University of Maribor

UM is Slovenia’s second-largest university, while the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FERI) represents the largest faculty within the university, with about 2000 students in the field of electrical engineering, computer science, informatics and several other interdisciplinary studies. The project will be executed by the Laboratory for Electro-optics and Sensor System, which is part of the FERI. The laboratory has been in existence for over 20 years and is dedicated to the research and development of sensors, optical waveguides, electronics and opto-electronics and in particular fibre-optics sensing technologies.

The Project Team

Denis Đonlagić
His research interest is in fibre-optic sensors, specialty optical fibres, fibre-micromachining, MOEMS and optoelectronic signal interrogation systems. He obtained his PhDs from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1998 and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK in 2001. During the period 2001–2002 he joined Corning Inc. USA, as a fibre research and development scientist. Currently, he is a full professor at the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Maribor. During 2006–2017 he acted as a shareholder and key technical adviser at Optacore d.o.o, a SME dedicated to specialty fibre manufacturing (Optacore was acquired by Lumentum Holdings, USA in 2017).
Simon Pevec
His main role in the project is related to his experience in the field of technology for micromachining of optical fibres, including selective etching and the design of miniature all-fibre Fabry-Perot sensors. He obtained his PhD from the University of Maribor in 2014. He was involved in different foreign and domestic R&D projects, for example, a project related to the research and development of miniature Fabry-Perot sensors, in cooperation with FISO Technologies, Canada, and a project related to advanced materials and technologies CORE@UM.