Milka Nikolic

Assistant Professor of Physics

About me

I am a visiting assistant professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, JMU. Currently, I am teaching algebra based undergraduate introductory physics and general science (physics, chemistry, and the human experience) course. My research focuses primarily on spectroscopy methods for plasma and accelerator physics. I am very interested in both theoretical and experimental approach to solving mysteries of physics.


2014 - now
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy

James Madison University

2013 - 2014
Adjunct Assistant Professor & Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Physics
Old Dominion University


Ph.D. Physics, Old Dominion University
M.S. Physics, Old Dominion University

Research Interests

    • Plasma Spectroscopy
    • Plasma Tomography
    • Plasma Etching
    • Numerical calculation


    • Physics 140: Introductory General Physics I (algebra based)
    • Physics 150: Introductory General Physics II (algebra based)
    • Physics 232: University Physics II (calculus based)
    • Physics 413: Advanced Labs

Recent Publications

    • M. Nikolic, J. Newton, C. I. Sukenik, L. Vuskovic, and S. Popovic
      J. Appl. Phys. 117, 023304 (2015)
    • S. Popovic, J. Upadhyay, J. Mammosser, M. Nikolic, and L. Vuskovic J. Appl. Phys. 116, 173301 (2014)