the site of Adam Stevens

EDUCATION


Open University, 2015
PhD, Planetary science

University of Surrey, 2010
MSc, Space Technology & Planetary Exploration
Distinction

Coursera
2013, Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Distinction

Open University
2012, Environmental science
Distinction
2009, Planetary science and the search for life
Distinction

University of Edinburgh, 2008
PGDE, Physics with Science (Secondary)

University of Edinburgh, 2007
BSc (Hons), Physics
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EMPLOYMENT


PDRA, Defining Aqueous Habitable Conditions in the Universe, April 2018
UK Centre for Astrobiology, The University of Edinburgh

PDRA, The Search for Planetary Habitability – Habitability at Micron Scales, April 2015 – March 2018
UK Centre for Astrobiology, The University of Edinburgh

Science Teacher, Sept 2010 – Apr 2011
Farnham Heath End School, Surrey

Probationer Teacher, Aug 2008 – Jul 2009
Wick High School, Scotland

RESEARCH OUTPUT


1st Author

Stevens, A. H. and the BASALT Team “Tactical scientific decision-making during crewed astrobiology Mars missions”, Astrobiology, Vol 19(3), 369-386

Stevens, A. H., Childers, D., Fox-Powell, M.  Nicholson, N.E., Jhoti, E. and Cockell, C. S.  (2018) “Growth, viability and death of planktonic and biofilm Sphingomonas desiccabilis in simulated martian brines”, Astrobiology Vol 19(1), 87-98

Stevens, A.H., Steer, E., McDonald, A., Amador, E. S., Cockell C.S. (2018) “Y-Mars: An astrobiological analogue of martian mudstone” Earth and Space Science, 5, 163–174.

Stevens, A.H., Patel M.R., and Lewis S.R (2017) “Modelled isotopic fractionation and transient diffusive release of methane from potential subsurface sources on Mars” Icarus, Vol 281, 240-247

Stevens, A.H., O’Malley-James, J., Forgan, D., (2015) “Observational Signatures of Self-Destructive Civilisations”, International Journal of Astrobiology, Vol 15(4), 333-344

Stevens, A.H., Patel, M.R., Lewis, S.R., (2015) “Numerical modelling of the transport of trace gases including methane in the subsurface of Mars”, Icarus, Vol 250, 587-594.

Amador, E.  Cable, M., Chaudry, N., Cullen, T., Gentry, D., Jacobsen, M., Murukesan, G., Schwieterman, Stevens, A.H., Stockton, A., Yin, C., Cullen, D., & Geppert, W., (2015) “Synchronous in-field application of life-detection techniques in planetary analog missions” Planetary and Space Science, Vol 106(0), 1-10.

Co-Author

Hughes, S.S., Haberle, C.W., Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Sehlke, A., Garry, W.B., Elphic, R.C., Payler, S.J., Stevens, A.H., Cockell, C.S., Brady, A.L., Heldmann, J.L., and Lim, D.S.S. “Basaltic terrains in Idaho and Hawai`i as planetary analogs for Mars geology and astrobiology” Astrobiology, Special Issue, In press

Cockell, C. S., Holt, J., Campbell, J., Groseman, H., Josset, J.-L., Bontognali, T. R. R., Phelps, A., Hakobyan, L., Kuretn, L., Beattie, A., Blank, J., Bonaccorsi, R., McKay, C., Shirvastava, A., Stoker, C., Willson, D., McLaughlin, S., Payler, S., Stevens, A., Wadsworth, J., Bessone, L., Maurer, M., Sauro, F., Martin-Torres, J., Zorzano, M.-P., Bhardwaj, A., Soria-Salinas, A., Mathanlal, T., Nazarious, M. I., Ramachandran, A. V., Vaishampayan, P., Guan, L., Perl, S. M., Telling, J., Boothroyd, I. M., Tyson, O., Realff, J., Rowbottom, J., Lauernt, B., Gunn, M., Shah, S., Singh, S., Paling, S., Edwards, T., Yeoman, L., Meehan, E., Toth, C., Scovell, P. and Suckling, B. (2018) “Subsurface scientific exploration of extraterrestrial environments (MINAR 5): analogue science, technology and education in the Boulby Mine, UK,” International Journal of Astrobiology. pp. 1–26.

Macdonald, S., Stevens, A. H. (2018) “Exploring the planets using drones”, Astronomy and Geophysics 59 (3), 3.18-3.22

Cockell, C.S., Biller, B., Bryce, C., Direito, S., Forgan, D., Fox-Powell, M., Harrison, J., Landenmark, H., Nixon, S., Payler, S. J., Rice, K., Samuels, T., Schwendner, P., Stevens, A. H., Nicholson, N., Wadsworth, J. (2018) “The UK Centre for Astrobiology: A Virtual Astrobiology Centre. Accomplishments and Lessons Learned, 2011-2016.”, Astrobiology, 18 (2), 224-243

Patel, M.R., Mason, J., Leese, M., Hathi, B., Stevens, A.H., Dawson, D., Gow, J., Hu, H., Bates, D., Cole, R.,  Drummond, R., Depiesse, C., Neefs, E., Equeter, E., Vandaele, A.C., Antoine, P., Beghuin, D., Leeschaeve, S., de Vos, L., Van Vooren, N., Thibert, T., Bellucci, G. and Juan Lopez-Moreno, J. (2017), “The NOMAD spectrometer on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission: part 2—design, manufacturing and testing of the ultraviolet and visible channel”, Applied Optics, 56(10):2771-2782

Gentry, D., Amador, E., Cable, M., Chaudry, N., Cullen, T., Jacobsen, M., Murukesan, G., Schwieterman, E., Stevens, A. H., Stockton, A., et al. (2017) ”Correlations between life-detection techniques and implications for sampling site selection in planetary analogue missions”, Astrobiology, 17 (10), 1009-1021

Noack, L., Verseux, C., Serrano, P., Musilova, M., Nauny, P., Samuels, T., Schwendner, P., Simoncini, E. and Stevens, A. H. (2015). “Astrobiology from early-career scientists’ perspective”, International Journal of Astrobiology, Vol 14, No 04, pp 533-535.

