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Dr. Dijana Žilić

Head of laboratory
+385 1 468 0194
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Bijenicka 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Curriculum vitae


2008. Ph.D. Physics (Solid state physics), Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2002. B.Sc. Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

1995. High school, Zagreb

1990. Primary school, Konjic (BiH)

Research Areas

Specific research interests


PI of Croatian Science Foundation research project IP-2022-10-9292: "Molecular magnetism in advanced solid and soft materials"

PI of Croatian-German bilateral project (MZO-DAAD) (2019-2021): "Magneto-structural correlations in molecular magnetic complexes studied by electron spin resonance spectroscopy"; PI of German side dr. Yulia Krupskaya (Leibniz IFW-Dresden)

PI of Postdoc project of Croatian Science Foundation (2012-2013): "Study of molecule magnets (polynuclear transition metal complexes) by HF-EPR spectroscopy" at Leibniz IFW-Dresden, Germany (group of dr. Vladislav Kataev)

PI of project supported by "Foundation of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts" (2011): "Kristali organskih stabilnih radikala kao EPR probe na površini jednomolekulskog magneta Mn12-acetata"


Associate at HRZZ-project IP-2018-01-3168 (2018-2023): "Elucidating the importance of spin-spin interactions as a tool for new approaches in ESR studies of materials"

Associate at Croatian-German bilateral project (MZO-DAAD) (2021-2022): "New generation of magnetic MOF composites based on controllable confinement of selected endofullerenes"

Associate at HRZZ-project HrZZ-UIP-2014-09-9775 (2015-2018): "Influence of Magnetic Anisotropy on Quantum Spin Systems"

Associate at HRZZ-project 1108 (2014-2018): "Low-temperature molecular dynamics of systems exhibiting lattice disorder probed by ESR"

Associate at NATO-project The Science for Peace and Security Programme (2016-2019): "Engineering silicon carbide for enhanced borders and ports security"


2022.-2026. COST Action CA21144 (MC member) "Superconducting nanodevices and quantum materials for coherent manipulation (SUPERQUMAP)"
Principal Investigators: Hermann Suderow (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)

2016.-2020. COST Action CA15128 (MC member) "Molecular Spintronics (MOLSPIN)" Principal Investigators: Eugenio Coronado (University of Valencia, Spain)

2014.-2018. COST Action CM1305 (MC member) "Explicit Control Over Spin-states in Technology and Biochemistry (ECOSTBio)" Principal Investigators: Marcel Swart (University of Girona, Spain)

Awards and Achievements

2019. and 2021. Financial support of the Foundation of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) for organization scientific meeting "Solid State Science & Research 2019" given to organizers D. Žilić i K. Užarević.

2011. Financial support of the Foundation of HAZU for the project: "Kristali organskih stabilnih radikala kao EPR probe na površini jednomolekulskog magneta Mn12-acetata"

The award for one of the three best student works at the conference PrimMath(2001) (1. znanstveno-stručni skup Programski sustav Mathematica u znanosti, tehnologiji i obrazovanju) 2001., Zagreb

Scholarship of CSF (California).


2018./2019.-  Lecturer for the Doctoral study course “EPR spectroscopy”, at Physical Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.

2010./2011. Laboratory Exercises in "Introductory Laboratory Exercises in Physics 2", Undergraduate Study of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2002./2003.-2008./2009. Laboratory Exercises in "Physics and Biophysics" ("Medical physics", "Physics and biophysics for students of veterinary medicine"), Undergraduate Study, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb

Maltar Strmečki, Nadica; Žilić, Dijana; Pavić Grego, Ana. Laboratory Exercises in Physics and Biophysics (with Worksheets) (Manualia Universitatis studiorum Zagrabiensis) Zagreb, Element, 2014

Publications - authored books


Publications - editorial books

Zbornik radova s konferencije

Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad


Publications - conference proceedings

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Stručni rad

  • Molčanov, Krešimir ; Kojić-Prodić, Biserka ; Babić, Darko ; Žilić, Dijana ; Rakvin, Boris ; Novosel, Nikolina ; Zadro, Krešo | Dizajn kristala: podešavanje magnetskih svojstava pomoću π-interakcija // Zbornik radova znanstvenog skupa Kristalografija u Hrvatskoj / Popović, Stanko (ur.). Zagreb: Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti (HAZU), 2013. str. 139-150

Publications - Conference unpublished

Neobjavljeni prilog sa skupa

Publications - Graded papers

Diplomski rad

Doktorska disertacija

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Physical Society.

German Physical Society.

Mentor of Senada Muratović at Doctoral study in Chemistry at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. PhD thesis defended 15.07.2022.

Mentor of Diploma thesis of Marta Šimunović (with prof. B. Prugovečki) at Depatment of Chemistry at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Graduation thesis defended 26.02.2021.

Review Editor for “Porous Crystalline Networks” and "Experimental Results".

Reviewer for journals: "Materials Horizons”, “Nanoscale”, "Nanoscale Advances", "Scientific Reports", Polyhedron, "Molecules" , “Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals”, “Acta Physica Polonica”, "Nanoscale Advances", "Journal of the American Ceramic Society".

Member of local organizing committee of international "Solid-State Science & Research" meeting 2023., 2021., 2019. and 2017. years.

Web editor for Division of Physical Chemistry and Laboratory for Magnetic Resonances.

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