Mladen Petravić

alt Mladen Petravić, PhD

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Office : O-113
Phone : (+385-51) 584622 
Fundamentals of Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
Semiconductor Physics
Measurements in Physics
Laboratory Project


BSc and MSc in experimental Physics from the University of Zagreb; PhD from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. 


1988-2006. Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
1994. Department of Chemistry, Technion, Haifa, Israel
1996, 1998, 1999. Synchrotron LURE, Orsay, France
1997. Department of Physics, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1998. Osaka National Research Institute, Osaka, Japan
2002-2003. Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA

1. P.N.K.Deenapanray, M.Petravic, C.Jagadish, M.Krispin, and F.D.Auret, 'Influence of spin-on-glass doping on defect creation and impurity segregation in impurity-free disordered p-type GaAs, J.Appl.Phys. 97, 033524 (2005).

2. M.Petravic, V.A.Coleman, K.-J.Kim, B.Kim and G.Li, 'Defect acceptor and donor in ion-bombarded GaN", J.Vac.Sci.Technol. A 23, 1340 (2005).

3. V.A.Coleman, M.Petravic, K.-J.Kim, B.Kim and G.Li, 'Near-edge X-ray absorption fine-structure studies of GaN under low-energy nitrogen ion bombardment', Appl.Surf.Sci. 252, 3413 (2006).

4. M.Petravic, P.N.K.Deenapanray, V.A.Coleman, K-J.Kim, B.Kim, C.Jagadish, K.Kioke, S.Sasa, M.Inoue and M.Yano, 'Characterisation of nitrogen in ZnO by near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure and core-level photoemission spectroscopies', Surface Sci. 600,  L81 (2006).

5. M.Petravic, P.N.K.Deenapanray, M.D.Fraser, A.V.Soldatov, Y.-W.Yang, P.A.Anderson and S.M.Durbin, 'Direct observation of defect levels in InN by soft x-ray absorption', J.Phys.Chem. B 110, 2984 (2006).

6. M.Petravic, Q.Gao, D.Llewellyn, P.N.K.Deenapanray, D.Macdonald and C.Crotti, 'Broadening of vibrational levels in x-ray absorption spectroscopy of molecular nitrogen in compound semiconductors', Chem.Phys.Lett. 425, 262(2006).

7. P.L.Gareso, M.Buda, M.Petravic, H.H.Tan and C.Jagadish, 'Effect of rapid thermal annealing on the atomic intermixing of Zn- and C-doped InGaAs/AlGaAs quantum well', J.Electrochem.Soc. 153, G879 (2006).

8. A.V.Soldatov, A.Guda, A.Kravtsova, M.Petravic, P.N.K.Deenapanray, M.D.Fraser, Y.-W.Yang, P.A.Anderson and S.M.Durbin, 'Nitrogen defect levels in InN: XANES study', Rad. Phys. Chem. 75, 1635 (2006).

9. J.Yu, Y.Chen, R.G.Elliman and M.Petravic, 'Isotropically enriched 10BN nanotubes', Advanced Materials 18, 2157 (2006).

10. A.Bozanic, Z.Majlinger, M.Petravic, Q.Gao, D.Llewellyn, C.Crotti, and Y.-W.Yang, ‘Characterisation of molecular nitrogen in III-V compound semiconductors by near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure and photoemission spectroscopies’, J.Vac.Sci.Technol. A 26, 592 (2008).

11. Z.Majlinger, A.Bozanic, M.Petravic, K.-J.Kim, B.Kim and Y.-W.Yang, ‘Formation of nitrides on nitrogen-bombarded GaAs surfaces‘, J.Appl.Phys. 104, 063527 (2008).

12. A.Bozanic, M.Petravic, L.-J.Fan, Y.-W.Yang, and  Y.Chen, ‘Direct observation of defect levels in hexagonal BN by soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy’, Chem.Phys.Lett. 472, 190 (2009).

13. Z.Majlinger, A.Bozanic, M.Petravic, K.-J.Kim, B.Kim and Y.-W.Yang, ‘NEXAFS and XPS study of GaN formation on ion-bombarded GaAs surfaces‘, Vacuum 84, 41 (2009).

14. A.Bozanic, Z.Majlinger, M.Petravic, Q.Gao, D.Llewellyn, C.Crotti, Y.-W.Yang, K.-J.Kim and B.Kim ‘Characterisation of molecular nitrogen in ion-bombarded compound semiconductors by synchrotron-based absorption and emission spectroscopies’, Vacuum 84, 37 (2009).

15. R.Peter, A.Bozanic, M.Petravic, Y.Chen, L.-J.Fan, and Y.-W.Yang, ‘Creation of defects in hexagonal boron nitride by low energy ion bombardment’, J.Appl.Phys. 106, 083523 (2009).

16. M.Petravic, R.Peter, L.-J.Fan, Y.-W.Yang, and Y.Chen, ‘Direct observation of defects in hexagonal boron nitride by near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy’, Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A 619, 94(2010).

17. M.Petravic, R.Peter, I.Kavre, L.Li, Y.Chen, L.-J.Fan, and Y.-W.Yang ‘Decoration of nitrogen vacancies by oxygen atoms in boron nitride nanotubes’, PhysChemChemPhys 12, 15349-15353 (2010).

