Maria Spasojevic

Senior Research Associate

VLF Group   Department of Electrical Engineering   Stanford University
Also affiliated with the Space Physics Laboratory at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center


Research Interests:
Electromagnetic wave propagation in magnetized plasmas
Cyclotron resonant wave-particle interactions
Large-scale magnetospheric and ionospheric dynamics
Extreme and far ultraviolet imaging of space plasmas
Ultra-low power systems development

Research Projects:
Whistler-mode Wave Studies at Palmer Station, Antarctica
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging of the Plasmasphere
Autonomous, Ultra-low Power Receiver Design
Experiments with the HAARP Ionospheric Heater
VLF Transmitter at Siple Station, Antarctica

Post-doctoral scholar Nicholas Bunch
Graduate students Daniel Golden, George Jin, Patrick Blaes, Salman Naqvi

Other Activities:
Community representative on the Management Operations Working Group (MOWG) for the Geospace Sciences cluster of NASA’s Heliophysics division
Member of the NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) initiative steering committee, 2007-2010  
Instructor for EE453 Geomagnetically Trapped Radiation
Guest Editor for a Special Issue of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics on Global Aspects of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling, 2006
Member of the American Geophysical Union

Professional Preparation:
Postdoctoral Scholar, Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, 2003–2004
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Stanford, University, 2003
M.S. Electrical Engineering Stanford, University, 1999
B.S Electrical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1997

Mailing Address:
David Packard Bldg Rm 321
350 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-9515
Phone: 650 723 3597    Fax: 650 723 9251

Graduate Info
Graduation date: 
Current Organization: 
Stanford University, VLF Group
Current Title: 
Senior Research Scientist
Current Location: 
Stanford, CA