Nenad Popovich

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8759


Physical Address:
AUT University
WZ Building, Level 4
34 St Paul Street
Auckland Central

Postal Address:
Auckland University of Technology
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


  • M.Sc. Eng., University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Eng., Major in Automatic Control, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Teaching Areas:

Bachelor of Engineering:

  • 736002 Electrical Technology (Control)
  • 737433 Control Systems
  • 738020 Advanced Control Systems

Bachelor Of Engineering Technology:

  • 735922 Industrial Measurement and Control
  • 735923 PLC Applications A

Diploma in Electrotechnology:

  • 735915 Control Systems

Research Areas:

  • Control systems engineering
  • Digital control of dynamic systems
  • Optimal and adaptive control systems
  • Modeling and simulation of control systems


Popovich, N.; Kabir, S. “A Human Brachial Artery System Prototype Controller Fine Tuning (Dynamic Model)”, paper has been accepted for the Proceeding of 2011 International Conference on Control and Automation, CAA2011, 28-30 October, 2011, Shanghai, China.

Popovich, N.; Kabir, S. “Controller Fine Tuning of a Human Brachial Artery System Prototype (Static Model)”, paper has been accepted for the Proceeding of 2011 IEEE Power Engineering and Automation Conference, PEAM 2011, 8-9 September, 2011, Wuhan, China.

Popovich, N.; Yan, P. “Determination of Q & R Matrices for Optimal Pitch Aircraft Control”, WASET: International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, Vol:5, No:2, 2011, pp445-451.

Popovich, N.; Yan P. “Optimal Digital Pitch Aircraft Control”, WASET, International Conference on Computer, Electrical, and Systems Science and Engineering, Singapore, December 18-20, 2010.

Popovich, N. ; Lele, S.; Garimella, N. “Non-linear Model of Submarine Depth Control System”, WSEAS Transactions on Systems, Issue 8, Volume 5, August, 2006, ISSN: 1109-2777,  pp. 1912-1918.

Popovich, N. ; Lele, S.; Garimella, N. “Submarine Depth Control”, Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS/IASME Int. Conf. On Electroscience & Technology for Naval Engineering, Athens, Greece, July 14-16, 2006, pp. 1-5.

Popovich, N. “Conception of Ship Automatic Steering Control System with Observer State Feedback Controller”, AMSE Conference, Djerba, Tunisia, 1991, pp. 291-296.

Popovich, N.  “Synthesis of the Ship Automatic Steering Control System”, AMSE Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 1988, pp. 141-148.

Popovich, N. “Implementation of Discrete PI Algorithm with Limiting Output Value in the Exciting Control System of the Synchronous Generator”, SVAES Symposium, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1987, pp. 61-64.

Popovich, N. “Synthesis of the Digital System for Exciting Control of the Synchronous Generator”, ISMM Symposium, Cairo, Egypt, 1987, pp. 5-7.

Popovich, N. and Popovich, P. “A Model of Complex Ship Course Control”, IASTED Conference, ASM 87, Santa Barbara, USA, 1987, pp. 193-195.

Popovich, N. “Dynamical Behaviour Analysis of Digital Ship Course Keeping Control System”, IASTED Conference, Taormina, Italy, 1986, pp. 23-25.

Popovich, N.  and Kuljaca, Lj. “Analysis of Mathematical Model as Nonlinear Discrete System with Pulse With Modulation”, ETAN in Marine Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 1986, pp. 85-88.

Popovich, N. and Kuljaca, Lj. “Calculating Response of Discrete System for Ship Course Keeping Control Using z-Transform”, ETAN in Marine Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 1985, pp. 555-560.

Popovich, N. and Kuljaca, Lj. “An Analysis for Dynamical Behaviour of Ship Course Keeping Control with Analog and Digital Autopilot”, ETAN Conference, Nis, Yugoslavia, 1985, pp. 161-167

Popovich, N. and Kuljaca, Lj. “Discrete Mathematical Model of Optimal Ship Course Keeping Control”, ETAN in Marine Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 1984, pp. 469-474.