I am a postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems (LEES) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Prof. John Kassakian, Prof. Marin Soljacic and Prof. John Joannopoulos.  I received my Dipl. Ing. From University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences, Masters Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the Doctor of Science (ScD) from MIT in 2006.


My research focus is in the area of advanced solid state energy conversion devices and systems. More specifically, I work on several exciting aspects of solid state energy conversion (e.g. efficient conversion of heat and light into electricity) that are enabling new and efficient ways to generate, convert and utilize electric energy.


I am particularly interested in theoretical and experimental exploration of basic physical phenomena governing energy conversion processes on micro and nano scales.  My theoretical explorations are motivated by the real need for new and efficient ways to generate and convert electric energy.  I am constantly striving to employ and test the theoretical and laboratory concepts to design new and efficient energy processing devices and systems spanning milliwatt to tens of kilowatts power range.  And there is nothing more rewarding then following through your concepts from a rough idea all the way to a working prototype


In addition, I love playing with digital controls and communications. And when you put this knowledge to a good use you end up designing control systems for future power electronics systems that are becoming an integral part of future solar PV systems, wind turbines, hybrid vehicles, fuel cells, electric propulsion ships and further .


For more details on a subset of my ongoing research projects see here.


Ivan Celanovic