Dejan Zagorac

Dr. rer. nat. Dejan Zagorac

Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia

is a Research Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science, Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča“, Serbia and Head of the Laboratory for Theoretical Investigation of Materials  (L-TIM) at the Center of Excellence – Cextreme Lab. After receiving his M.Sc. title at the University of Belgrade (2007), he started to work on his Ph.D. thesis at the Max-Plank Institute for Solid State Research (FKF) in Stuttgart, Germany (2008-2012).  He received his doctorate in 2012 at the University of Stuttgart, which was completed jointly with MPI-FKF, Stuttgart. Afterward, he continued his post-doctoral studies at the MPI-FKF in Stuttgart (2013), and at the Theoretical Chemistry Department, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Germany (2014). Since 2015, he has started to work at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča“, Serbia and was one of the founders of a Center of Excellence where he is the Head of the L-TIM.

He is engaged in research related to theoretical investigations of new materials and properties, with a special focus on theoretical modeling of advanced materials applicable at extreme conditions. He published over 100 papers in his scientific career, with over 40 scientific papers in international journals from the SCI list and two book chapters published by Elsevier and Springer. He was invited and a plenary speaker at international and domestic conferences and universities, a reviewer in international and domestic journals and books, a member of the organizing committee of the conferences, and Editor in Chief in an international publishing house. He is a member of international and domestic scientific associations and he is the Editor of the Journal of Innovative Materials in Extreme Conditions. He was engaged in the preparation of M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses and was an external member of the international Ph.D. committees. He has led and participated in international (Horizon 2020, etc) and domestic research projects.