Personal Information

Dr. Željko Despotović
Family name: Despotović
Given name: Željko
Middle initial: V.
Title: Ph.D.
Address: Robotics Laboratory, Mihailo Pupin Institute,
Volgina 15, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381-(0)11-2771-024,
+381-(0)11-2776-222 / ext. 227
Mobile: +381-(0)63-331-645
Fax: +381-(0)11-2276-583
Websites: Željko @ ResearchGATE
Željko @ Serbian Chamber of Engineers
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Zeljko V. Despotovic was born in Prijepolje, Serbia in 1964. He finished primary school and high school in Nova Varos, 1979 and 1983, respectively. He received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in School of Electrical Engineering (Department of Power Converters and Drives), from the University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, 1990, 2003 and 2007, respectively. He has been with the Department of Mechatronics, Mihajlo Pupin Institute, Belgrade, since 1991. His research interests include the fields of power electronics, mechatronics, electrostatic precipitator control and vibration control. He is currently in positions PhD.E.E-scientific fellow and Senior Research & Development Engineer of Power Electronics. Beginning in 2005 he became the member of the IEEE society: Industrial Electronics, Industry Applications and Power Electronics. He is an expert reviewer in the prestigious journal IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics. He has a Graduate Engineer's Licenses (Serbian Chamber of Engineers): Responsible Designer of Electrical Drive Control - automatic, measuring and regulation and Responsible Designer of Low and Medium Voltage Power System. He is an associate fellow of Laboratory for Digital Control of Power Converter and Drives-School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He is professor at the High School of Professional Studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Belgrade, Serbia, since February 2010.

Educational degrees

Undergraduate study

April 1990: received Bachelor of Science degree in School of Electrical Engineering (Chair of Power Converters and Drives), specializing in Power Converter Control, B.Sc. title- "Comparative Synopsis Characteristics of Darlington BJT and IGBT as Power Current Switches in Voltage Source Inverters", supervisor - Prof. Zoran Stojiljkovic.

Graduate study

Professional Experience

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Memberships in Professional Engineering Societies

Additional Professional Background

Primary Interest of Research

General Areas

Particular Areas

Intelligent Control of Mechatronics Systems, Power Factor Correction Control, Intelligent Motion Control, Modelling and Control of Power Converters, Intelligent Control in Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Adaptive Control of Power Converter Fuzzy Control Systems in Power Electronics.