Welcome to my web page! I am a tenured Senior Scientist working at the Institut za fiziku, Zagreb, and leading Surfaces, Interfaces & 2D Materials Research Group. My research interests are in condensed matter physics and surface science. Our present focus is on atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials as promising platforms for developing various applications. This line of research started with the synthesis of highly-uniform epitaxial graphene and investigations of the graphene-substrate interaction effects. We were the first to experimentally confirm superlattice effects in the electronic structure of graphene emerging from the moiré structure of graphene on Ir(111).
Figure shows ARPES spectra with the relevant area of the bandstructure for the gr/Ir(111) system – PRL2009.
Meanwhile, the research expanded through the range of atomically thin materials and heterostructures fabrication methods and characterization. Please check the publication list for more details.