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Professor Jovanovic named Fellow of the Optical Society

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Professor Igor Jovanovic has been named a Fellow of the Optical Society.

From the OSA site:
“Being named an OSA Fellow is a singular honor and indicates a history of achievement in optics and photonics, and a reputation for service to OSA and our field,” said OSA President Ursula Gibson. “Congratulations to the 2020 Fellows Class, and our thanks to the OSA Fellow Members Committee, nominators and references for their continued support of this program.”

OSA Fellows are members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The OSA Fellow Members Committee, led by Aref Chowdhury, Nokia Corporation, U.S.A., reviewed more than 200 nominations submitted by current OSA Fellows and recommended candidates for election to the Awards Council and OSA Board of Directors. No more than 10 percent of the total OSA membership may be Fellows at any given time, making each year’s honorees a highly selective group.

Professor Jovanovic’s work focuses on two types of technologies to improve nuclear security: radiation detection and lasers and optics. In the area of radiation detection, he is developing advanced detectors and active interrogation methods. More specifically, he is working on detectors for fast neutrons as well as antineutrinos for monitoring nuclear reactors.

In the area of lasers and optics, he has been developing new ultrafast radiation sources, active interrogation methods enabled by intense laser-mater interactions, and spectroscopic methods for characterizing materials at a distance and in-situ.

Professor Jovanovic also leads the Applied Nuclear Science Group, a multidisciplinary group of engineers and scientists that performs fundamental research in several areas of nuclear science and engineering.

More detail into Professor Jovanovic’s work can be found here and here.

Congratulations, Professor Jovanovic!

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Sara Norman

Michigan Engineering

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