Vlada Stamenković

Vlada Stamenković
Postdoctoral Associate
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Education
Diploma (MSc) in Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich (2000-2005).
PhD in Planetary Sciences at University of Muenster with the European Space Agency and the German Aerospace Center (2008-2012).
Bio and Interests

Hi there,
My name is Vlada Stamenković and I am currently a postdoctoral SNSF fellow at the MIT’s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences in the group of Sara Seager. I work from a biogeochemical and geodynamical perspective on the key factors that make Earth and other planets in our solar system and beyond habitable. Moreover, I am passionate about understanding how we can practically translate scientific knowledge to help our global society face the environmental challenges of the future.

I combine planetary science with biogeosciences on Earth in order to answer questions such as:

- How do we model the geophysical and environmental evolution of Earth and other planets?
- How do plate tectonics, volcanism, and biogeochemical cycles impact life and vice versa?
- What can we learn from Earth’s history? How stable is our environment? What is the Earth’s future?
- How does human society impact our planet’s habitability from a bio-geo-dynamical perspective?
- What local actions are required to guarantee a globally sustainable society?
- How can we use planetary sciences and Earth history to benefit the space societies of the future?

I am convinced that in order to fully understand the interior and habitability of any rocky planet, we must combine knowledge about Earth with models of exotic worlds in the solar system & beyond.

Publications
Author(s)
Stamenković, V., and Breuer, D., (2014)
Journal Citation
Icarus
Author(s)
Zsom, A., Seager, S., De Wit, J., Stamenković, V., (2013)
Journal Citation
ApJ
Author(s)
Stamenković, V., Noack, L., Breuer, D., Spohn, T., (2012)
Journal Citation
The Astrophysical Journal, 748: 41, 22 pp.
Author(s)
Stamenković, V., Breuer, D. Spohn, T., (2011)
Journal Citation
Icarus 216, 572-596.
Author(s)
Stamenković, V., Keller, G., Nesic, D., Cogoli, A., Grogan, S.P., (2010).
Journal Citation
Tissue Engineering: Part A, 16 (5), 1729-1736.
Awards
Award Year
2014
Award Name
Swiss National Science Foundation Advanced Researcher Award.
Award Year
2012
Award Name
Swiss National Science Foundation Prospective Researcher Award.
Award Year
2009
Award Name
German Aerospace Center Award for Nobel Laureate Symposium.
Award Year
2008
Award Name
European Space Agency Fellowship Award.
Research Groups, Labs, and Centers
Advisors
Internal Advisors