Prof. Ivica Veža
Prof. Ivica Veža
University of Split, Croatia
Full Professor Ivica Veža is chief of the Department of Industrial engineering at the Faculty of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and naval architecture, University of Split, Croatia.Professor teaches following courses: Economics and organization of production, Economics and organization, Organization of business processes, Project management, Plant Layout andProduction management. At the postgraduate doctoral programprofessor teaches: Modelling and simulation, Computer integrated manufacturing and Operations management. Graduated more than 15 PhD and Master students. 
The professor managed several international projects: TEMPUS, CEEPUS, ERASMUS, two bilateralSlovenian-Croatian projects and many other. He was the leader of several technology projects for BICRO, Croatian Institute of Technology and other. He published: 11 books, 14 chapters in scientific books, 42 papers in journals, 172 papers in the proceedings of international (126) and domestic symposiums (46).He was the leader of 12international and 11 domestic scientific projects. He delivered lectures for more than ten invited lectures in Croatia and abroadand participatedin46 projects for the economy.
He spent three years as a guest researcher at the Fraunhofer institutes IPA in Stuttgart and IPK in Berlin and RWTH WZL in Aachen.
He was a guest professor at Nagoya University in the winter semester of the academic year 2007/2008.He delivered lectures in 2012at the Technical University in Vienna and was a guest professor at the MCAST University in Malta, where he delivered lectures about Plant Layout.
Since 2000 he is a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Technical Sciences, in the period 2000-2007 he was a member of the Management Board of the Technology Centre in Split.
Since 2008 he is a regular member European Academy of Industrial Management.
He also initiated and managed the introduction of Industrial Engineering study as a unique study between FESB and Faculty of Economics. From 2008 to 2013, professor led the project TEMPUS-2008-IT-JPCR 144959, a master program in Product Lifecycle Management with Sustainable Production, where a new course PLM was introduced in the graduate study of Industrial Engineering.
Since 2005 professor is the leader of Croatia's technological platform for the European Initiative.
In May 2011, at PTW, in Darmstadt, professor signed, with the representatives of 10 European universities, an initiative to build a Learning Factory, which would change the paradigm of the education for engineers.
The professor is the Vice President in Lean Management Initiative, which was established in 2010, in Zagreb. He participated in the introduction of lean and green management in a large number of industrial companies, banks and hospitals in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.