Jelena from Switzerland applies for Blue Card Germany

Physicists and astronomers

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Name of profession: Physicists and astronomers Name of latest business sector: Electronic Industry Latest occupation/title: Application Scientist Latest main activities: Instrument programming


Completed education: doctoral Title or Qualification: PhD Specialisation: Semiconductor-Material science and Magnetism Additional trainings: Programming

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | Bayern 2. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | Badden-Wurttemberg 3. Preferred country | region / city: Austria | Graz

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: german => well 3. Language skills: French => reasonable

Personal note /detailed application:

Technology, Research & Development

-Expert research scientist acting as the driving force behind new developments in nanotechnology, semiconductor physics, magnetism and material science. Proficient in use of lock-in technique in high-frequency applications. Effective in communicating ideas through presentations and writing. Strong mentor with a talent for guiding research team members in applying physics concepts to experimental procedures. Adept at securing project funding. Author of multiple published works in the refereed journals.


2012 - Present o Zurich Instruments, Zurich, Switzerland
Application Scientist

Work within high-tech sales and marketing team. Main task is to analyze measurement requirements and provide application support to scientists worldwide. Establish new and maintain existing research contacts and securing future sales. Perform lock-in benchmarking for marketing purposes. Understand customers' challenges and write technical documentation. Provide essential information to the development of new instrumentation and propose innovations that secure technological leadership of the company.
o Applications: Laser spectroscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Non destructive materials testing.
o Lock-in amplifier benchmarking and testing. RF electronics.
o Digital signal processing.

2011 - 2012 o Basel, Switzerland
Research Consultant

Work on projects related to graphene physics, article and proposal writing. Advise and lead graduate student thesis work. Interpreting experimentally obtained data using own codes and commercial software. Communicate published work through presentations.

2005-2010 o SWISS NANOSCIENCE INSTITUTE, University of Basel, Switzerland
Project Leader / Postdoctoral Research Associate

Manage multiple concurrent nanotechnology projects: graphene and CNT nanoelectronics, spintronics, magnetism, and superconductivity in nanostructures. Establish project goals, define schedules, and set key milestones. Design experiments and supervise data collection, and analysis. Obtain funding for research by creating proposals, papers, and reports for funding agencies. Coordinate research activities for student assistants.
o Secured funding and launched graphene research initiative by creating a research team.
o Improved collaboration with industry-wide professionals by establishing partnerships for joint projects.
o Drove stronger public awareness of nanotechnology via outreach programs and school science programs.

2000-2005 o MARTECH, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Perform semiconductor spintronics research using conventional bulk semiconductors GaAs, GaAlAs and thin film ferromagnetic and normal metals. Perform transport, magnetic and structural characterization of magnetic semiconductors. Present project work at international conferences.
o Optimized conditions for UHV e-beam grown ferromagnetic semiconductor EuS onto various substrates.
o Developed, designed and fabricated spin sensitive GaAs/EuS heterojunction interfaces.
o Designed data acquisition program for electrical switching of actomyosin-powered nano-actuators.


o Teaching and research assistant at FSU & Boston University (1998-2000)
o Numerical solutions to differential equations, Monte Carlo simulations, and parallel computing in Fortran 90. Course on mathematical methods in physics at Harvard University.
o English language translator, Green Inc. Belgrade (1993-1995)
Technical and legal papers in acquiring automotive industry franchise.


PhD, Physics (2005)
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Research funded by DARPA on prototype devices envisioned as the main building blocks of new type of electronics. Thesis: Spin polarized transport across EuS/III-V heterojunction interfaces (Prof. von Molnár)
Master of Science, Physics (Thesis, 1998)
Bachelor of Science, Physics (awarded 1998)
Theoretical and experimental physics, Belgrade University, Belgrade


Leadership Skills and People Management in the Academic World – EMPA (2007)
Graphene workshop: Lorentz Center, University of Leiden (2007)
Spintronics schools: Spintronics and Quantum Information Technology (APS), Spintech III (Japan) (2005)
Ultra-high Vacuum Technology & Techniques, Varian Inc., FSU (2004)


? MS Office, Everyday use of MS Word and Power Point
? Origin, LabView, Used for data analysis, plotting and instrument interfacing
? Mathematica, Matlab, Frequently used for data fitting and modeling
? Fortran, Extensive use in scientific computing with applications in parallel computing
? Adobe Illustrator, Auto CAD Used for creative illustration of work and technical drawings
? Unix, Linux, Good working knowledge
? TeX, LaTeX, Scientific text editing


English (expert), German (communicator), French (basic), Serbian/Croatian (native)
Intensive German language Course (B2/2), Basel (2011), B2 certificate (2012)
Intensive German language course (B2/1), Basel (2010)
Intensive French language course (A1), Basel (2010)


? Semiconductor spintronics
o Magnetic Schottkey barrier: EuS/Al, EuS/In
o Band tail shape via persistent photo conductivity of GaAlAs:Si
o Transport across heterojunction GaAs/EuS

? Nanotechnology
o Spin transport in carbon nanotubes
o Non-local transport in superconducting multi-terminal devices
o Graphene transport


? GaAs, GaAlAs, GaMnAs
? TiO2:Co, Si/SiO2, Al2O3
? EuS, NiFe, Co, PdNi, Fe, Ni
? Carbon nanotuben (CNT), Graphene


? Characterization and measurements
o Electrical transport
o AC lock-in, DC
o Cryogenic temperatures environment and RT (responsible for cryogenics)
o Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
o Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
o Raman spectroscopy
o Ellipsometry, Profilometry

? Materials thin film growth
o Thermal evaporation
o E-beam evaporation (responsible for organization and maintenance)
o Sputtering (AJA International 1800 F, Microscience IBEX 2000 18” chambers)

? RF/DC magnetron
o Chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
o Atomic layer deposition (ALD) (responsible for organization and maintenance)

? Fabrication and processing
o Chip and device mask design
o UV and E-beam lithography

? Clean room processing
o Spinner
o Wet chemical etching
o Reactive ion etching (RIE)
o Bonding (wedge)
o Rapid thermal annealing (Ohmic contacts)
o Soldering

? Data acquisition and analysis
o LabView
o Origin
o Mathematica
o Matlab


Educational activities: School science lectures (Wasgenring Primarschule Basel, Schweizer Jugend forscht)
Sport and leisure activities: basketball, tennis, biking, hiking, reading books, movies



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