Matjaz Vidmar received his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1980 and 1983 respectively.He received his PhD in 1992, also from the University of Ljubljana, for developing a single frequency GPS ionospheric correction receiver.Mr. Vidmar is currently teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, where he serves as head of the Radiation and Optics Laboratory (LSO - Laboratorij za Sevanje in Optiko) at the department for Electrical Engineering (FE - Fakulteta za Elektrotehniko).His
current research interests include microwave and high speed electronics ranging from avionics to optical-fiber communications.Under his
leadership, the LSO developed most of the 10Gbps electronics (pulse modulator, clock recovery) used in the Ester (ACTS 063) project and many 40Gbps circuits used in the ATLAS (IST 10626) project: EAM drivers, transmitter clock distribution, 40Gbps and 80Gbps clock-recovery circuits and 40Gbps PMD compensation receiver electronics.Mr. Vidmar
also developed and built satellite hardware flown in space in 1990 on the Microsat mission and in 2000 on the AMSAT-P3D satellite.