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Veljko Radeka honoured with the prestigious Harold Wheeler Award

Jun 20th 2009
Veljko Radeka honoured with the prestigious Harold Wheeler Award

Head of Brookhaven Lab's Instrumentation Division and former RBI scientist, Veljko Radeka has been honoured with the prestigious Harold Wheeler award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) for 'the outstanding leadership and accomplishments in detector development which enabled discoveries in many areas of science and technology in a career of sustained productivity spanning over 50 years'.

Veljko Radeka began his fruitful scientific career in Division of Electronics at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, where he had worked on the development of nuclear instrumentation until 1966. He came to Brookhaven Lab as visiting scientist in 1962 and joined the staff of Brookhaven's Instrumentation Division in 1966 to become the Head of the Instrumentation Division in 1972. Under his leadership, his division became the foremost resource in radiation detector and microelectronics research and development among Department of Energy laboratories. Read more at

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