Lecture of Professor Zoya Popović, SASA Foreign Member

Professor Zoya Popović, PhD, a SASA foreign member, will give a lecture titled ‘Radio Frequency Systems Electronic Circuits Design’ at the SASA Grand Hall, on Thursday, 15 September, at noon.

The main problems of radio frequency systems of communication and microwave frequency sensors are related to the consumption of electrical energy during the transmission and limited sensitivity during the reception. A research group at the University of Colorado works on solving these problems on frequencies from 1 to 100 GHz. The lecture will feature examples of integrated circuits in Gallium Nitride (GaN Integrated Circuits). These high-frequency analogue electrical circuits have found their use in wireless communication. Their less-known applications comprise industrial heating for waste management and inner temperature measurement for medical diagnosis.

Dr Zoya Popović is a distinguished full professor at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering of the University of

Colorado in Boulder (USA). She graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Belgrade. She received her MSc and PhD from Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA. Her research areas in the field of microwave technology include high-efficiency amplifiers, millimetre-wave circuits, microwave applications in medicine, quantum sensors and measurements and wireless powering.

Professor Zoya Popović is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a recipient of two IEEE MTT Microwave Prizes (in 1993 and 2005) for the best journal paper, and the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal. She received the White House NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, as well as the IEEE MTT Distinguished Educator award. She mentored over 65 PhD students. As a SASA foreign member, she was elected in 2006. This year she was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

A direct broadcast is available at https://www.sanu.ac.rs/direktan-prenos/