Prof. Zoran VukićProfessor at the University of Zagreb
Zoran Vukić was a Full Professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Control and Computer Engineering with more than 45 years of experience in education and research. He retired on October 1st, 2019. He established and was a Head of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) http://labust.fer.hr/ (until May 29th 2019). He is Director of the NGO “Center for underwater systems and technologies” (CUST) http://www.cepost.hr/. He specialized at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA. He published four books, three book chapters and more than 200 papers (in journals and at conferences) as author or co-author. His research interest is in the application of control theory for marine vessels (surface and underwater), especially the area of cooperative navigation guidance and control, robust and adaptive control, nonlinear control, intelligent control, fault tolerant and reconfigurable control. He has led a number of research projects (national and international). He teached courses on Automatic control, Nonlinear control, Adaptive and Robust Control, Guidance and Control of Marine Vehicles. Recipient of the “J. J. Strossmayer” award by the Croatian Academy of science and art for the best book published in 2004, and also recipient of the IMarEST SMI Donald Maxwell Award prize for the best IMarEST
journal paper in 2003. Recipient of the Golden plaque “Josip Lončar“ in 2011 by the University of Zagreb, Faculty of electrical engineering and computing for his achievements in research and education. He is a member of editorial boards of Croatian journal “Brodogradnja” (Shipbuilding) published by FAMENA, University of Zagreb, and “Underwater Technology” published by Society for Underwater Technology (SUT). He is a member of various professional societies such as: IEEE, IFAC TC on Marine Systems, Croatian Registry of Shipping, Mediterranean Control Association etc. Zoran Vukić is General chair of the field-training “Breaking the surface“ (http://bts.fer.hr ).