CV of Marko Kralj

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Born in 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia

2003 Ph.D. in solid state physics, University of Zagreb
1997 Diploma in physics, University of Zagreb

Institut za fiziku, Bijenička cesta 46, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Dec 2016-present Senior Scientist, Institut za fiziku, Zagreb
Jun 2017-Jun 2021 Director, Institut za fiziku, Zagreb
Jun 2013-Jun 2017 Assistant Director, Institut za fiziku, Zagreb
Dec 2009-Dec 2016 Senior Research Associate, Institut za fiziku, Zagreb
Oct 2006-Nov 2009 Research Associate, Institut za fiziku, Zagreb
Sep 2003-Dec 2006 Postdoc/AvH Fellow, Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, University of Bonn
Sep 1997-Aug 2003 Research Assistant, Institut za fiziku, Zagreb

Scientific interests
Condensed matter physics; Surface science; Physical Chemistry; Nanostructures; Graphene; Epitaxial graphene; Novel  2D materials; Heterostructures; Self-assembly

Scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy (SPM/STS); Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES); Surface preparation; 2D materials synthesis

Advisor and mentor on a number of diploma thesis and 4 finished PhD thesis (M. Petrović, I. Šrut Rakić, I. Delač, B. Pielić). The completed PhD theses were written in English and defended in front of international committees. Participation as a member or president of PhD evaluation and defense committees for a number of candidates from different universities. Helping and encouraging young researchers in a development of their independent research careers.

2017 Award of the Croatian Academy of Sciences for Highest Scientific and Artistic Accomplishments in the Republic of Croatia
2014 Annual Croatian State Award for Science
2005 Humboldt Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1994 Scholar of the Institute of Physics

International collaboration
Prof. Kazuya Watanabe, Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University
Prof. Carsten Busse, Fakultät IV – Physik, Universität Siegen
Prof. Christian Teichert, Institut für Physik, Montanuniversität Leoben
Prof. Thomas Michely, II. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln

60+ scientific publications in refereed journals
1 book chapter with K. Wandelt, Surface and Interface Science (Wiley, 2012)
1 editorial book with J. Coraux and H. Buljan, European workshop on epitaxial graphene and 2D materials: Booklet of abstracts (Institut za fiziku, 2014)
2 articles on popular science
1 international patent

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