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

Jan 2023-present Tenured Senior Scientist, Institut za fiziku, Zagreb
Dec 2016-Dec 2022 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 physics; 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 theses 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. Also mentored internship students. Helping and encouraging young researchers in the development of their independent research careers.

2017 Award of the Croatian Academy of Sciences for the 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 & Prof. Yoshiyasu Matsumoto, Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University
Prof. Carsten Busse, Fakultät IV – Physik, Universität Siegen
Prof. Christian Teichert & Prof. Aleksandar Matković, Institut für Physik, Montanuniversität Leoben
Prof. Thomas Michely, II. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Prof. Richard M. Osgood, Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University
Prof. Thomas Fauster, Institut für Physik der Kondensierten Materie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität

Professional societies
European Physical Society
Croatian Physical Society (vice-president 2017-2018, president 2019-2020)
Croatian Vacuum Society
Croatian Microscopy Society

Professional activities:
Referee for journals: Nature (Nature Materials, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Scientific Reports), ACS (Nano Letters, ACS Nano, ACS Applied Nano Materials, JACS, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Journal of Physical Chemistry C), APS (Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Physical Review Materials), Wiley (Advanced Science, Small) RSC (Nanoscale), IoP (Nanotechnology, Chinese Physics Letters), AIP (Applied Physics Letters), Elsevier (Carbon, Applied Surface Science, Surface Science [Elsevier Reviewer Recognition: recognized reviewer & outstanding reviewer], FlatChem, Vacuum), Frontiers in Physics, Optics Letters, Optical and Quantum Electronics, Croatica Chemica Acta, EPJ Plus
Referee for funding agencies: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), European Research Council (ERC), Department of Energy (DOE), French National Research Agency (ANR), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF),The Czech Science Foundation (GAČR), Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia (SFRS), Croatian Science Foundation (HrZZ), Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (NAKVIS), Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia (MZO)
Editorial board member: npj 2D Materials and Applications (Nature partnering journal) , Grand Challenges in Physics for Society in the Horizon 2050 (published by European Physical Society)
Conference organization: head of organizing committee (EWEG/2D-2 ‘2014), member of organizing and/or program committee (ECOSS-36 ‘2023, HFD-10 ‘2017, MCM-13 ‘2016, ECOSS-32 ‘2016, JVC-16 ‘2016, ICTF-16 ‘2014, CroSloVST-21 ‘2014, CroSloVST-20 ‘2013, HFD-6 ‘2009)
Selection committees: Head or a member in committees for scientific positions and titles (Institute of Physics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Physics and Chemistry Departments at Faculty of Science at Zagreb University)

70+ 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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