Michael S. Bank | AIChE

Michael S. Bank

Senior Scientist, Department of Contaminants and Biohazards
Institute of Marine Research

Dr. Michael S. Bank works as a Senior Scientist in the Department of Contaminants and Biohazards at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway. Michael also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Contaminants and Complex Systems at University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the USA and is also an Associate Editor at the journal Chemosphere. His research is highly interdisciplinary and has its theoretical basis in Bayesian mathematical modeling, contaminant biology, environmental toxicology, and environmental governance. Specifically, his interests are focused on three principle themes (a) How do contaminants affect organisms, including humans, (b) How can contaminants in ecosystem compartments be modeled using isotopic niches, Bayesian statistics and information theory, and (c) How can this information be used in a scientific translation and environmental governance context. Dr. Bank’s work primarily deals with real data sets that tend to be large in nature and that consider broad spatial and temporal scales. Michael serves on several expert committees and does advising on contaminants for several international environmental agencies.