Staff

Prof. Sašo Šturm Head of the department, Senior scientist

+386 1 4773 418
saso.sturm@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Material processing:
    • Solid state synthesis of functional ceramics
    • Hydrothermal synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Advanced TEM characterization and method developments:
    • Structural and chemical characterization of materials and correlation to properties at high spatial resolution
    • Quantitative atomic-scale studies of crystal structure, chemistry and bonding of interfaces and nanostructures
    • Quantitative atomic resolution HRTEM and HAADF/ABF/BF STEM image analysis
    • Quantitative EELS analysis
  • In situ transmission electron microscopy:
    • In situ heating and cooling TEM experiments
    • In situ studies of structural phase transitions
Dr. Anže Abram Scientist

+386 1 4773 092
+386 41 480 906
anze.abram@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Hydrothermal synthesis of TiO2 coatings
  • Photocatalysis
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmision electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
Bojan Ambrožič, B.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 734
bojan.ambrozic@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Liquid TEM
  • Focused ion beam (FIB) TEM lamella preparation
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Meteoritics
Prof. Slavko Bernik Senior scientist, scientific advisor

+386 1 4773 682
slavko.bernik@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • High-temperature reactions
  • Phase equilibria
  • Microstructure development,
  • Zinc Oxide ceramics
  • Varistors
  • Oxide thermoelectrics
  • Scanning electron microscopy – SEM
  • Electron microprobe analysis-WDS
  • Qualitative, quantitative analysis
  • Synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanostructures and nanopowders
Prof. Miran Čeh Head of the Centre for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis, senior scientist, scientific advisor

+386 1 4773 341
+386 41 743 265
miran.ceh@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Functional ceramics with perovskite structure, thermoelectrics
  • 1-D oxide nanostructures
  • Solar cells
  • Photocatalytic (micro)reactors
  • Electron microscopy (SEM, EPMA, STEM/TEM, AEM, HR HAADF-STEM)

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Sabina Cintauer Secretary

+386 1 4773 890
sabina.cintauer@ijs.si
Field of interests:
  • Administration & Support
  • Organisation of events
  • Web & Graphic design
  • Photography
Anja Drame, B.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 898
anja.drame@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Electrocemical sensors for chemical species in food and enviroment based on metalic nanostructures
Dr. Natasa Drnovšek Scientist

+386 1 4773 282
natasa.drnovsek@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Nanostructural coatings for bone implants
  • Bioactive glass
  • Titania (anatase)
  • Sol-gel synthesis
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
Prof. Jean-Marie Dubois Senior scientist, Scientific advisor

+386 1 4773 251
jean-marie.dubois@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Non-crystalline alloys and compounds: metallic glasses, intermetallics and complex metallic alloys, quasicrystals.
  • Crystal structure and local order; formation and stability of complex compounds; properties of complex metallic compounds and quasicrystals: electronic structure, heat transport, solid-solid adhesion,
    wetting, friction; applications of quasicrystals & complex intermetallics.
Darko Eterović Senior technician

+386 1 4773 810
dare.eterovic@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Dry and wet materials processing
  • Metallographic sample preparation
  • Dilatometry
  • Porosimetry
  • Materials mechanical properties evaluation
Sanja Fidler, B.Sc. Financial Admin

+386 1 4773 353
+386 31 56 23 79
sanja.fidler@ijs.si
Field of interests:
  • Projects & Finances
Hermina Hudelja Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 940
hermina.hudelja@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Engineering and bioveramic materials
  • Hydrolysis of self-assembly powders
  • Aluminum hydroxides and oxides
Awais Ikram, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 947
awais.ikram@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Development of Spark Plasma Sintered rare earth magnets (Nd-Fe-B & SmCo)
  • HDDR processing, microwave sintering and high energy reactive milling
  • Anisotropic recycled, bonded and nanocomposite permanent RE magnets
  • Advanced characterization (SEM, HRTEM, In-Situ, HAADF, EELS, SAED, AFM) & magnetic testing (Permeameter, VSM, MFM)
Dr. Aljaz Iveković Scientist

+386 1 4773 947
aljaz.ivekovic@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Materials for fusion applications
  • Silicon carbide ceramics
  • SiCf/SiC composites
  • Graphic design
Dr. Petra Jenuš Brdnik Scientist

+386 1 4773 784
petra.jenus@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Exchange-coupled two-phase magnetic materials (preparation and characterization)
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Spark plasma sintering (SPS)
  • Promotion of science
Vanja Jordan, B.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 743
vanja.jordan@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of inorganic fractal structures
  • Twinning in minerals with the rutile structure
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM
  • Transmision electron microscopy (TEM)
Luka Kelhar, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 931
luka.kelhar@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Arc-melting and melt-spinning of metals and alloys
  • PECS sintering of alloys and composites
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Metal-bonded magnets
  • Complex metallic alloys
Prof. Spomenka Kobe Scientific Advisor, Slovenian Academy of Engineering, Member

+386 1 4773 251
spomenka.kobe@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Hard magnetic materials
  • Intermetallic alloys – thin films and nanostructures
  • Magnetocaloric materials
  • Effect of processing on microstructure and physical properties
  • Applications of high-energy permanent magnets in ecology
  • The influence of magnetic field on crystallisation
  • Complex metallic alloys
Matej Kocen, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 092
matej.kocen@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • W-based composites for fusion application
  • Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS)
  • Mechanical properties, XRD
  • Conductor of the JSI choir Vox Scientiae
Asst. Prof. Andraž Kocjan Programme group leader, Senior scientist

