Dr Natasa Vasiljevic
Dr Natasa Vasiljevic joined the University of Bristol in 2008 after completing a programme in doctoral Science and Engineering of Materials at Arizona State University, prior to which she took an undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics in Belgrade.
During PhD studies she developed experimental skills and expertise in electrodeposition, corrosion and advanced Scanning Tunneling Microscopy application in studies in the electrolyte. She also gained industrial experience at Seagate Research Center in Pittsburg US.
“The most important and crucial development for me as a scientist was the opportunity to collaborate and work with the most prominent groups specialising in the field of Surface Science and Catalysis,” says Dr Vasiljevic.
“The experience of doing industrial research and development was invaluable for understanding how fundamental knowledge is harnessed in future technological applications.”
She has since established her research activity within Bristol’s Surface Physics Group. Her work specifically relates to Electrochemical Surface Science, which sees her working on the design of new materials with desired properties by manipulating atomic structure affecting their catalytic, electrical, optical and magnetic behaviour.
As well as teaching, Dr Vasiljevic is a member of the Operational Management Team for the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN).
She is also an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Electrodeposition Division of the international Electrochemical Society since 2011.