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Mirjana Dimitrievska

Postdoctoral Researcher-Material Science |
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Dr. Dimitrievska is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at NREL and the NIST Center for Neutron Research. Her research focuses on understanding the physics and chemistry that underpins hydrogen interactions in hydrogen-storage-related materials, using various neutron scattering techniques—including neutron vibrational spectroscopy, neutron scattering fixed-window scans, and quasielastic neutron scattering measurements. Currently, she is working on understanding the structure-dependent vibrational properties and reorientational behavior of different alkali and alkaline-earth borohydrides. Deeper insights of rotational dynamics in these systems—including the reorientational mobility of the anions and their jump frequencies—lead to better understanding the hydrogen absorption/desorption processes. In addition, she is an expert in Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence techniques, which she uses for structural and defect analysis of semiconductor materials. Her work also involves modeling and theoretical calculations and correlation with experimental results. Dr. Dimitrievska has authored more than 40 scientific peer-reviewed publications in applied physics, materials science, photovoltaics, hydrogen storage, and physical chemistry.

Research Interests

Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy

Structural characterization with X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques

Inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering techniques (experimental and theoretical calculations)

Optoelectronic characterization of semiconductor materials, with emphasis on defect and device properties

Structural and vibrational characterization of hydrogen storage materials and batteries


Ph.D. Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain

M.Sc. Physics, University of Novi Sad, Serbia 

B.Sc. Physics, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Featured Publications

M. Dimitrievska et al., “Structure-dependent vibrational dynamics of Mg(BH4)2 polymorphs probed with neutron vibrational spectroscopy and first-principles calculations,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18(36), 25546–25552 (2016). DOI:

M. Dimitrievska et al., “Eu3+-doped wide band gap Zn2SnO4 semiconductor nanoparticles: Structure and luminescence,” J. Phys. Chem. C 120(33), 18887–18894 (2016). DOI:

M. Dimitrievska et al., “Influence of compositionally induced defects on the vibrational properties of device grade Cu2ZnSnSe4 absorbers for kesterite based solar cells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 073903 (2015). DOI:

M. Dimitrievska et al., “Multiwavelength excitation Raman scattering study of polycrystalline kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 021901 (2014). DOI:

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