Research Interests

  • Topological insulators and superconductors
  • Quantum transport
  • Bulk magnetoelectric properties of materials
  • Quantum computing architectures, open quantum systems

Short CV

2019 - 2023: Ambizione Grant at the University of Zürich

2019 - 2019: Postdoctoral fellow at RIKEN, Wako, Japan

2015 - 2018: Postdoc at Freie Universtität Berlin

2010 - 2014: Doctoral degree in the group of Prof. Daniel Loss, University of Basel, Switzerland.

2009 - 2010: Master degree in Theoretical Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia

2005 - 2009: Bachelor degree in Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Selected Publications

Symmetry-based indicators for topological Bogoliubov-de Gennes Hamiltonians
M. Geier, P. W. Brouwer, L. Trifunovic
Phys. Rev. B 101 (24), 245128 (2020)
[Selected for Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics:]

Geometric orbital magnetization in adiabatic processes
L. Trifunovic, S. Ono, H. Watanabe
Phys. Rev. B 100 (5), 054408 (2019)

Higher-order bulk-boundary correspondence for topological crystalline phases
L. Trfunovic and P. W. Brouwer
Phys. Rev. X 9 (1), 011012 (2019)

Reflection symmetric second-order topological insulators and superconductors
J. Langbehn, Y. Peng, L. Trifunovic, F. von Oppen, P. W. Brouwer
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 246401 (2017)
[Featured in Physics viewpoint:]

Long-distance spin-spin coupling via floating gates
L. Trifunovic, O. Dial, M. Trif, J. R. Wootton, R. Abebe, A. Yacoby, and D. Loss
Phys. Rev. X 2, 011006 (2012)

Long-Range Superharmonic Josephson Current
L. Trifunovic
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 047001 (2011)

Selected Prizes and Awards

  • Ambizione fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2019 – 2023)
  • RIKEN Special Postdoc Fellowship and JSPS Fellowhip (both 2019)
  • Silver medal at the 36th International Physics Olympiad, Salamanca, Spain (2005)
  • Bronze medal at the 35th International Physics Olympiad, Pohang, S. Korea (2004)