Dr. Goran Lovric

Goran Lovric

Beamline Scientist

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
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 [1] and MSc [2] 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 [3] 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.

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 [4], the design and commissioning of several cutting-edge hardware components [5] at the TOMCAT beamline as well as a generic quantitative data analysis framework [6] 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.

A complete (and updated) list of publications can be found on Google Scholar, ORCID, ResearcherID and/or ResearchGate.

[1] G. Lovric, “Fouriertransformationen”, TU Graz, 2007. (External Link)
[2] 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)
[4] 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)
[5] 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)
[6] 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)
[7] 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)
[8] 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)
[9] 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)
[10] 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)