Dr. Jelena R. Pešić



Research field and areas: 2D materials, Condensed Matter Physics, Low-dimensional systems, ab-initio methods, advanced computational methods in solid state physics


  • Education:
    • Bachelor and master degrees:

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics,

Theoretical and experimental physics

Thesis: ” Application of GPU programming in DFT calculations” 2013.

    • Ph.D. studies:

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics,

Solid State Physics and Statistical Physics

Ph.D. Thesis: Investigation of Superconductivity in Graphene and Related Materials using Ab-Initio Methods; Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, 2017

Supervisor: Dr Radoš Gajić, Full Professor


  • Scientific appointments:

Institute of Physics Belgrade             2013      2014      Ph.D. student/ Research Trainee

Institute of Physics Belgrade              2014      2018      Research Assistant

Institute of Physics Belgrade             2018      2023       Research Associate

Institute of Physics  Belgrade            2023                     Research Associate Professor

Montanuniversität Leoben                2023                     PostDoctoral Researcher


  • Citations: Google scholar: 365; SCOPUS: 292
  • Hirsch index: Google scholar: 10; SCOPUS: 9
  • National and International projects, principal investigator:
  • Bilateral exchange project with Johannes Kepler University, Linz Austraia “Modelling and Measuring Phase transitions and Optical Properties for Perovskites” 451-03-02141/2017-09/31 (2018-2020/1)
  • Research grant:

September 2021-December 2021, research grant from the Austrian Academy of Science within the Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities (JESH) program. Project “Strain-driven effects on magnetic interactions and optical recombinations in 2D layered systems” was done with collaboration of Institute of Semiconductor & Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria


  • Project history - participation in national and international research grants and other projects:
  • Multilateral Scientific And Technological Cooperation In The Danube Region: "Nonthermal Phase transitions in 2D Gallium Sulphide for Applications in Next-Generation Devices" (2023-2025)
  • The Serbia Accelerating Innovation and Growth Entrepreneurship (SAIGE) Project at Institute of physics Belgrade – “Graphene-impregnated wood with increased biological resistance and durability” (2023-2024)
  • Bilateral exchange project with Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana Slovenia “Synthesis and characterization of ternary Van der Waals MoxWx-1S2 nanotubes for advanced field emission application” (2023-2025)
  • Science Fund of Republic of Serbia - PROMIS project "StrainedFeSC - Strain effects in iron chalcogenide superconductors" (2020-2022)
  • Proof of Concept, project of Innovation Fund, Republic of Serbia - Project ID 5574 “Nano-reinforced wood for structural elements” (2020-2021)
  • Project of Ministry of education, science and technological development of Republic of Serbia OI171005 “Physics of ordered nanostructures and new materials in photonics” (2012-2019)
  • Innovation project of Ministry of education, science and technological development of Republic of Serbia “Functional inks based on graphene and printing radio-frequent identificatiors (RFID)  (2014-2015)
  • Bilateral project with China, University of Shanghai „Crystal growth and peculiar physics of normal state of ReBCO crystals“ (2015-2017)
  • Bilateral project with University at Leoben, Austria „Two dimensional materials as templates for the growth of organic semiconductors“ (2016-2017)
  • DAAD bilateral project 51-03-01858/2013-09/1 between Republic of Serbia and Germany
  • Project with Texas A&M University Qatar,  NPRP 7-665-1-125 Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) project „Intercalated Graphene: Effects of Substrates on Functionalities“ (2015-2018)


  • Reviewing scientific journals:
    • Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A - A Journal of Physical Sciences
    • Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
    • Applied Nanoscience,
    • Annalen der Physik,
    • Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter
  • Conference organizing:
  • Chairwoman of the international conference “The 21h Symposium on Condensed Matter Physics” ,  26-30. June  2023., Belgrade
  • Member of the organizing committee of the workshop “The Workshop Strongly Correlated Electron Systems” 9-10 June 2022
  • Member of the organizing committee of the international conference “The 20h Symposium on Condensed Matter Physics” ,  7.-11. October 2019., Belgrade
  • Member of the organizing committee of the international conference “Photonica’13” , held 2013. In Belgrade
  • Educational engagement:
  • Jelena Pešić participated in the master's thesis, and she is currently the supervisor of  doctoral thesis under the title "Investigation of the influence of strain on the properties of heterostructures of two-dimensional monoḫalcogenides of the IIIa group by ab-initio methods" at the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade.
  • In March 2020, Jelena had an Erasmus+ teaching visit to Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.
  • From March 2023, he leads an internship at the Institute of Physics in Belgrade, for a student of the Faculty of Physics
  • Skills:
    • Research of physics of layered and 2D materials using ab initio methods (electronic, vibrational, magnetic, mechanical, optical and structural properties, Electron-phonon interaction and superconductivity in 2D and layered materials and strain effects in low-dimensional systems);
    • Advance computational methods in solid state physics: GPU application, HPC and High Throughput computation, automatization and machine learning methods for material science;
    • Sample production and characterization of 2D materials
  • Links

              GoogleScholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=sr&authuser=2&user=y3wTXH4AAAAJ

              SCOPUS https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57202908500

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jelena-Pesic-2