Institut für Energietechnik (IET)

Prof. Dr. Jasmin Smajic


Prof. Dr. Jasmin Smajic
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Institute for Energy Technology (IET)
University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (HSR)
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil, Switzerland
+41 (0)55 222 4337

Additional Information

Jasmin Smajic was born in Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1971. He received his B.Sc. degree from Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Tuzla in 1996. His M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree he received from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1998 and 2001, respectively. The main topic of his M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies was numerical computing of static and time-varying electromagnetic fields in nonlinear materials. 

From 2002 to 2004 he was a postdoctoral research fellow in Computational Optics group of Laboratory for Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Electronics at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). The main topics of his post-doctoral studies were full-Maxwell electromagnetic simulations of photonic crystals and similar electromagnetic meta-materials.

In 2004 he took a position of scientist at ABB Corporate Research Centre in Baden-Dättwil (Switzerland) where he stayed until 2011. His work in ABB covered a wide range of projects in the field of computational and applied electromagnetics such as LI-modeling and simulation of transformer windings, fast electromagnetic transients in power- and distribution transformers, very fast electromagnetic transients in gas insulated switchgears, and coupled electromagnetic-mechanical and electromagnetic-thermal analysis of transformers and circuit breakers.

Since 2011 he is a professor of electrical engineering at University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (HSR) where he is presently leading Computational and Applied Electromagnetics Group.

Since 2007 he is a lecturer at ETH teaching several subjects in the area of computational and applied electromagnetics.

Jasmin Smajic is a member of CIGRE and IEEE and he has authored over hundred scientific publications and dozens of patents.


  • 2014 FUTUR Technology Transfer Award: a HF-resonator for damping fast EM-transients in GIS.
  • 2013 FUTUR Technology Transfer Award: world’s first dry-type transformer for rolling stock.
  • 2012 FUTUR Technology Transfer Award: a method and software for impulse (high frequency) modeling and simulation of power- and drive transformers.


Journal Publications

[38]G. Behrmann, J. Smajic, “RF PD Signal Propagation in GIS: Comparing
S-parameter Measurements with an RF Transmission Model for a Short Section of GIS”, Accepted for Publication in IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, October 2015.
[37]Z. Tanasic, T. Werder-Schläpfer, and J. Smajic, “Modelling and Simulation Aspects of Transient Electromagnetic-Mechanical Analysis for Industrial Applications”, Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Octobar 2015.
[36]G. Behrmann, K. Wyss, J. Weiss,  M. Schraudolph, S. Neuhold, J. Smajic, “ Signal Delay Effects of Solid Dielectrics on Time-of-Flight Measurements in GIS”, Accepted for Publication in IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, October 2015.
[35]J. Smajic, Ch. Hafner, J. Leuthold, “Coupled FEM-MMP for Computational Electromagnetics”, Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, August 2015.

T. Zupan, B. Trkulja, R. Obrist, T. Franz, B. Cranganu-Cretu, J. Smajic, “Transformer Windings’ RLC Parameters Calculation and
Lightning Impulse Voltage Distribution Simulation”, Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, August 2015.

[33]J. Smajic, G. Di Pino, Ch. Stemmler, W. Mönig, M. Carlen, “Numerical Study of the Core Saturation Influence on the Winding Losses of Traction Transformers”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 6300304, March 2015.
[32]A. Tokic, A. Jukan, J. Smajic, “Parameter Estimation of Single-Phase Rectifier Based Loads: Analytical Approach”, Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, April 2015.
[31]A. Tokic, J. Smajic, “Modeling and Simulations of Ferroresonance by Using BDF/NDF Numerical Methods “, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 342-350, February 2015.
[30]J. Smajic, A. Shoory, S. Burow, W. Holaus, U. Riechert, S. Tenbohlen, “Simulation Based Design of HF Resonators for Damping Very Fast Transients in GIS“, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 2528-2533, December 2014.
[29]J. Smajic, C. Jäger, S. Neubauer, A. Bauer, D. J. Cheng, M. Widenhorn, “ Coupled Electromagnetic-Mechanical Dynamic Analysis of Generator Circuit Breakers“, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 50, No. 2, Article#: 7005704, February 2014.
[28]J. Smajic, T. Steinmetz, M. Rüegg, Z. Tanasic, R. Obrist, J. Tepper, B. Weber, M. Carlen, “Simulation and Measurement of Lightning-impulse Voltage Distributions Over Transformer Windings”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 50, No. 2, Article#: 7013604, February 2014.
[27]J. Smajic, J. Hughes, T. Steinmetz, D. Pusch, W. Mönig, M. Carlen, “Numerical Computation of Ohmic and Eddy-Current Winding Losses of Converter Transformers Including Higher Harmonics of Load Current”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 827-830, February 2012.
[26]J. Smajic, W. Holaus, J. Kostovic, U. Riechert, “3D Full-Maxwell Simulations of Very Fast Transients in GIS”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 1514-1517, May 2011.
[25]J. Smajic, T. Steinmetz, B. Cranganu-Cretu, A. Nogues, R. Murillo, J. Tepper, “Analysis of Near and Far Stray Magnetic Fields of Dry-Type Transformers: 3D Simulations vs. Measurements”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 1374-1377, May 2011.
[24]J. Smajic, Ch. Hafner, “Numerical Analysis of a SNOM Tip based on a Partially Cladded Optical Fiber”, Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23140-23152, October 2011.
[23]Ch. Hafner, J. Smajic, “Eigenvalue Analysis of Lossy Dispersive Waveguides”, Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 58, No. 5, pp. 467-479, March 2011.
[22]C. Trinitis, T. Kustner, J. Weidendorfer, J. Smajic, "Sparse Matrix Operations on several Multi-Core Architectures", Journal of Supercomputing, DOI 10.1007/s11227-010-0428-9, Springer, April 2010.
[21]Ch. Magele, M. Jaindl, A. Kostinger, W. Renhart, B. Cranganu-Cretu, J. Smajic, "Niching Evolution Strategies Finding Global and Pareto Optimal Solutions", The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering - COMPEL, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2010.
[20]J. Smajic, Ch. Hafner, "Plasmonic V-Groove Waveguides: Building Blocks for Optical Transistor", Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 7, No. 8, pp. 1-7, 2010.