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Prof. Irena Knezevic
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1415 Engineering Dr
Madison, WI 53706
knezevic at




Professor Knezevic received the Patricia and Michael Splinter Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Song and Farhad defended their prelims (dissertation proposals) and officialy became dissertators -- congrats, Song and Farhad!


December 2016: Amirhossein and Oli defended their PhDs -- congratulations!

September 2016: New graduate student Michelle King joined the group. Welcome, Michelle! She will be pursuing a PhD in the MS&E Department.

August 2016: Leon graduated -- congratulations, Leon! He will take up a postdoctoral position with Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, NM, working on electronic transport simulation.

May 2016: Leon received the 2016 Van Vleck award and the Best TA Spring 2015 Award by the UW Physics Department! Congratulations, Leon! Pics here and here.  

May 2016: Farhad received a 2016 Outstanding TA Award given by the ECE Department! Congratulations, Farhad! Pics here.

May 2016: Jason received a 2016 Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Jason! Pics here.

March 2016: Amirhossein, Farhad, Leon, and Sina presented their work at the 2016 APS March Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Click on the links to see the abstracts.

February 2016: Amirhossein gave an invited talk in Orlando, Florida.


September 2015: Oli, Farhad, Song, and Prof. Knezevic give talks at IWCE 2015 at Purdue! Click on the links to see their talks.

September 2015: Amirhossein gave a contributed talk at SISPAD in Washington, DC.

May 2015: Yanbing defended his dissertation -- congratulations! (See picture.) He is starting a job at  Microsoft Corporation in Seattle, WA. 

March 2015: Prof. Knezevic received a prestigious H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, given to outstanding UW-Madison faculty within 6 years of receiving tenure.


December 2014: Nishant defended his dissertation -- congratulations! He is starting a postdoc position at the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago, IL.

August 2014: Leon, Oli, and Farhad will give talks at ICPS 2014 in Austin, TX.

June 2014: Leon and Oli gave talks at IWCE 2014 in Paris. Irena gave a lecture


November 2013: Nishant defended his prelim -- congratulations!

July 2013: Zlatan is leaving the group to start his new job as an Assistant Professor in EECS at the University of Massachusetts, Amhers! Congratulations, Zlatan!

June 2013: Nishant gave a talk and received an Outstanding Student Paper award at IWCE 2013 in Nara, Japan -- congratulations, Nishant!

May 2013: Yanbing defended his prelim -- congratulations!

March 2013: Leon gave a talk at the APS March Meeting in Baltimore


Dec 2012: Leon defended his prelim -- congratulations!

Nov 2012: Amirhossien and Zlatan presented papers at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston

Prof. Knezevic receives DOE funding

Four new students join the group -- welcome Song, Farhad, Oli, and Ahmed!

Aug 2012: Bozidar graduated -- congratulations, Bozidar! (See photos)

May 2012: Three group members recognized at IWCE 2012 Student Paper Competition: one outstanding student paper award (Bozidar Novakovic), two honorable mentions (Nishant Sule and Yanbing Shi)

May 2012: IWCE 2012 held in Madison


Thermoelectric work featured in the CoE Newsletter Perspective

Prof Knezevic receives a 2011 Polygon Engineering Students' Council Award for Outstanding ECE Instructor (students' choice award)

Prof Knezevic receives the 2011 College of Engineering Woodburn Award 

Edwin received the ECE Department's 2011 Best Dissertation Award -- congratulations, Edwin!

2010 and before

Dec 2010: Keely and Edwin graduated -- congratulations!

Edwin received a 2010 Graduate Peer Mentor Award -- congratulations, Edwin!

Air Force Professor Knezevic receives an AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award

Edwin's paper "Thermoelectric Properties of Silicon Nanowires" was a Best Paper Award Finalist at IEEE NANO 2008

Feb 2008: Suzey graduated -- congratulations!

Suzey received the 2007 Best Student Paper Award  at NUSOD'07 for her paper and talk "Design and optimization of a GaAs-based sub-7-micron quantum cascade laser based on multivalley Monte Carlo simulation." Congratulations, Suzey!

Prof. Knezevic wins NSF CAREER Awards

Study explains unexpected conductivity of nanoscale silicon  (see also "News and views" in the February 9, 2006 issue of Nature)