Dr Jelena Pešić
Research Assistant Professor

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

Research field

Ab-initio calculations of layered and 2D materials

  • Electronic, vibrational, mechanical and structural properties
  • Electron-phonon interaction and superconductivity in 2D and layered materials
  • Strain effects in low-dimensional systems

Density Functional Theory: GPU application, HPC and High Troughput computation, automatization and machine learning methods for material science

2D material synthesis: graphene and 2D materials synthesis by mechanical exfoliation and characterization


2013 – 2017  PhD Studies, Faculty of Physics,  Condensed Matter Physics

Thesis: Investigation of Superconductivity in Graphene and Related Materials using Ab-Initio Methods; Supervisor: dr Radoš Gajić

2005 – 2013  Dipl/M.Sc. Physics,  Faculty of Physics, Theoretical and Experimental Physics

Thesis: Application of GPU programming in Density Funtctional Theory calculations; Supervisor: dr Radoš Gajić


2018 – present  Research Assistant Professor

2014 - 2018         Research Associate

2013 - 2014         Ph.D. student/ 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”

2013 – 2019        Project of Ministry of education, science and technological development of Republic of Serbia OI171005, Physics of ordered nanostructures and new materials in photonics

2014-2015            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)

International scientific collaboration projects

2015-2017           Bilateral project with China, University of Shanghai, Crystal growth and peculiar physics of  normal state of ReBCO crystals

2016-2017           Bilateral project with University at Leoben, Austria, Two dimensional materials as templates for the growth of organic semiconductors

2013-2015           DAAD bilateral project 51-03-01858/2013-09/1 between Republic of Serbia and Germany

2015-2018           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

Project leader:

2018-2020           Bilateral exchange project with Johannes Kepler University, Linz Austria, Modelling and Measuring Phase transitions and Optical Properties for Perovskites, 451-03-02141/2017-09/31


First principle calculations
Micromechanical exfoliation of 2D materials


  • Advanced Workshop on High-Performance & High-Throughput Materials Simulations using Quantum ESPRESSO, 16-27. Jan 2017, ICTP Trieste Italy - scholarship
  • School on Electron-Phonon Physics from First Principles, 19.-23. March 2018, ICTP Trieste Italy - scholarship
  • School Workshop on Crystal Structure Prediction: Exploring the Mendeleev Table as a Palette to Design New Materials 14. -18. January 2019, ICTP Trieste Italy - scholarship

Selected publications

  1. Pešić J. , Gajić R., Hingerl K. and Belić M., Strain-enhanced superconductivity in Li-doped graphene, EPL 108 67005 (2014)
  2. V Čelebonović, Pešić, R. Gajić, B Vasić, A Matković, Selected transport, vibrational, and mechanical properties of low-dimensional systems under strain, Journal of Applied Physics 125 (15), 154301 (2019)
  3. J Pešić, I Popov, A Šolajić, V Damljanović, K Hingerl, M Belić, R Gajić, Ab Initio Study of the Electronic, Vibrational, and Mechanical Properties of the Magnesium Diboride Monolayer, Condensed Matter 4 (2), 37 (2019)
  4. S Djurdjić-Mijin, A Šolajić, J Pešić, M Šćepanović, Y Liu, A Baum, Cedomir Petrovic, N Lazarević, ZV Popović, Lattice dynamics and phase transition in CrI3 single crystals, Physical Review B 98 (10), 104307, (2018)
  5. V Damljanovic, N Lazic, A Solajic, J Pesic, B Nikolic and M Damnjanovic Peculiar symmetry-protected electronic dispersions in two-dimensionalmaterials, (2020) J. Phys.: Condens. Matter in press

Reviewing scientific journals

2016                   Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A - A Journal of Physical Sciences

2017 - 2019       Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

Teaching expirience and student advising

March 2020 – Erasmus+ teaching visit to Johannes Kepler University, Linz Austria

2017 Participated in the master thesis of B.Sc.Andrijana Šolajić titled, Determining the Electron and Phonon Properties of Graphene Doped with Strontium and Iterbium by DFT Method

2017 – present  Mentoring MSc. Andrijana Šolajić PhD Thesis