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Katarina Grujic

Katarina Grujic

Senior Researcher

+47 464 17 363
Universitetsveien 19, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway

Grujic graduated in 1999 from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, specializing in the field of Optoelectronics and Laser technology. She pursued further education in Norway and completed her PhD at the Dept. of Physics and Technology, University of Tromsø in 2007. Her work involved microparticle manipulation by means of integrated optics («optical trapping») for Lab-on-a-chip applications. Deeply interested in interdisciplinary research, Grujic obtained a broad education completing close to fifty courses at the university level spanning from Material Science and Plasma Physics, over Signal Detection Theory and Artificial Intelligence to Biomedical Instrumentation.

As one of the first four employees at Teknova, a research institute in Kristiansand, Grujic started an applied research career in 2008 working on optics and photonics-based inspection technologies for demanding (e.g. visually degraded and/or extreme temperature) environments in tight collaboration with the local metallurgical and offshore drilling industry. Drawing upon her broad background Grujic contributed also to other fields, e.g. investigation of novel inspection methods for condition monitoring of photovoltaic modules in the innovation project "Automation of field inspection in large scale solar farms". From 2019 to 2021 Grujic joined NORCE’s group for Technology for Health, Medicine and Learning and held an Adjunct Professor position at Oslo Metropolitan University, Biomedical Engineering research group.

Motivated by the major societal challenges and "wicked problems" (problems that are difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements), and recognizing the potential in the emerging technologies, Grujic expanded her research interests to also include biosensors and digital health technologies.

Grujic is currently focused on developing technological convergence research ideas towards digitalization of metallurgy, closing the loop on circular economy, as well as exploitation of real-world data to resolve major societal challenges, e.g. diagnostics, monitoring, and treatment assessment of major diseases through development of digital biomarkers (objective, quantifiable physiological and behavioral data that are collected and measured by means of digital devices).

Katarina Grujic


Energy & Technology

Research themes

Biomarkers and biological response
Remote Inspection
Health technology

Research Groups

Modellering og simulering

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A Review of Thermal Spectral Imaging Methods for Monitoring High-Temperature Molten Material Streams – Sensors 2023
Real-time Optical Sensing and Analysis for Understanding Extreme Metal Production Processes – 2022
Inspection and condition monitoring of large-scale photovoltaic power plants: A review of imaging technologies – Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2022
Long-term stable sapphire fiber Bragg grating sensors at 1400°C – Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering 2014
In situ monitoring of growth interfaces: a review of noninvasive methods – JOM 2012
3-D laser scanner system based on a galvanometer scan head for high temperature applications – Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering 2011
Dielectric microsphere manipulation and chain assembly by counter-propagating waves in a channel waveguide – Optics Express 2007
Manipulation of microparticles with integrated optics – 2006
Whispering gallery mode excitation in borosilicate glass microspheres by K+ ion-exchanged channel waveguide coupler – 2006
Simulations and velocity measurements for a microparticle in an evanescent field – Optical Review 2005
Sorting of polystyrene microspheres using a Y-branched optical waveguide – Optics Express 2005
Velocity distribution of Gold nanoparticles trapped on an optical waveguide – Optics Express 2005
Optical propulsion of microspheres along a channel waveguide produced by Cs+ ion-exchange in glass – Optics Communications 2004
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