Nikola Mišković, PhD
Head of LABUST

Office: B1-15
Telephone (secretary): + 385 1 6129 795



Nikola Mišković is a Full Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing where he teaches control engineering related courses. He is the head of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST,

He participated in 20 European projects (Horizon Europe, H2020, FP7, DG-ECHO, INTERREG) out of which he coordinated Interreg Adrion project "Joint Master on Maritime Robotics in Blue Economy"; HE ERA Chair UWIN-LABUST, related to underwater Internet of Things; FP7 CADDY, focussing on the development of the first underwater robot for interaction with divers; H2020 aPad, devoted to commercialization of an autonomous surface vehicles developed in LABUST, and H2020 EXCELLABUST devoted to increasing LABUST excellence in marine robotics. He also participated in 6 Office of Naval Research Global (ONR-G) projects (coordinated 5), 2 NATO projects, and 19 national projects (coordinated 12). He published more than 150 papers in journals and conference proceedings in various fields related to marine robotics.

Prof. Mišković is a senior member of IEEE (president of Chapter for Robotics and Automation of the Croatian Section from 2016 to 2019; IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, member since 2015., member Administrative Committee 2023 – 2025), IFAC (member of the Technical Committee on Marine Systems) and Centre for Underwater Systems and Technologies (vice-president since 2010). He participated in 8 conference international programs committees, he is member of 2 journal editorial boards and he serves as a technical reviewer for various international journals.

In 2022 Prof Nikola Mišković was awarded FER’s Annual Science Award, and Mid-Career Rising Star Award by IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. In 2020 he received IEEE Croatia Section Award for Outstanding Engineering Contribution for exceptional engineering contribution in the field of marine robotics, particularly innovative underwater robotic systems and autonomous surface vehicles. He received the annual State science award for 2015, awarded by the Croatian Parliament and in 2013 he received the young scientist award "Vera Johanides" of the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) for scientific achievements.