Marija PEROVIC, Ph.D.

Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca, Belgrade, Serbia


Position: Research Associate/ Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Theoretical Physics and Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca, Belgrade, Serbia

Specialization: Condensed Matter Physics, Magnetism of strongly interacting nanoparticle systems, Transition metal and rare earth oxides, Magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications


At the NANOCON 2014 conference Marija Perovic will present a lecture “Spin glass like behaviour in interacting
nanoparticle systems “at the Session A – Preparation and Properties of Nanostructures.


Education and Career Accomplishments:
M. Perovic received Bachelor of Science degree (2006) in Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Master of Science (2007) and Ph.D. degree (2013) in Condensed Matter Physics from the Faculty of Physics, Belgrade University, Serbia. Her dissertation research was focused on the ‘Magnetic relaxations and memory effects in interacting nanoparticle manganites and iron oxides’. Since 2006 she is employed as a research scientist in the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca, group of Prof. Dr. V. Spasojevic. In 2009 M. Perovic completed a three-month internship in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. O. Schneeweiss (Electrical and Magnetic Properties Group, Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno, Czech Republic, EU).


Scientific work /Research Interests:
M. Perovic is an experimental physicist working in the field of magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) materials. Her research activities comprise synthesis of MNPs (mechanochemistry, microemulsion, sol-gel, combustion and precipitation methods), their structural (XRD, TEM) and magnetic characterization. Her scientific activity has been focused on the experimental investigation of spin glass like behaviour and specific magnetic phenomena which appear in nanoparticle systems when strong interparticle interactions are present. In order to investigate nonequilibrium dynamics of such systems which is characterized by slow magnetic relaxations, memory effects and aging phenomena, M. Perovic employs SQUID magnetometry and Mossbauer spectroscopy techniques.

M. Perovic participated in several national and international projects concerning fundamental and applied research in the field of nanotechnology and materials science:

  • (2006-2009) INCO-WBC project, European FP6 Programme, INCOCT-2006-026401-VINCENT.

  • (2006-2010) „Nanosized and bulk rare earths and 3d based oxides: synthesis, structural and magnetic properties “, project No.141027, Ministry of Science and Education, Republic Serbia.

  • (2011-2015) „Magnetic and radionuclides targeted nanoparticle materials for biomedical applications“ project III 45015, Ministry of Science and Education, Republic Serbia.

  • (2014-2019) FP7-ERAChairs-Pilot Call-2013 „Strengthening of the MagBioVin Research and Innovation Team for Development of Novel Approaches for Tumour Therapy based on Nanostructured Materials“.

  • (2008-2013) Bilateral international collaborations with Slovenia and Slovak Republic.