Zlatan Aksamija received his B.S. in Computer Engineering (Summa Cum Laude, James Honors Scholar, Mathematics Minor) in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (with Computational Science and Engineering option) in 2005 and 2009, respectively, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. His dissertation work entitled “Thermal effects in semiconductor materials and devices” was supported by a DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (2005-2009). Zlatan was ranked as an “Outstanding TA” by his students in the Fall of 2004. He was awarded an Outstanding Paper award at the EIT’07 conference and a Greg Stillman Memorial semiconductor graduate research award in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, Zlatan was a Computing Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in the ECE department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research, supported by the CIFellows program from the Computing Research Association, focused on semiconductor nanostructures for thermo-electric energy conversion applications, as well as numerical methods for the simulation of electronic and thermal transport in nanostructures. Subsequently, Zlatan was the NSF CI TraCS Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he continued to work on computational nanoscience for energy-efficient electronic and thermoelectric materials and devices. In 2013, Zlatan became an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and joined the Nanoelectronics Theory and Simulation Laboratory, where he continues his research on energy transport and conversion in semiconductor nanostructures.
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