Zoran Vukić was a Full Professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Control and Computer Engineering with more than 45 years of experience in education and research. He retired on October 1st, 2019. He established and was Head of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) (until May 29th, 2019). He is the Director of the NGO Center for Underwater Systems and Technologies (CUST).
He specialized at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA. He published four books, three book chapters and more than 200 papers (in journals and at conferences) as author or co-author.
His research interest is the application of control theory for marine vessels (surface and underwater), especially the area of cooperative navigation guidance and control, robust and adaptive control, nonlinear control, intelligent control, fault-tolerant and reconfigurable control.
He has led a number of research projects (national and international). He taught courses on Automatic control, Nonlinear control, Adaptive and Robust Control, Guidance and Control of Marine Vehicles.
He received the J. J. Strossmayer Award from the Croatian Academy of Science and Art for the best book published in 2004, and also the IMarEST SMI Donald Maxwell Award for the best IMarEST journal paper in 2003. He was awarded the Golden Plaque "Josip Lončar" in 2011 by the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing for his achievements in research and education.
He is a member of the editorial boards of Croatian journal “Brodogradnja” (Shipbuilding) published by FAMENA, University of Zagreb, and “Underwater Technology” published by Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).
He is a member of various professional societies such as IEEE (life member), IFAC TC on Marine Systems, Croatian Registry of Shipping, Mediterranean Control Association, etc.
Zoran Vukić is the General Chair of the field-training "Breaking the Surface".