Dusan Pejakovic, Ph.D.
Dusan Pejakovic is a program officer for physical science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Dusan is a physicist whose expertise spans condensed matter physics, optical and laser spectroscopy, laser-based studies of chemical kinetics, collisional energy transfer in the upper atmosphere, and various methods for physical characterization of materials. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a staff scientist at SRI International, a non-profit research institute in Menlo Park, CA. There he led and participated in a number of experimental and modeling investigations of collisional processes relevant to atmospheric modeling, surface-catalyzed atom recombination, electrical and thermal transport properties of ultrahigh-temperature ceramics, and novel materials for hypersonics.
Dusan holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ohio State University and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. His dissertation work included investigations of polymer-based magnets and photoinduced magnetic effects.