master of Science, Yale University, 1961;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1963.

Career

National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow, U. Paris, 1963-1964;North Atlantic Treaty Organization postdoctoral fellow, U. Paris, 1964-1965;research associate, University of Chicago, 1965-1967;research assistant professor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1967-1972;research associate professor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1972-1981;research professor, U. Maryland., College Park, since 1981. Visiting professor U. Bern, Switzerland, 1979-1980.

Membership

Member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Tina H. Laner, September 12, 1976. Children: Daniel, Judson.