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     Date Submitted:13-03-2011
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     Current job:Post doctoral research associate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsscientific, planetary missions, dust debris
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    EMPLOYMENT
    01/2011­present : Post Doctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK.
    05/2010­01/2011 : Post Doctoral Research Associate in Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
    01/2010­05/2010 : Research technician (impact modeller and scientific advisor) under industry contract at University College London, Centre for Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, London, UK.
     
    EDUCATION
    06/2010­08/2010 : Space   Studies   Program   2010   at   International   Space   University,   Strasbourg,   France (www.isunet.edu), with emphasis was on systems engineering and project menagement.
    07/2006­12/2009 : Full­time PhD student at The Open university, Milton Keynes, UK. (www.open.ac.uk)
    The studies were co­funded by EADS Astrium and The Open University, UK.
    Ph.D thesis title: “Investigation of the dust around Europa by impact experiments and modelling”
    10/2001­07/2006 : Undergraduate studies in  Astrophysics at  the University of Belgrade, Serbia. (www.matf.bg.ac.rs) Degree and date of graduation: BSc, 7/2006 (GPA 9.16 out of 10).
     
    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    − 'Europa: Orbital surface sampling without landing', K. Miljković, J. of Cosmology, 2011, in press.
    − ‘Micro­penetrators for in­situ sub­surface investigations of Europa’ (2010) R. A. Gowen et al. (including K. Miljković and 45 other authors), Advances Space Res., doi:10.1016/j.asr.2010.06.026 (in press).
    − Research on Europa's dust cloud at  the Open University's  hypervelocity  impact (HVI)  laboratory’,  K. Miljković, N. J. Mason, J. C. Zarnecki, Trans. JSASS Space Tech. Japan, Vol. 7, ists26, pp. Tr_2_37 – Tr_2_39, 2009.
    − ‘International systems, missions and programs to support 21st century Carbon Cycle monitoring requirements‘ –  team RE­FOCUS at ISU (including K. Miljković and 43 other authors), IAC­10­D9.2.8, Sept 2010.
    – ‘Subglacial evironments and the search for life beyond the Earth’ ­ C. S. Cockell, E. Bagshaw, M. Balme, P. Doran,  C. P. McKay, K. Miljković, D. Pearce, M. Siegert,  M. Tranter, M. Voytek, J. Wadham, chapter on ‘Subglacial environments and the search for life beyond Earth’, M. Siegert (Ed.), book in print.
     
    SUBMITTED PAPERS
    − ‘High velocity impact modeling into ice in AUTODYN: application to outer Solar System landers and penetrators’, K. Miljković, A. P. Jones, M. C. Price, submitted to IJIE, 2010.
     
    SUBMITTED PAPERS UNDER REVISION
    − ‘The models of dust around Europa and Ganymede’ ­ K. Miljković, J. K. Hillier, N. J. Mason, J. C. Zarnecki, 
           submitted to PSS, 2010.
    − ‘An experimental investigation of the ejecta produced by impacts into gypsum and water ice’. K. Miljković, N. J.  Mason and J. C. Zarnecki, Icarus­11327, 2010.
     
    SELECTED CONFERENCE ORAL PRESENTATIONS
    − 'High­velocity impacts in regolith: insight from numerical models and experiments' – K. Miljković, G. Collins, M. Patel, D. Chapman, W. Proud, APS Abstract SHOCK11­2011­020029 submitted, to be presented at American Physical Society Shock Compression and Condense Matter conference, June 2011.
    − ‘High   velocity   impact   modeling   of   ice   into   ice:   application   to   outer   Solar   System   landers   and   penetrators’­  K. Miljković, A. P. Jones, M. C. Price, EPSC (European Planetary Science Congress), Rome, Italy, September, 2010.
    − 'Dust cloud around Europa. Application to the design of a new dust detector for an orbiter', K. Miljković, N. J. Mason, J. C. Zarnecki, NAM (National Astronomy Meeting), Hatfield, UK, April, 2009.
     
