Dr. Goran Lovric
5232 Villigen PSI
I was born in Zagreb (Croatia) and grew up in Graz (Austria). I studied Technical Physics at Graz University of Technology and obtained my BSc  and MSc  degrees at the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics, including a half-year research visit at Hubei University (Wuhan, China). After defending my PhD thesis  in 2015 at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET, ETH Zurich), I conducted my postdoctoral research (2016-2019) at the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM, EPFL) and the Institute of Anatomy (University of Bern). Following that, I worked for several years as a Senior IT Consultant at Confinale AG (now part of HCL Technologies). Since September 2021, I have (re)joined the TOMCAT group as a tenure-track Beamline Scientist.
Research and expertise
My professional expertise includes synchrotron imaging, instrumentation, dosimetry, IT & data architectures as well as the pulmonary X-ray imaging field, where I enjoy working in various collaborative multidisciplinary environments. Highlights of my PhD time include the worldwide first realization of in vivo tomographic microscopy of the lung at the µm-scale , the design and commissioning of several cutting-edge hardware components  at the TOMCAT beamline as well as a generic quantitative data analysis framework  for automated processing of large volumetric lung image data. During my postdoc(s) I’ve established and deepened various collaborations, both methodological [7,8] and biomedical [9,10], whereas my time in the IT industry has brought me closer to various data crunching technologies.
Currently, I am mostly involved in the design and construction of the new I-TOMCAT flagship beamline as part of the SLS 2.0 upgrade project. In parallel, I am interested in developing new methods in imaging & data processing by means of novel computational approaches to gain even more information from our imaging instruments.
 G. Lovric, “Fouriertransformationen”, TU Graz, 2007. (External Link)
 G. Lovric, “Numerical investigation of strongly correlated electron and electron-phonon systems”, TU Graz, 2010. (External Link)
 G. Lovric, “In vivo study of lung physiology with dynamic synchrotron-based tomographic microscopy,” ETH Zurich, 2015. (DOI: 10/bd3z)
 G. Lovric et al., “Tomographic in vivo microscopy for the study of lung physiology at the alveolar level.,” Sci. Rep., vol. 7, no. 1, p. 12545, Oct. 2017. (DOI: 10/cdr2)
 G. Lovric et al., “A multi-purpose imaging endstation for high-resolution micrometer-scaled sub-second tomography,” Phys. Medica, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 1771–1778, Dec. 2016. (DOI: 10/bp54)
 G. Lovric et al., “Automated computer-assisted quantitative analysis of intact murine lungs at the alveolar scale,” PLoS One, vol. 12, no. 9, p. e0183979, Sep. 2017. (DOI: 10/cddm)
 M. Kagias et al., “Diffractive small angle X-ray scattering imaging for anisotropic structures,” Nat. Commun., vol. 10, no. 1, p. 5130, Dec. 2019. (DOI: 10/dd9h)
 E. Borisova & G. Lovric et al., “Micrometer-resolution X-ray tomographic full-volume reconstruction of an intact post-mortem juvenile rat lung,” Histochem. Cell Biol., vol. 155, no. 2, pp. 215–226, Feb. 2021. (DOI: 10/dvsq)
 C. Norvik et al., “Synchrotron-based phase-contrast micro-CT as a tool for understanding pulmonary vascular pathobiology and the 3-D microanatomy of alveolar capillary dysplasia,” Am. J. Physiol. Cell. Mol. Physiol., vol. 318, no. 1, pp. L65–L75, Jan. 2020. (DOI: 10/dqgr)
 M. J. Turunen et al., “Sub-trabecular strain evolution in human trabecular bone,” Sci. Rep., vol. 10, no. 1, p. 13788, Dec. 2020. (DOI: 10/frpq)