Dr. rer. nat. Dejan Zagorac

Short CV

Dr. rer. nat. Dejan Zagorac, Junior Research Group Leader. He has finished his Msc thesis in 2007 at the Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He received his doctorate in 2012 at the Faculty of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. Afterwards he continued his post-doctoral studies at the Max-Plank Institute for Solid State Research (FKF) in Stuttgart, Germany, and in Theoretical Chemistry Department, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Germany. Since 2015, he is the Head 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. He is engaged in research related to theoretical investigations of new materials, structure prediction of new compounds or new (meta) stable modification of existing materials, and theoretical investigation of the properties of the materials. A special area of research is the theoretical modeling of advanced materials applicable at extreme conditions. Dr Dejan Zagorac published over 50 papers in his scientific career, with over 20 scientific papers in international journals from SCI list, with over 150 citations (h-index=7).

Dr. Dejan Zagorac held invited lectures from his field of expertise at international and national scientific meetings and universities ,e.g. at the Institute of Electrochemistry, University of Ulm, Germany (2015), at the conference “ Energy Landscape: Theory and Application ” in Porquerolles, France (2016), at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. (2017) and V.M. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials, at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, in Kiev, Ukraine. (2018). Dr Zagorac was a reviewer in international scientific journals, and was the winner of the ELSEVIER Award, Materials Chemistry and Physics for 2018. – Certificate for outstanding contribution to the reviews that contributed to the quality of the magazine, and as well reviewed the international project of the National Fund for Science and Technological Development (FONDECYT) of the Chilean National Commission for Science and Technological Development (CONICYT) in 2016. Dr Dejan Zagorac is one of the founders of the Center of Excellence within Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča“, and University of Belgrade, called Cextreme Lab.

Dr Dejan Zagorac was engaged in the formation of scientific staff by participating in the preparation of a master’s work and four doctoral dissertations in which special attention was paid to connecting theoretical and experimental methods. He was member of the organizing committee of various  conferences, and he co-organized the most important conference in the field of expertise, the Energy Landscape conference in Belgrade, together with University of Cambridge, UK (2019). Dr Dejan Zagorac had significant activities in commissions and bodies of the ministry responsible for science and technology development and other bodies related to scientific activity. He has led and participated in the research projects implemented under the International Scientific Association (Germany: DFG, EAM; EU: Horizon 2020, HPC), Domestic Scientific Association (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia) and Bilateral agreement (Slovakia-Serbia 2019/20). He is a member of international and domestic scientific associations and he is Editor in Chief in international publishing house located in Germany.

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