Zoya Popovic

Zoya Popovic


  • Member, Wireless Power Transfer Working Group, Technical Coordination & Future Directions Committee, Standing Committees**
  • Member, MTT-12 MICROWAVE HIGH-POWER TECHNIQUES, Technical Committees**
  • 2013, Distinguished Educator Award, Past Awardees**
  • 1993, Microwave Prize, Past Awardees**
  • 2006, Microwave Prize, Past Awardees**
  • 2005 - 2010, Transactions Past Associate Editors, MTT Transactions, Publications**


Zoya B. Popovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1990. Since 1990, she has been with the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she is currently a Full Professor. She has developed five undergraduate and graduate electromagnetics and microwave laboratory courses and coauthored (with her father) the textbook Introductory Electromagnetics (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2000) for a junior-level core course for electrical and computer engineering students. Her research interests include microwave and millimeter-wave quasi-optical techniques, high-efficiency microwave circuits, smart and multibeam antenna arrays, intelligent RF front ends, RF optical techniques, batteryless sensors, and broad-band antenna arrays for radio astronomy. Dr. PopovicĀ“ was the recipient of the 1993 Microwave Prize presented by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) for the best journal paper. She was the recipient of the 1993 National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Faculty Fellow Award. She was the recipient of the 1996 URSI Isaac Koga Gold Medal. In 1997, Eta Kappa Nu students chose her as a Professor of the Year. She was the recipient of a 2000 Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists from the German Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. She was also the recipient of the 2001 Hewlett-Packard (HP)/American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Terman Award for combined teaching and research excellence.