Neven Pavkovic is Full Professor at the Chair of Design and Product Development of the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (UNIZG FMENA) (www.fsb.unizg.hr). Neven was born in 1962 in Zagreb, he enrolled Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture University of Zagreb in 1981 and graduated in 1987, with specialisation in engineering design. He was awarded the Medal of the FSB for excellent results in studying.
From September 1987 to January 1988 he worked in the company "Koncar - Transformers" as a designer in the department for the design of tools and components. From 1988 to 1991 he worked in the company "Koncar - Medium electric machines", in the R&D department on software development and CAD systems implementation.
In March 1991, he was offered a position of PhD researcher at the Chair of Design and Product Development at FMENA. In 1996 he defended his M.Sc. thesis entitled "Creating a database of scenarios for expert CAD systems". In December 2000 he acquired the Ph.D. degree with the Ph.D. thesis entitled "Object-oriented approach to design process modeling".
Dr. Pavkovic has been involved in scientific research since 1991 in the following national scientific projects: "Model of intelligent CAE system", "Models and methods of improving the computer support for design process" and "Models and methods of knowledge management in product development”. He participated in two international scientific EUREKA projects: E4911- "Traceability of Engineering Information" (TRENIN) and E8723 - Visually augmented analysis of complex information structures and evolving socio-technical systems (VISINEV). Since September 2014 dr. Pavkovic participate in Erasums + project "Networked activities and realization of innovative products "(NARIP).
In addition to teaching at the FMENA, since 2004, he is one of the teachers in international project based course "European Global Product Realization" being realised as academic virtual enterprise of six European universities.
Since 1998 Neven actively participated in the organization of biannual international conference series "DESIGN". He co-edited 15 books of the proceedings for international DESIGN conference series (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016).
Since 2001 he served on the scientific advisory boards of 23 scientific conferences (ICED series, DESIGN, E&PDE and ICoRD). He also reviewed several papers for AIEDAM journal - Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis & Manufacturing (Cambriddge University Press USA) and for the Journal of Engineering Design - JoED (Taylor and Francis).
Neven has published over 55 scientific papers (journals and conferences), and 17 industrial reports. He supervised 39 bachelor and 44 master theses. He was co-supervisor for one research work performed by undergraduate student from FAMENA that was awarded by Rector’s price for excellence in student research.
In June 2007, he spent one week as visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge.
He is a member of international organisation the Design Society (www.designsociety.org)