Zoran Popović

Vice President

Zoran Popović

Zoran V. Popović is an electrical engineer specializing in physics and material science. He was born on 23 February 1952, in Aranđelovac. He holds a full membership in the Department of Technical Sciences at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA). Popović's association with SASA began as a corresponding member on 2 November 2006, eventually ascending to full membership in November 2012.

His academic background includes a BSc from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade (1975), an MSc from the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of the University of Belgrade (1977), and a PhD from the University of Ljubljana (1984). He furthered his professional training at renowned institutions such as the University of Nottingham and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. Throughout his career, Popović has held pivotal roles at esteemed institutions including the Institute of Physics, Belgrade, where he served as a Principal Research Fellow since 1975, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, where he has been a full professor since 1997.

Popović has made significant contributions to academia through his positions as director of the Centre for Solid State Physics and New Materials and as a Visiting Professor at various institutions including the Faculty of Physics at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and the Institute of Materials Science of the University of Valencia, Spain.

Within SASA, Popović currently serves as the Vice-President since March 2015, contributing actively to the academy's mission and objectives. He is an active member of several specialist associations including the American Physical Society, Serbian Physical Society, Serbian Materials Research Society, and Serbian Ceramic Society.

Popović's editorial contributions extend to various scholarly journals, and he is also involved in numerous SASA boards focusing on scientific research and technological resources. His contributions have been recognized through prestigious awards such as the Nikola Tesla Award (1987/88) and the Grand Recognition of Achievement for a Scientific Work of the Institute of Physics (2011).

Vice President (Natural Sciences)