Zoran Jakšić

Full Research Professor

Science Director of Centre of Microelectronic Technologies





Center of Microelectronic Technologies, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Njegoševa 12, 11000 Belgrade, SERBIA




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Date & Place of Birth:

1960 Pancevo, Serbia


Academic Degree:

2001 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering – University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering


Research Rank:

2006 Full Research Professor – University of Belgrade, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy



IEEE Senior Member (Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers, Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S.A.)

OSA Member (Optical Society)

ETRAN Fellow (Society for Electronics, Telecommunications, Computers, Automation and Nuclear Technique)

OSS founding member & president (Optical Society of Serbia)

MTT-S Board member (Society for Microwave Technique, Technologies and Systems, Serbia)


Professional Experience:

1983 – 1987 Avionics Engineer, Research & Development Division, Aircraft Industry Utva, Pancevo, Serbia

1987 – Today Center of Microelectronic Technologies, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade


Awards and Honors:

1984 Best Paper Award, Electron Devices and Materials Board, ETAN

1987 "27 June" Award for Best Innovation, Pancevo

2006 Fellow of ETRAN Society

2006 Best Poster Paper Award, IEEE MIEL Conference, Belgrade

2011 No. 1 in Top articles in Plasmonics in 2011, International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, USA

2012 Best oral paper, 28th International Conference On Microelectronics, Nis, Serbia


Research Interests:

·          Mesoscopic and subwavelength electromagnetic optics/nanooptics and nanophotonics including photonic band gap materials

·          Plasmonic and nanoplasmonics

·          Electromagnetic and optical metamaterials

·          Photonic sensors, advanced solid-state sensors

·          MEMS and NEMS devices

·          Long-wavelength infrared semiconductor photodetectors, including Auger-suppressed nonequilibrium devices

·          Narrow-bandgap semiconductors


Professional Achievements:

·          Introduced several new research fields, including metamaterial-based chemical sensors, optical noise in refractometric sensors, inorganic biomimetic nanomembranes and plasmonic enhancement of infrared photodetectors

·          Founder of the first Serbian group for plasmonics and metamaterials

·          Established Laboratory for Chemical Sensors and Plasmonics within the Centre of Microelectronic Technologies



541 (308 without self-citations), Jan. 2016; h index = 12


Language Skills:

Serbian (native), English (proficiency), German (advanced), Russian (basic), French (basic)


Major Projects:


2008 – 2011 Reinforcement of Regional Microsystems and Nanosystems Centre REGMINA, Proj. No. 205533, 7th Framework Programme, European Union (project co-chair)

2010 – 2012 Biomimetic Ultrathin Structures as a Multipurpose Platform for Nanotechnology-based Products (MultiPlat), Proj. No. 228943, 7th Framework Programme, European Union

2013 – 2016 New permanent magnets for electric-vehicle drive applications (MAG-DRIVE), Proj. ref. 605348, 7th Framework Programme, European Union


1986 – 1990 Semiconductor Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Proj. No. 2.136, Semiconductor Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Republic of Serbia

1991 – 1995 Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Proj. No. 1001, Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Serbia

1996 – 2000 Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and Microsystem Technologies, Proj. No. 10E05, Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Serbia

2002 – 2004 Microsystem and Nanosystem Technologies for Sensors and Optoelectronics, Proj. No. IT.1.04.0062.B

, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, Republic of Serbia

2005 – 2007 Micro and Nanosystem Technologies, Structures and Sensors, Proj. No. TR-6151, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, Republic of Serbia

2008 – 2010 Microsystem, Nanosystem Technologies and Devices, Proj. No. 11027, Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia

2011 – 2016 Micro and Nanosystems for Power Engineering, Process Industry and Environmental Protection MiNaSyS, Proj. No. TR-32008, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia


Major Publications:


1.        Z. Jakšić, Micro and nanophotonics for semiconductor infrared photodetectors: Towards an Ultimate Uncooled Device, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2014, pp. 1-245, ISBN 978-3-319-09674-2

2.        Z. Jakšić, "Optical metamaterials as the platform for a novel generation of ultrasensitive chemical or biological sensors", in Metamaterials: Classes, Properties and Applications, ed. E. J. Tremblay, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, New York, pp. 1-42, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-61668-958-2


Chapters in Monographs

1.        J. Matović, Z. Jakšić, "Bionic (Nano)Membranes", in Biomimetics – Materials, Structures and Processes. Examples, Ideas and Case Studies,  eds. P. Gruber, D. Bruckner, C. Hellmich, H.-B. Schmiedmayer, H. Stachelberger, and I. C. Gebeshuber,  Springer 2011, ISBN: 978-3-642-11933-0, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-11934-7, pp. 9-24, 2011

