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Belic, Milivoj Professor


Dr. Milivoj R. Belic was born in former Yugoslavia. He finished the School of Mathematics in Belgrade in 1970, completed BS degree in Physics at the University of Belgrade in 1974, and obtained PhD in Physics at The City College of New York in 1980, under Profs. Joel Gersten and Melvin Lax. He spent 1980-1981 as a postdoc with Prof. Willis E. Lamb, Jr. at the Optical Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona. Since 1982 he is affiliated with the Institute of Physics Belgrade. He was Humboldt Fellow in Germany, in 1986-87. He spent part of 1993 and 1995-96 as Visiting Professor at the Physics Department of the Texas A&M University, CS. Starting from 2004 Dr. Belic is Professor in Physics at the Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha.

Dr. Belic's research areas include nonlinear optics and nonlinear dynamics, with an emphasis on rogue waves, Talbot carpets, accelerating beams, soliton physics, light bullets, photonic crystals, photorefractive optics, evolution partial differential equations in mathematical physics, and numerical modeling of complex systems with nonlinear interactions. He is the author/coauthor of 6 books and more than 800 papers that attracted more than 20,000 citations; his current h-index is 66, according to Google Scholar. In the past decade, he obtained more than $9M for research from the Qatar National Research Fund.

The recipient of numerous research awards, Dr. Belic received the Galileo Galilei Award for 2004, from the International Commission for Optics, affiliated with the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics, for outstanding contributions to the field of optics made under particularly unfavorable circumstances. His research team was awarded twice - in 2012 and 2014 - as the best Research Team by the Qatar National Research Fund. Currently he holds the Al Sraiya Holding Professorship at TAMUQ. Dr. Belic is Senior Member of OPTICA (former OSA) and Member of the Serbian Academy of Nonlinear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia.

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