Dushan Boroyevich was born in 1952 in Zagreb, Croatia, in what then used to be Yugoslavia. In the same country, he earned a Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Belgrade in 1976 and an M.S. degree from the University of Novi Sad in 1982, both in electrical engineering. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in power electronics in 1986 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, also known as Virginia Tech.

    From 1976 to 1982, Dr. Boroyevich was instructor at the Institute for Power and Electronic Engineering of the University of Novi Sad, helping to establish the electronics program. After three and a half years on doctoral studies at Virginia Tech with General Electric Co. Fellowship, he returned to the University of Novi Sad in 1986 as an assistant professor, where he founded the power and industrial electronics research and education programs.

    In 1990, Dr. Boroyevich joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, as associate professor, and in 1996 became associate director of Virginia Power Electronics Center that was founded by Prof. Fred Lee ten years earlier. In 1998, Fred and Dushan led the team of faculty from Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, and North Carolina A&T State University to win the US National Science Foundation funding for the first national engineering research center in the area of power electronics, the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES). With over 20 professors and over 200 students, working in partnership with more than 80 companies, CPES became the most renowned power electronics research and education center in the world. In addition to its alumni, probably the most enduring legacy of CPES was the paradigm shift in power electronics research towards higher levels of integration and modularization.