2.        Z. Jakšić, J. Matović, "Nanomembrane-Enabled MEMS Sensors: Case of Plasmonic Devices for Chemical and Biological Sensing", in Micro Electronic and Mechanical Systems, K. Takahata ed, In-Tech, 2009, ISBN 978-953-307-027-8

3.        J. Matović, Z. Jakšić, "Nanomembrane: A New MEMS/NEMS Building Block", in Micro Electronic and Mechanical Systems, K. Takahata ed, In-Tech, Vienna, Austria, 2009, ISBN 978-953-307-027-8

4.        Z. Djurić, Z. Jakšić, W. Ehrfeld, A. Schmidt, M. Matić, M. Popović, "Photonic Crystal Enhancement of Auger-Suppressed Detectors: A Way to Background-Limited Room-Temperature Operation in 3-14 Micrometer Range", in Nanoscale Linear and Nonlinear Optics, Eds. M. Bertolotti, C. M. Bowden, C. Sibilia, vol. 560, pp. 418-424, AIP, Melville, New York, 2001.


Journal papers

1.        D. Tanasković, M. Obradov, O. Jakšić, Z. Jakšić, "Nonlocal effects in double fishnet metasurfaces nanostructured at deep subwavelength level as a path towards simultaneous sensing of multiple chemical analytes", Photonics and Nanostructures – Fundamentals and Applications vol. 18, pp. 36–42, 2016

2.        M. Dalarsson, M. Norgren, Z. Jakšić, "Exact analytical solution for fields in a lossy cylindrical structure with linear gradient index metamaterials", Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 151, pp. 109–117, 2015

3.        D. Tanasković, Z. Jakšić, M. Obradov, O. Jakšić, "Super unit cells in aperture-based metamaterials", Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2015, Article ID 312064, 1-9, Jan 2015

4.        O. Jakšić, I. Jokić, Z. Jakšić, Ž. Čupić, Lj. Kolar-Anić, "Adsorption-induced fluctuations and noise in plasmonic metamaterial devices", Phys. Scr. vol. T162, art. 014047 pp. 1-4, Sep 2014

5.        D. Tanasković, M. Obradov, O. Jakšić, Z. Jakšić, "A low-loss double fishnet metamaterial based on transparent conductive oxide", Phys. Scr. vol. T162, art. 014048 pp. 1-4, Sep 2014

6.        M. Obradov, Z. Jakšić, D. Vasiljević Radović, "Plasmonic Suppression of Generation-Recombination Noise in Semiconductor Infrared Detectors‚" J. Opt. 16, pp. 125011.1-10, 2014

7.        O. Jakšić, D. Randjelović, Z. Jakšić, Ž. Čupić, Lj. Kolar-Anić, "Plasmonic Sensors in Multi-Analyte environment: rate constants and transient analysis", Chem. Eng. Research and Design, 92, pp. 91-101, Jan. 2014

8.        D. Randjelović, M. Frantlović, B. Miljković, B. Popović, Z. Jakšić, "Intelligent Thermal Vacuum Sensors Based on Multipurpose Thermopile MEMS Chips", Vacuum, Vol. 101, pp. 118124, March 2014

9.        O. Jakšić, Z. Jakšić, Ž. Čupić, D. Randjelović, Lj. Kolar-Anić, "Fluctuations in Transient Response of Adsorption-Based Plasmonic Sensors", Sens. Act. B: Chemical, Vol. 190, pp. 419428, January 2014

10.     C. J. Zapata-Rodriguez, J. J. Miret, S. Vuković, Z. Jakšić, "Dyakonons in hyperbolic metamaterials", Photonics Letters of Poland, vol. 5 (2), pp. 63-65, 2013

11.     Z. Jakšić, D. Pantelić, M. Sarajlić, S. Savić-ević, J. Matović, B. Jelenković, D. Vasiljević-Radović, S. Ćurčić, S. Vuković, V. Pavlović, J. Buha, V. Lačković, M. Labudović-Borović, B. Ćurčić, "Butterfly scales as bionic templates for complex ordered nanophotonic materials: A pathway to biomimetic plasmonics", Optical Materials Vol. 35, Iss. 10, pp. 18691875, August 2013

