Curriculum Vitae

Sarah T. Stewart

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
sts at ucdavis dot edu


Ph.D., Planetary Sciences, minor Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, 2002
A.B., Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics cum laude, Harvard University, 1995

Professional Positions

Professor, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, U. California Davis, 2014-present
Visiting Professor, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2014-2016
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2012-2014
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, Harvard University, 2009-2012
Assistant Professor of Planetary Science, Harvard University, 2003-2009
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 2002-2003

Academic Honors

Stephen E. Dwornik Student Paper Award, Geological Society of America, 2001
Carnegie Institution of Washington Grove Karl Gilbert Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2003
Harold C. Urey Prize, American Astronomical Society, 2009
Inaugural Ahrens Lecturer, Division of Geological and Planetary, Caltech, 2014
MacArthur Fellow, 2018
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019

Media Recognition

Brilliant 10, Popular Science, 2010
Astronomy’s Rising Stars, Astronomy Magazine, 2013
Early Earth’s Iron Rain Explained, Discover Magazine Top 100 Stories of 2015
Featured on, 2019

Societies and Affiliations

American Geophysical Union, President of Planetary Sciences Section (2016-2018)
American Astronomical Society, Division for Planetary Sciences
American Physical Society, topical group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Meteoritical Society
International Astronomical Union