University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Igor Popov

Dr Igor Popov

Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor)

Department of Materials Science (MS)



Curriculum vitae



2008  PhD (doctor rerum naturalis), Institute of physical chemistry and electrochemistry, Technical University Dresden, Germany
2003  Diploma at the Department of theoretical and experimental physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia


Work Experience


2009 – 2014 Research associate, School of Physics and CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
2008 – 2009 Postdoctoral position, Institute of physical chemistry and electrochemistry, TU Dresden, Germany


Awards /  grants


Graduated with Doctorate Summa Cum Laude – with highest honor
Professor-Schwabe-Preis of Technical University Dresden
SFI grant at CRANN, Trinity College Dublin


Research Interests


Solid state physics, electronic, magnetic and transport properties, two-dimensional materials, topological insulators, multiferroics, liquid crystals, etc.


Representative publications

Peer-reviewed international journals


Phys. Stat. Sol. B 246, 114, A.Enyashin, I.Popov, G.Seifert Stability and electronic properties of rhenium disulfide nanotubes, Materials Science, Multidisciplinary (79/260), Physics, Applied (45/144), IF=2.142.
– ID=1131


Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 083115, I.Popov, A.Pecchia, S.Okano, N.Ranjan, A.Di Carlo, G.Seifert Unique electronic and transport properties of contacts between Mo6S6 nanowires and gold electrodes. Physics, Applied (21/144), IF=3.302. – ID=1133


Chem. Eur. J. 14, 3562, M.Lehmann, M.Jahr, B.Donnio, R.Graf, S.Gemming and I.Popov Polymorphysm in liquid crystals from star-shaped mesogens, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary (22/157), IF=5.731. – ID=1130


Nano Lett. 8, 4093, I.Popov, S.Gemming, S.Okano, N.Ranjan, G.Seifert Electromechanical switch based on Mo6S6 nanowires, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary (8/157), Chemistry, Physical (7/139), Materials Science, Multidisciplinary (9/260), Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (4/80), Physics, Applied (6/144), Physics, Condensed Matter (7/67), IF=13.592. – ID=1121


Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 156802, I.Popov, G.Seifert, D.Tomanek Designing electrical contacts to MoS2 monolayers: a computational study. Physics, Multidisciplinary (6/78), IF=7.512. – ID=1118


Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 107205, I.Popov, N.Baadji, S.Sanvito Magnetism and antiferroelectricity in MgB6, Physics, Multidisciplinary (6/78), IF=7.512. – ID=1119


Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 085503, I.Popov, T.Yang, S.Berber, G.Seifert, D.Tomanek Unique structural and transport properties of molybdenum chalcohalide nanowires. Physics, Multidisciplinary (6/78), IF=7.512. – ID=1120


J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 24586, A.Enyashin, L.Yadgarov, L.Houben, I.Popov, M.Weidenbach, R.Tenne, M. Bar-Sadan, G.Seifert
New route for stabilization of 1T-WS2 and MoS2 phases. Chemistry, Physical (29/139), Materials Science, Multidisciplinary (32/260), Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (21/80), IF=4.472. – ID=1123


Phys. Rev. B 90, 035418, I.Popov, M.Mantega, A.Narayan, S.Sanvito Proximity-induced topological state in graphene. Physics, Condensed Matter (14/67), IF=3.736.
– ID=1122


Phys. Rev. B 83, 245417, E.Erdogan, I.Popov, G.Seifert Robust electronic and transport properties of graphene break nanojunctions. Physics, Condensed Matter (14/67), IF=3.763. – ID=1124


Phys. Rev. B 83, 041401, E.Erdogan, I.Popov, C.G.Rocha, G.Cunniberti, S.Roche, G.Seifert Engineering carbon chains from mechanically stretched graphene-based materials. Physics, Condensed Matter (14/67), IF=3.736. – ID=1125


Phys. Rev. B 75, 245436, I.Popov, S.Gemming, G.Seifert Structural and electronic properties of Mo6S8 clusters deposited on a Au(111) surface investigated with density functional theory. Physics, Condensed Matter (14/67), IF=3.736. – ID=1126


Phys. Rev. B 76, 233414, I.Milosevic, B.Nikolic, E.Dobardzic, M.Damnjanovic, I.Popov, G.Seifert Electronic properties and optical spectra of MoS2 and WS2 nanotubes, Physics, Condensed Matter (14/67), IF=3.736. – ID=1127


Eur. Phys. J. D 45, 439, I.Popov, T.Kunze, S.Gemming, G.Seifert Self-assembly of Mo6S8 clusters on the Au(111) surface – ID=1128


Phil. Mag. Lett. 87, 883, S.Gemming, I.Popov, M.Lehmann Star-shaped oligobenzoates: non-conventional mesogens forming columnar helical mesophases – ID=1129


Eur. Phys. J. B 85, 33, E.Erdogan, I.Popov, A.N.Enyashin, G.Seifert Transport properties of MoS2 nanoribbons: edge priority
– ID=1132


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ON171005 Fizika uredjenih nanostruktura i novih materijala u fotonici Member