 

In progress

Stevens, A. H. and the FELDSPAR team “An ontological schema for comparing analogues in astrobiology”, In prep.

Stevens, A. H., Riedo, A., Preston, L. J., MacDonald, A. and Cockell, C. S. “Detectability of biomarkers in a simulated Mars sedimentary environment”, In prep.

Stevens, A. H., Patel, M. R. and Lewis, S. R. “Laboratory studies of methane clathrate hydrate and implications for subsurface release of methane on Mars”, In revision

Book Chapters

Stevens, A.H., “The Price of Air” (2015) in Human Governance Beyond Earth, Cockell, C.S. (ed)

Aliotta, M., Bates, S., Brunton, K., Stevens, A.H., “Podcasts and lectures” in Podcasting for Learning in Universities, Salmon, G., Edirishingha, P. (eds)

Conference proceedings

Stevens, A.H., Cockell, C.S., (2017) “Investigating the Possibility of a Lacustrine Ecosystem in Gale Crater on Mars” In: ABSCICON 2017, 24-28 April 2017, Mesa, Arizona

Stevens, A.H., Childers, D., Fox-Powell, M., Cockell, C.S., (2016) “Biofilm formation confers microbial resistance to simulated Martian brines” In: EANA 2016, 27-30 September 2016, Athens, Greece

Stevens A. H., Amador E. S., Cable M. L., Cantrell T., Chaudry N., Cullen T., Duca Z., Gentry D. M., Jacobsen M. B., McCraig H., Murukesan G., Rennie V., Schwieterman E. W., Tan G., Yin C., Stockton A. M., Cullen D. C., & Geppert W. (2016) “Spatial Variability and Correlation of Multiple Biomarkers in Icelandic Mars Analogue Environments and the Implications for Life Detection Missions” In: Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments, 16-19 May 2016, Lake Tahoe, USA.

Stevens, A.H., Amador, E.  Cable, M., Chaudry, N., Cullen, T., Gentry, D., Jacobsen, M., Murukesan, G., Schwieterman, E., Stockton, A., Yin, C., Cullen, D., & Geppert, W. (2014). “Spatial hetereogeneity of biomarkers in analogue environments” In: EANA 2014, 13-16 October 2014, Edinburgh, UK.

Stevens, A.H., Amador, E.  Cable, M., Chaudry, N., Cullen, T., Gentry, D., Jacobsen, M., Murukesan, G., Schwieterman, E., Stockton, A., Yin, C., Cullen, D., & Geppert, W. (2014). “Synchronous in-field application of life-detection techniques in Icelandic Mars analogue sites” In: AbGradE 2014, 8-10 October 2014, Edinburgh, UK.

Stevens, A.H.; Patel, M.R. ; Lewis, S.R. ; Leese, M.R. and Ringrose, T.J. (2014). “The effects of subsurface transport on the isotopic signatures of methane release on Mars.” In: EPSC 2014, 7-12 September 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

Stevens, A. H.; Patel, M. R.; Lewis, S. R.; Ringrose, T. J. and Leese, M. R. (2013). “Trace gas transport in the subsurface of Mars.” In: EPSC 2013, 08 – 13 September 2013, UCL, London.

Stevens, A.H.; Patel, M.R.; Lewis, S.R.; Ringrose, T.J. and Leese, M.R. (2013). “Atmospheric signatures of subsurface martian life.” In: 5th UK Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference, 17-19 April 2013, UK Centre for Astrobiology, Edinburgh.

Stevens, A. H.; Patel, M. R.; Ringrose, T. J.; Lewis, S. R. and Leese, M. R. (2013). “Trace gas transport in the martian subsurface.” In: UK Planetary Forum Early Career Scientists Meeting, 18 Jan 2013, Natural History Museum, UK.

Stevens, A. H.; Patel, M. R.; Ringrose, T. J.; Lewis, S. R. and Leese, M. R. (2012). “The Martian methane cycle.” In: Nordic-Hawai’i Astrobiology Summer School: “Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe”, 2-15 July 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Stevens, A.H. and Patel, M.R. (2012). “OU environmental simulation facilities.” In: 9th UK Planetary Forum Early Career Scientists Meeting, 20 Jan 2012, Milton Keynes.

AWARDS


COST Action TD1308 Fieldwork funding                                                 2015
Nordic-Hawaii Summer School Tutor                                                       2015

Fieldwork grant, The Open University                                                    2013

Charter funding RTSG Grant, The Open University                            2011–2014

“Space for All” outreach grant, UK Space Agency                                 2013

EPSC Student Bursary, Astrium                                                                 2013

Nordic-NASA Astrobiology Summer School                                           2012

ACTIVITIES


Kit Officer (June 2010-Aug 2011),
Diving Officer (Aug 2011 – ),
Instructor (May 2010 – )
University of Surrey Sub-Aqua Club

STEM Ambassador, Oct 2011 –
STEMNet

Education Officer, Oct 2009 – Feb 2011
UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS)

Outreach Assistant, Oct 2009 – Sept 2010
University of Surrey, Schools Liaison Service