Professor Stanko Tomić

Chair in Photonics

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I received the Dipl-Ing, MSc and the DrSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, in 1993, 1996, and 1998, respectively. As a Research Fellow in the Optoelectronics Devices and Materials Group (2000-2002) at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, I was working on theory of semiconductor materials with nitrogen impurities and optoelectronic devices. I have extensive research experience in the area of semiconductor nanostructures modelling, optoelectronic devices design and theoretical solid state physics. My recent work is aimed at the understanding of electronic and optical properties as well as the radiative and nonradiative (Auger and phonon related) processes in the semiconductor quantum dots based 3rd generation solar cell devices.  My interests include the density functional theory and description of the exited states in semiconductor and oxide materials from the ab initio time dependent theory.  I published more than 100 scientific peer-review papers, 5 book chapters, and have given more than 40 invited and contributing talks on the major international conferences (Hirsch number = 19).  I am currently a member of the IoP (MPhys), IoP’s Semiconductor Physics Group Committee, Program Committee of the IoP's "Theory, Modelling and Computational Methods for Semiconductors" conference, IEEE's "Numerical Simulation of the Optoelectronic Devices" and Steering Committee of the UK's CECAM node at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory.  I am an expert in the use of supercomputers in materials modelling and analysis and theoretical interpretation of the experimental results obtained on the semiconductor nanostructures.


Quantum Mechanics 2

Condensed Matter Physics

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Advanced Solid State Physics

Research Interests

Photonic devices

Semiconductor materials physics


Solar Cells

Semiconductor lasers

Electronic structure theory

High performance computing

Qualifications and Memberships

DrSc University of Belgrade (1998)

MSci University of Belgrade (1996)

Dipl-Ing University of Belgrade (1993)

MPhys, IoP

Semiconductors Physics Group, IoP


  1. S. Tomic, T.S. Jones, N.M. Harrison, “Absorption Characteristics of a Quantum Dot Array Induced Intermediate Band: Implications for Solar Cell Design,” Applied Physics Letters 93, 263105 (2008)
  2. S. Tomic, A.G. Sunderland, and I.J. Bush, “Parallel multi-band kp code for electronic structure of zinc-blend semiconductor quantum dots,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 16, 1963-1972 (2006). (Special Issue)
  3. S. Tomic, B. Montanari and N.M. Harrison, “The group III-V’s semiconductor energy gaps predicted by B3LYP hybrid functional,” Physica E, vol 40, 2125 (2008)
  4. S. Tomic, E.P. O’Reilly, R. Fehse, S.J. Sweeney, A.R. Adams, A.D. Andreev, S. A. Choulis, T.J.C. Hosea and H. Riechert, “Theoretical and Experimental  Analysis of  1.3 mm InGaAsN/GaAs Lasers”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 9, No.5, p. 1228- 1238 (2003). (Invited Paper)
  5. S. Tomic, E.P. O'Reilly, P.J. Klar, H. Grüning, W. Heimbrodt, W.M. Chen and I.A. Buyanova, “The influence of conduction-band nonparabolicity on electron confinement and effective mass in Ga(N,As)/GaAs quantum wells”, Physical Review B, Vol. 69, 245305 (2004)