International reachPublished on 02.03.2022

AMI professor to join global academy

The Adolphe Merkle Institute’s Assistant Professor Jovana Milic has been selected as one of 39 new members of the Global Young Academy (GYA), whose goal is to give a voice to young researchers around the world.

Milic is the Smart Energy Materials group leader at AMI, where she is investigating hybrid supramolecular materials for energy conversion, with a particular interest in a new generation of photovoltaic devices, perovskite solar cells. She is the recipient of a prestigious PRIMA grant, which the Swiss National Science Foundation awards to excellent female researchers who show a high potential for obtaining a professorship.

The GYA connects scientists from six continents, and empowers young researchers to lead international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational dialogue. The academy also aims to elevate the voice of young scientists in global, regional, and national decision making.

The academy has 200 members, who join typically three to ten years after their PhD, and are in the early stages of their independent academic careers. Members are selected for their scientific excellence as well as on their demonstrated societal engagement, and serve five-year terms.

Official announcement from the Global Young Academy: