Michael S. Engel

Michael S. Engel
  • Senior Curator, Entomology Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Contact Info

Public Safety Building
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Engel focuses on the taxonomy of bees throughout the world.


Ph.D. in Entomology, Cornell University, 1998, Ithaca, NY
B.S. in Physiology & Cellular Biology, University of Kansas, 1993, Lawrence, KS
B.A. in Chemistry, University of Kansas, 1993, Lawrence, KS


Morphological systematics of bees.

Research Interests

  • Entomology
  • Bees
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy
  • Comparative morphology
  • Phylogenetics
  • Historical biogeography
  • Arthropod paleontology