Group Name: Applied Nanomaterials Group
Group Leader: Igor Lukačević, Associate Professor
- Maja Varga Pajtler, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
- Matko Mužević, postdoc, Department of Physics
- Mislav Mustapić, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
- Zvonko Glumac, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
- Domagoj Belić, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
Associated group members:
- doc.dr.sc. Sanjeev K. Gupta, Department of Physics, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, India
- doc.dr.sc. Yogesh K. Sonvane, SVNIT, Surat, India
- prof.dr.sc. Ravindra Pandey, MTU, Houghton, SAD
Our motivation is the advancement of technology and working for the benefit of human kind. Our goal is to predict, find, make and characterise new materials on the nanoscale. The choice of nanomaterials is guided by the strong application potential. We start from the atomic scale and cluster simulations and lay down the basic foundations for the upcoming experimental work. Then we synthesise the nanoscale system, such as nanoparticles. We characterise them and analyse their interaction with the application system.
Field of research:
The Group’s field of research are nanomaterials with high application potential. These nanomaterials encompass 2D materials, nanoparticles and surfaces. Research is conducted using both theoretical and experimental methods. Theoretical methods involve the density functional theory (DFT and post-DFT simulations), molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. Experimental methods involve the synthesis, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques.