Vukica Jovanovic
Dr. Vukica Jovanovic
Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University STEM Education & Professional Studies Hampton Boulevard Norfolk VA 23529-0498 US Phone(757) 683-4305
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Dr. Jovanović is currently serving as Interim Chair, Batten Endowed Fellow and an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology and Batten Fellow, in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, which is part of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. She is teaching classes in the areas of mechatronics, digital thread, and digital manufacturing. Her research is focused on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber-physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Co-Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on a digital thread and cyber security of manufacturing systems. She has funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of active military. She is also part of the research team that leads the summer camp to nine graders that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students into STEM (ODU BLAST). Dr. Jovanovic is an IEEE Hampton Roads Section Chair. She serves as an IEEE Car Team adviser and served as a ASME Robots for Relief co-adviser. Prior to joining ODU's Engineering Technology Department, Dr. Jovanovic taught at Trine University, Angola, Indiana in the Design Engineering Technology Department, and as a Lead Faculty of International Studies program for the Master of Leadership degree in the School of Professional Studies. Before Trine, she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at Purdue University in the Mechanical Engineering Technology and Computer Graphics Technology departments. She also served as an instructor in the STEM Academic Boot Camp Diversity Program. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Jovanovic worked as a faculty member at the University of Novi Sad where she was actively involved in the European Robotic Association EUROBOT. Before she came to the U.S., she served as Chair of the Organizing Committee for the Serbian National Robotic Competition in 2005 and 2006. She received a Ph.D. in from Purdue Polytechnic Institute focused on Digital Manufacturing while also working in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence at Purdue University. While she was a Ph.D. student she also worked for the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology (2006-2008) and the Department of Computer Graphics Technology (2008-2010), both at the School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Jovanović received a degree (M.Eng.) in Industrial Engineering, with a Specialization in Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She graduated with her Magistar (Ph.D. Candidate) degree in Industrial Engineering, at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, with a specialization in Production Systems Design. She worked as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Fall 2001), Machining Technologies, Metrology Lab, and at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management programs, as well as the Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management and Mechatronics from 2002-2006. Dr. Jovanovic has had internships in engineering services (Nobletek – Engineering and PLM Solutions, previously TechniGraphics, Inc., Southfield, MI), aerospace (Aeronova Aerospace – Vitoria/ Gasteiz, Spain), and power generation industries (Electrical Power, Uzice, Serbia). She worked as a visiting researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia during the summer of 2003 for the IAESTE program. She has over one hundred peer reviewed publications focusing on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, engineering graphics, and engineering education.