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Dr Ivona Mitrovic PhD, MSc, BSc EE

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) Electrical Engineering and Electronics


    Personal Statement

    I hold PhD degree in electrical engineering and electronics from the University of Liverpool, MSc degree in materials science from the University of Belgrade and BSc EE degree in microelectronics from the University of Nis. My core research activity has largely been focused on novel materials to facilitate an unprecedented level of scaling of silicon chips. I have established a substantial track record in the area of thin high-k dielectrics and played a pivotal leadership role in collaborative efforts to achieve ultimately scaled gate stack in the European PULLNANO and NANOSIL projects. The research work on the gate stack for the 22 nm CMOS technology node has been recognized as a significant achievement in the EC final review in April 2009. I have led activity on innovative germanium devices for their industrial production target in 2018. My current research focuses on nanodevices for terahertz energy harvesting and healthcare applications (in-sole gait sensor). I have been principal and co- investigator on a number of projects, mainly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with a contribution of ~£1.5 million. I authored over eighty journal and conference proceedings papers, and gave over twenty talks at international conferences in Europe and the USA, including presence at the prestigious IEEE SISC, ECS, AVS, EMRS and INFOS conferences. I have been vigorously promoting engineering profession through my research and through devising and teaching a number of engineering modules. In terms of teaching, my focus has been to inspire and transform engineering students into future academic and industry leaders through research-led teaching. My strong interest has been in building and collaborating with diverse, world-leading interdisciplinary research teams in academia and industry. My research focus is on setting agenda for new exploration in the area of emerging technologies, nano- and bio-electronics.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Senior Member (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers 2014)
    • Chartered Engineer (Institution of Engineering and Technology 2014)
    • Invited talk (Invitation to Speak, The Electrochemical Society, Florida, USA 2014)
    • Fellow (Higher Education Academy, UK 2013)
    • Invited talk (Invitation to Speak, Joint Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Initiative (JEMI) UK technical meeting 2011)
    • Invited talk (Invitation to Speak, Diagnostics & Yield Symposium, Warsaw, Poland 2009)
    • Invited talk (Invitation to Speak, Common Workshop Nanosil/National Projects, Grenoble, France 2009)
    • Invited talk (Invitation to Speak, PULLNANO general meeting, Toulouse, France 2008)
    • Best oral presentation in Electronics (Prize, PREP 2004 Conference Organising Committee, UK 2004)

    Administrative Roles

    • Departmental Director for Postgraduate Research
    • Inter-department Liaison Officer with Mathematical Sciences and School of Engineering
    • Programme Director for Electrical Engineering and Electronics
    • Deputy Examination Officer
    • Assistance with Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduate Lab modules

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