Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University 2017

Dedic received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University in 2012 and 2017, respectively. After graduation she worked as a visiting scientist with the National Institute of Aerospace at NASA Langley Research Center and joined the University of Virginia in the spring of 2018. Dedic is an active member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and serves on the AIAA Technical Committee on Aerodynamic Measurement Technology.

Professor Dedic’s research interests are centered around the development and application of advanced laser-based diagnostics and nonlinear spectroscopy techniques to study nonequilibrium, reacting, and multiphase flow environments with the goal of furthering the development of technologies related to clean energy and hypersonic propulsion and aerodynamics. In particular, Dedic has experience in applying complex laser measurements to study harsh environments while emphasizing measurement accuracy and spatial and temporal resolution.



  • DARPA Young Faculty Award 2020
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Miller Graduate Fellowship
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

Research Interests

  • Clean Energy Conversion and Ultrafast Coherent Anti-stokes Raman Scattering

In the News

Selected Publications

  • Single-shot ultrafast coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering of vibrational/rotational nonequilibrium ABS CE Dedic, TR Meyer, JB Michael Optica 4 (5), 563-570
  • Investigation of energy distributions behind a microscale gas-phase detonation tube using hybrid fs/ps coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering ABS CE Dedic, JB Michael, TR Meyer environments 24, 26
  • Sodium two-photon laser-induced fluorescence characterization with nanosecond and femtosecond excitation ABS JB Michael, K Zhu, CE Dedic 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 0259