G2D core team members in alphabetical order
|Damir Aumiler, Institute of Physics, investigates experimentally and theoretically the interaction of atoms with ultrashort laser pulses, starting with the ‘05 PRL paper that enabled the first frequency-domain visualization of the fs-frequency-comb and initiated the work in the field of frequency comb spectroscopy in Zagreb. Leader of the CALT structural project closely related to CEMS topics.|
|Ticijana Ban, Institute of Physics, with more than 15 years of experience in the field of experimental atomic and molecular physics works with different types of laser system from low-power cw diode laser to high power fs-laser systems. Presently, she runs the cold Rb-atoms experiment, the first ultracold experiment in Croatia and the region.|
|Iva Bogdanović Radović, Ruđer Bošković Institute, works on a development and application of different ion beam methods: Rutherford backscattering, Nuclear Reaction Analysis, Time-of-ight Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis, coincident elastic scattering and MeV Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy, which are relevant for materials analysis. Last couple of years she also works in a eld of materials modication by MeV ions.|
|Hrvoje Buljan, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at University of Zagreb, leader of the Modelling package, a theoretical physicist, in the past 5 years worked on plasmons in gr with a focus on plasmonic losses in these structures. The ‘09 PRB paper on this topic is by mid ’15 cited more than 450 times. Expert in the fields of optics and photonics, and ultracold atomic gases.|
|Maja Buljan, Ruđer Bošković Institute, works on synthesis, characterization and applications of thin films based on self-assembled nano-particles produced by magnetron sputtering. Starting with the results in PRB ‘09, which present new type of nanoparticle self-assembly process in solid amorphous systems, she works on development and application of these materials in solar cells, their characterization by X-rays and description of their growth by Monte Carlo simulations.|
|Andreja Gajović, Ruđer Bošković Institute, works in the field of nanostructured functional metal oxides including syntheses and characterization of nanostructures for photo-catalysts, oxide ceramics for sensors, ferroelectrics and multiferroic. She also works on Raman spectroscopy and electron microscopy of carbon nanostructures for catalysts.|
|Ivan Halasz, Ruđer Bošković Institute, chemist working on mechanochemical synthesis and characterization of solid state crystalline materials. Published in prestigeous top journals such as Nature Chemistry, Angew Chem Int Ed,…|
|Marko Kralj, Institute of Physics, G2D research unit leader, responsible for Management & Dissemination, and Synthesis packages. He has expertise in surface physics and works on epitaxial graphene since ‘09, starting with the PRL paper and groundbreaking ARPES experiments on superlattice effects in gr which brought graphene research in Croatia to top internationally competitive level.|
|Predrag Lazić, Ruđer Bošković Institute, investigates novel material properties by means of density functional theory and develops new methods to describe experimental findings. The main aim is to develop improved functionals, e.g. vdW-DF in order to include nonlocal correlation crucial for the van der Waals forces playing a key role in graphene and layered 2D materials.|
|Antonio Šiber, Institute of Physics, working on a broad range of problems in biophysics, phyical virology, soft matter physics and surface science.|
|Nataša Vujičić, Institute of Physics, works in the field of experimental atomic physics and optics with more than 10 years of experience in femtosecond (fs) laser spectroscopy. Recently, she started with investigations of optical properties of 2D materials with fs lasers. Such measurements yield insights into the interactions of photoexcited carriers with other degrees of freedom, such as other carriers and phonons and allow us to exploit the nonlinear optical response of 2D materials due to fs laser high optical intensities.|
|Tomislav Vuletić, Institute of Physics, leader of the Characterization package, is continually introducing new experimental methods for soft matter physics/nanobiophysics research, consequently enabling this research eld in Croatia: development of impedance spectroscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring, small angle X-ray scattering and also involvement in procurement and set-up of the AFM.|
In conjunction with the core team members, G2D research unit of CEMS has a broad network of associated members, starting from the accompanying postdocs, PhD and Masters students and researchers from around who are interested and/or are involved in 2D materials-driven topics. In the G2D unit we plan to employ additional PhD students with well-defined topics which will be aimed to make interdisciplinary connections between different topics embedded in the G2D research.
One of the most important expected impacts of the G2D unit is on young researchers. G2D will form a highly competitive school for training of young researchers with versatile skills, on timely topics, and in stimulating environment nourishing excellence. We are convinced that the students gaining PhD within G2D will be highly attractive as postdocs in top-notch world scientific institutions (for those seeking academic career this is an inevitable step), but also in Croatian SME/industry connected to the G2D and CEMS.