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Prof. Damijan Miklavčič, Research Programme Leader

Born:  July 19, 1963, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Address:  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Trzaska 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone:  +386 1 4768 456

1987  B.S. Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana)
1991  M.S. Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana)
1993  Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana)

1993-present  Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
1993-1994      Associate Researcher
1994-1997      Assistant Professor
1995-1996      Visiting researcher at the Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
1997-2002      Associate Professor
1998-2019      Head of the Laboratory of Biocybernetics
2002-present   Professor
2003-2005      Vice-Dean for Research
2007-2015      Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering
2015-present   Deputy Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

1986  Preseren Award for Students, University of Ljubljana
1989  International Award of the Maphre Foundation (Spain)
1993  National Industrial Award of Krka Pharmaceuticals
1995  Award of the Republic of Slovenia for Scientific and Research Achivements
2003  Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Science
2008  Vodovnik Prize for Exceptional Research
2008  Knight of the Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic
2012  IFMBE Vladimir Zworykin Award
2012  Rector’s Award for Innovations of the University of Ljubljana – 1st Prize
2014  Golden Plaque of the University of Ljubljana
2015  Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biomedical Engineering & Science
2019  Honorary Doctorate (honoris causa) awarded by the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021  Congress Ambassador of Slovenia for 2021 in the category of scientific and professional events
2021  The University of Ljubljana Rector’s Award for Best Innovation 2021 (shared with Matej Reberšek and Eva Pirc)

Prof. Miklavcic has authored or co-authored over 1,300 papers, including over 400 original articles in scientific journals (source: Sicris database). His works have been cited over 10,000 times (according to Scopus) / 8,600 times (according to Wos). Together with his colleagues he has  applied for numerous patents, of which three international have been granted, along with one slovene (sourced from Sicris). His number of citations (excluding self-citations, state on 25th of March, 2020) is 9,793, and his h-index is 65. Click here for a printout of his complete bibliography.

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Additional activities:
•  Member of the the International Academy of Science and Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina (link, 2021–)
•  Member of the Council of the Bioelectrochemical Society (2009–2017)
•  President of the Slovenian Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (2007–)
•  Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Slovenian Forum on Non-Ionising Electromagnetic Radiation
•  Associate Editor of Bioelectromagnetics (2005–2007)
•  Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2002–2014)
•  Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience (2004–2013)
•  Member of the working group for preparation of the safety standards related to non-ionising radiation at Slovenian National Standardization Office
•  Referee for over 50 SCI-indexed journals
•  Member of the Council of Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia (2010-2013)
•  President of the International Society for Electroporation-Based Technologies and Treatments (ISEBTT, 2016-2017)

Select Publications:
• Polajžer T, Jarm T, Miklavčič D. Analysis of damage-associated molecular pattern molecules due to electroporation of cells in vitro. Radiol. Oncol. 54: 317-328, 2020. [PDF ]
©2020 The Authors, DOI 10.2478/raon-2020-0047
• Novickij V, Kranjc M, Staigvila G, Dermol-Černe J, Meleško J, Novickij J, Miklavčič D. High pulsed electromagnetic field generator for contactless permeabilization of cells in vitro. IEEE Trans. Magn. 56: 1-6, 2020. [PDF ]
©2020 IEEE, DOI 10.1109/TMAG.2020.2979120
• Kranjc Brezar S, Kranjc M, Čemažar M, Buček S, Serša G, Miklavčič D. Electrotransfer of siRNA to silence enhanced green fluorescent protein in tumor mediated by a high intensity pulsed electromagnetic field. Vaccines 2020, 8: 1-15, 2020. [PDF ]
 ©2020 The Authors, DOI 10.3390/vaccines8010049
• Kotnik T, Rems L, Tarek M, Miklavčič D. Membrane electroporation and electropermeabilization: Mechanisms and models. Annu. Rev. Biophys. 48: 63-91, 2019. [PDF ]
 ©2019 Annual Reviews, DOI 10.1146/annurev-biophys-052118- 115451
• Miklavčič D, Novickij V, Kranjc M, Polajžer T, Haberl Meglič S, Batista Napotnik T, Romih R, Lisjak D. Contactless electroporation induced by high intensity pulsed electromagnetic fields via distributed nanoelectrodes. Bioelectrochemistry 132: 1-9, 2019. [PDF ]
©2019 The Authors, DOI 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2019.107440
• Rosazza C, Haberl Meglič S, Zumbusch A, Rols MP, Miklavčič D. Gene electrotransfer: a mechanistic perspective. Curr. Gene Ther. 16: 98-129, 2016. [PDF ]
©2016 Bentham Science Publishers, DOI 10.2174/1566523216666160331130040
• Kranjc M, Markelc B, Bajd F, Čemažar M, Serša I, Blagus T, Miklavčič D. In situ monitoring of electric field distribution in mouse tumor during electroporation. Radiology 274: 115-123, 2015. [PDF ]
 ©2015 Radiological Society of North America, DOI 10.1148/radiol.14140311
• Čorović S, Lacković I, Šuštarič P, Šuštar T, Rodič T, Miklavčič D. Modeling of electric field distribution in tissues during electroporation. Biomed. Eng. Online 12: 16, 2013. [PDF ]
 ©2013 Čorović et al., DOI 10.1186/1475-925X-12-16
• Miklavčič D, Snoj M, Županič A, Kos B, Čemažar M, Kropivnik M, Bračko M, Pečnik T, Gadžijev E, Serša G. Towards treatment planning and treatment of deep-seated solid tumors by electrochemotherapy. Biomed. Eng. Online 9: 10, 2010. [PDF ]
©2010 Miklavcic et al., DOI 10.1186/1475-925X-9-10
• Towhidi L, Firoozabadi SMP, Mozdarani H, Miklavčič D. Lucifer uptake by CHO cells exposed to magnetic and electric pulses. Radiol. Oncol. 46: 119-125, 2012. [PDF ]
©2012 Radiology and Oncology (Ljubljana), DOI 10.2478/v10019-012-0014-2