Dr. Mirko Poljak is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. At this institution, he received the PhD degree in the field of nanoelectronics in May 2013, under the supervision of Professor T. Suligoj (FER) and Professor K. L. Wang (UCLA).
In summer 2009 he attended the European School on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies in Grenoble (France). He spent full academic year 2011/2012 as Visiting Researcher - Fulbright Fellow - in the Device Research Lab, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles (USA). U December 2014 and June 2015 he did research visits at the Atomistic Simulation Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast (UK).
Dr. Poljak's research is focused on developing models and numerical simulators for the design, analysis and optimization of electron devices at the nanoscale. During his doctoral studies, he worked on carrier transport in low-dimensional nanoelectronic devices such as UTB SOI, FinFET and UTB InGaAs-OI structures. During his stay at UCLA, he investigated electronic and transport properties of graphene and graphene nanoribbons, both experimentally and theoretically (clean room fabrication, characterization, numerical modeling and simulation). His current research interests include the development of an atomistic quantum-transport numerical tool (TCAD) for the analysis of 2D materials such as phosphorene for applications in digital, analog/RF and sensor electronics at the nanoscale. Dr. Poljak authored 12 journal papers in journals with above-average impact factors (including a paper in Nano Research with an impact factor of 8,9) and over 25 conference papers. His papers have been cited over 230 times according to the Google Scholar database. His Google Scholar profile with citation data can be accessed here, information from the Scopus database is here, while the data from Web of Science can be found here.
He is a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Solid-State Electronics, etc. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Electron Devices Society and Croatian Society MIPRO. Dr. Poljak was awarded the Annual Science Award by the Association of University Professors in Zagreb (2017), FER's Science Award for World-Class Research Achievement (2016), Vera Johanides Award by the Croatian Academy of Engineering (2014), FER's Silver Medal and "Josip Lončar" Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis (2013), FER's Science Award for Outstanding Research Achievements (2013) and the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship by the US Government (2011).