Hi, I’m Michael! I use he/him pronouns. And my name is my last name is pronounced like [RAD-kee].
I received my PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 2023, and I’m currently a postdoctoral fellow at JHU working with Dr. Sarah Hörst.
My research is focused on understanding the composition and chemistry of the atmosphere of Venus using multiple approaches:
- studying the formation of cloud and haze particles in Venus’ atmosphere using laboratory photochemistry experiments ⚗️
- measuring the spectral properties of Venus’ clouds in the lab by studying analogue cloud materials ☁️
- analyzing archival mass spectrometer data from descent probes 📊
Looking for more information? Check out my CV.
I grew up in Michigan, and while I’m still a midwestern boy at heart, I’ve enjoyed living on the East Coast for the past several years.
When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy gardening (mostly vegetables and native plants), skiing (mostly blues and blacks), photography (mostly travel and nature), and baking (mostly desserts).