Professor Milijana Odavic

PhD, MSc, MEng

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Professor of Power Electronic Systems

Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group

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Professor Milijana Odavic
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

I received my MSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 2004, where I was Research Assistant with the Department of Electric Machines, Drives, and Automation before joining the University of Nottingham.

After completing my PhD in power electronics, in 2008, I stayed with the Power Electronics and Machine Control (PEMC) group at Nottingham as a Research Fellow working on power electronics related research projects.

In the period from September 2012 to February 2013 I was Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, working with the team of Professor D Boroyevich and Professor R Burgos.

Since September 2013, I have been with the Electrical Machines and Drives (EMD) group at Sheffield, where in November 2018, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Power Electronics Systems.

My research is in the area of power electronics with particular focus on power converters topologies and modelling and control.

The research on power converters topologies includes modular multilevel/multiphase power converters as a part of a New Partnership in Offshore Wind: Siemens Wind Power Prosperity Partnership.

Currently we are exploring potentials of modular multilevel converters operating in boost mode. My research also includes fault-tolerant power converters for safety critical applications including aerospace and electric vehicles.

Ultra-efficient and power-dense power converters based on wide-bandgap semiconductors are of particular interest.

The research on modelling and control includes stability theory and modelling and prediction of dynamic interactions of power electronics dominated distribution systems.

Our recent works, including my collaborative work with the team of Prof. Bozhko at Nottingham, revealed significant effects of simultaneous parametric uncertainties and their interactions on the stability of power electronics systems.

My research also includes control of power converters for actuation, EV&HEV traction, and wind and PV energy systems.

  • PhD, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  • MSc, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • MEng, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Research interests
  • Modular power electronics converters topologies
  • Modelling and control of power electronics systems
  • Robust stability of power electronics distribution systems
  • Wide-bandgap semiconductors based power converters
  • Modelling and control of micro-grids

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Conference proceedings papers

Teaching activities
  • Leader and lecturer of EEE6205 (MEng/MSc module)
  • Project supervision of BEng/MEng/MSc students
Professional activities and memberships
  • Departmental Coordinator for Erasmus and Study abroad
  • EEE Athena SWAN team member