Research Advisor, Republic Hydrometeorogical Service of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.
Slobodan Nickovic received his PhD in Meteorology (University of Belgrade, Serbia) in 1981. His major expertise is in the field of numerical methods applied in modeling of various environmental processes, including those of the atmosphere, aerosol and hydrology. He made a major scientific contribution by developing the first operational prognostic atmospheric dust model (the DREAM model) embedded in, and driven by the atmospheric models of Zavisa Janjic. He coordinated and/or participated in more 30 international scientific projects, including those conducted by the European Union, FAO, and NASA. He published more than 70 peer review articles in scientific journals, cited according to the Google Scholar more than 9000 times. Through his career he was visiting professor at several universities, including the University of Arizona and the University of Athens. As scientific officer in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), he was one of the architects of the WMO Sand and Dust Warning Advisory and Assessment System.