    SELECTED CONFERENCE POSTER PRESENTATIONS
    - ‘Experimental and theoretical research on the dust clouds around atmosphereless bodies and its application to the design of a new hybrid dust detector for a Europa orbiter’, K. Miljković, N. J. Mason,  J. C. Zarnecki, CPS school on Cosmic Dust, Japan, January, 2009.
    - ‘Dust detector mass spectrometer for investigation of icy satellites particulates’, K. Miljković, S. Sheridan, A. D. Morse, A. J. Ball, S. J. Barber, J. K. Hillier, N. McBride, C. S. Cockell, I. P. Wright, J. C. Zarnecki,   M. R. Leese, A. Hagermann, S. J. Bartlett, D. A. Rothery, N. J. Mason, Outer Planet Flagship Mission Instrument Workshop, June, 2008.
    - ‘A combined dust impact detector and ion trap mass spectrometer for a Europa orbiter’, E.A. Taylor, A.J. Ball, S.J. Barber, C.S.   Cockell,   J.K.   Hillier,   K.   Miljković,   N.   McBride,   D.A.   Rothery,   S.   Sheridan,   I.P.   Wright,   J.C.   Zarnecki,   EGU conference, Vienna, April, 2007.
     
    COLLABORATION
    - Member of the UK Penetrator Consortium
    - Involved with MoonLITE, LunarNET missions proposals and Europa­Jupiter Mission (EJSM)
     
    COMPUTER SKILLS
    - Windows, MS Office, Unix, Latex
    - IDL, Python, Fortran
    - Hydrocodes: ANSYS Autodyn 2D/3D; iSALE 2D/3D
    - Adobe packages, Corel Draw packages; Dreamweaver
     
    EXPERIMENTAL SKILLS
    -Independent light gas gun operater; Van de Graff dust accelerator user
    - FT­IR spectrometer, SEM and AFM user; High speed photography
     
    OTHER SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
    - Academic writing and presenting
    - Team and project management
    - Official industry report writing
    - Collaboration with space industry
    - Science-media correspondence 
    - Communicative, with good organizational skills
     
    STUDENT TRAVEL / SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
    - Full scholarship (awarded by SES) to attend the SSP (Space Studies Program) at ISU (International Space University), June­ August, 2010, Strasbourg, France.
    - EPSC (European Planetary Science Congress) grant to attend the EPSC, 2009, Potsdam, Germany.
    - CPS (Centre for Planetary Sciences) travel award to attend the international CPS school on Cosmic Dust, January, 2009,  Kobe, Japan.
    - EANA (European Astrobiology Network Association) student travel award for attending EANA workshop in Astrobiology, October, 2007, Turku, Finland.
    - HVIS (HyperVelocity Impact Symposium) student travel award, September, 2006, Williamsburg, USA.
    - APS (American Physical Society) student travel award for SCCM (Shock Compression and Condense Matter) 
    conference, June, 2007, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
    - Student grant for attending Vatican Summer School in Astrobiology, June­July, 2005, Castel Gandolfo, Italy.
     
    ACADEMIC AWARDS
    - Prize: "Prof. Zaharije Brkic" for the best undergraduate student for 2005/06 school year at the Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade.
    - Poster award at the Open University poster competition, 2007.
     
    OUTREACH
    ­ Public talks (e.g. The Open University Astronomy club, 2008.)
    ­ Science festivals (e.g. Glasgow, 2006; UKSEDS, Leicester, 2006).
    ­ Editorial team member and writer for ‘Astronomija’, Serbian magazine for popularization of astronomy, 2003­2009.
    ­ Writer and news editor for astronomical e­magazine http://www.astronomija.co.yu, 2001­2006.
    ­ Writer of the monthly column “Astronomija” in children’s school magazine (aimed at age 7 to 11), in Serbian, 2001­2003.

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