Dushan Boroyevich received his Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Belgrade in 1976 and his M.S. degree from the University of Novi Sad in 1982, in what then used to be Yugoslavia. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1986 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, USA.
From 1986 to 1990, he was an assistant professor and director of the Power and Industrial Electronics Research Program in the Institute for Power and Electronic Engineering at the University of Novi Sad. He then joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech as associate professor.
He is now American Electric Power Professor at the department and co-director of the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES). He was the president of the IEEE Power Electronics Society for 2011-12. Prof. Boroyevich is a Fellow of IEEE, a recipient of the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Technical Field Award, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
Dushan’s research interests include multi-phase power conversion, electronic power distribution systems, power electronics systems modeling and control, and multi-disciplinary design optimization.
Drazen Dujic is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Power Electronics Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is engaged in research activities in the broad field of electrical energy generation, conversion and storage, with focus on medium voltage high power applications. He has received his Dipl. Ing. and MSc degrees from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and his PhD degree from the Liverpool John Moores University, UK in 2008. From 2009 till 2014 he was with ABB Switzerland Ltd, and engaged in power electronics related projects spanning the range from low voltage/power SMPSs in below kW range to medium voltage high power converters in a MW range. His main research interests are in the areas of design and control of advanced medium voltage high power electronics systems and high performance drives.
He is an IEEE Senior Member and Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics, as well IET Electric Power Applications. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has filed 11 patents. In 2014 he received “The Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award” for outstanding achievement in power electronics.
Dragan Maksimovic received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Belgrade (Serbia, Yugoslavia), and his Ph.D. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1989. Since 1992, he has been with the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is currently a Charles V. Schelke Endowed Professor and Director of the Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC). He has co-authored over 250 papers and the 2nd edition of the textbook Fundamentals of Power Electronics. Prof. Maksimovic is a Fellow of the IEEE. His current research interests include power electronics for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, high frequency power conversion using wide bandgap semiconductors, digital control of switched-mode power converters, as well as analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for power management applications.
Prof. Maksimovic has published over 180 papers in journals and at professional conferences, and holds over 20 US patents. He received NSF CAREER Award in 1997, IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award in 1997, IEEE Power Electronics Society Prize Letter Awards in 2009 and 2010, Holland Teaching Awards in 2004 and 2011, and CU Boulder Inventor of the Year Award in 2006. He is the co-author of the textbook Fundamentals of Power Electronics, 2nd edition, Springer 2001. His current research interests include digital control of switched-mode power converters, power electronics for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, as well as analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for power management applications.
Dr Levi is a Senior Lecturer in Power Systems in the School of EEE, Power & Energy Division at the University of Manchester, UK. He received the M.Sc. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1986 and 1991, respectively. From 1982 to 2001, Victor was with University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, where he became a Full Professor in 2001. He was with the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK from 2001 to 2003, and then with United Utilities and Electricity North West, from 2003 to 2013. His industry positions included Strategic Planning Manager, Network Modelling Manager and Quality of Supply Manager. In 2013, Dr Levi rejoined the University of Manchester. Victor has both long-term industrial experience working for the UK distribution companies and long-term university experience. His areas of expertise are strategic and development planning of transmission and distribution networks, such as network modelling including low carbon technologies and 'smart solutions', load forecasting, security analyses and assessment of compliance with planning standards, voltage-VAR, fault level, harmonics and transient stability studies, risk/reliability analysis, use-of-system pricing and cost analysis.
Victor published two books on power system planning and application of computation methods in power engineering and 80+ papers in the leading journals and international conference proceedings. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Jovan M. Knežević was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1968. He received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees from the University of Novi Sad in 1995, 2000 and 2016, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1995 to 2001, he was with the University of Novi Sad. From 2001 to 2002, he was with the Department of Research and Development, Baldor ASR GmbH, Kirchheim-Munich, Germany. From 2002 to 2004, he was with the Department of Research and Development, Baldor U.K., Ltd., Bristol, U.K. From 2004 to 2007, he was with the Department of Research and Development, Continental AG, Ingolstadt, Germany. From 2008 to 2012, he was with the Department of Advanced Development, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. Since 2012, he has been with the Department of Research and Development for Electrical Drives, BMW Group, Munich, Germany. His research interests include power quality, control of power electronic converters, and digital control of electrical drives.