Dragana Popovic

Research Professor
Summary of Research Interests:
Condensed Matter Experiment
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Contact Information

Natl High Magnetic Field Lab
Office Location
A-309B MAG

Educational Background

  • 1989 Ph.D., Physics, Brown University
  • 1985 M.Sc., Physics, Brown University
  • 1983 B.Sc., Physics, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Research Interests

  • Experimental condensed matter physics; effects of disorder and strong electronic correlations in two-dimensional (2D) and quasi-2D systems, primarily using electrical transport and resistance noise spectroscopy techniques.
  • Topics include phase transitions (metal-insulator, superconductor-insulator, structural, and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transitions), charge dynamics (glassy freezing and other out-of-equilibrium behavior), superconducting fluctuations, mesoscopic effects.
  • Materials include semiconductor heterostructures, layered transition-metal dichalcogenides, copper-oxide high-temperature superconductors, iron pnictides, and quasicrystals.
  • My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation since 1995 (see "Grants").

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present Research Professor, Department of Physics, Florida State University
  • 2014-present Senior Scientist (change of work title), NHMFL
  • 2004-2013 Scholar/Scientist, NHMFL
  • 2000-2004 Associate Scholar/Scientist, NHMFL
  • 1997-2000 Assistant Scholar/Scientist, NHMFL
  • 1995-1997 Visiting Scientist, NHMFL
  • 1993-1997 Assistant Professor of Physics, City College of the City University of New York
  • April 1990-1993 Postdoctoral Research Associate, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • 1989-March 1990 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society (2017)
  • Research Professor, Department of Physics, Florida State University (2017)
  • Distinguished University Scholar, Florida State University (2013)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (2012)