MBE Group Leader
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton NY 11973, USA
(1) Basic physics of condensed states of matter; (2) novel electronic properties including unconventional metallic conductivity and superconductivity, (3) innovative methods of thin film synthesis and characterization; (4) mesoscopic (nano-scale) physics.
Experimental techniques: ultra-high vacuum; cryogenics; thin film synthesis (by molecular beam epitaxy, laser ablation, electron-beam evaporation and sputtering); X-ray diffraction; optical spectroscopy (far-IR to UV, Raman, spectro-ellipsometry); ion scattering spectroscopy; transport measurements; device design and testing. Theory: group theory, electron band structure, optical spectra, phonon spectra, vibronic coupling; numerical simulations of RHEED and XRD patterns and surface structure; cohesion and structure of ionic crystals. Materials studied so far: conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes, cuprates, bismuthates, titanates, manganites, cobaltates, nickelates, tungstates, rhutenates, borophene.
2016 Van der Waals Colloquium, Leiden, The Netherlands
2015 MRS-Serbia Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering (inaugural)
2014 Member, Academia Europea (The Academy of Europe)
2013 Max Planck Lecture, Stuttgart, Germany
2012 Berndt T. Matthias Prize for Materials Aspects of Superconductivity
2011 “New York State Leader in Superconductivity” by NYS Superconductor Technology Summit
2011 “Dr. Ivan Bozovic Award” for best paper in the area of superconductivity area established by Physics Express journal
2009 Foreign (Honorary) Member, National Academy of Sciences and Arts of Serbia
2008 BNL Science and Technology Award
2004 SPIE Technology Achievement Award
1999 M. Jaric Memorial Prize (inaugural)
1998 Fellow, The American Physical Society
1997 Fellow, The International Society for Optical Engineering
1989 Polaroid International Prize for Microphotography (shared with D. Schlom, J. Harris, and J. Eckstein)
1985 Institute of Physics (Belgrade) Prize
1982 Fulbright Fellowship
Journal and institution advisory
2016 Guest Editor, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA (PNAS)
2014- International Advisory Board, Advanced Electronic Materials.
2011- Editorial Board, ISRN Condensed Matter Physics.
2010- Editorial Board, Journal of Nanoscience Letters.
2011-2016 Associate Editor, J. Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
1998-2011 Editorial Board, The International Journal of Superconductivity.
2006 Guest Editor, J. Superconductivity, special issue honoring V. L. Ginzburg.
2006 Co-editor, Proceedings of Applied Superconductivity Conference
2016 Committee, MRS-Serbia Award for Lasting Contribution to Materials Science
2015 Committee, Berndt T. Matthias Prize for Materials Aspects of Superconductivity
2012- International Advisory Board, Center of Excellence for Superconductivity Research (CESUR), Ankara, Turkey
2012- Advisory Committee, MBE group, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 International Advisory Committee, Institute for Complex Matter, Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2005- International Advisory Board, Yugoslav Materials Research Society.
2014- Applied Physics Department, Yale University, Adjunct Professor
2003- Brookhaven National Laboratory, Group Leader and Senior Scientist
1998-2002 Oxxel GmbH, Bremen, Germany, Chief Technical Officer and Principal Scientist
1989-1998 Varian Research Center, Palo Alto, CA: Senior Research Scientist
1987-88 Applied Physics Department, Stanford University: Senior Research Associate (1987), Visiting Professor (1988)
1984-86 Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Senior Research Scientist,
1975-84 Faculty of Science, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Lecturer (1975-8) Docent (1978-83), Head, Department of Physics (1979-81)
Visiting (Professor or scientist) positions
2007 EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
2003 ESPCI (Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle) Paris, France
2003 Los Alamos National Laboratory
2002-3 Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University
2002 Applied Physics Department, Yale University.
1987-88 Applied Physics Department, Stanford University.
1985-86 Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1982, 85 Quantum Chemistry Department, University Notre-Dame, Namur, Belgium.
1982-83 Physics Department, University of California, Berkeley
Gave over 200 invited talks; (co)chaired 21 international conferences; member of Advisory Committee for 79 conferences. Referee for Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Science, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review, PNAS etc. Reviewed over 50 grant proposals for US DOE, NSF, the International Science Foundation, U.S.-Israel and German-Israeli Foundations, and the science foundations of Europe, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, France, and Canada. Served internationally on prize awards, faculty election, and Ph.D. thesis committees.
Published 11 research monographs and over 250 research papers (including 20 in Science and Nature journals). Awarded six patents.