Dr. Dario Jukić


  • Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Zagreb (Faculty of Civil Engineering)

Fields of interest:

  • Ultracold atomic gases
  • Optics and photonics


  • Annual award ‘Znanost’ by National Science Foundation for the best student paper in natural science, in 2009
  • Award by the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, for exceptional success as a student, in 2007

Five selected publications:

  • D. Jukić and H. Buljan, Four-dimensional photonic lattices and discrete tesseract solitons, Phys. Rev. A 87, 013814 (2013).
  • D. Jukić, H. Buljan, D.-H. Lee, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljačić, Flat photonic surface bands pinned between Dirac points, Opt. Lett. 37, 5262 (2012).
  • J. Radić, V. Bačić, D. Jukić, M. Segev, and H. Buljan, Anderson localization of a Tonks-Girardeau gas in potentials with controlled disorder, Phys. Rev. A 81, 063639 (2010).
  • D. Jukić, B. Klajn, and H. Buljan, Momentum distribution of a freely expanding Lieb-Liniger gas, Phys. Rev. A 79, 033612 (2009)
  • D. Jukić, R. Pezer, T. Gasenzer, and H. Buljan, Free expansion of a Lieb-Liniger gas: Asymptotic form of the wave functions, Phys. Rev. A 78, 053602 (2008).


Dario Jukić received a MSc degree in physics from the University of Zagreb in 2008 and defended his PhD thesis at the same university in 2012 (supervisor Hrvoje Buljan). After that, in 2012-2013, he was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA) in the group of Marin Soljačić. In the period 2013-2015, he was a postdoctoral guest scientist at Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (Dresden, Germany) in the group of Thomas Pohl. After the postdoc period he moved back to the University of Zagreb as an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. The topics of his research include nonequilibrium dynamics of low-dimensional many-body systems, light-matter interaction in cold atomic gases, nonlinear optics, and photonics. DJ authored and co-authored 11 publications in peer reviewed journals with ~80 citations.

DJ has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Zagreb in 2015. At present, he teaches Physics course (1rd year undergraduates).