Education:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, July 2012; University of Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Wireless Communications.

Dissertation title: “Extended-cavity optical sources with modulation averaging reflectors”

Faculty advisors: Dr. Dubravko Babić and Dr. Zvonimir Šipuš

Dipl. Ing. in Electrical Engineering, May 2007; University of Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Wireless Communications.

Title: Properties of optical fiber gratings

Faculty advisor: Dr. Zvonimir Šipuš

 

Publications and patents: Seven articles in peer reviewed journals, twenty-one articles in proceedings of international conferences, one patent issued, three patents pending. List of papers - http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=295930

 

Awards and Recognitions:

·   "Josip Lončar“ Silver Plaque for outstanding Ph.D. work, FER, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2012.

·   European Microwave Association Young Scientist, 1st prize, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008.

 

Work:

Post-doctoral Researcher at Optoelectronics Research Group, University of Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2014 – 

·    His current research interests include photonic integrated circuits, optical access networks, wavelength-division multiplexed systems and tunable optical sources.

 

Post-doctoral Researcher and Senior Teaching Assistant at FER, 2012 – 2014.

·   Developing self-seeded WDM passive optical access networks (second-generation; performance improvement, reach extension and 100x component cost reduction relative to first generation).

·   Developing fiber-based sensors for measuring strain, temperature, and vibrations; helped the department to obtain first Croatian industry grant for sensor development.

·   Optimizing performance of RFID RF front-end.

 

Graduate Student Researcher and Teaching Assistant, 2007 –2012.

·   First in the world to demonstrate improved performance of self-seeded access-network optical links using modulation averaging: theoretical analysis and experimental demonstration (first generation).

·   Designed and assembled a dedicated fiber-optic test system for up to 3.2 Gbps transmission characterization, designed and had built modulation averaging reflectors, invented new modulation averaging structures and patented them.

·   Helped the department receive $50,000 BICRO Proof of Concept Grant for development of modulation-averaging reflectors (funding my Ph.D. research), 2010.

·   Built prototype fiber-based sensors for measuring strain, temperature, and vibrations (2007 – 2012).

·   Developed and characterized a novel RFID tag antenna (2009 – 2011).

·   Designed optimal microwave metamaterial-based cylinders for invisible cloak realization, EOARD project (European Office of Aerospace Research and Development), (2009-2011).

·   Developed design tools for synthesis and optimization of dielectric lens antennas, EUREKA project LAFMOT (Luneberg Antenna For Multimedia On Train), (2007 – 2010).