Joint MTT-S/WiE event: TELSIKS 2023 Women in Microwaves

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The International Conference on Advanced Technologies, Systems and Services in Telecommunications – TELSIKS 2023 was hosting event Women in Microwaves, jointly organized by Serbia and Montenegro IEEE MTT-S Chapter and IEEE WiE Affinity Group. Joint MTT-S/WiE event took place on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the Faculty of Electronic Enigeering, University of Niš, Serbia. All attendees in favor of WiM, WiE, MTT-S and engineering were cordially invited.

I am very happy that I chaired that very interesting event Women in Microwaves, gather together women and men with a spotlight on the work of female engineers and researchers.

Excellent speakers at the event: Prof. Maurizio Bozzi, University of Pavia, Italy, the IEEE MTT-S President-Elect 2023; Prof. Zoya Popović, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA; Prof. Olga Borić-Lubecke, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, and Prof. Zlatica Marinković, University of Niš, Serbia.

The event gave great opportunity to learn about the female presence in MTT-S, how the engineering get better when women and men work together, importance of gender balance, diversity and inclusion in engineering, as well as available MTT-S Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships. The event’s goal to increase the visibility of distinguished women researchers and inspire young female students was certainly achieved.

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  • Date: 26 Oct 2023
  • Time: 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Belgrade
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  • Faculty of Electronic Engineering
  • Aleksandra Medevedeva 14
  • Niš, Serbia & Montenegro
  • Serbia & Montenegro 18000

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Maurizio Bozzi Maurizio Bozzi of University of Pavia, Italy


The Female Presence in MTT Society


Maurizio Bozzi received the Ph.D. degree in electronics and computer science from the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, in 2000. He held research positions with various universities worldwide, including the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany; the Universitat de Valencia, Spain; and the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada. In 2002, he joined the Department of Electronics, University of Pavia, where he is currently a full professor of electromagnetic fields. He was also a Guest Professor at Tianjin University, China (2015-2017) and a Visiting Professor at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland (2017-2018). His main research interests concern the computational electromagnetics, the substrate integrated waveguide technology, and the use of novel materials and fabrication technologies for microwave circuits (including paper, textile, and 3D printing). He has authored or co-authored more than 160 journal papers and 350 conference papers. He co-edited the book Periodic Structures (Research Signpost, 2006) and co-authored the book Microstrip Lines and Slotlines (Artech House, 2013). 

Prof. Bozzi is the 2023 President Elect of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTT-S). He was an elected Member of the Administrative Committee of MTT-S for years 2017–2022, the MTT-S Treasurer for years 2020–2022, the Chair of the Meetings and Symposia Committee of MTT-S AdCom for years 2018-2019, and the Secretary of MTT-S for year 2016. He was also a member of the General Assembly of the European Microwave Association (EuMA) from 2014 to 2016. He was a Track Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, the IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, and the IET Electronics Letters. He was the General Chair of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series-Advanced Materials and Processes (IMWS-AMP 2017), in Pavia, Italy, 2017, of the inaugural edition of the IEEE International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic Modeling and Optimization (NEMO2014), in Pavia, Italy, 2014, and of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Millimeter Wave Integration Technologies, in Sitges, Spain, 2011.

Zoya Popović Zoya Popović of University of Colorado, Boulder, USA


Men and Women Together Make Engineering Better


Zoya Popović received the Dipl.Ing. degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1985, and the PhD degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1990 [4]. Since 1990, she has been with the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is currently a Distinguished Professor and holds the Lockheed Martin Endowed Chair in RF Engineering in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Popovic was the recipient of the 1993 and 2006 Microwave Prizes presented by the IEEE MTT-S for the best journal papers. She was elected a Foreign Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2006. She was also the recipient of the 2001 Hewlett-Packard/American Society for Engineering Education Terman Medal for combined teaching and research excellence.

Olga Borić-Lubecke Olga Borić-Lubecke of University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA


Diversity: Importance and Challenges


Olga Borić-Lubecke received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 1989, the M.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, in 1995, all in electrical engineering [5]. Since 2003, she has been with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining UH, she was with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies where she pioneered research in biomedical applications of wireless systems. From 1996 to 1998 she was a visiting researcher at RIKEN, in Sendai, Japan. From 1995 to 1996 she was a resident research associate at NASA JPL. She has authored over 250 publications, two books, four book chapters, and three patents, and co-founded two start-up companies. Prof. Borić–Lubecke is an IEEE Fellow, a Fulbright scholar and a Foreign Member of the Academy of Engineering of Serbia.

Zlatica Marinković Zlatica Marinković of Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia


MTT-S Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships


Zlatica Marinković  (S’02–M’08-SM’13) received the diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electronics and Telecomunications at the University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering Serbia in 1999, and magister and PhD degrees in Telecommunications at the same University in 2003 and 2007, respectively. After graduation she joined the University of Niš, where she is currently a Full Professor teaching several subjects in telecommunications, microwaves and machine learning for microwaves and telecommunications.

Dr. Marinković serves as the IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate Scholarship Chair, IEEE MTT-S Education Committee Student Activities Subcommittee Vice Chair, IEEE Serbia and Montenegro Section Vice Chair, and the Vice Chair of the IEEE Serbia and Montenegro WIE Affinity Group. She served as the Chair of IEEE MTT-S Chapter of Serbia and Montenegro. She is an active member of the national Society for Microwave Theory, Techniques and Systems. She has a national license for design of telecommunication networks and systems and she is a member of the Serbian Chamber of Engineers.

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