Agata Šakić was born in Split, Croatia, in 1985. She received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2008. The same year she joined DIMES Institute of Delft University of Technology as a Ph.D. student in the Silicon Device Integration Group of Prof. Lis K. Nanver. Her present research focuses on development of on-chip detection electronics for low energy charged-particles. In 2010 she entered the prestigious Huygens Scholarship Programme.