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Zarić Svetislav

(1921, Niš)
Mr Zarić graduated in mechanical engineering from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1948. He pursued his engineering career in the factory section, design department and organization of „Soko“ motor-cycle manufacturing at „Ivo Lola Ribar“ Factory in Železnik. He also worked at Industry of Ball Bearings in Belgrade. Cooperation with institutes „Kirilo Savić“ and „Mihailo Pupin“ was a part of his successuful career. In 1949 Professor Zarić was appointed a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade. He received his PhD degree in 1960 and that year was elected Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor and finally Full Professor.
Prof. Zarić lectured at Faculties of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade, Niš, Priština, Podgorica and Novi Sad, not only at undergraduate but also at postgradaute study levels. He is one of the founders of the Institute for Control Engineering and laboratory for experimental education and research work. His research works consider theoretical postulates of digital and fuzzy logic, abstract and structural theory of digital and, to an extent, analog automatics as a model for coding, signals as transmitters of information, their decoding and selection of an optimal code. 

He is the author of three textbooks, supplemented and revised in a number of editions: Machininig Process, Basics of Hydraulic Installations, and Automation of Production, two handbooks: Industrial Pneumatics and Industrial Hydraulics, two publications: Minimization of Finite Automatisc by Computer Application and Digital Pneumatic Systems, and several texbook reviews. His professional works comprise 13 projects and 12 feasibility studies. In 2000 he was appointed an expert to the Federal Ministry of Development and Science.

Кojdić Rade 

(1932, Glamoč, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mr. Kojdić graduated from Mining and Geology Faculty in Belgrade in 1960. Passed the Specialist's Exam in 1966 and obtained the authority of independent designer, and acquired the Master degree at the Mining and Geology Faculty in Belgrade in 1976. Reported the Doctoral dissertation at the Technical Faculty in Bor and the thesis defended in 1991 and became a doctor.
Mr. Kojdić began working as a qualified miner in the coal mine “Rtanj” in 1950, and after gaining the title of mining engineer worked in the lignite mine “Stanari” near Doboj (1961 - 1964), then in the Bor Copper Mine in the site “Jama” and the RBB Directorate (1964 - 1980), and then moved to the Copper Institute in Bor and worked from 1980 to 1999 when he retired. In the lignite mine “Stanari”, he worked in the technical preparation as a production manager and mine manager. In the site “Jama” in Bor, worked in the technical preparation for production, manager of the Lower Mining District, production manager and as a manager of “Jama”. In the Copper Institute Bor, he worked as an independent project engineer, manager of the Underground Department, assistant general manager of Institute and general manager of Institute from 1994 to 1998. By his work in the “Jama” Bor made a significant contribution to the modernization of production, introduction of better organization of work, more modern equipment, the new methods for ore mining in some ore bodies. As an assistant, then as associate professor for the subject “Design of the Mine” he was engaged at the Technical Faculty in Bor in the period from 1981 to 1998. 

He published as author the book “The Discovery and Exploitation of the Bor Copper Deposit” (1999) and as co-author “Contribution to a Monograph of Mining-Metallurgical Basin (1997), published 40 professional and scientific papers in various journals and participated in realization over a hundred of development programs, studies and projects. For his many years of work, Mr. Kojdic received several awards, among which the most important are: the Šistekova Award of RTB, the October Award of Bor town, the Order of the silver wreath and the silver plaque of RTB.

 Krešić Mijo 

(1932, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Enrolled at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology in 1954, graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1959, Master's degree in 1969, and a Ph.D. in 1980.

Worked at the Coal Mine "Tito" in Banovići from November 1, 1959 to January 1, 1969 as a Pit Manager of "Omazići" - for 5 years, project engineer, head engineer, assisstant of the executive director for technical affairs - for 5 years. "Kreka-Banovići" Mine from January 1, 1969 to January 1, 1978 as a production manager for 3 years, and as an executive director for technical affairs for 6 years. SOUR "Titovi rudnici" as an executive director for technical affairs for 6 years, and as the chairman of the board for 6 years. Joint Venture Coal Mine BIH, as a director for a year. Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as the secretary of energy for 2 years. His responsibilities and duties during his time in the mines included: orga­nization of work and development, planning and reviewing the pit projects and open pits, opening new mines, production of medium and long term work plans and organizing a rescue mission in case of a big mining accident. Deserving member of many mines, receiver of multiple awards, among others the "Orden Rada sa Zlatnim Vencem" as well as recognition on an international level.

Krastavčević Momir

(1927, Belgrade)
Mr Krastavčević graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Belgrade, Department for Structural Engineering in 1952.
After having graduated, he was employed in „KMG Trudbenik“, a company for design and construction in Belgrade, in which he worked from 1953 until 1983 in operations sector. He worked as an engineer, site engineer, chief of building site, deputy construction manager as one of the building site managers for the Hall I of the Belgrade Fair.
In 1957 continued to work in the Department within the Head Office, under various names such as Department of Development, Operations – Structural Department, and afterwards in the Department for Organization and Technology of Construction, first as a head, and later as a director of the department. While working in the department, he was a designer responsible for elaborating projects of organization and technology of construction carried out by the Company in the country and abroad.
In parallel with his work in the Company, he was also engaged in teaching. In 1973, he was elected an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Belgrade, Department of Organization of Construction Works. He was as well a lecturer at doctoral studies at faculties in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Zagreb, and Banja Luka, as well as at the Advance School of Civil Engineering and Geodesy of Belgrade.

