Dr Borislav Vasić
Research Associate Professor

Center for Solid State Physics and New Materials,
Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade,
Pregrevica 118, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Research field

Scanning probe microscopy, two-dimensional materials, thin films of metal-oxides,
plasmonics, metamaterials


2007 – 2012 PhD Studies, University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering, Nanoelecronics and photonics
Thesis: Modeling of graded photonic and plasmonic crystals in metamaterial regime; Supervisor: dr Jelena Radovanović and dr Radoš Gajić

2005 Dipl. Ing., University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Microcomputer electronics
Thesis: Analysis of nano-CMOS components; Supervisor: dr Miloš Živanov


2019 – present  Associate Research Professor

2013-2019        Assistant Research Professor

2007-2013        Research Assistant

National Projects

2020 -  present    The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia: Promis grant number: 6062656 – “StrainedFeSC - Strain effects in iron chalcogenide superconductors”

2007-2010  Physics of low dimensional and nano-sized structures and materials, No. 41047B, funded by Serbian Ministry of Science

2011-2019 Physics of ordered nanostructures and new materials in photonics, No. ON171005, funded by Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Developmnet

International scientific collaboration projects

2009-2012  Large area fabrication of 3D negative index materials by nanoimprint lithography (NIM_NIL), EC FP7 Project

2008-2011 Multifunctional nanomaterials characterisation exploiting ellipsometry and polarimetry (NanoCharM), EC FP7 Project

Participation in several bilateral projects with Germany, Italy, Spain.

Nov 2016 - Dec 2016, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar Task: Visiting scientist, AFM based characterization of graphene

Jan 2013 - May 2013, Thomas Klar group, Institute of Applied Physics, JKU Linz, Austria Task: Postdoctoral fellow, AFM based assembly of plasmonic nanoparticles

Project leader:

2018-2019 Nanoscale electrical properties of van der Waals heterostructures composed of two-dimensional materials and organic semiconductors, bilateral project with Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

2016-2017 Two-dimensional materials as templates for the growth of organic semiconductors, bilateral project with Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria


Atomic force microscopy based methods for lithography (AFM scratching and nano-manipulation) and electrical characterization (Kelvin probe force microscopy, electric force microscopy, conductive AFM)


2018 Award of the foundation “Pokreni se za nauku” for achieved results in previous scientific work

2018 Award of the foundation “Djoka Vlajković” for the best scientific paper of young researchers in technical and technological sciences

2013 Student award of the Institute of Physics in Belgrade for the best PhD thesis

Selected publications

  1. Vasić, Z. Konstantinović, E. Pannunzio-Miner, S. Valencia, R. Abrudan, R. Gajić, A. Pomar, Nanoscale mechanical control of surface electrical properties of manganite films with magnetic nanoparticles, Nanoscale Adv. 1, 1763 (2019) (impact factor and categorization: pending) doi: 10.1039/C8NA00301G
  2. Vasić, I. Stanković, A. Matković, M. Kratzer, C. Ganser, R. Gajić, C. Teichert, Molecules on rails: friction anisotropy and preferential sliding directions of organic nanocrystallites on two-dimensional materials, Nanoscale 10, 18835 (2018) (M21, IF=6.970) (ISSN: 2040-3364) doi: 10.1039/C8NR04865G
  3. Vasić, A. Matković, U. Ralević, M. Belić, R. Gajić, Nanoscale wear of graphene and wear protection by graphene, Carbon 120, 137-144 (2017) (M21, IF=7.082) (ISSN: 0008-6223) doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.05.036
  4. Vasić, A. Zurutuza, R. Gajić, Spatial variation of wear and electrical properties across wrinkles in chemical vapour deposition graphene, Carbon 102, 304-310 (2016) (M21, IF=6.337) (ISSN: 0021-8979) doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.02.066
  5. B. Vasić, M. Kratzer, A. Matković, A. Nevosad, U. Ralević, Dj. Jovanović, C. Ganser, C. Teichert, R. Gajić, Atomic force microscopy based manipulation of graphene using dynamic plowing lithography, Nanotechnology, 24, 015303 (2013) (M21, IF=3.672) (ISSN: 0957-4484) doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/1/015303

Reviewing scientific journals

Nanoscale, Nanotechnology, Carbon, ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, Scientific Reports, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Journal of Optical Society of America B, Applied Optics, Journal of Modern Optics, IEEE Photonics Journal