Joze Balic received his M.S. degree in manufacturing engineering from the University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia, in 1983, his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, in 1987, and his Habilitation degree in production engineering (Full Professor) from the University of Maribor in 1997. Currently, he works as a Professor for intelligent manufacturing systems, machine tools at the University of Maribor. He is also a Vice Dean for research work, Vice President of the DAAAM International, Vienna, Austria, Head of the research group Intelligent and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, and Head of the Laboratory for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. He participated in 48 R&D projects for industry in the field of machine tools, NC manufacturing, CAD/CAM, FMS, and intelligent manufacturing. He has 38 scientific papers published in international journals (including JCR), 120 papers presented at international conferences, 133 citations in JCR (ISI-Web of Science), and 6 scientific monographs. He is internationally recognized by 8 international projects in the field of tool manufacturing, FMS, and IMS. He is a Visiting Lecturer at many universites including UNI of Kielce, Poland. Balic's most relevant participation in international projects is in PHARE: Development of the Tool Making Industry in Slovenia, DTI, Int. Network for RTD in Industrial Automation, Intelligent and Adaptive Techniques for the Measurement of Manufacturing Flexibility, Technical University of Crete (TUC), among others.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2012