Roman Stocker
Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

Education

1998–2002 Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering. University of Padova, Italy. Ph.D. thesis: ‘Internal waves in stratified rotating lakes’. Advisors: Luigi D’Alpaos and Jörg Imberger.
1993–1998 B. Eng., Civil Engineering, summa cum laude. University of Padova, Italy. Senior Thesis in Andrea Rinaldo’s group.

 

Teaching

1.060: Engineering Mechanics II
1.88: Physical Ecology at the Microscale
1.007: EES-Lab: Engineering for Environment and Sustainability

 

Appointments

2012–to date Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
2009–2012 Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
2005–2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
2002–2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, MIT
2002 Research Assistant, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
1999–2001 Visiting Ph.D. student, Prof. Jörg Imberger’s group, Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
1996–1997 Visiting undergraduate student (Erasmus Project), University of Karlsruhe, Germany

 

Honors and Awards

2013-2018 Marine Microbial Initiative Investigator Award, Moore Foundation
2012 Maseeh Award for Teaching, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2011 Milton Van Dyke Award from Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society
2010 ASLO Lindeman Award for outstanding paper in aquatic sciences under age 35
2007–2009 Doherty Professorship of Ocean Utilization
2007–2012 NSF CAREER grant (Biological Oceanography)
2005–2007 Winslow Career Development Chair
2000 Aldo Gini scholarship for graduate research at U. Western Australia
1999 Guglielmo Marin travel award for graduate research at U. Western Australia
1997 Aldo Gini scholarship for undergraduate studies at U. Karlsruhe, Germany
1998 Paolo Sarpi gold medal for the best School of Engineering student, University of Padova