Benjamin Durakovic is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at International University of Sarajevo (IUS). He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from International University of Sarajevo in 2016, while his M.Sci. in Industrial Engineering and Management and B.S. in energy Engineering is from University of Sarajevo.
His research interests include a variety of topics in System Design and Architecture, Modeling and Simulation, CAD/CAM, Product Development, Statistical Process Control, Innovation and Quality. In addition, he has authored several refereed research papers in aforementioned topics. He has long R&D experience acquired trough the engagement with industry in the US and Bosnia. As result, he completed or participated in more than 20 R&D innovation projects in fields of heating ventilation; air conditioning systems; energy generation and transmission. His current research focus is thermal energy storage using phase change materials as innovative solution in passive building design.
He has served in various managerial positions in industry and academy, such as managing of company departments, managing programs and projects, organizing committees of international conferences and workshops, including European Conference in Technology and Society (EuroTecS-2013), among others. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief for a professional journal "Ekspert" in period 2007 ‒ 2008. Currently, he is acting as a Managing Editor of scientific journal "Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences (PEN)" at IUS.