12.     M. Dalarsson, M. Norgren, T. Asenov, N. Dončov, Z. Jakšić, "An Exact Analytical Solution for Fields in Gradient Index Metamaterials with Different Loss Factors in Negative and Positive Refractive Index Segments", Journal of Nanophotonics, Vol. 7, 073086-1-13, 2013

13.     O. Jakšić, Ž. Čupić, Z. Jakšić, D. Randjelović, Lj. Kolar-Anić, "Monolayer Gas Adsorption in Plasmonic Sensors: Comparative Analysis of Kinetic Models", Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 87, No. 13, pp. 202, 2013

14.     J. J. Miret, C. J. Zapata-Rodriguez, Z. Jakšić, S. Vuković, M. Belić, "Substantial enlargement of angular existence range for Dyakonov-like surface waves at semi-infinite metal-dielectric superlattice", J. Nanophoton. 6(1), 063525, 2012

15.     J. Matović, N. Adamović, F. Radovanović, Z. Jakšić, U. Schmidt, "Field effect transistor based on ions as charge carriers", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 170, pp. 137142, 2012

16.     S. M. Vuković, J. J. Miret, C. J. Zapata-Rodriguez, Z. Jakšić, "Oblique Surface Waves at an Interface of Metal-dielectric Superlattice and an Isotropic Dielectric", Physica Scripta, T149, pp. 014041.1-3, 2012

17.     Z. Jakšić, Z. Popović, I. Djerdj, K. Radulović, "Functionalization of plasmonic metamaterials utilizing metal-organic framework thin films", Physica Scripta, T149, pp. 014051.1-4, 2012 ("Highlights of the Year 2012")

18.     M. Dalarsson, M. Norgren, N. Dončov, Z. Jakšić, "Lossy gradient index transmission optics with arbitrary periodic permittivity and permeability and constant impedance throughout the structure", J. Optics, 14, 065102.1-7, 2012

19.     Z. Jakšić, M. Milinović, D. Randjelović, "Nanotechnological Enhancement Of Infrared Detectors By Plasmon Resonance In Transparent Conductive Oxide Nanoparticles", Journal of Mechanical Engineering vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 367-375, 2012

20.     M. Dalarsson , M. Norgren, Z. Jakšić, "Lossy Wave Propagation through a Graded Interface to a Negative Index Material Case of Constant Impedance", Microwave Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 2-6, 2011

21.     Z. Jakšić, S. Vuković, J. Buha, J. Matović, "Nanomembrane-Based Plasmonics", J. Nanophotonics, Vol. 5, pp. 051818-1-21, 2011

22.     M. Dalarsson, M. Norgren, Z. Jakšić, "Lossy gradient index metamaterial with sinusoidal periodicity of refractive index: case of constant impedance throughout the structure", J. Nanophotonics, Vol. 5, pp. 051804-1-8, 2011

23.     S. Vuković, Z. Jakšić, I. V. Shadrivov, Y. S. Kivshar, "Plasmonic Crystal Waveguides", Applied Physics A, 103, pp. 615617, 2011

24.     Z. Jakšić, S. Vuković, J. Matović, D. Tanasković, "Negative Refractive Index Metasurfaces for Enhanced Biosensing", Materials, 4 (1), pp. 1-36, 2011

25.     S. Vuković, Z. Jakšić, J. Matović, "Plasmon Modes on Laminated Nanomembrane-based Waveguides", J. Nanophotonics, Vol. 4, 041770, pp. 1-10, 2010

26.     J. Matović, Z. Jakšić, "Three-dimensional surface sculpting of freestanding metal-composite nanomembranes", Microel. Eng., 87, 5-8, pp. 14871490, 2010

27.     O. Jakšić, Z. Jakšić, J. Matović, "Adsorption-Desorption Noise in Plasmonic Chemical/Biological Sensors for Multiple Analyte Environment", Microsystem Technologies Vol. 16, Iss. 5, pp. 735-743, 2010

28.     J. Matović, Z. Jakšić, "A comparative analyze of fundamental noise in cantilever sensors based on lateral and longitudinal displacement Case of thermal infrared detectors", Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 16, Iss. 5, pp. 755-763, 2010

29.     Z. Jakšić, Jovan Matović, "Functionalization of Artificial Freestanding Composite Nanomembranes", Materials, Vol. 3, pp. 165-200, 2010

30.     M. Dalarsson, Z. Jakšić, P. Tassin, "Structures Containing Left-Handed Metamaterials with Refractive Index Gradient: Exact Analytical Versus Numerical Treatment", Microwave Review, Vol. 15, No.2, pp. 1-5, 2009

