Prof. Marinko Jablan


  • Assistant Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Science University of Zagreb (Department of Physics)

Fields of interest:

  • Optics and photonics: graphene nanophotonics, nonlinear optics

Five selected publications:

  • M. Jablan, D.E. Chang, Multiplasmon Absorption in Graphene, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 236801 (2015).
  • M. Jablan, M. Soljačić, H. Buljan, Plasmons in Graphene: Fundamental Properties and Potential Applications, Invited paper in Proceedings of the IEEE 101, 1689 (2013).
  • O. Ilic, M. Jablan, J.D. Joannopoulos, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić, Overcoming the black body limit in plasmonic and graphene near-field thermophotovoltaic systems, Optics Express 20, A366 (2012).
  • M. Jablan, M. Soljačić, H. Buljan, Unconventional plasmon-phonon coupling in graphene, Phys. Rev. B 83, 161409(R) (2011).
  • M. Jablan, H. Buljan, and M. Soljačić, Plasmonics in graphene at infra-red frequencies, Phys. Rev. B 80, 245435 (2009).

The most important grants (as PI)

  • (2014-2015) Principal Investigator of a research project: Graphene based nonlinear quantum optics, Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND-NEWFELPRO
  • (2011) Principal Investigator of a research project: Exploiting opto-mechanical properties of graphene for novel nano-technologies, funded by Unity through Knowledge Fund.


  • 2008 Science Award for the best student paper, prestigious award given to only 3 students in Croatia per year.
  • Top scholarship for Top students 2006, prestigious scholarship awarded to only 40 students in Croatia per year.
  • International Mathematical Olympiad 2001 (Bronze medal).
  • 1st prize: National Competition in Math (1998, 1999, 2001), Physics (1999, 2001), and Chemistry (1997).


Marinko Jablan received a Msc degree in physics from the University of Zagreb in 2006. and defended his PhD thesis at the same university in 2012. (supervisor Hrvoje Buljan). During his PhD studies (in 2008. and 2011.) he stayed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA as a visiting student in the group of Marin Soljačić. After PhD, during 2013-2015. he stayed at ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences as a postdoctoral research in the group of Darrick Chang. Research interest of MJ are primarily focused on the optical properties of graphene and their technological applications. After postodoc, MJ stated working at the University of Zagreb as an Assistant Professor.

Marinko Jablan authored and co-authored 11 publications in peer reviewed journals with ~900 citations. He mentored one diploma thesis. He teaches Electromagnetic waves and optics (undergraduate), and Computers and Operating Systems (undergraduate).

    • Location: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
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