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A. (Antonija) Grubisic-Cabo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Antonija Grubisic-Cabo is an Assistant Professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (Faculty of Science and Engineering) of the University of Groningen. She is the principal investigator (PI) of the research group "Experimental nanophysics with advanced spectroscopic and structural analysis methods", studying electronic and structural properties of nanomaterials in and out of equilibrium. Her main research interests are two-dimensional (2D) and quantum materials, such as graphene, 2D transition metal dichalcogenides, magnetic topological insulators and Weyl and Dirac semimetals. Antonija Grubisic-Cabo is an experienced synchrotron and free-electron laser user, and has extensive experience with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), time-resolved ARPES and scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy.

Antonija Grubisic-Cabo studied at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, where she obtained a Masters degree in Physics. She received her PhD degree in Nanoscience from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2017. Her with PhD work focused on 2D materials and studies of their electronic band structure by ARPES and time-resolved ARPES. Following her PhD, Antonija moved to the Monash University, Australia, where she expanded her research tecnique interest on scanning tunneling microsopy and spectroscopy, as well as molecular orbital tomography. In 2019 she was awarede a KTH postdoctoral grat and moved to KTH, Sweden in 2020 where she worked in BALTAZAR lab developing time-resolved ARPES setup and studying semiconducting and topological materials. In February 2022 she joined the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials as an Assistant Professor in the group of Surfaces and Interfaces. Her research focuses on electronic bandstructure changes in quantum and 2D materals upon excitation with light or modification of crystal structure, studied by time-resolved and static arngle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy.

Academic background

2022 - Present Assistant Professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen
2020 - 2022 Postdoctoral research fellow, Applied Surface Physics Department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
2017 - 2020 Postdoctora research fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University
03.2017 - 06.2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
2014 - 2017

PhD student in Nanoscience, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO) & Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University

Thesis: "Two-Dimensional Materials: From Basic Research in Transition Metal
Dichalcogenides to Technique Development for Graphene Applications"

2008 - 2013

Masters of Science in Physics, Physics Department, University of Zagreb

Thesis: "Magnetic anisotropy of the tetramer spin S=1/2 system SeCuO3"

2012 - 2013 Student researcher at the Institute of Physics in Zagreb in the Laboratory for static magnetic measurements
2011 - 2012 Student researcher at the Institute of Physics in Zagreb in the Laboratory for magnetic AC susceptibility

Honours and awards

  • 2022 European Crucible 2022 - Leadership & Development Programme, selected as 1 out of 25 European representatives
  • 2019 FLEET 2019 Annual Workshop – Outreach award, Best Poster Award
  • 2019 Future Women Leaders Conference Award, Monash University
  • 2019 FameLab Australia – Semi-finalist (Victoria)
  • 2018 FLEET 2018 Annual Workshop – Best poster award
  • 2016 Dean’s challenge case competition (Aarhus University) – Finalist
  • 2016 Falling Walls Lab Aarhus – 3rd place
  • 2016 Carbonhagen – Pi star award for best young researcher talk
  • 2016 European Workshop on Epitaxial Graphene and 2D Materials – Best talk

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