Denis Donlagic received his MSc degree from the University of Maribor (Slovenia) in 1996 and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and University of Strathclyde (UK) in 1998 and 2000 respectively. He joined Corning Inc. (USA) during 2001 and 2002 as a Research/Development Scientist, where he worked in divisions of the Applied Fiber Research and Specialty Fiber Development. Since 2002 he has been leading the Laboratory for Electro-Optics and Sensor Systems at the University of Maribor (Slovenia), Faculty of EE and Comp. Sci., where he has been serving as a Full Professor since 2008, and Head of the Automation Department since 2010. Prof. Donlagic's research interests include Optical Fiber Sensors, Optical Fibers, Optical Fiber-based devices, MOEMS, and Opto-electronics System design, with a strong focus on applications of these fiber-based technologies. During his time at the university, he has been continually developing collaborations with leading global industrial partners in the field of Optical Fibers and Sensors. Prof. Donlagic also acted as a shareholder and technology adviser of Optacore d.o.o. between 2006 and 2017, a privately-owned SME dedicated to the production of specialty fibers and fiber manufacturing equipment. Optacore was acquired, and became part of Lumentum Inc. (USA) in 2017.
He also serves as an Associate Editor for Applied Optics (OSA), and as an Editorial Board member of Sensors (MDPI), and was a member of the Scientific Council of Slovenia’s Research Agency (2010-2015) and a Steering Board member of Slovenia’s Technology Agency (2006-2011).
For JLT he is
• Advising the Editor in Chief on strategic directions for the journal
• Performing initial editorial checking on submitted manuscripts
• Assigning submitted papers to Associate Editors in the “Optical (fiber and waveguide) sensors” category
• Overseeing review and decision processes
Occasionally acting as Associate Editor or Reviewer
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