RIT professor Zoran Ninkov tapped to support NSF as a program director
The National Science Foundation is bringing in a Rochester Institute of Technology professor with expertise in imaging and astrophysics to help the government agency evaluate future research opportunities.
Professor Zoran Ninkov of RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science has temporarily joined the agency this year as a program manager through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) program. Ninkov is an expert in astronomy instrumentation and has conducted research in the development and understanding of improved detector arrays, the detection of extrasolar planets, and the fabrication of multi-object spectroscopy instruments using Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). He joins the Division of Astronomical Sciences within the NSF’s Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.