Maja Buljan

Maja Buljan

dr. sc.

research associate
+385 1 468 0224


Krilo 1/216

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb

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  • Ph. D. in Physics: Properties of semiconductor quantum dots in amorphous SiO2 matrix University of Zagreb, Croatia, (July 2008).

        Supervisor:  Dr. sc. Uroš V. Desnica

  • Diploma thesis: Investigation of structure of V(100)(5×1)-O i Ag/V(100)(5×1)-O by diffraction of low energy electrons University of Zagreb, Croatia (2000);

         Supervisor: Petar Pervan


2014-2017: NanoDeSign - Nano-networks of Quantum Dots in Glasses: From Self-assembly to Energy Conversion and Hydrogen Storage, Funding source: Croatian Science Foundation

2013-2015: Solar cells based on self-assembled quantum dots in glasses. Founding source: Adris donation

2012-2013: Synergy of nanophases and nanocomposites, Funding source: Ministry of Science Education and Sports of Republic Croatia

2008-2009: Structural properties of semiconductor clusters; Funding source: NZZ: National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia


  • 2007-2011; Statistics and Basic measurements
  • 2007-2014; Introductory Laboratory Exercises in Physics 1
  • 2007-2008; Introductory Laboratory Exercises in Physics 2

Featured Publications

  1. M. Buljan, N. Radić, J. Sancho-Paramon, V. Janicki, J. Grenzer, I. Bogdanović-Radović, Z. Siketić, M. Ivanda, A. Utrobičić, R. Hübner, R. Weidauer, V. Valeš, J. Endres, T. Car, M. Jerčinović, J. Roško, S. Bernstorff and V. Holy. Production of three-dimensional quantum dot lattice of Ge/Si core–shell quantum dots and Si/Ge layers in an alumina glass matrix. Nanotechnology 26 065602 (2015).
  2. M. Buljan, S. Facsko, I. Delač Marion, V. Mikšić Trontl, M. Kralj, M. Jerčinović, C. Baehtz, A. Muecklich, V. Holý, N. Radić, and J. Grenzer, Self-assembly of Ge quantum dots on periodically corrugated Si surfaces. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 203101 (2015).
  3. M. Buljan, M. Karlušić, I. Bogdanović-Radović, M. Jakšić, K. Salamon, S. Bernstorff, N. Radic, “Determination of ion track radii in amorphous matrices formation of nano-clusters by ion-beam irradiation”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 103112 (2012)
  4. S. R. C. Pinto, M. Buljan, L.  Marques, J. Martín-Sánchez, O. Conde, A. Chahboun, A. R. Ramos, N. P. Barradas, E. Alves, S. Bernstorff , J. Grenzer, A.  Mücklich, M. M. D. Ramos, M. J. M. Gomes, Influence of annealing conditions on formation of regular lattices of voids and Ge quantum dots in amorphous alumina matrix, Nanotechnology 23, 405605 (2012)
  5. M. Buljan, N. Radić, S. Bernstorff, G. Dražić, I. Bogdanović-Radović,V. Holý, ”Grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering:  application in study of quantum dot lattices”, Acta Cryst. A68, 124-138 (2012).
  6. M. Buljan, I. Bogdanović-Radović, M. Karlušić, K. Salamon, G. Dražić, U.V. Desnica, N. Radić, S. Bernstorff , M. Jakšić and V. Holý, “Design of quantum dot lattices in amorphous matrices by ion beam irradiation”, Phys. Rev. B 84, (2011) 155312.  
  7. M. Buljan, S.R.C. Pinto, A.G. Rolo, J. Martin Sanchez, M.J.M. Gomes, A. Mücklich, S.  Bernstorff, V. Holy; “Self-assembling of Ge quantum dots in an alumina matrix”, Phys. Rev. B 82 235407 (2010).  
  8. M. Buljan, J. Grenzer, V. Holý, N. Radić, T. Mišić-Radić, S. Levichev, , S. Bernstorff, B. Pivac, I. Capan; ”Structural and charge trapping properties of two bi-layer (Ge+SiO2)/SiO2 films deposited on rippled substrate”;  Appl. Phys. Lett.97, 163117 (2010).
  9.  S. R. C Pinto, A. G. Rolo, M. J. M. Gomes, M. Ivanda, I. Bogdanović-Radović, J. Grenzer, A. Mücklich, D. Barber, S. Bernstorff, M. Buljan;”Formation of void lattice after annealing of Ge quantum dot lattice in alumina matrix”  Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 173113, (2010).
  10. M. Buljan, J. Grenzer, A. Keller, N. Radić, V. Valeš, S. Bernstorff, T. Cornelius, H. T. Metzger, V. Holý;”Growth of spatially ordered Ge nanoclusters in an amorphous matrix on rippled substrate” Phys. Rev. B 82, 125316 (2010).  
  11. M. Buljan, I. Bogdanović-Radović, M. Karlušić, U.V. Desnica, N. Radić, N. Skukan, G. Dražić, M. Ivanda, Z. Matej, V. Valeš, J. Grenzer, T. Cornelius, H. T. Metzger, V. Holý; “Generation of an ordered Ge quantum dot array in an amorphous silica matrix by ion beam irradiation: Modeling and structural characterization”, Phys. Rev. B 81 085321 (2010).
  12. M. Buljan, I. Bogdanović-Radović, M. Karlušić, U.V. Desnica, G. Dražić, N. Radić, P. Dubček, K. Salamon, S. Bernstorf, V. Holý.  “Formation of long range ordered quantum dots arrays in amorphous matrix by ion beam irradiation”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 063104 (2009).  
  13. M. Buljan, U.V. Desnica, G. Dražić, M. Ivanda, N. Radić, P. Dubček, K. Salamon, S. Bernstorf, V. Holý. “The influence of deposition temperature on the correlation of Ge quantum dots positions in amorphous silica matrix“, Nanotechnology 20, 085612 (2009). 
  14. M. Buljan, U.V. Desnica, G. Dražić, M. Ivanda, N. Radić, P. Dubček, K. Salamon, S. Bernstorf, V. Holý.“Formation of three-dimensional quantum dot superlattices in amorphous systems: Experiments and Monte Carlo simulations“  Phys. Rev. B 79, 035310 (2009).

Membership in professional associations / societies

2015-... Croatian Physical Society (member of steering committee)

2014-... Croatian Vacuum Society (vice president)

2014-... Croatian representative for ESUO (European Synchrotron User Organization)