Stefan Badža

2015/16

MAST in Physics

Since his return, Stefan has been working at the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia on projects that focus on improving the IT and Innovation ecosystem in Serbia, and that are helping transform Serbia into a knowledge-based economy.

Prior to his studies at the University of Cambridge, he finished the Mathematical Grammar School in Belgrade and graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics with GPA 9.42. He won numerous awards in national competitions in Physics and Astrophysics. Stefan represented Serbia in three international competitions in Science and Astrophysics, winning a bronze medal in 2010 in the International Astronomy Olympiad. During high school he was participant of the Petnica Science Center physics seminar, where he is now a senior associate, lecturing and supervising high school student projects. During his second year Stefan was on the Department of State Exchange program at the University of Utah where he completed an internship at the Nuclear Engineering department. His work was published in a peer-reviewed journal and he won an award for the Best Paper in Environmental Sciences at the American Nuclear Society Student conference at MIT in 2013. Stefan also completed an internship at IFW Dresden in 2014. Alongside academic work Stefan actively competed in debating, winning a couple of tournaments and participating in ¼ of World University Debating Championships in Chennai 2014. As an active student leader he was elected president of the Student Parliament twice and served a term as a Student Vice Dean at the Faculty of Physics.