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Vukica Jovanović

Vukica Jovanović

Engineering Technology

Contact Information


Email: v2jovano@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-3769



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  • Expertise

    Engineering Technology
    Modeling and Simulation
    Digital Manufacturing
    Manufacturing Systems Design
    Aerospace Engineering
    Engineering Technology
    Engineering Graphics
    Digital Thread
  • Research Interests

    Expert in digital transformation, digital twin, applications of digital thread in design and realization of manufacturing and assembly systems, integration of data in mechatronic systems in advanced manufacturing systems through product lifecycle management technologies, digital manufacturing, industrial robotics, career and technical education, career pathways, workforce developement. Her research is focused on digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on digital thread and cyber security of manufacturing systems. She leads project funded by the U.S. Department of Education focused on Career and Technical Education and computer science and cybersecurity pathways with Norfolk Public Schools. She has funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of active military. She is a Youth Program Director of ODU sessions of BLAST (Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology), a summer and residential, hands-on intensive STEM-related program from for eighty rising 9th and 10th grade students and eight teacher-chaperones from across Virginia.
  • 2021: Best Diversity Paper, Ocean and Marine Engineering Division, American Society for Engineering Education
  • 2021: Creating Excellence Award, Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
  • 2021: A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award, ODU Alumni Association (ODUAA)
  • 2019: Batten Fellow, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • 2019: Manufacturing Division 2019 Junior Faculty Award, American Society for Engineering Education
  • 2018: Outstanding Faculty Award, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • 2017: Panel Expert, Virginia Department of Education
  • 2017: Occupation expert, Robotics Engineers, O'NET, Department of Labor
  • 2016: Nominee, Alumni New Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Nominee, ASEE Section Southeast New Research Faculty Award, ASEE
  • 2016: Nominee, President’s Broderick Diversity Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Nominee, Teaching with Excellence Faculty Award, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • 2015: Engineering Design Graphics Journal - Editor's Award, ASEE
  • 2015: Teaching with Technology Award, Old Dominion University - Center for Learning and Teaching
  • 2014: IEEE Senior Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2012: Visiting Adjunct Professor - Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation, University of Novi Sad
  • 2009: Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship , Purdue University
  • 2007: Fellowship, Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (NCTT)
  • 2007: Advanced Technological Education Student Award for Excellence, NSF
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Dean, A. W.; Jovanovic, V.; Sibson, K.; Landaeta, R.; Tomovic, C. "A Pathway to Completion for Veterans Pursuing Engineering and Engineering Technology Degrees" $995,821. Federal. November 16, 2017 - November 15, 2022
    Jovanovic, V.; Kuzlu, M.; Wu, H.; Popescu, O.; Vahala, L. L.; Katsioloudis, P. "Computer Science and Cybersecurity Pathway for Career and Technical Education" $675,000. Federal. October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2022
    Chitikeshi, S.; Dhali, S. K.; Jovanovic, V. "ARM Asset Map Employer Needs" $87,500. Federal. February 18, 2020 - August 31, 2020
    Jovanovic, V.; Tomovic, C.; Erten-Unal, M.; Terzic, B.; Mcleod, G. "Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology" $42,000. State. October 30, 2019 - March 1, 2019
    Dean, A. W.; Jovanovic, V.; Arcaute, K.; Bilgen, O.; Audette, M.; Bawab, S.; Tomovic, M. M.; Chaturvedi, S. K.; McKenzie, F. D. " Creating the Fleet Maker: An Informal STEM Learning Environment to Stimulate Innovative Thinking, Broaden Participation in STEM, and Empower All Sailors to Become Aware of the Possibilities Available through STEM Learning" $1,024,528. Federal. July 01, 2016 - June 30, 2019
    Stout, T.; Jovanovic, V.; Tomovic, M. M.; Katsioloudis, P. "Higher Education Pathways for Maritime Mechatronics Technicians (MechTech) " $495,216. Federal. July 01, 2015 - June 30, 2018
    Jovanovic, V.; Katsioloudis, P.; Tomovic, M. M. "Higher Education Pathways For Maritime Mechatronics Technicians" $44,790. Higher Education. July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
    Jovanovic, V.; Li, Y. "Junior Faculty Research Mentoring Program (JFRMP) " $6,500. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
    Tomovic, C.; Jovanovic, V. "Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (ODU BLAST)" $47,000. State. June 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016
    Jovanovic, V. "Assessment of Cyber-Physical Vulnerabilities in Manufacturing" $7,500. State. December 10, 2014 - June 01, 2015
    Jovanovic, V. "Data Flow for Coating Process" $27,000. State. December 10, 2014 - May 31, 2015
    McKittrick, M.; Richards, D.; Romberger-Depew, J. E.; Jovanovic, V.; Pazos-Lago, M. "Student Writing in the STEM Disciplines: A Faculty Learning Community" $19,984. State. August 01, 2014 - May 30, 2015
    Seek, M.; Ayala, O.; Marsillac, S.; Jovanovic, V.; Marsillac, E. "Advanced Single Axis Solar Tracking System for Enhanced Energy Generation" $25,000. State. August 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014
    Jovanovic, V. "Mechatronics Teacher Camp: Foundations of Mechatronics Professional Development Workshop for Career and Technical Education Teachers." $2,500. Local. June 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014
    Jovanovic, V. "Product and Process Management Data Integration through Digital Shop Floor Data Management" $29,453. State. June 03, 2014 - August 15, 2014
    Jovanovic, V.; Tomovic, M. M.; Katsioloudis, P. "Development of Foundation of Mechatronic Course" $10,000. Federal. July 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013
    Jovanovic, V. "Product Development Project - New Product Technology Development Using Sensors or RFID" $6,350. Private. June 06, 2013 - December 31, 2013
    Jovanovic, V.; Michaeli, J.; Luetke, N. J.; Katsioloudis, P.; , "Online Modules for Computer Aided Drafting" $3,000. State. January 01, 2013 - December 01, 2013