Senior Physicist, Oxide Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department
Summary. Worked at university (9 years as a regular faculty, 4 as a visiting scientist and 6 as Adjunct Professor), industrial research centers (13 years) and National Laboratory (17). Chaired a large university physics department, was the CTO of a start-up company, and is currently a Group Leader at BNL and Adjunct Professor at Yale. Published over 300 refereed research papers, edited 11 monographs, and presented over 300 invited conference talks and colloquia. (Co)chaired 24 international conferences or symposia.
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 (polyacetylene, poly-p-phenylene, polypyrolle), carbon nanotubes, cuprates, bismuthates, titanates, manganites, cobaltates, nickelates, tungstates, vanadates, ruthenates, and borophene.
Doctor of Physical Sciences (1975), M.Sc. in Physics (1972); B.Sc. in Physics (1970; valedictorian), University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
2019- Department of Chemistry, Yale University, Adjunct Professor *** 2014-2019 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 *** 1986-88 Applied Physics Department, Stanford University: Visiting Scholar (1986) 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)
2021 McGroddy Prize for Materials, American Physical Society (shared with J. Eckstein and D. Schlom) *** 2019-24 Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Principal Investigator *** 2016 Van der Waals Colloquium Lecturer, Leiden, The Netherlands *** 2016 Prize for Lifetime Achievements in Science, Serbian Krivak Association *** 2015 MRS-Serbia Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering (inaugural) *** 2014-9 Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Principal Investigator *** 2014 Member, The European Academy of Science (Academia Europea) *** 2013 Max Planck Lecturer, Stuttgart, Germany *** 2012 Berndt T. Matthias Prize for Materials Aspects of Superconductivity (shared with J. Eckstein and D. Johrendt) *** 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