Pero Raos Prof. dr. sc.

Born in Split, Croatia on May 3rd, 1961. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb in 1984. He received M.Sc. degree in 1987, and in 1991 Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Polymer Technology) from the same University.

In November 1993 he became the assistant professor of the Mechanical engineering faculty of Slavonski Brod. In January 1998 he was entitled as associate professor and in November 2001 as full professor at the same Faculty. In February 2006 he was promoted in permanent position of full professor. He was the head of the Chair of Technologies (1998-2001). Since June 2005 he is the head of the Department of Production Technologies (formerly Department of Technology).

From 1989-1990 and 1993-1994 he researched at Institute for Polymer Processing (Institut fr Kunststoffverarbeitung – IKV), Aachen, Germany, sponsored by German Academic Exchange Foundation (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 1993 he researched shortly at Institut de Gnie Civil, Liege, Belgium.

In his professional, teaching and scientific work he focuses mainly on polymer processing and additive technology, development and designing of polymeric parts and molds, numerical methods and application of finite element methods in designing and application of adhesive bonding technology.

He is the author and co-author of several books and more than 150 scientific and professional papers. He has also delivered a number of lectures in country and abroad.

He is the member of the Council for Technological Development of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is the member of the Scientific Council for Technical Sciences of the National Science Council of the Republic of Croatia.

He was the Secretary General of Plastic and Rubber Engineers Society of Croatia (1992-1993). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Technical Gazette (Croatia). He received the award from the University of Zagreb in 1982 and 1984. In 1987 he received the highest state prize for young researchers and The National Science Award of Republic of Croatia in 2012.

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