Dr Savic’s research focus is the development of theoretical and computational approaches to characterise and predict transport and ultrafast processes in bulk and nanostructured materials. Her research aims to develop understanding of how many-body interactions (e.g. electron-phonon and phonon-phonon interactions) influence electronic, thermal and thermoelectric transport properties of materials. She is also developing understanding of coupled electron and vibrational dynamics in materials after intense light excitations on very short time scales. In her research, Dr. Savic uses modern first principles electronic structure calculations combined with statistical physics and machine learning approaches. Materials of current interest include materials near structural and electronic phase transitions, topological, two-dimensional and quasi-two-dimensional (layered) materials.
Condensed matter, theory and simulation, charge and heat transport, ultrafast processes, electron-phonon interactions, phonon-phonon interactions, semiconductors, thermoelectric materials, topological insulators