Dragan Damjanovic is a professor at the Institute of Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne – EPFL. He received a diploma in physics (BSc) from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at University of Sarajevo (1980) and a PhD in ceramics science from the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) in 1987. He carried out postdoctoral work at the PSU (1988-1991) and moved to EPFL in 1991. He started at EPFL as a research associate, then was promoted to privat-docent, senior scientist and became professor titulaire in 2009. He has published over 230 scientific papers and has received several awards for his research including 2017 International Award of the Japanese Conference on Ferroelectric Materials and Their Applications and 2009 Ferroelectrics Recognition Award of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S). He was Distinguished Lecturer for the UFFC-S in 2010/11, and is a fellow of IEEE since 2009. He served as the Vice President for Ferroelectrics of the IEEE UFFC-S in the period 2015-2017.
Damjanovic has been a member of the Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society since 2002 and has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society since 2005.
His current interests are focused on emergent electro-mechanical phenomena in oxide materials, low temperature properties of relaxor-ferroelectrics, symmetry breaking in oxides on different length scales and on application of piezoelectric materials in transducers, sensors and actuators. He teaches bachelor, master and doctoral courses on structure and properties of ceramics and on properties and applications of dielectric and piezoelectric materials.