+386 1 4773 895
a.kocjan@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Engineering and bioceramic materials
  • Colloidal processing and shaping
  • Zirconia, (mesoporous) alumina
  • Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS)
Asst. Prof. Matej Komelj Scientist

+386 1 4773 308
matej.komelj@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Ab-initio electronic structure calculations, based on the density functional theory, focused on magnetic properties of solids, namely hyperfine parameters, nonlinear magnetoelastic effects, X-ray magnetic dichroism (XMCD) spectra…
Matic Korent, B.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 930
matic.korent@ijs.si
Field of research:
Dr. Nina Kostevšek Scientist

+386 1 4773 821
nina.kostevsek@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Electrochemical study and deposition of magnetic thin films, nanowires and nanotubes based on Fe-Pd and Co-Pt system
  • Multifunctional nanomaterials based on magnetic (FePt, Fe3O4) and optically active components (Au) for bioapplications such as magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic hyperthermia, photo-thermal and sensing
  • Formation of »smart nanocarriers« made of SiO2, biopolymers (chitosan, gelatine, etc.) and thermo-responsive liposomes
Ana Lazar, B.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 940
ana.lazar@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Electroconductive composites (ZrO2-TiN)
  • Pulsed electric current sintering (PECS)
  • Electrical discharge machining
Živa Marinko, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 931
ziva.marinko@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Photocatalysis
  • Anodic oxidation
  • SEM
  • Electropolishing
Farhan Mehmood, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 898
muhammad.farhan.mehmood@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Understanding the correlation between microstructure and magnetic properties in hard magnets.
  • Advanced TEM characterization and method developments:
    • Detailed structural and chemical analysis of grain boundaries, triple pockets and phase boundaries by using the most advanced analytical electron microscopy (AEM) techniques which involves
    • HRTEM, HAADF-STEM, EDXS and EELS analysis
  • In situ transmission electron microscopy:
    • In situ dynamic electrochemical TEM studies of recycled magnets.
    • Magnetic testing (Permeameter, VSM)
Prof. Saša Novak Krmpotič Senior scientist, scientific advisor

+386 1 4773 271
sasa.novak@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials for fusion applications
  • Composites
  • Colloidal processing
  • Electrophoretic deposition
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Promotion of science

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Dr. Matejka Podlogar Scientist

+386 1 4773 830
mateja.podlogar@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • ZnO ceramics
  • Varistors
  • Synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanostructures and nanopowders
  • Scanning electron microscopy
Dr. Benjamin Podmiljšak Scientist

+386 1 4773 818
beno.podmiljsak@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Hard magnetic materials
  • Magnetocaloric materials
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Sample preparation
  • Materials characterisation
Tomislav Pustotnik Workshop technician

+386 1 4773 551
+386 1 4773 221SICRIS
Field of research:
  • Slip casting ceramics process
Prof. Aleksander Rečnik Senior scientist

+386 1 4773 815
aleksander.recnik@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Atomic-level studies of polytypic phase transitions, twinning, epitaxy, nucleation of planar faults; atomic structure & chemistry of twin boundaries, inversion boundaries, antiphase boundaries, low-angle tilt grain boundaries; special grain boundaries and their relation to exaggerated and anisotropic crystal growth; microstructure development.
Dr. Zoran Samardžija Senior scientist

+386 1 4773 847
zoran.samardzija@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • A specialist for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron-probe microanalysis (EDXS, WDXS)
Dr. Marko Soderžnik Scientist

+386 1 4773 947
marko.soderznik@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Processing of rare-earth permanent magnets
Dr. Luka Suhadolnik Scientist

+386 1 4773 931
luka.suhadolnik@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Photocatalytic (micro)reactors
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Anodic oxidation
  • Electrophoretic deposition (EPD)
Sara Tominc, B.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 743
sara.tominc@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Topic: Structural and spectroscopic investigations of epitaxy and tropochemical twin boundaries in cassiterite (SnO2)
  • Methods: X-ray diffractometry, electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, EDS, HRTEM, STEM), image simulations (multislice, Bloch-wave), structure modelling and refinement (DFT, MD)
  • Experimental: reproduction of twinning in SnO2, solvothermal synthesis, flux growth, solid-state synthesis.
Dr. Tomaž Tomše Scientist

+386 1 4773 545
tomaz.tomse@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Hard magnetic materials
  • Melt-spun materials
  • Spark plasma sintering (SPS)
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Optical and electron microscopy
Špela Trafela, B.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 898
spela.trafela@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Electrochemical sensors for chemical species in food and enviroment based on metallic nanowires, nanotubes and nanoparticles
Xuan Xu, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 947
xuan.xu@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Development of novel hard magnetic NdFe12Nx-based magnets by electrodeposition
  • Electrochemical technologies (cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry
  • Ionic liquids
  • Electrodeposition of NdFe12 and NdFe12Nx phase
Dr. Kristina Žagar Soderžnik Scientist

+386 1 4773 898
kristina.zagar@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Synthesis and characterization of perovskite nanostructures
  • Electrophoretic deposition (EPD)
  • Synthesis of nanoporous alumina templates
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and microanalysis (EDS)
  • Conventional (CTEM) and analitical (AEM) transmission electron microscopy
  • Promotion of science
Dr. Janez Zavašnik Scientist

+386 1 4773 545
janez.zavasnik@ijs.siSICRIS
Prof. Kristina Žužek Rožman Senior scientist

+386 1 4773 877
tina.zuzek@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Electroplating, magnetic nanowires,
    nanotubes and thin films
  • Co-Pt hard magnetic materials
  • Fe-Pd hard magentic and magnetic
    shape memory materials
  • Atomic force microscopy/magnetic force microscopy