18. L.H.Li,Y.Chen, G.Behan, H.Zhang, M.Petravic, and A.M.Glushenkov, ‘Large-scale mechanical peeling of boron nitride nanosheets by low-energy ball milling’, J.Mater.Chem. 21, 11862 (2011).

19. R.Peter, D.Segota, and M.Petravic, 'Point defects in gallium nitride: x-ray absorption measurements and multiple scattering theory', Appl.Phys.Lett. 99, 172107 (2011).

20. Z. Grubac, I. Skugor Roncevic, M. Metikos-Hukovic, R. Babic, M. Petravic, and R. Peter, ‘Surface modification of biodegradable magnesium alloys', J.Electrochem.Soc. 159, C235-C258 (2012).

21. D.Ivekovic, H.Vlasic Trbic, R.Peter, M.Petravic, M.Ceh and B.Pihlar, 'Enhancement of stability of Prussian blue thin films by electrochemical insertion of Ni2+ ions: A stable electrocatalytic sensing of H2O2 in mild alkaline media', Electrochim.Acta 78, 452-458 (2012).

22. L.Li, L.H.Li, Y.Chen, X.J.Dai, T.Xing, M.Petravic, and X.Liu, 'Mechanically Activated Catalyst Mixing for High Yield Boron NitrideNanotube Growth', Nanoscale Research Lett. 7, 417 (2012).

23. Z.Petrovic, M.Metikos-Hukovic, R.Peter, and M.Petravic, 'Surface Modification of Iron for Corrosion Protection: Kinetics of Anodic Film Formation and Electroreduction', Int.J.Electrochem.Sci. 7, 9232 (2012).
24. L.H.Li, M.Petravic, B.C.C.Cowie, T.Xing, R.Peter, Y.Chen, C.Sei, and W.Duan, 'High-resolutio x-ray absorption studies of core excitons in hexagonal boron nitride', Appl.Phys.Lett. 101, 191604 (2012).
25. Z. Grubac, M. Metikos-Hukovic, R. Babic, I. Skugor Roncevic, M. Petravic, and R. Peter, 'Functionalization of biodegradable magnesium alloy implants with alkylphosphonate self-assembled films', Materials Science and Engineering: C 33, 2152 (2013).
26. T.Xing, X.Hou, L.H.Li, S.Zhou, R.Peter, M.Petravic, and Y.Chen, 'Disorder in ball-milled graphite revealed by Raman spectroscopy', Carbon 57, 515 (2013).
27. M.Petravic, R.Peter, M.Varasanec, L.H.Li, Y.Chen, and B.C.C.Cowie, 'Vibronic fine structure in high-resolution x-ray absorption spectra from boron nitride nanotubes', J.Vac.Sci.Technol. A31, 031405 (2013).
28. S.Sopcic, R.Peter, M.Petravic, and Z.Matic, 'New insights into the mechanism of pseudocapacitance deterioration in electrodeposited MnO2 under negative potentials', J.Power Sources 240, 152 (2013). 
29. M.Metikos-Hukovic, R.Babic, Z.Grubac, M.Petravic, and R.Peter, 'Potental Assisted Formation and Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys', J.Electrochem.Soc. 160, H674 (2013).  

30. J.Katic, M.Metikos-Hukovic, S.D.Skapin, M.Petravic, and M.Varasanec, 'The potential-assisted deposition as valuable tool for producingfunctional apatite coatings on metallic materials', Electrochim. Acta 127, 173 (2014).
31. M.Petravic, M.Varasanec, R.Peter, I.Kavre, M.Metikos-Hukovic, and Y.-W.Yang, 'Electronic structure of Nitinol surfaces oxidized by low-energy ion bombardment ', J.Appl.Phys. 115, 243703 (2014).


Background in the areas of experimental condensed matter physics and semiconductor surface physics:
- X-ray spectroscopy from semiconductor surfaces and nanostructures
- synchrotron-based photoemission and photoabsorption from semiconductor surfaces and nanostructures
- laser postionisation spectroscopy (including the use of free electron lasers)
- ion beam analysis, characterisation and modifications of semiconductor materials
- SIMS, fundamentals and applications
- atomic collisions, sputtering and ionisation processes, phase transitions in solids


Member of the Senate of the University of Rijeka (2007-2008);
Advisory Committee for Science and Technology of the University of Rijeka (2007-2008);
Advisory Committee for Research of the University of Rijeka (2007-2008);
Head of Department of Physics (2007-2008), Division of Experimental and Applied Physics (2008-2012, 2014.-present) and Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies (2012-present);
Coordinator of the Croatian Fusion Group for the University of Rijeka (2013-present).

Representative of the Republic of Croatia in the EU Commission for the Mobility of Scientists (2006) and the PF7 Program Euratom (2007);
Member of the State Physics Council (2009-2013), the Science Council (2013-present) and the Scientific Infrastructure Committee of The Ministry of Science (2012-2014);
Member of the Executive Board of the Institute of Physics, Zagreb (2012-present);
Member and representative of Croatia in IUVISTA - Applied Surface Science College (2013-present).

2008-present: Department of Physics, University of Rijeka and Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies of the University of Rijeka;
2006-2008: Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Rijeka;
1989-2006: Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia;
1982-1989: Institute of Physics, Zagreb.