Miroslav Kocifaj

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia


Miroslav Kocifaj received the Ph.D. degree in 2000 from Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, and the M.S. degree in 1991 from Department of Optics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Kocifaj currently works at ICA, Slovak Academy of Sciences (2005 to present) and at Astronomical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences (1993 to present). Kocifaj also served as Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (lectures on "Light scattering by small particles"). Kocifaj is Member of the Optical Society of America, International Astronomical Union, Electromagnetic Scattering Community, International Solar Energy Society (ISES), and CIE. Kocifaj is specialized in interaction of solar and electromagnetic radiation with nonspherical and composite aerosol/dust particles, radiative transfer in disperse (cloudy) media, and solving the inverse problems of atmospheric optics (retrieval of aerosol/dust microphysical properties using optical data). Kocifaj received Solar Energy Journal Best Paper Award (2009), International Solar Energy Society, Best Full Length Paper in Daylighting and Optical Properties for his paper edited in the Solar Energy journal, and was awarded SARC Slovak-Greek Bilateral Sci-Tech Co-op (1999). Kocifaj published 3 books, 4 book chapters, and 82 papers.

Biography Updated on 31 January 2013

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