Igor Stankovic

Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Institute of Physics Belgrade

Bilateral Meetings

  • Wednesday 12:00-15:00
  • Thursday 12:40-14:40
  • Thursday 15:00-17:00

The Institute of Physics Belgrade currently employs around 300 people. Of these 120 are senior researchers, 80 are doctoral and post-doctoral students, 50 are employed in our spin-off companies, and 50 make up IPB’s technical and administrative staff.

Organization Type University
Organization Size1-10
CityBelgrade, Pregrevica 118 Google map
Areas of Activities

Material Science


      Research and development


        Optimization of the random nanowire networks for applications: TFTs and transparent electrodes

        Research group has developed realistic numerical models for conductivity of two-dimensional random systems applicable for modeling and optimization of production parameters for carbon nano-tube thin film transistors and transparent electrodes. Transparent electrodes and thin film transistors with superior flexibility and stretchability as well as good electrical and/or optical properties are required for applications in wearable electronics with comfort designs and high performances. In particular, our expertize is focused on optimization of geometry of active area and inclusion of all relevant material properties in design.


        SME for H2020 project: integration of nanoelements into MEM Resistors and magneto-optical sensors

        The aim of this project is to develop new inexpensive, scalable and efficient bottom –up approach for positioning nanoobjects in regular patterns and to implement them in optoelectronic technology, which is the major challenge in nanotechnology today. The synergy between the quasi zero-dimensional elements and functional oxides with an exceptional range of properties (encompassing ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, semiconducting and superconducting behaviour) opens a completely new concept to nanoelectronics. Devices based on these materials would offer functionality beyond the achievable limits, with wide range of applications from spintronics and catalytics to optoelectronics.

        The unique properties of nanostructured oxide thin films will be used to integrate nanoelements into devices, such as bistable memories MEM Resistors and Magneto-optical sensors. Different electronic states of oxide thin films (fully spin polarized, ferroelectric, superconducting) will be used for design of nanoelement-oxide interfaces with biggest opto-electronic response. The ambition is to achieve a complete control of device parameters necessary for real life applications.

        Until now partners from Spain (coordinator), Belgium, Chile, and Serbia are involved in project preparation.


        Self-assembly of magnetic particles

        The small magnetic nano/micro particles (paramagnetic or ferromagnetic) spontaneously assemble into highly ordered chains, sheets, and other structures in solution by applying a magnetic field. We elucidate how these assemblies are formed by working out the three-dimensional equilibrium arrangement of the dipoles. This classic physics problem turned out to be amazingly complex. The discovered solution self-assembly process is of high relevance in various fields reaching from novel sensors over magnetotactic cells to micro-mechanical device applications.


        Applicability of graphene for protective coatings

        Applicability of graphene (obtained by chemical vapor daposition - CVD graphene, or exfoliated graphene) for protective coatings mostly depends on its wear resistivity. We explore wear properties on nanoscale, using scratching technique based on atomic force microscopy.