Dejan Križaj (29.11.1962, Kranj) has graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana in 1988. After graduation he continued his work at the faculty as a young researcher at the Laboratory for nonlinear elements. He investigated use of numerical methods for simulation of semiconductor structures and possible improvements of breakdown properties of planar structures. During Ph.D. studies he has been a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire d`Automatique ed d˙Analyse des Systemes du CNRS, in Toulouse, France. He received his Ph.D in 1995 with the work entitled »Breakdown properties of semiconductor planar structures - analysis and optimization«. As a student he received the University award for students (Prešernova award) and won the first price at the students competition for IEEE 8 region.
He continued his research work with a post doctoral research project on silicon detector for X-rays for medical applications where he developed one of the first side illuminated silicon X-ray detectors. He received a grant from Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Trste, Itali and work on improvements of the technology of side effect detectors. Since 1998 he is emplyed as an assistant professor for classes Fundamentals of electrical engineering at the Faculty of electrical engineering. He is also a lecturer at a new doctorate study of Nanosciences (starting in 2009) at the Biotechnical faculty (University of Ljubljana) with a class title Manipulation and detection of micro and nanoparticles with micro-electro-mechanical structures. Students he mentored have earned several prizes and awards and are successfull also in his professional life.
Dr. Križaj is a head of the Laboratory for bioelectromagnetics where his research is in the area of numerical electromagnetics applied to industrial electrotechnics and biomedicine. He is an active member of several scientific societies. His interests include popularization of electrotechnical sciences and development of new innovative devices with students, other research laboratories as weel as industrial partners.. Dr. Križaj is an author and coauthor of two patents and has more that 150 bibliographic units in database Cobiss.