Mirjana Popovic holds a Ph.D. degree. She is a Professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. For many years, she has been leading the research in the rehabilitation of humans with disabilities and development of assistance for aging generation. In the early 1980s, Popovic was engaged in establishing biomedical engineering program for Yugoslav high education. She has an excellent scientific and educational record and has published over 150 papers; among them are textbooks for universities, several book chapters, and more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. She was a professor at both engineering and medical schools. During her professional career, Popovic was a Chief Designer for biomedical devices at one of the biggest Yugoslav companies, Teleoptik. She was also a Research Associate in Edmonton, AB, Canada, and in Miami, FL, USA, and now has a position as a Research Associate Professor at the Aalborg University, Denmark. Popovic was involved in several international projects funded by major funding agencies in North America such as Medical Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Edmonton, AB, Canada; National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; and National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Washington, DC, USA. During the last five years, she led several projects at the Department for Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University. Currently, Popovic is a Principal Investigator at a national project in motor control related to assistive technologies funded by the Serbian Ministry for Science and Environmental Protection. She is also collaborating with experts from France, Italy, Great Britain, Netherlands, Finland, and Slovenia in the development of new treatments for humans with disability created by malfunctioning of the central nervous system.
Biography Updated on 20 December 2013