Dr. Jelena Zagorac, Research Associate
Education, degrees and professional training: 2003: Diploma Degree in Crystallography, Department for Mineralogy and Crystallography, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Serbia; 2007: Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, Austria, specialization under supervision of Prof. Dr. Volker Kahlenberg; 2008: TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany, specialization under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jörn Kruhl; 2011: Magister Degree in Crystallography, Department for Mineralogy and Crystallography, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Serbia; 2012: Department for Inorganic Solid State Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany, specialization under supervision of Prof. Dr. Martin Jansen; 2013: Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, specialization under supervision of Prof. Dr. Dirk Zahn; 2014: Ph.D Degree in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Niš, Serbia; Ph.D. Thesis: Structural characterization of the yttrium doped CaMnO3 nanopowders and theoretical modeling of the perovskite structure stability. Since 2015 she is the member of the Laboratory for Theoretical Investigation of Materials (L-TIM) at the Center for Synthesis, Processing and Characterization for Application in Extreme Conditions (CEXTREME LAB) and in the Department of Materials Science, Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča“, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Research topics: structural characterization and Rietveld refinement of X-ray powder diffraction data; structure prediction using data mining and exploring of the energy landscapes methods; ab initio optimization and theoretical modeling of mechanical, electronic, and other properties of materials; investigation of phase transitions and changes in the material properties at the high-pressure regime.
Publications: She has published more than 50 scientific papers, out of which 31 papers are from the SCI journal list cited more than 200 times (h-index = 8). For a complete list of publications see the lists below.