Battelle Honors Brookhaven Lab Researchers Radoslav Adzic and Veljko Radeka
Brookhaven Lab’s Adzic and Radeka will be among employees of Battelle and four other national labs it manages to be honored at Battelle’s annual recognition event, which will be held this year at the Franklin Park Conservancy in Columbus, Ohio.
Veljko Radeka joined Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Instrumentation Division in 1962, and a decade later, he became head of the division — a title he has retained to this day. Under his leadership, the division has become one of the foremost resources in radiation detector and microelectronics research and development among Department of Energy laboratories.
Radeka and his colleagues developed state-of-the-art detectors and electronics that have had a major impact on many significant experiments in a wide variety of disciplines at Brookhaven and around the world. In addition to his other patents, Radeka holds two patents as a co-inventor of instrumentation related to positron emission tomography, a medical imaging technique that provides information about the body’s chemistry. He is the author of 180 publications.
“This award has been made possible by the dedication and hard work of my colleagues in the Instrumentation Division and by the sustained support of this division provided by Brookhaven National Laboratory,” Radeka said.
Radeka earned a Ph.D. in engineering sciences from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 1961. A Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Life Fellow of the IEEE, Radeka has received numerous awards from IEEE, including, most recently, the Instrumentation Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010.