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Biographical entry Marcelja, Stjepan (1941 - )

22 September 1941
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Applied mathematician


Stjepan Marcelja is a Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Australian National University. He has worked on superconducting thin films, liquid crystals, biological membranes, signals in the visual cortex and the structure of microemulsions.


Born Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 22 September 1941. Educated Universities of Zagreb (BS in Physics 1964) and Rochester (New York) (PhD 1970). Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Zagreb 1965-67; Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 1967-70; Research Associate/Associate Instructor, Department of Physics, University of Utah 1970-71; Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Zagreb 1971-75; Guest Scientist, Instut fur Theoretische Physik, Freie Universitat Berlin 1973-74; Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Zagreg 1977-78; Senior Research Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University 1975-77, Senior Research Fellow 1978-82, Senior Fellow 1983-?; Professor ?- . Eastman Kodak Award, University of Rochester 1969; Rudjer Boskovic Award, Science Research Council, Croatia, Yugoslavia, 1974.

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