Dr. Miloš Tomić


Research fields

T 110 Instrumentation technology

T 140 Energy research

T 151 Optical materials

T 290 Railway transport technology

P 180 Metrology, physical instrumentation


Biography and education

Place and year of birth: Pecka, Serbia, 1963.

  • PhD thesis: 2004 University of Belgrade - School of Electrical Engineering
    Title: Fiber-optic sensors based on low coherence interferometry
  • MSc thesis (non-Bologna compliant): 1994 University of Belgrade - School of Electrical Engineering
    Title: Stabilization of laser interferometer signal in remote measurement of subnanometer amplitude vibration
  • BSc thesis (non-Bologna compliant): 1987, University of Belgrade - School of Electrical Engineering
    Title: Transversal RF excitation of CO2 waveguide laser


Research titles

2019-  Principal Research Fellow

2012-2017 Senior Research Associate

2006 -2012 Research Associate

Employed in the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA since 6 November 2019.


Research areas

For more than 30 years he has been involved in research and development in the field of electro-optics, optoelectronics, fiber-optics, classical optics and materials characterization. His specialty is in advanced fiber-optic sensors for measuring various parameters in biomedicine, tribology and monitoring smart structures. In recent years, he has been mostly engaged in the photovoltaics field, especially in the characterization of new materials and in the development of systems for monitoring the efficiency of photovoltaic power plants  and forecasting energy production.

Keywords: fiber-optic sensors, optical measurements, interferometry, biosensors, photovoltaic energy


Support to research career development

Engaged as a lecturer and master's theses advisor in the master studies at the Academy of National Security. 

Co-advisor for Milan Bižić's PhD thesis Research of influential parameters in wheel-rail interaction on running stability of railway vehicles, 2015, University of Kragujevac


National and international projects

2020-2022 Solar Facility Insight System (SOFIS), Collaborative Grant Scheme Program, Innovation Fund, Serbia

2018-2020 2.5D Ladar Device, Matching Grants Program, Innovation Fund, Serbia

2018-2020 Totally implantable fiber-optic sound sensing system for cochlear- and middle-ear hearing aids (TIFOS), Life Science grant LS14-026, NFB Austria

2018-2020 Immune-regulatory capacity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), Life Science grant LSC15-004, NFB Austria

2012-2018 Synthesis and characterization of new high quality materials for application in electronics and solar energy, SANU project 

2009-2012 Strengthening Railway Vehicles Center of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Kraljevo (SeRViCE), FP-7 grant 206969, EU


Scholarly publishing activities


Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Optica, Optics Express, IEEE Sensors Journal, Sensors & Actuators A, Journal of Optics A

Conferences: ETRAN, TELFOR, MIEL


Membership and service


Selected publications

  • Mitrašinović, A.; Tomić, M. Functional and Environmental Advantage of Cleaning Ti5B1 Master Alloy. Int. J. of Precis. Eng. and Manuf.-Green Tech. 2022, 9 (3), 783–793. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40684-021-00339-2.
  • Djinović, Z.; Pavelka, R.; Tomić, M.; Sprinzl, G.; Müller, J. G.; Traxler, H. Experimental Study of an Implantable Fiber-Optic Microphone on Human Cadavers. Hearing Research 2021, 410, 108351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2021.108351.
  • Tomić, M. C.; Djinović, Z. V.; Scheerer, M.; Petricevic, S. J. Measurement of Morphing Wing Deflection by a Cross-Coherence Fiber Optic Interferometric Technique. Smart Mater. Struct. 2018, 27 (1), 015017. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/aa9afe.
  • Djinović, Z.; Pavelka, R.; Tomić, M.; Sprinzl, G.; Plenk, H.; Losert, U.; Bergmeister, H.; Plasenzotti, R. In-Vitro and in-Vivo Measurement of the Animal’s Middle Ear Acoustical Response by Partially Implantable Fiber-Optic Sensing System. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2018, 103, 176–181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2017.12.015.
  • Tomić, M. C.; Djinović, Z. V.; Petričević, S. J. Demodulation of Quasi-Quadrature Interferometric Signals for Use in the Totally Implantable Hearing Aids. Biomed. Opt. Express 2017, 8 (7), 3404. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.8.003404.
  • Bižić, M. B.; Petrović, D. Z.; Tomić, M. C.; Djinović, Z. V. Development of Method for Experimental Determination of Wheel–Rail Contact Forces and Contact Point Position by Using Instrumented Wheelset. Meas. Sci. Technol. 2017, 28 (7), 075902. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/aa666f.
  • Tomić, M. C.; Djinovic, Z. V. Inline Liquid Concentration Measurement in Nanoliter Volume Using Fiber-Optic Low-Coherence Interferometry. IEEE Sensors J. 2008, 8 (5), 587–592. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2008.918700.
  • Djinović, Z.; Tomić, M.; Vujanić, A. Nanometer Scale Measurement of Wear Rate and Vibrations by Fiber-Optic White Light Interferometry. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 2005, 123–124, 92–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2005.04.025.
  • Tomić, M. C.; Elazar, J. M.; Djinović, Z. V. Voltage Measurement Based on the Electrostrictive Effect with Simultaneous Temperature Measurement Using a 3 × 3 Fiber-Optic Coupler and Low Coherence Interferometric Interrogation. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 2004, 115 (2–3), 462–469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2004.05.032.
  • Tomić, M. C.; Elazar, J. M.; Djinović, Z. V. Low-Coherence Interferometric Method for Measurement of Displacement Based on a 3 3 Fibre-Optic Directional Coupler. J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 2002, 4 (6), S381–S386. https://doi.org/10.1088/1464-4258/4/6/384.



    • Zoran Đinović, Robert Pavelka, Miloš Tomić, „Holding device for a fibre-optic cable of an implantable hearing aid“, WIPO/PCT WO 2021/165872 А1 Publ. 26.8.2021
    • Zoran Đinović, Miloš Tomić, Marijana Stojković, “Method for spatially measuring tissue structures“, WO 2013 038242, 2013-03-21, also registered as AT511935 B1
    • Helmut Detter, Robert Pavelka, Miloš Tomić, Aleksandar Vujanić, Implantable sound receptor for hearing aids, U.S.Pat 6,491,644 B1, 2002-12-10, also registered as P1123635, ES2174644, AT408607, ATA178798, AU755935, DK1123635, WO0025550
    • Jovan Elazar, Tamara Živadinović, Miloš Tomić, “Procedure and apparatus for fiber-optical distance measurement in hostile environment”, Patent YU57096, 1999-03-04


Technological solutions

    • Miloš Tomić, Milan Bižić, Slobodan Petričević: The instrumentalized railway wheel axle assembly for testing dynamic behavior and safety of freight wagons, recognized by the MNO for mechanical and industrial software, 2017
    • Miloš Tomić, Milan Bižić, Zoran Đinović, Slobodan Petričević, Dragan Petrović: The platform for testing and calibration of the instrumentalized railway wheel axle assembly, recognized by the MNO for mechanical engineering and industrial software, 2017
    • Miloš Tomić, Slobodan Petričević, Marko Barjaktarović, Milan Bižić: Optoelectronic system for measuring of lateral displacements between the tested and accompanying wagons bumpers, recognized by the MNO for mechanical engineering and industrial software, 2017
    • Zoran Đinović, Miloš Tomić, M. Stojković, Wearable fiber optic system for on-line remote and contactless monitoring in ophthalmology, 2012
    • Miloš Tomić, Zoran Đinović: Fiber-optic sensor for calibration of electromechanical and electronic energy meters, 1997