Dr. Radmila Panajotović




Associate research professor


1989 - assistant trainee - Institute of Physics, Belgrade
1993 - assistant - Institute of Physics, Belgrade
1998 - graduate student fellowship at Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
1999 - postdoctoral research associate at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
2000 - assistant research professor - Institute of Physics, Belgrade
2004 - Stagiaire postodoctorale, University of Sherbrook, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Sherbrook,Canada
2007 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Open University, Milton Keynes, U.K.
2011 - present Associate Research Professor in the Institute of Physics, Belgrade

Sep 2010 Grant: SIT (Senior Scholar in Training) travel grant for the presentation and chairing the Mini-Symposium at the 2010 Radiation Research Society Conference in Maui, USA

Mar 2009 Grant: COST-ECCL Collaborative Visit Grant

Mar 2008 Grant: FP7 Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant

Nov 2006 Grant: SIT (Scholar in Training) travel grant for the oral presentation of the contributed paper at the 2006 Radiation Research Society Annual Conference in Philadelphia, USA. Jan 2001 Grant: Research Equipment Fund grant funding – RIEF

Nov 1996 Scholarship: Granted a stipend from the French Government (former CIES organization)

May 1994 Award: The “Best Master’s Degree in Physics Award of the Year ” given by the Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia.



Self-assembling properties of biomolecules relevant for functioning of bio-membranes.

Nano-particles adhesion to 2D-materials and transport through biomolecular films

Thin condensed films on various conducting and insulating surfaces

Molecular adsorption and electric properties related to alternative energy sources using biomolecules and 2D-materials

Radiation damage from charged particles


Scanning Probe Microscopy

Kelvin Probe Atomic Force Microscopy of biomolecular thin films supported on dielectric and conductive substrates (graphene, SiO2, gold, CaF2, sapphire, mica, etc.) in ambient conditions and in Ultra High Vacuum.

FT-IR spectroscopy

Transmission Fourier Transform Infra-red spectroscopy in the mid-spectral range of thin biomolecular films.

Electron – Biomolecule Spectroscopy (on targets in condensed phase)

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of thin condensed molecular films;

High-Resolution Electron Energy-Loss (HREEL) measurements of low-energy electron scattering on condensed molecules of biological interest: DNA and its constituents (bases and oligonucleotides

Electron – Molecule Spectroscopy (gas phase)

Measurements of absolute elastic and inelastic cross sections and excitation functions (energy dependent cross sections) for electron scattering from molecules and measurements of temporary negative ions.

Multiple coincidence measurements – electrons ejected from molecules (photo-ionization by synchrotron radiation) are detected (Time-of-Flight measurements) in coincidence with molecular ions, below or above dissociation energy limit


*„Enhanced sheet conductivity of Langmuir-Blodget assembled graphene thin films by chemical doping“ - Aleksandar Matković, Ivana Milošević, Marijana Milićević, Tijana Tomašević-Ilić, Jelena Pešić, Milenko Musić, Marko Spasenović, Djordje Jovanović, Borislav Vasić, Radmila Panajotović, Milivoj R. Belić, and Radoš Gajić Under review in 2D Materials

*„Influence of self-assembled supramolecular lipid structure on arginine adsorption – a KPFM study“ – Radmila Panajotović and Uroš Ralević Under review

*„Vibrational analysis of supported DPPC/arginine films after low-energy electron impact“ – Radmila Panajotović and Nigel Mason Under review

1. R. Panajotović, S. Ptasinska, V. Lyamayev, and K. Prince
’Low-energy electron damage of DPPC molecules – a NEXAFS study’
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Radiation and Applications in Various Fields of Research, RAD Association, Niš, Serbia ISBN: 978-86-80300-01-6 - 2015

2. Radmila Panajotović, ’Radiation effects of slow electrons on biomolecules – where the experiment and theory meet’ Proceedings of 2nd International Conference “Theoretical Approaches to BioInformation Systems” TABIS2013),  Editor: Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia, 2014, p. 153-165 ISBN 978-86-82441-40-3

3. M. Lange, J. Matsumoto, A. Setiawan, R. Panajotovic, J. Harrison, J. C. Lower, D. S. Neman, S.  Mondal, and S. J. Buckman, “Angle-resolving time-of-flight electron spectrometer for near-threshold precision measurements of differential cross sections of electron-impact excitation of atoms and molecules” Rev. Sci. Instr. 79 (4) (2008) 043105

4. J. Lower, R. Panajotović, S. Bellm, and E. Weigold, “Invited Article: An improved double-toroidal spectrometer for gas-phase (e, 2e) studies” Rev. Sci. Instr. 78 (2007) 111301

5. Radmila Panajotović, Marc Michaud and Léon Sanche, “Cross sections for low-energy electron scattering from adenine in the condensed phase” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9 (2007) 138 (“hot article”)

6. Radmila Panajotovic, Julian Lower and Erich Weigold, A. Prideaux and D. H. Madison “(e,2e) measurements on xenon: Reexamination of the fine-structure effect” Phys. Rev. A 73 (2006) 052701

7.  Radmila Panajotovic, Frédéric Martin , Pierre Cloutier , Darel Hunting , and Léon  Sanche "Effective Cross Sections for Single Strand Break Production in Plasmid DNA by to 4.7 eV electrons" Radiation Research, 165 (2006) 452-459

8.  D. V. Fursa, I. Bray, R. Panajotović, D. Šević, V. Pejčev, D. M. Filipović, and B. Marinković “Excitations of 1P levels of zinc by electron impact on the ground state” Phys. Rev. A, 72, 012706 (2005)

9.  R. Panajotovic, M. Jelisavcic, R. Kajita, T. Tanaka, M. Kitajima, H. Cho, H. Tanaka, and S. J. Buckman “Electron scattering from tetrafluoroethylene” J.Chemical Physics, 121 4559 (2004)

10. Jelisavcic, M., Panajotovic, R., Kitajima, M., Hoshino, M., Tanaka, H. and Buckman, S.J.,“Electron Scattering from Perfluorocyclobutane (c-C4F8)”,J. Chem. Phys. 121(11)5272-5280 (2004). 