31.     M. Dalarsson, P. Tassin, Z. Jakšić, "Exact analytical solution for oblique incidence on a graded index interface between a right-handed and a left-handed material", Journal of Optoelectronics and Biomedical Materials. Vol. 1, Issue 3, p. 269 276, Sep. 2009

32.     J. Matović, Z. Jakšić, "Simple and reliable technology for manufacturing metal-composite nanomembranes with giant aspect ratio", Microelectronic Engineering, 86, pp. 906-909, 2009

33.     Z. Jakšić, S. Ostojić, D. Tanasković, J. Matović, "Vacuum fluctuations in optical metamaterials containing nonlinear dielectrics", Acta Physica Polonica A, 116, 4, pp. 628-630, 2009

34.     Z. Jakšić, D. Tanasković, J. Matović, "Fishnet-based metamaterials: spectral tuning through adsorption mechanism", Acta Physica Polonica A, 116, 4, pp. 333-335, 2009

35.     Z. Jakšić, O. Jakšić, J. Matović, "Performance limits to the operation of nanoplasmonic chemical sensors noise equivalent refractive index and detectivity", Journal of Nanophotonics, Vol. 3, pp. 031770-1-13, 2009

36.     Z. Jakšić, O. Jakšić, Z. Djurić, C. Kment, "A consideration of the use of metamaterials for sensing applications: field fluctuations and ultimate performance", J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9, S377S384, 2007

37.     Z. Jakšić, M. Maksimović, M. Sarajlić, D. Tanasković, "Surface plasmon-polariton assisted metal-dielectric multilayers as passband filters for ultraviolet range", Acta Physica Polonica Series A, 112, 5, pp. 954-958, 2007

(A total of 77 journal papers)


Invited presentations

1.        Z. Jakšić, "Optical Chemical Sensors for Industrial Applications", Proc. X Internat. Symp. On Industrial Electronics INDEL, Banja Luka, Keynote paper, pp. 16-31, Nov. 6-8, 2014, ISBN 978-99955-46-22-9

2.        Z. Jakšić, "Nanoplasmonic Chemical Sensors", Proc. 29th International Conference on Microelectronics MIEL, Belgrade, pp. 47-54 (keynote paper), May 12-15, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4799-5295-3

3.        Z. Jakšić, "Nanotechnological Enhancement of Semiconductor Detectors for Night Vision", Night Vision Conference, London, p. 5, June 5-6, 2013

4.        Z. Jakšić, "Nanophotonics and Nanoplasmonics for the Enhancement of Intrinsic Semiconductor Infrared Detectors", 4th Mediterranean Conference on Nano-Photonics MediNano-4, ed. Z. Zalevsky, E. Ozbay, Oct. 24-25, 2011, Rome, Italy, p. 14

5.        Z. Jakšić, "Tesla's 'World System' Versus Contemporary Plasmonics: Where Two Extremes Meet", Proc. 7th International Symposium Nikola Tesla, Belgrade, Serbia, Nov. 23, 2011, pp. 29-36, isbn 978-86-7466-421-6

6.        Z. Jakšić, J. Matović, J. Buha, "Composite Freestanding Nanomembranes: A Multifunctional Platform for Chemical Sensing", Proc. 10th Internat. Conf. on Fundamental and Applied Aspect of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Sep. 21-24, Vol. 2, pp. 453-460, 2010, isbn 978-86-82475-18-7

7.        Z. Jakšić, "Nanomembrane-Based Plasmonics", 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics MediNano-3, Belgrade, Serbia, October 18 and 19, 2010, p. 28, ISBN 978-86-82441-28-1

8.        Z. Jakšić, "Nanophotonic Structures for Ultra-Compact, All-Optical Multiparameter Sensors", Workshop on Synthesis and Characterization of Biological/Non Biological Interfaces, JRC Ispra, Nov. 29-30, 2005

9.        Z. Jakšić, N. Dalarsson, M. Maksimović, "Electromagnetic Structures Containing Negative Refractive Index Metamaterials", Proc. 7th International Conference on Telecommunications in Modern Satellite, Cable and Broadcasting Services TELSIKS '05, September 28 30, 2005, Ni, Vol. 1, pp. 145-154

10.     Z. Jakšić, M. Maksimović, "Ordered Artificial Nanocomposites for Imaging Beyond Diffraction Limit," Proc. 1st International Workshop on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology IWON 2005, Belgrade, November 15 - 18, 2005, pp. 147-156