Dusan Maletic born in 1963 in Belgrade, Serbia. Under Communist rule it was not regular practice to baptize children so my older sister and cousins were not yet baptized at the time. However, I got very sick just after the birth and was literally sent home from hospital without any further medication, expected to die shortly after from lung collapse. Under care of my parents and only remaining resource of prayer I miraculously recovered 3 months later. Taking that as a sign, my parents and their brothers and sisters arranged for my baptism together with all other young un-baptized children in the family on the St. Jovan (St. John) holiday in 1964. When grown up, I also always remember this Grace of God upon me giving thanks and trying to do my best.
I am scientist by profession. My non-professional interests are closely related to visual arts. Hence I am hoping to contribute to Orthodox Wiki mostly related to the subject I know the best in this area: Serbian iconography. Good part of that knowledge was imparted by my father, Mihailo Maletic (1924-1990) who did a lot of ethnographic research specifically related to the Serbian Orthodox Church and its Monasteries.
Schooled in Belgrade, Serbia. Tesla Award for Young Scientist from Nikola Tesla Society, Belgrade for pioneering work on MRI technology in Serbia. Diplomed Engineer of Electronics at the Technical Physics Department of School of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade. Diploma thesis on design of ultra fast responding IR photodiode sensors. Self published textbook for Statistical Physics for related course at the School of Electrical Engineering. Master Degree studies in Physics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA. Master Degree thesis on long term stability issues of Relativistic Heay Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA. Participation in design teams of RHIC and Natonal Neutron Spallation Source at Oak Ridge, TN, USA. Worked as Research Collaborator at X-ray Light Source and Alternating Gradient Synchrotron Departments of BNL, Upton, NY. Co-Editor of the book Crystalline Beams and Related Issues, World Scientific. Computer Specialist at the New High Energy Theory Center at the Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. PhD studies in Astrophysics at the Rutgers University, NJ, USA. Radio-astronomy observational work at the VLA, Soccoro, NM, USA. PhD thesis covering aspects of distribution of dark matter and topology of the Universe.