11. Campbell, L., M. J. Brunger, Z. Lj. Petrovic, M. Jelisavcic, R. Panajotovic, and S. J. Buckman,“Infrared Auroral Emissions Driven by Resonant Electron Impact Excitation of NO Molecules”,Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L10103, (2004). 

12. Lower, J.C.A., Panajotovic, R. and Weigold, E.,“Recent Progress in Quantum-state Resolved Ionization Experiments”,Physica Scripta T110 216-221 (2004). 

13. S. J. Buckman, R. Panajotovic, and M. Jelisavcic,“Low Energy Electron-Molecule Cross Sections”,Physica Scripta T110 166 – 171 (2004). 

14. The 1S – 1P electron excitations of Zn at small scattering angles,R. Panajotović, D. Šević, V. Pejčev, D. M. Filipović and B. P. Marinković,Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 233  253 – 257 (2004). 

15. M. Jelisavcic, R. Panajotovic, and S. J. Buckman, “Absolute Collision Cross Sections for Low Energy Electron Scattering from NO: The Role of Resonances in Elastic Scattering and Vibrational Excitation”Phys Rev. Lett. 90, (20) 203201 (2004)


16. J P Sullivan, P D Burrow, D S Newman, K Bartschat, J A Michejda, R Panajotovic, M Moghbelalhossein, R P McEachran and S J Buckman“An experimental and theoretical study of transient negative ions in Mg, Zn, Cd and Hg”New J. Phys. 5 (December 2003) 159


17. Electron collisions with ethylene, R Panajotovic, M Kitajima, H Tanaka, M Jelisavcic, J Lower, L Campbell, M J Brunger and S J Buckman, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 36 1615 – 26 (2003). http;//stacks.iop.org/0953-4075/36/1615 

18. Elastic scattering of slow electrons from ethylene R Panajotovic, M Kitajima, H Tanaka, M Jelisavcic, J Lower and S J Buckman, Radiation Physics and Chemistry 68 (2003) 233 – 237  

19. Normalization of the measured relative electron differential cross sections for 2 1Σ+ and 1Π states of N2O,B. Marinkovic, R. Panajotovic, Z. D. Pesic, D. M. Filipovic, Z. Felfli and M. S. Msezane, J.Phys.B:At.Mol.Opt.Phys. 32 (1999) 1949 – 57


20. New method for the study of dissociation dynamics of state-selected doubly charged ions: Application to CO2+, F.Penent, R.I.Hall, R.Panajotović, J.H.D.Eland, G.Chaplier and P.Lablanquie Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 No.17 (1998) 3619


21. Electron Excitation of the 1Π and 21Σ+ States of N2O B. Marinkovic, Z. D. Pesic, R. Panajotovic and D. M. Filipovic, Z. Felfli and A. Z. Msezane Balkan Physics Letters 6 (1998) 101-5 

22. Critical minima in elastic electron scattering by argon, R. Panajotovic, D. M. Filipovic, B. Marinkovic, V. Pejcev, M. Kurepa and L. Vuskovic, J.Phys.B.At.Mol.Opt.Phys. 30 (1997) 5877-94


23. Elastic and inelastic electron scattering by mercury, R. Panajotovic, V. Pejcev, M. Konstantinovic D. Filipovic, V. Bocvarski and B. Marinkovic, J.Phys.B.At.Mol.Opt.Phys. 26 (1993) 1005-24


1. R. Panajotovic, M. Schnietz, A. Turchanin, N. Mason and A. Gölzhäuser, "Effects of electron-beam irradiation on phospholipid/amino acid complexes”, IoP conference - CMD-24, ECOSS-29, ECSCD-11, CMMP-12, 2-7 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK, Book of Abstracts, p/445

2. R. Panajotovic, M. Schnietz, A. Turchanin, N. Mason, N. Mason, and A. Gölzhäuser, “Degradation of phosholipid molecules by low-energy electrons”, Radiation Research Society Conference, 25-29 September 2010, Maui, USA, Book of Abstracts, p.99

3. Panajotovic, R, Schnietz M, Turchanin A, Mason N and Gölzhäuser A, “XPS Study on Effects of Electron-Beam Irradiation of Thin Condensed DPPC Films”, ECAMP X, 4-10 June 2010, Salamanca, Spain

4. R. Panajotovic, M. Schnietz, A. Turchanin, N. Mason, and A. Gölzhäuser, “Low-energy electrons breaking molecular bonds in phospholipids”, IBBI10, 12-17 June, Berlin, Germany, Book of Abstracts, p.106

5. R. Panajotovic, M. Schnietz, A. Turchanin, N. Mason, and A. Gölzhäuser, “XPS study of electron-beam irradiated thin layers of phospholipids”, ESF-EMBO Symposium on Biological Surfaces and Interfaces, 29th June – 2nd July 2009, Sant Feliu de Guixol, Spain

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