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Department of Physics
Spanagel Hall, Room 203
833 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943-5216
(831) 656-2145
DSN: 756-2145

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Dragoslav Grbovic
Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D. Physics, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Dr. Dragoslav Grbovic joined NPS faculty in 2010. His research interests are microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for sensing and energy harvesting applications. His recent research is in MEMS devices for infrared and terahertz imaging, metamaterials and their optical properties and carbon nanotubes. His recent research focuses on creating focal plane arrays of bi-material MEMS devices for infrared and terahertz imaging.  Dr. Grbovic has a wide experience in MEMS device design and simulation as well as photolithography and microfabrication processes. He was a research fellow of National Academy of Sciences. His work has been published in Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Optics Express and other journals and proceedings and he is an author of a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Dr. Grbovic is a member of American Physical Society.  He holds two US patents.

Phone: (831)656-2276, Email: dgrbovic@nps.edu

 

Dragoslav Grbovic


Education:


Ramapo College of New Jersey Physics B.Sc. (2003)
University of Tennessee Physics M.S.  (2006)
University of Tennessee Physics Ph.D. (2008)


Appointments:


Assistant Professor (2010-present), Department of Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Research Scientist (2009-2010), Department of Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
NRC Research Associate (2008-2009), Department of Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.


Publications:

Published over 16 refereed journal papers and conference papers as well as a chapter in encyclopedia of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Holds one patent.

1. D. Grbovic, N. V. Lavrik, S. Rajic, S. R. Hunter and P. G. Datskos, “Nano-Mechanical IR Detectors” Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
2. D. Grbovic, N. V. Lavrik, S. Rajic, P. G. Datskos, D. Forrai, E. Nelson, J. Devitt, and B. McIntyre, “Uncooled infrared imaging using bimaterial microcantilever arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 073118 (2006);
3. D. Grbovic, N. V. Lavrik, S. Rajic, and P. G. Datskos, “Arrays of SiO2 Substrate-Free Micromechanical Uncooled Infrared and THz Detectors”, Journal of Applied Physics, 104, 054508 (2008).
4. C. Bolakis, D. Grbovic, N. V. Lavrik, and G. Karunasiri, "Design and characterization of terahertz-absorbing nano-laminates of dielectric and metal thin films," Opt. Express 18, 14488-14495 (2010)
5. D. Grbovic, N. V. Lavrik, S. Rajic, and P. G. Datskos, “Progress with MEMS based UGS (IR/THz)”, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6963, 696317 (2008);
6. D. Grbovic and G. Karunasiri, “Fabrication of Bi-material MEMS detector arrays for THz imaging”, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7311, 731108 (2009)
7. D. Grbovic, F. Alves, B. Kearney, A. Karamitros, G. Karunasiri, “Optimization of THz Absorption in Thin Films”, IEEE Sensors 2011, Limerick, Ireland
8. F. Alves, B. Kearney, D. Grbovic, N. V. Lavrik, G. Karunasiri, Strong terahertz absorption using SiO2/Al based metamaterial structures. Applied physics letters, 2012. 100(11): p. 111104-111104-3.
9. F. Alves, D. Grbovic, B. Kearney, G. Karunasiri, MEMS Bi-material Terahertz Sensor with Integrated Metamaterial Absorber. Optics Letters 37 (11), 1886-1888 (2012)
10. P. G. Datskos, N. V. Lavrik, S. R. Hunter, S. Rajic, D. Grbovic, Infrared imaging using arrays of SiO2 micromechanical detectors, Optics Letters 37 (19), 3966-3968 (2012)
11. F Alves, A Karamitros, D Grbovic, B Kearney, G Karunasiri, Highly absorbing nano-scale metal films for terahertz applications, Optical Engineering 51 (6), 063801-1-063801-6 (2012)
12. B Kearney, F Alves, D Grbovic, G Karunasiri, Identification of nano-scale films for THz sensing, Proc. of SPIE Vol 8373, 837326-1 (2012)12. F Alves, B Kearney, D Grbovic, G Karunasiri, “Narrowband terahertz emitters using metamaterial films,” Optics Express 20 (19), 21025-21032 (2012)
13. B Kearney, F Alves, D Grbovic, G Karunasiri, “Al/SiOx/Al single and multiband metamaterial absorbers for terahertz sensor applications,” Optical Engineering 52 (1), 013801-013801 (2013)
14. B Kearney, F Alves, D Grbovic, G Karunasiri, “Terahertz metamaterial absorbers with an embedded resistive layer,” Optical Materials Express 3 (8), 1020-1025 (2013)
15. F Alves, D Grbovic, B Kearney, NV Lavrik, G Karunasiri, “Bi-material terahertz sensors using metamaterial structures,” Optical Materials Express 3 (8), 1020-1025 (2013)
16. D. Grbovic, F. Alves, B. Kearney, Benjamin Waxer, Rolando Perez, George Omictin, "Metal-organic-hybrid resonant terahertz absorbers with SU-8 photoresist dielectric layer", Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS 12 (4) 041204-1 - 041204-5 (2013)


Research Activities:


Dr. Dragoslav Grbovic joined NPS faculty in 2010. His research interests are microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for sensing and energy harvesting applications. His recent research focuses on creating focal plane arrays of bi-material MEMS devices for infrared and terahertz imaging, studying optical properties of thin films and metamaterials in bands ranging from microwave to terahertz as well as creating grids functionalized with carbon nanotubes for ion propulsion.  Dr. Grbovic has a wide experience in design, microfabrication and characterization of MEMS devices and thin films.

Cumulative Total Number of Articles Published in Peer Reviewed Journals: 16


Collaborators:  


Nickolay Lavrik, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Joseph Tringe, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Supervised:  

Christos Bolakis (Naval Postgraduate School)
Elison Montagner (Naval Postgraduate School)
Apostolos Karamitros (Naval Postgraduate School)
Sarah Michael (Naval Postgraduate School)
Sarah Gregory (Naval Postgraduate School)
Daniel Hogue (Naval Postgraduate School)
Michael Martin (Naval Postgraduate School)
Muthukumar Arumugam (Naval Postgraduate School)
Timothy Householder (Naval Postgraduate School)
Chris Pace (Naval Postgraduate School)
Brian Baker (Naval Postgraduate School)
Jarod Ozereko (Naval Postgraduate School)
Michael McMahan (Naval Postgraduate School)

 

 

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