Milenković Aleksandar

(1930, Vršac)
Mr Milenkovic gratuated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade in 1956 and defended his disertation Contemporary evaluation of architectural creavity at the same Faculty. He worked in the Serbian Chamber of Commerc, Institute for Applied Arts, Furniturs Factory Radulaska, Technical Bureau of the Faculty Belgrade University and Komgrap projekt in Belgrade. He designed and carried out constructions of a great numbers of buildings, as well as a considerable number of interiors. Mr. Milenkovic also designed models for furniture for production in series.
Theoretical essays and critiques covering architecture, interiors, urbanism space planning and design, he has been publishing since 1959. He is the author of many reports and speeches heard during scientific meetings, published in the anthology covering the group of authors, all within the context of critical valorization of urban and architectural practice. The book Critical Philosophemes of Architecture (1988) is a collection of critical essays, the first of this kind in Yugoslavia.
The Recognition on the X Exhibition of Architecture, he won in 1984 for 25 years of active work on architectural critique. Annual award of the Association of Serbian Artist of Applied Art and Designers (ULUPUDS), he won 1986 and 1989 for successful achievements within the field of architectural critique and theoretical essay sties.

Miljković Miodrag

(1940, Knjaževac) 
He graduated at the Faculty of Mining and Geology in 1963, Master's degree in 1972 at RGMF Belgrade-Bor, Department of underground mining of mineral deposits, and at the Technical Faculty in Bor he received his doctorate in 1975. Dr Miodrag Miljković, until his retirement in 2005. he was a professor at the Technical Faculty in Bor, on subjects: Technical protection in mines, Mine ventilation, Drainage of mines and Environmental protection in mines – at regular studies,  while at postgraduate studies he was a mentor teacher for the group of subjects: The methodology of scientific research, modeling, optimization, and programming.Besides the great number of papers published in symposia, confe­re­nces, scientific meetings and journals,  he has published, as author or in co­operation with a group of authors, the following books: Mining hydro-engi­ne­ering, Copper Institute Bor, 2005, Safety and ventilation of mines, Copper In­stitute Bor, 2009, Basics of mining ergonomy, Copper Institute Bor, 2012, Mining ergonomy, Copper Institute Bor, 2012, Management of property and personal insurance in the mining, TCIP Ltd. Vrnjacka spa, 2011 year.

Popović Predrag  

(1944, Beograd)

He graduated from the University of Belgrade, Civil Engineering College, structural option in 1968. He received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degree - Structural Option, from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1973. He is a licensed professional engineer in several states in the USA and a structural engineer in Illinois. After graduation from the University of Belgrade, he moved to the USA where he worked for 10 years at DeLeuw, Cather and Company on the design of bridges and metros. During that period, he designed numerous steel and concrete bridges, including the first prestressed concrete bridges in Kuwait, and several metros in the USA. One of the more significant projects was an over one kilometer long steel bridge across the Mississippi River with a main arch span of 200 meters. In 1979 he joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) in Chicago, Illinois, where he has been working over the last 36 years, and is currently a Vice President.  WJE is the most prominent firm in the USA for testing of structures and design of retrofits and repairs for existing structures. 

He is the author/coauthor of close to 2,000 projects which he successfully completed over the years.Mr. Popovic authored 60 technical papers in various publications and proceedings of international and national technical conferences. He also made over 300 technical presentations at various conferences and universities 

Stjepanović Aleksandar

(1931, Belgrade)
Mr. Stjepanovic graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University in Belgrade in 1957. In the period of 1957-62, he worked in the Institute of Urbanism of Belgrade. From 1962 to 1996, worked as a university instructor, assistant professor, Associate professor, and Full professor as of 1988, on Design Elements, Architectural Analysis, Thematic Field Housing, Synthesizing Design III-Studio. He is mentor at postgraduate studies „Housing“. The Vice - Dean for Academic Affairs was in 1977-79. The Dean in two terms of office in 1983-87.
His designing activity includes the areas of urbanism, architecture, and interior design, participation at international, public, and invited competitions. Urban planning activity includes participation at urban planning studies, urban design projects, detailed and master plans (14 plans), excluding the competition designs.
His architectural activity includes two types are differentiated within this group of designs: unrealized designs, around 60 designs, and the designs that have been realized, 45 realized building structures and 12 interior designs.
Social recognitions – awards: 1975 - October Award of the City of Belgrade for the building of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts; 1975 – Borba’s Award for block 23 in New Belgrade; 1975 - Award of the Salon of Architecture for block 23 in New Belgrade; 1978 - October Award of the City of Belgrade for elementary school, block 23; 1993 – Certificate of merit of the Salon of Architecture and ULUPUDUS Award for the reconstruction and interior design of Christ’s Pentecostal Church in Belgrade.