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  1. Professor Aleksandar Marincic

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

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  2. Nikola Tesla contribution to radio development

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    Nikola Tesla started some time around 1890 to investigate the uses of high frequency currents for efficient illumination and developed system for efficient light production by single wire and no wire lamps. Gradually he became convinced that the single wire transmission is possible and in the end he used only ground and elevated plate as the open resonant circuit transmitter. He patented in 1900 so called the four resonant circuit transmitter-receiver system after initial disclosure of antenna-ground basic radio arrangement in the1893 lecture. Tesla's name has been unjustifiable neglected by many historian of science in spite of the fact that the highest court in USA invalidated Marconi's USA radio patent issued in 1904, stating after thorough investigation that the Marconi patent contained nothing that has not been protected by patents of Tesla, Stone and Lodge.

  3. Biosketch

    Aleksandar Marincic, received his Dipl.Ing. degree in 1956, and his Post. Grad. Diploma in 1957, both from Belgrade University, Yugoslavia, and his Ph.D. degree in 1963 from Sheffield University, England, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1958 to 1967 he was assistant and then Docent at the department of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. He has worked in the fields of electronic measurement and microwave component design. From 1967 to 1971 he was Visiting Associate Professor, UNESCO expert and Acting Chief Technical Advisor at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He established Antenna and Microwave Laboratories and carried out research in these fields. From 1971 to 1974 he was Associate Professor at the Electronics Faculty of Nis. In 1974 he again joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade. Since 1980 he has been Professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade. He has been teaching and performing research on optical and microwave devices and communication systems. He worked four months in 1966 as Senior Research Assistant, six months as Visiting Professor, both at the University of Sheffield, and three months as the Professorial Fellow in 1989 at the University of Cardiff. He participated for four years in the international project COST 25/2 on satellite antenna design, guided and participated in over 15 projects for various institutions. He published 120 papers in periodicals and conference proceedings, 3 books on Optoelectronics, parts in 3 other books, and one Lecture Notes on Microwave Circuits. In 1977 he authored the Introduction and Commentaries that accompanied the publication of Nikola Tesla's diary manuscript, The Colorado Springs Notes, 1899-1900 and in 1982 became Director of the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade. He was invited speaker at 12 national and international meetings. He was for five years Editor-in-Chief of Yugoslav periodical Electrotechnics. He is a member of the Yugoslav Union of EE, of ETAN and of the IEEE. In 1991 he was elected corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is also a member of the Science Committee of the Tesla Memorial Society.

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