Dušan Pejaković, Ph.D.

Program Director, Science


Dusan leads the foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative, which seeks to advance knowledge of the fundamental organizing principles of complex quantum matter in solid materials.

Dušan Pejaković, Ph.D.


Trained as a condensed matter physicist, Dusan has an interdisciplinary background in materials science, chemical physics and atmospheric science. In addition to directing the Moore Foundation's Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative, he develops and manages projects across a wide range of disciplines, including physics, astronomy, earth science and sustainability science.

Previously, Dusan was a staff research physicist at SRI International, where he conducted research projects in molecular and atomic collisional processes relevant to planetary atmospheres, surface-catalyzed reactions, and synthesis and characterization of ultrahigh-temperature materials for hypersonics.

Dusan was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, and holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Belgrade. He obtained a Ph.D. in physics from the Ohio State University investigating photoinduced magnetism in materials.


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