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Hydrogen Pathways Research Interests
- This page is no longer updated but is kept as a reference for earlier work. Please see his STEPS page.
- Current Research Interests. Hydrogen station siting using GIS– Mike is interested in developing regional hydrogen station siting methods using geographic information systems (GIS) as a foundation. This approach promises to make his research more easily used by a wide audience.
- Future Research Interests. Mike is interested in incorporating formalized operations research methods into the GIS model in a stand alone application available for use by outside organizations.
Nicholas, Michael, Susan Handy, and Daniel Sperling. 2004. Using Geographic Information Systems to Evaluate Siting and Networks of Hydrogen Stations. Transportation Research Record, no. 1880: 126-134.
Nicholas, Michael, Susan Handy, and Daniel Sperling. 2004. Hydrogen Refueling Network Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems. In National Hydrogen Association Conference 2005:18. Hollywood, CA: National Hydrogen Association.
Nicholas, Michael, and Joan Ogden. 2006. DRAFT: Detailed Analysis of Urban Station Siting for the California Hydrogen Highway Network. Transportation Research Board Conference 2006.
Michael Nicholas has applied his experience working with geographic information systems (GIS) to investigate the spatial dynamics of a future hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Currently, he is developing a demand side analysis of hydrogen refueling in Sacramento County.
MS, Transportation Technology & Policy, University of California, Davis, 2004. Michael Completed his Masters degree in 2004 focusing on comparing the hydrogen station network rollouts in several regions in California.
BS, Physics/Natural Science, University of Puget Sound, 1997. Michael completed his undergraduate degree at a small liberal arts college in the Northwest. His experience there included a well rounded curriculum in addition to a solid scientific education. A minor in business has proven invaluable in applying his scientific background in various fields.
Michael has worked in several jobs using geographic information systems and developed skills he has used in his research. Additionally, he has spent approximately two years living abroad in Japan; an experience that has afforded him a broad outlook on the world and transportation. Work in the energy consulting field has given him a broad perspective on the greater energy picture.