Julijana Cvjetinovic

Supervisor: Dmitry Gorin

Julijana Cvjetinovic’s academic journey commenced at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Science, Serbia where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physics, laying down a solid foundation in the principles of the physical world. She expanded her expertise by attaining a Master’s degree in Condensed Matter Physics from the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS” in Moscow, Russia. There, she immersed herself in the complexities of physical chemistry, physics, and materials science, with a special focus on the development of hybrid materials based on natural and synthetic polymers for reconstructive surgery applications.

Driven by an innate curiosity to decode the mysteries of nature, especially those nestled within the complex structures and properties of biological materials, Julijana pursued a PhD in Physics at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. Her research is deeply entrenched in the study of diatom algae, specifically their optical and mechanical properties aiming to unravel their enigmatic attributes and harness this knowledge to drive innovation in optical and materials sciences. As a Senior Research Scientist in the Biophotonics laboratory, she continues to pursue her research interests with fervor, seeking to uncover new insights that could lead to scientific breakthroughs.

Physics, Biophysics, Bioimaging, Diatoms, Micro- and nanomechanics, Optical properties, Biomaterials, Biophotonics

PhD in Physics

Nov 2019 – Oct 2023

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia


Master of Condensed Matter Physics

Sep 2017 – June 2019

National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”, Moscow, Russia


Preparatory faculty for international students

June 2016 – June 2017

People’s Friendship University of Russia “RUDN” Moscow, Russia


Bachelor with Honours in Physics

Sep 2012 – July 2016

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Science, Novi Sad, Serbia

Optical methods for monitoring the growth of diatom algae and their activity in carbon dioxide capturing

Optical and mechanical properties of diatom algae

1. RSF grant No. 22-14-00209, “Optical methods for monitoring the growth of diatoms and their activity in the carbon dioxide capturing,” 2022-2024
2. “Clover”: a joint research project of MIPT, Skoltech and ITMO University, 1-CLVR-0006, “Photoactivated nanocomposite systems for minimally invasive therapy of glioblastoma under magnetic resonance imaging control”, 2023-2025
3. RFBR grant No. 20-94-60150\20, “A new approach for the treatment of viral respiratory tract infections, including SARS-CoV-2, based on targeted binding of vaterite particles containing encapsulated ribonuclease” 2021-2022

  • Laureate of Колба award for Women in Science and Technology in the category “Physics”, 2023, Moscow, Russia
  • Best Presentation Winner: Awarded at the 13th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2023), Istanbul, Turkey
  • Global Young Scientists Summit Speaker and Moderator of the session on “Physical sciences – All things small” in Singapore, January 2024
  • Recipient of the President’s Honors Scholarship, 2022
  • The best presentation award at the X EEIGM conference (Moscow, 2019)
  • Winner of the Student Scientific Conference “74th Days of Science” at NUST MISIS (2023)