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Maja Buljan

Research associate
Division of Materials Physics
Rudjer Boskovic Institute


She was born atBosnia and Herzegovina on 13-10-1973. Education: -University of Zagreb, Croatia, PhD in Physics, July 2008: “Structural properties of semiconductor nanocrystals in amorphous SiO2 matrix”, Supervisor: Dr. Sc. U.V. Desnica -University of Zagreb, Croatia, Diploma in Physics, 2000:” Investigation of structure of V(100)(5×1)-O and Ag/V(100)(5×1)-O by diffraction of low energy electrons”. Supervisor: Dr. sc. P. Pervan -1st Gymnasium, Secondary school, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1992. Positions: -Head of Laboratory for Thin Films, March 2016-… -Research Assistant: Department of Material Physics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia May 2011-now -Postdoctoral Fellow: Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic; 2008-2009 -Research Assistant: Department of Material Physics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia 2001-2011 Work (International) experience: -Helmholtz-Zentum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany, invited scientist, July-August 2012 Helmholtz-Zentum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany, invited scientist, June- July 2011 -Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, collaboration with Prof. R. Kalish in duration of 9 months during 2003 and 2004; -Experimental measurements at synchrotron radiation sources: Participation in 26 experimental projects at synchrotrons: Elettra Trieste, Italy; Anka Karlsruhe, Germany and ESRF Grenoble, France.

Research Interest

Materials Physics


  • M. Buljan, N. Radić, S. Bernstorff, G. Dražić, I. Bogdanović-Radović,V. Holý, ”Grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering: application in study of quantum dot lattices”, Acta Cryst. A, 68 124 (2012).

  • M. Buljan, S. Facsko, I. Delač Marion, V. Mikšić Trontl, M. Kralj, M. Jerčinović, C. Baehtz, A. Muecklich, V. Holý, N. Radić, and J. Grenzer, Self-assembly of Ge quantum dots on periodically corrugated Si surfaces. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 203101 (2015).

  • M. Buljan, N. Radić, J. Sancho-Paramon, V. Janicki, J. Grenzer, I. Bogdanović-Radović, Z. Siketić, M. Ivanda, A. Utrobičić, R. Hübner, R. Weidauer, V. Valeš, J. Endres, T. Car, M. Jerčinović, J. Roško, S. Bernstorff and V. Holy. Production of three-dimensional quantum dot lattice of Ge/Si core–shell quantum dots and Si/Ge layers in an alumina glass matrix. Nanotechnology 26 065602 (2015).

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