Zeljko Pantic received his B.Sc. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade University Serbia in 1998. In 1999, he was granted a fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Serbia, and started working as a researcher and demonstrator in the Laboratory for Automation and Control in the School of Electrical Engineering at Belgrade University. In 2001, he joined the group for Power Converters and Motor Drives as a teaching and research assistant for motor drive and electric vehicle related courses, where he served for several years as a co-instructor. He received an M.Sc. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade in 2007. In 2009, Dr.Pantic became a Research Assistant at the NSF-funded Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a Ph.D. student at NC State, Dr.Pantic researched the emerging topic of wireless inductive power transfer (WIPT). The results of this research are presented in some of the leading peer-reviewed journals (Power Electronics, Industrial Electronics and Magnetics). Particularly important is his invention of a system for active bi-directional receiver tuning, which eliminates one of the major WIPT limitations. This work has been recognized by many online newspapers (The Engineer, Phys.org, R&D Magazine, Energy Daily, The Green Optimistic, etc.). After his graduation in 2013 he had shortly worked at North Carolina State University as a postdoctoral scholar before joining ECE Department at Utah State University as an Assistant Professor. His primary areas of interest are systems for wireless inductive power transfer, power electronics, electric and hybrid electric vehicles, and motor drives.
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