Sinisa Coh

I’m a computational materials theorist working on a broad range of topics: nanostructures, oxides, layered materials, magnetic materials, topological insulators, superconductors, and optical properties. My research focuses on design, discovery, and characterization of functional materials from control and first-principles understanding of atomic interactions and electronic structure.
I just started as a faculty at UC Riverside. Please contact me if you would like to join my group and are either currently a graduate or undergraduate student at UCR, or are planning to join UCR in the near future in either materials science, mechanical engineering, or physics.
A complete updated list of my publications is available here.

Some research highlights

A novel molecular self-assembly mechanism allows like-charged molecules placed on top of graphene to attract rather than repel each other.

ACS Nano (2015)


The SrTiO3 substrate provides a structural template which holds FeSe monolayer near its structural and magnetic phase transitions. As a result, superconducting transition temperature is an order of magnitude larger than in the bulk FeSe.

New J. Phys. 17 (2015) 073027


Moving a solid crystal of iron through a constriction in the carbon nanotube with a cross-section smaller than the crystal itself.

Physical Review Letters 110, 185901 (2013)
Physical Review B 88, 045424 (2013)

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Tunability of the electronic structure for a variety of two-dimensional interfaces: graphene on graphene, graphene on platinum (image on the right).

Physical Review Letters 108, 246103 (2012)
Physical Review B 88, 165431 (2013)
Physical Review B 88, 235431 (2013)


Proposal for a real material with a new coupling mechanism between the magnetic and the electric degrees of freedom, inspired by the properties of topological insulators.

Physical Review B 88, 121106(R) (2013)
Physical Review B 83, 085108 (2011)


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