Curriculum Vitae

 

Ivana Capan

 

Address:

 

  • Institute: Rudjer Bošković Institute, Division of  Materials Physics, Bijenička 54, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Email: capan at irb.hr
  • http://www.irb.hr/users/capan

 

Personal:

 

  • Date of Birth: 16 February 1977, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nationality: Croatian
  • Married, one child

 

Education:

 

  • February 2001:  B.Sc. in Physics, University of Zagreb, Thesis: Influence of structural defects on oxygen and carbon complexes in silicon, Thesis supervisor: dr. Branko Pivac
  • September 2004: M.Sc. in Physics, University of Zagreb, Thesis: Temperature-Dependent Defect Production in g-irradiated Silicon, Thesis supervisor: dr. Branko Pivac
  • November 2006: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Zagreb, Thesis: Electrically active defects in silicon and germanium induced by radiation, Thesis supervisors: dr. Branko Pivac and prof. Anthony R. Peaker (This work has been done at Rudjer Boskovic Institute & The University of Manchester)

 

Career:

 

  • April 2001 - November 2006: Research Assistant at Rudjer Bošković Institute;
  • 2002 - 2003: Research Visitor at Centre for Electronic Materials, UMIST, Manchester, UK;
  • December 2006 - July 2008: Senior Research Assistant at RBI;
  • July 2008 – May 2012: Research Associate at RBI;
  • May 2012 - : Senior Research Associate at RBI;

 

Achievements:

 

  • 1999: Rector’s award for the best student scientific work
  • 2002-2003: Scholarship of the British Scholarship Trust
  • 2006: National Science Award for Junior Researchers

 

Research projects:

 

·         Atom probe tomography and electrical characterization of doping in Germanium (COGITO Croatian-French bilateral project 2009-2010) - principal investigator

·         Silicon nanocrystals solar cells ... Properties and characterization (Unity Through Knowledge Fund – Young Researchers Program; 01.10.2009 - 30.09.2011) – principal investigator

·         COST Action MP 0901: Designing Materials for Nanodevices – from Theory to Practice (NanoTP, 2011-2014) MC member

·         Investigation of freestanding silicon nanocrystals (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2011-2012) – principal investigator

·         Doping semiconductor nanocrystals by neutron transmutation method (Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project 2012-2013) – principal investigator

·         Comparison between electrical and structural properties of doped germanium nanocrystals (Croatian-German bilateral project 2012-2013) – principal investigator

·         Hybrid solar cells based on polymers and 1D TiO2 nanostructures (Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project 2014-2016) – principal investigator

·         Advanced  electronic characterization of SIGSe solar cells (COGITO Croatian-French bilateral project 2015 - 2016) - principal investigator

·         COST Action MP1406: Multiscale in modelling and validation for solar photovoltaics „MultiscaleSolar“ (2015-2019)  - MC member / Dissemination manager

·         Engineering Silicon Carbide for Enhanced Borders and Ports Security, E-SiCure (NATO SPS; 2016-2019) - NPD

 

Cooperation with the industry (R&D):

 

·         Panonski drvni centar kompetencija, Virovitica, Croatia (EU project 2014-2016)

Development of the new protective coatings based on the  nanoparticles“

 

 

Referee/evaluator for:

 

  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods B
  • Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing
  • physica status solidi
  • Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
  • Chemical Physics Letters
  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • F.R.S.-FNRS (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique)-Belgium

 

Teaching Experience:

 

  • 2001-2002: Teaching Assistant – General Physics I, II; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
  • 2005-2007: Teaching Assistant - General Physics I, II; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
  • 2007-2012:  Lecturer – General Physics I, II; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
  • 2011- 2013: Lecturer – Introduction to Nanoscience; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

 

Other:

 

  • Chair of IUVSTA EMP (Electronic Materials and Processing) Division (2014-2016, 2017-2019)
  • Member of CERN RD50 collaboration
  • Member of NATO SPS Independent Scientific Evaluation Group (2013-2015)