Michael Stamatikos

Michael Stamatikos

Michael Stamatikos

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio State Newark; Chief Science Officer, The Works; Founding Director, SciDome, Ohio State Newark and The Works



2010-2011 Founders Hall
Ohio State University, Newark
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

Areas of Expertise

  • High-Energy Particle Astrophysics
  • Gamma-Ray Bursts (Swift and Fermi)
  • Neutrino Astronomy (IceCube)
  • Multi-Messenger Astronomy
  • NASA Human Space Exploration
  • K-16 STEM Professional Development
  • K-16 STEM Curriculum Design
  • Science Communication and Literacy
  • Community Outreach and Engagement


  • Ph.D., Physics, University at Buffalo, 2006
  • M.S. Physics, University at Buffalo, 2003
  • B.A. Physics (Minor Teaching Education), University at Buffalo, 1998

Dr. Michael Stamatikos is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at The Ohio State University and an astrophysicist affiliated with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Stamatikos is the Founding Director of the SciDome and The Works’ first Chief Science Officer. He has won OSU’s Best New Undergraduate Research Mentor (2016), Teaching Excellence (2017) and Service (2017) awards. Stamatikos gives frequent invited public lectures and has been featured in The Columbus Dispatch, Daytime Columbus and The Newark Advocate. Stamatikos leads research in high-energy particle astrophysics featuring gamma-ray bursts and has won the Bruno Rossi Prize in 2007 and 2011 from the American Astronomical Society for major advances in their scientific understanding. Stamatikos has also been widely recognized for his work on Swift, which ranked as the best NASA science mission in 2014 and 2016. He has co-authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is an invited reviewer for NASA science proposals.

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