Dr. Andreja Gajović

Head of laboratory
Telephone
+385 1 468 0113
Internal phone number
1227
Address
Laboratory for energy conversion materials and sensors
Division of materials physics
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Bijenicka 54
HR-10002 Zagreb
Croatia
Curriculum vitae

Education

2007-2008 Postdoctoral specialization in Department of Nanostructured Materials, Center for electron microscopy,  Institute Jožef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenija (since 1st of April 2007 to 1st of April 2008) 

2003         PhD in physics, thesis: “Investigation of TiO2 / ZrO2 system between micro- and nanoparticles”, Faculty of science, University of Zagreb

1999         M.Sc. in physics; thesis: "Investigation of Structural Changes of Zirconia, Titania and their Mixtures by Raman Spectroscopy”, Faculty of science, University of Zagreb

1994         B.Sc. in physics, Faculty of science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

Research Areas

Projects

1. 2018-2022 “Nanocomposites comprising perovskites for photovoltaics, photo-catalysis and sensing” (IP2018-01-5246), national project of Croatian Science Foundation (1.480.535,00 Hkn)

2. 2018-2019 Croatian – Slovenian bilateral project: „Functionalized TiO2 nanostructures for application in photo-catalysis and sensors”, Between Rudjer Bošković Institute and Institute Jožef Stefan, Ljubljana. Funding: Ministry of Science, Education and sport, Croatia.

3. 2018-2019 Croatian - Austrian bilateral project: "TiO2, ZnO and BaTiO3 nanostructures and nanolayers for gas- and humidity-sensing devices with improved functionalities" Between Rudjer Bošković Institute and Materials Center Leoben, Funding: Ministry of Science, Education and sport, Croatia.

Finished in last 5 years:

1. 2015-2018 HrZZ (Croatian Science Foundation) project “Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposites for Photovoltaic Application” (IP-2014-09-9419) A. Gajović (668.298,00 Hkn)
2. 2016-2017 Proof of Concept BICRO project "Multi-functional chamber for electrical measurements", A. Gajović (349.600,00 Hkn)
3. 2017-2018 Croatian-French Bilateral program (Cogito), "Micro-Raman spectroscopy study of bio-ceramic surface composition changes", A. Gajović 
4. 2016-2017 Croatia - Germany Bilateral (MZOŠ-DAAD): „In situ growth optimization of 2D chalcogenides based on transition metals (TMDs) for potential applications in electronics and optoelectronics“ A. Gajović (IRB) -M. G. Willinger (FHI-MPG).
5. 2016-2018, Croatia-Serbia Bilateral, "Preparation and characterization of modified TiO2 nanostructured thin films for photovoltaic application", A. Gajović 
6. 2016-2017 HAZU Foundation "Perovskites for photovoltaic application", A. Gajović.

7. 2015/2016 „Postojana fotovodljivost u BaTiO3/TiO2 heterostrukturi (Persistent photoconductivity in BaTiO3 / TiO2 heterostructures)“, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Foundation.

8. 2014-2015 Croatian - Austrian, bilateral project: “Design, physico-chemical and mechanical characterization of innovative ceramic composites for bone implants”. Between Ruđer Bošković Institute, Materials Physics Division, Laboratory for Molecular Physics Zagreb and Institut für Struktur- und Funktionskeramik, Montanuniversitaet Leoben. Funding: Ministry of Science, Education and sport, Croatia.

9. 2014-2015 Croatian – Germany DAAD, bilateral project: “Structure and properties of functionalized one-dimensional titanate nanostructures designed for gas sensing application – part II”. Between Ruđer Bošković Institute, Materials Physics Division, Laboratory for Molecular Physics Zagreb and Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Dept. Inorganic Chemistry, Berlin. Funding: Ministry of Science, Education and sport, Croatia.

10. 2014 “Dizajn i karakterizacija inovativnih keramičkih kompozita za koštane implantate (Design and characterization of ceramic composites for bone implants”. Funding: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Foundation.

Awards and Achievements

2007-2008 Ad Futura agency, Slovenia, grant for post doctoral study 

2006 Winner of the IMC16/IFSM Scholarship for Young Scientists for attendance at IMC16 (16th International Congress of Electron Microscopy), Sapporo Japan.

Publications

Knjige i poglavlja u knjigama

Poglavlja u knjigama

Radovi u časopisima

Znanstveni i pregledni radovi

Radovi u zbornicima skupova

Znanstveni radovi u zbornicima skupova

Ocjenski radovi

Doktorske disertacije

  • Gajović, A. (2003) 'Investigation of TiO2/ZrO2 system between micro- and nanoparticles', doktorska disertacija, Prirodoslovno matamatički fakultet, Zagreb.

Magistarski radovi

  • Gajović, A. (1999) 'Investigation of structural changes of zirconia, titania and their mixtures by Raman spectroscopy', magistarski rad, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb.

Membership in professional associations / societies

1994 – now member of Croatian Physical Society (CPS),

  • 2010-2012 leader of the Scientific Division of CPS and member of CPS Management Board

1998 – now member of Croatian Microscopy Society (CMS),

  • 2017-now president of CMS,
  • 2013-2016 vice president of CMS
  • 2011 secretary of CMS

1998 – now member of European Electron Microscopy Society

2002 – now member of Croatian Crystallographic Society

2005 - 2013 member of Croatian Zeolite Association 

Commissions, committees, boards and work groups

May 2017-now member of committee for election to scientific titles in field of physics in Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education

2016-now member of evaluation panel Physics in Croatian Science Foundation

2014-2018 member of management committee (representative of Croatia) of COST Action MP1308 “Towards Oxide-Based Electronics (TO-BE)”.

2014-2018 substitute member of management committee (representative of Croatia) of COST Action MP1307 “Stable Next-Generation Photovoltaics: Unraveling degradation mechanisms of Organic Solar Cells by complementary characterization techniques (StableNextSol)”.

2013-2017 member of of management committee (representative of Croatia) of COST Action MP1301 “New Generation Biomimetic and Customized Implants for Bone Engineering, NEWGEN”.

2012 member of evaluation panel for Croatian Science Foundation for the program Brain Gain – PostDoc

2011-2014 member of management committee (representative of Croatia) of COST Action MP0904 “SIMUFER: Single- and Multiphase Ferroics and Multiferroics with Restricted Geometries”. 

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