Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit (SIPS 2019) took place in Cyprus from 23th to 26th of October 2019. Dr. Nina Kostevšek from the Department of nanostructured materials was awarded the Wüthrich International Young Star Award for the outstanding performances during the early career stages. This award has been established in honour of the distinguished work and lifetime achievements of 2002 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Prof. Kurt Wüthrich, who is known for developing the NMR method for studying macrobiological molecules. Dr. Nina Kostevšek presented work on the development of new nanoparticle-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.
27th International Conference on Materials and Technology (27 ICM&T) took place in Portorož from 16th to 18th October 2019. In scope of the conference Young researchers competition was organized. The international committee awarded Hermina Hudelja from K7 with excellent second place for the talk entiteled: “Feather-light, cellulose-nanofiber-reinforced γ˗Al2O3 foams”.
Research article: Multicomponent permanent magnets for enhanced electrical device efficiency. We presented an innovative approach for improving the efficiency of permanent magnets which consequently improve the efficieny of electro-mechanical devices, such as electric motors and wind turbines. The research is based on results of simulations that predicted the benefits of using magnets containing regions with different magnetic properties. The proposed approach allows us to minimize the use of expensive and critical heavy-rare-earth elements dysprosium and terbium. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304885319308170