Vladan Lazarević was born in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1992. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 2015, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in power electronics from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, in 2016 and 2021, respectively.
He joined the Centro de Electrónica Industrial (CEI), UPM, in 2015, as a Researcher, where he was actively taking part in several industrial and publicly funded research projects, focusing on design of high-frequency envelope tracking DC/DC converters for RF power amplifiers and fast industrial amplifiers. His PhD thesis involved design, multi-objective optimization and digital control of fast, highly efficient and compact hybrid and switch-mode GaN-based power amplifiers for industrial applications. In the course of his PhD studies, he was an Academic Guest with the Power Electronic System Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has published 14 scientific publications and has filed 2 patents.
From 2020 to 2022, he was a System Engineer with BRUSA Elektronik AG, Buchs, Switzerland, a pioneer company in the field of E-mobility. His primary role was design and optimization of innovative power conversion systems for automotive applications, such as on-board chargers and DC/DC converters based on GaN and SiC wide bandgap semiconductor technologies, and magnetics design. Since 2022, Dr. Lazarević has been with ABB Corporate Research Centre in Baden, Switzerland, as a Research Scientist, where he has been engaged in various research projects for different ABB business units, aiming for more sustainable, energy-efficient system designs. He is focused on topics such as DC microgrids, with a special attention on interactions and interoperability of power converters, controls and protections in the grid; and potential of modern power electronic technologies, such as advanced power converter topologies and wide bandgap devices for drive applications.