Lidija Matjačić joined NPL in 2018 after completing a PhD in Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre. She joined the Ion Beam Centre as a Marie Curie Research Fellow to carry out work on the development of MeV SIMS. Prior to her PhD, Lidija was working as a research scientist in the Laboratory for Nuclear Analytical Methods at the Department of Experimental Physics of Ruđer Bošković Institute in Croatia.
Lidija’s current research at NPL is focused on the 3D OrbiSIMS instrument with main interest in the optimisation of transmission and sensitivity of the Orbitrap analyser. Moreover, she is also interested in studying the root-cause of the performance degradation commonly observed in the energy harvesting systems such as solar cells and batteries.