Zeljko Pantic

Associate Professor


Pantic received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia), and his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC), all in Electrical Engineering. After graduation in 2013, he joined the ECE Department at Utah State University (Logan, UT) as an Assistant Professor, where he also served as the Associate Director of the Electric Vehicle and Roadway research facility. Since 2019, he is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University. Dr. Pantic was the Program Chair for Conference on Electric Roads and Vehicles in 2015 and 2016, and a reviewer for more than 20 transactions, journals, and grant panels. Dr. Pantic also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and a member of the IEEE IAS Transportation Systems Committee. He is the recipient of the Best Teacher award in the ECE Department (USU, 2016), and the Second Prize for the paper published in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (2019). Dr. Pantic has been awarded multiple patents and patent applications.

Research Interests

Dr. Pantic’s primary areas of interests are electrified transportation, personal mobility, charging systems for electric vehicles, power converters design and control, systems for wireless inductive and capacitive power transfer, magnetic circuit design, and electromagnetic energy conversion principles as applied in transportation electrification and charging systems.


  • Ph.D. 2013
    Electrical Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master's 2007
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Bachelor's 1998
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Belgrade, Serbia

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 - Second Prize Paper Award for the papers published in the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE) in 2018
  • 2017 - 2016-2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Award, Utah State University
  • 2012 - Mentored Teaching Assistantship (MTA) Award, North Carolina State University
  • 2010 - ECCE 2010 Travel Award
  • 1999-2001 - Ministry of Science and Technology of Yugoslavia Post-Graduation Scholarship for Talented Students, School of Electrical Engineering, The University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Recent News

ECE Researchers Help Develop Public Charging Infrastructure for Wheelchairs

Posted on October 17, 2022 | Filed Under: Research

ECE researchers are helping to develop accessible public charging infrastructure for electric wheelchair users. Two years in the making, and the product is now ready for public use.

Researchers Solve Tuning Problem For Wireless Power Transfer Systems

Posted on May 24, 2012 | Filed Under: News

[ubermenu config_id=”main” menu=”84″] NEWSROOM Researchers Solve Tuning Problem For Wireless Power Transfer SystemsMay 24, 2012 Dr. Srdjan Lukic and his student Zeljko Pantic have developed a new way to fine-tune wireless power transfer (WP …

Media Mentions

NCSU team proposes new system for dynamic wireless EV charging

November 18, 2013

NC State researchers are proposing a new topology appropriate for dynamic wireless charging?i.e., wireless charging on the go. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured.


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