Division of Experimental and Applied Physics

 
alt     DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA
DIVISION OF EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Address: Radmile Matejčić 2, 51000 Rijeka

Head of Division:
prof. dr. sc. Mladen Petravić
E-mail: mpetravic@phy.uniri.hr
Phone: +385 51 584 622




STAFF

                                          
alt     Prof Mladen Petravić
Full professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-113
Phone: (051) 584 622
E-mail: mpetravic@phy.uniri.hr
Web page: --

 
     
alt   Prof Ivo Orlić
Full professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-011
Phone: (051) 584 620
E-mail: ivo.orlic@uniri.hr
Web page: --

 
     
  Prof Gordana Žauhar
Associate professor professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office:O-015
Phone: (051) 584 647
E-mail: gordana.zauhar@uniri.hr
     
  Dr Gabriela Ambrožić
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-812
Phone: (051) 584 632
E-mail: gabriela.ambrozic@phy.uniri.hr
Web page: --
     
alt   Dr Ivana Jelovica Badovinac
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-115
Phone: (051) 584 607
E-mail: ijelov@phy.uniri.hr
Web page: www.phy.uniri.hr/~ijelov
 
     
  Dr Marin Karuza
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-118
Phone: (051) 584 611
E-mail: mkaruza@phy.uniri.hr
Web page: --
     
  Dr Darko Mekterović
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-005
Phone: (051) 584 616
E-mail: darko.mekterovic@phy.uniri.hr
     
  Dr Aleš Omerzu
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office:O-821
Phone: (051) 584 634
E-mail: aomerzu@phy.uniri.hr
     
  Dr Robert Peter
Assistant professor

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office:O-112
Phone: (051) 584 621
E-mail:  rpeter@phy.uniri.hr
     
 alt   Dr Nataša Erceg
Postdoc

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-108
Phone.: (051) 584 606
E-mail: nerceg@phy.uniri.hr

 
     
 

Dr Tamara Hunjak
Postdoc

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-018
Phone: (051) 584 782
E-mail: tamara.hunjak@uniri.hr

     
  Dr Ivna Kavre Piltaver
Postdoc

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-S12
Phone: (051) 584 615
E-mail: ivnakavre@gmail.com
     
 

Dr Diana Mance
Postdoc

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-018
Phone: (051) 584 781
E-mail: diana.mance@uniri.hr

     
  Dr Iva Šarić
Postdoc

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-S15
Phone: (051) 584 628
E-mail: iva.saric@phy.uniri.hr
     
 
Marija Čargonja
Junior researcher

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office: O-S13
Phone: (o51) 584 623
E-mail: mcargonja@uniri.hr
 
     
        
                   




SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

There are four laboratories within the Division of Experimental nad Applied Physics :
Scientific research within the Division includes various fields of experimental and applied physics, ranging from condensed matter and nuclear physics to optics, environmental and educational physics.

Within those fields of phyiscs we study, for instance, defects in complex semiconductors, materials important for environmental protection and behaviour of light in presence of various media and boundary conditions.

Through methods of photoemission and absorption of  X-rays, using synchrotron radiation and XPS and electronic microscopy, nitrogen defects are directly observed and characterised as interstitial and substitutional atoms or nitrogen molecules, and their role is determined in the properties of semiconductors; the measurements are complemented by theoretical simulations. (M.Petravić, I.Jelovica Badovinac, M.Varašanec, I.Kavre, R.Peter)

The Laboratory for Elemental Microanalysis is equipped with nuclear analytical techniques based on X-ray spectroscopy, primarily for studying patterns relevant to environmental protection, but also for studying archaeological specimens and samples related to cultural heritage; for the first time in this region, non-destructive, multi-elemental analytical techniques enabled identification of the sources and intensity of individual sources of anthropogenic atmospheric pollution. (I.Orlić, D.Mekterović, M.Čargonja)

With a high-resolution optical resonant cavity we study the behaviour of light in the presence of various media and boundary conditions. Measured quantities are usually small shifts of picometer size or smaller that provide information about interaction between light and matter. At the moment we are focused on  optomechanics, a very active field of research because it allows manipulation of state and dynamics of nanomechanic resonators with light (M.Karuza, N.Kralj).

We are carrying out synthesis and characterization of different types of polymer materials, including polymer nanocomposites and hybrid materials with bactericidal properties and polymers for a controlled release of therapeutic drug. In addition, synthesis of liquid crystals for applications in optical devices are also important part of our research. (G.Ambrožić)