University of Antwerp, Belgium
Graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, Serbia, with a master degree in Physical Electronics (micro- and optoelectronics), and a thesis on Quantum Wire Lasers. Doctorate completed in 2004 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, with Prof. Francois Peeters as supervisor, on the topic of Vortex matter in superconductor-ferromagnet hybrids. Post-doctoral experience, besides University of Antwerp, includes posts as a Visiting Scholar to the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the University of Notre Dame, USA, and Argonne National Laboratory, USA, as well as the Marie-Curie EU research fellowship (2 years) for an experimental study at the University of Bath, UK, under guidance of Prof. Simon Bending. Since 2008, holding a permanent Research Professor position at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, with main research activities in theoretical nanophysics, but always in close connection to experimental efforts in the field, in collaboration with over 15 laboratories worldwide.
Condensed matter physics, in particular modern problems in superconductivity, magnetism, metal-semiconductor hybrids, and soft/hard matter nanocomposites (e.g. interaction of large biomolecules with metallic ions/atoms/nanoparticles).
High-performance computations- efficient solvers for multiple coupled nonlinear differential equations, GPU accelerated parallel computations(for reactive molecular dynamics on one end, and finite-difference and finite-element techniques on the other).
Multiscalemodeling: multigrid solvers for coupled differential equations, Dissipative Particle Dynamics and Multipole Methods for molecular dynamics.
Calculation of mechanical and transport properties of functional materials, specifically elastic transport properties, vibrational frequencies, and coupling of vibrational modes to electrons.Structural calculations using NAMD and LAMMPS.Quantum transport calculations using Quantum Espresso and TranSiesta.