In June this year, Mr Mladen Veletic , at the age of 29, became the youngest PhD degree holder in the history of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Banja Luka, having worked on his thesis simultaneously at his home institution and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.
As the best student of his class, Mr Veletic remained in the teaching process at his faculty, first in the capacity of TA, and then Senior TA, at the Department of Telecommunications. Through the NORBAS project, gathering the countries of Norway, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr Veletic has spent past four years working on his thesis.
According to Mr Veletic, the degree is recognized by both institutions, which means that the requirements of each of them have to be met, whose thesis, titled ‘Neuron Communication as a Concept for Transferring Data in Nano-Networks’ combines the fields of medicine and electrical engineering.
Apart from his Norwegian mentor, the defense ceremony of the thesis was attended by Mr Veletic’s co-mentor from the host institution and Prof. Milan Mataruga, Rector of the University of Banja Luka, who pointed out that there was an open-door policy at the University for such young scholars.