Biomedical Engineering
School of ITEE

Professor Aleksandar Rakic


Tel: +61 7 3365 3569 
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Aleksandar D. Rakic has over 15 years of experience working in the field of photonics. He is recognized for his contributions in the areas of semiconductor lasers and laser sensing and has more than 140 papers and two book chapters to his credit. He currently leads a cross-disciplinary R&D team developing hardware and software for self-mixing sensors. He is the Director of Electrical Engineering and a Professor with the School of IT and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland. Dr Rakic received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering/Engineering Physics and the M.Eng.Sci. degree in Optoelectronics from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Queensland, Australia.

Research Interests
  • VCSEL-based self-mixing sensors for biomedical applications
  • Optical Interconnects using Arrays of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
  • Design and Modelling of Organic Microcavity Light Emitting Diodes 
  • Automated Techniques for Optical & Electrical Characterisation of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers & VCSEL Arrays

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A.Prof. Aleksandar Rakic
Prof. Aleksandar Rakic
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