Professor Ivan Petrović, PhD, winner of the City of Zagreb Award, has earned a reputation in the international scientific community as a highly respected expert. During his rich scientific research career, he has achieved very valuable results in theoretical and practical work for the advancement of science.
In his 37 years of activity, Professor Petrović has dealt with a wide range of problems related to the research and development of the theory of automatic control and its application in the management of complex technical systems and has significantly influenced the development of this field in the Republic of Croatia. He is the head of the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics at FER (LAMOR) and co-head of the Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Cooperative Systems, which includes more than 100 scientists from 13 Croatian institutions and is the only Croatian centre of excellence for technical sciences.
Over the past ten years, his research projects have been funded by the European Union with a total of more than 16 million euros. With these funds, Professor Petrović continuously finances the salaries of more than 30 young researchers. In addition, Professor Petrović cooperates very intensively with the Croatian industry in the application of research results in the development of new products and the improvement of existing ones, especially with the companies: Rimac Automobili, KONČAR - Electrical Engineering Institute Ltd. and Dok-Ing.
He is a full member of the Croatian Academy of Technical Sciences (HATZ) and has received 17 awards and recognitions for his scientific and professional work, including the Croatian National Science Award (2011), the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Award (2017) and the Fran Bošnjaković Award from the University of Zagreb (2021).