|Branko Katalinić, professor of robotics at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria, has founded a prestigeous international association DAAAM in 1990. In 2009 the 20th annual conference of DAAAM has been organized in Vienna. Among the past conferences, four of them have been organized in Croatia: in Dubrovnik, twice in Opatija and in Zadar. The DAAAM comprises more than fifty member states and hundreds of international organizations.|
his biography appearing at the AUTOMATIKA, Croatian Scientific journal, where Professor Katalinić is a member of editorial board
Branko Katalinić was born in 1952 at Starigrad Paklenica, situated at the coast at the entrance at the Paklenica National Park near the mountain of Velebit, in the Zadar County, Croatia. He graduated in 1976 from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Machine Engincering and Naval Architecture (FSB) where he was conferred a master's degree in 1970 and a doctor's degree in 1983, all this in the field of robotics. From 1976 to 1977 he was a chief engineer concerned with assemblying of thermal power plants in Kosovo and Macedonia. From 1977 to 1984 he was an assistant at FSB. In 1980-81 he specialized in robotics at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Since 1984 he has been working in Austria, first as a special machinery designer at Philips-Videowerk, followed by affiliation to the Viennese Technical University, Product Engineering Institute. As an outstanding scientist for his scientific results he received an honorary Austrian citizenship.
In the area of robotics and manufacturing technique a venia docendi was conferred on him in 1991 by the Viennese Technical University. In 1996 at the University of Zagreb he became the first full professor and a full professor of the JJ Strossmayer University of Osijek, as well as at the University of Rijeka. In addition, he is a permanent or temporary visiting professor at 16 foreign universities.
Professor Katalinic has been awarded two honorary doctorates in engineering sciences, also having been given different international prizes and awards by 11 countries.
He is the founder of the Department of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems at the Viennese Technical University's Product Engineering Institute. Also, he gave an initiative and founded the DAAAM International Vienna in 1990 and The University Network of DAAAM International Vienna.
Professor Katalinic is a member of the Danubian Rectors Conference Standing Committee, as well as the initiator and founder of the Engineering Sciences Board and coordinator of the cooperation between the Central European Engineering Faculties.
He has authored or co-authored four books, 8 lecture mimeographs, 4 book chapters and over 120 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Professor Katalinic is on the editorial boards of 7 journals and on the review boards of 13 journals.
We have to work against the tendency of animalization of people in the name of profit. The key problem of the modern world is misuse of technology combined with egoism.
Professor Branko Katalinić
On September 21st 1991, in time when Croatia was seriously threatened by the Serbian aggression, "A Coordination Headquarter for Help to Croatia" had been founded in Vienna by professor Branko Katalinić and Mr. Perica Vučemilović, securing humanitarian aid. For more details see an article published in the monograph "Women in Homeland War" by Ms. Cika Mikolčić.
Formated for CROWN by prof.dr. Darko Žubrinić
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