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)
Dr. Belisa Alcantara Marinho Scientist

+386 1 4773 743
belisa.alcantara.marinho@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Photocatalysis
  • Photoelectrocatalysis
  • Photocatalytic reactors
  • Supported photocatalysts
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Dr. Maja Antanasova Scientist

+386 1 4773 895
maja.antanasova@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Dental materials
  • Prosthodontics
  • Metal-ceramic bond
  • Additive manufacturing
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, B.Sc. Departmental administrative office

+386 1 4773 890
sabina.cintauer@ijs.si
Master of management

Field of interests:

  • Administration & Support
  • Organisation of events
  • Photography
Giulia Della Pelle, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 890
giulia.della.pelle@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Theranostic formulations
  • Photothermal therapy
  • Biomimetic nanostructures
Dr. Nataša 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, European Academy of Sciences, Fellow

+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.

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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 & Project Manager

+386 1 4773 353
+386 31 56 23 79
sanja.fidler@ijs.si
Field of interests:
  • Projects & Finances
Dr. Aljaž Iveković Scientist

+386 1 4773 957
aljaz.ivekovic@ijs.siSICRIS
Field of research:
  • Additive manufacturing of metals and ceramics
  • Materials for fusion applications
  • Silicon carbide ceramics
  • SiCf/SiC composites
  • W-based materials
Dr. Petra Jenuš 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
Dr. Sina Khoshsima Scientist

+386 1 4773 890
sina.khoshsima@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Hard Magnetic Materials
  • Solid-state synthesis
  • Nanomaterials
  • Composite materials (MMCs)
  • Additive manufacturing (SLM)
  • Biomaterials
  • X-ray analysis methods (XRD, XPS, XRF)
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Diana Knyzhnykova, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 957
diana.knyzhnykova@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Fusion materials
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Liquid metal infiltration

 

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
Assoc. Prof. Andraž Kocjan Programme group leader, CTO, Senior scientist

+386 1 4773 271
a.kocjan@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Ceramics
  • Colloidal processing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Rapid sintering
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…
Anja Korent, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 898
anja.korent@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Electrocemical sensors for chemical species in food and enviroment based on metalic nanostructures
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
Abhilash Krishnamurthy Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 898
abhilash.krishnamurthy@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Electrochemical sensors
  • Electrocatalytic materials for organic redox mechanisms
  • Design and Evaluation of Electronic Circuits

 

Kaja Križman, B.Sc. Expert Associate

+386 1 4773 890
+386 31 416 251
kaja.krizman@ijs.si
Master of pharmacy

Field of interests:

  • Biomaterials
  • Drug delivery and tissue engineering
  • Bioglass and bioceramic materials
  • Aseptic technique
Monika Kušter, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 931
monika.kuster@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Complex metallic alloys, quasicrystals and composite materials
  • Arc melting technique for metals and alloys
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM/EDS)
Barbara Ljubec, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 895
barbara.ljubec@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Photo (electro) catalytic degradation of organic pollutants in (waste) water
Živa Marinko, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 931
ziva.marinko@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Photocatalysis
  • Anodic oxidation
  • SEM
  • Electropolishing
Tamara Matevc, B.Sc. Departmental administrative office

+386 1 4773 890
tamara.matevc@ijs.si
Dr. Amit Mishra Scientist

+386 1 4773 898
amit.mishra@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Material Synthesis
  • Nd-Fe-B magnets
  • Processing of magnets

 

 

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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Ipeknaz Özden , M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 092
ipeknaz.ozden@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Processing of ceramic materials
  • Additive manufacturing
Dr. Matejka Podlogar Scientist

+386 1 4773 818
mateja.podlogar@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Photocatalytic degradation and characterization of microplastics
  • Crystal growth from solution (ZnO, TiO2)
  • Development of transparent and conductive ZnO films
  • Microstructural development of ceramic materials
  • Electron microscopy (SEM, FIG-SEM)
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
Tina Radošević, B.Sc.

+386 1 4773 743
tina.radosevic@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Solid-state synthesis of ceramic materials
  • Hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO and TiO2
  • Photocatalysis
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Sample preparation for transmission electron microscope (TEM)
Mihaela Rebernik, M.Sc. Expert Associate

+386 1 4773 940
mihaela.rebernik@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Hard Magnetic Materials
  • Melt-spun materials
  • Spark plasma sintering (SPS)
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. Vesna Ribić Scientist

+386 1 4773 890
vesna.ribic@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Density functional theory calculations, focused on solving local structures of doped metal-oxide materials
  • Microscopic and theoretical investigations of interfaces, planar and point defects at the atomic scale

 

 

Dr. Boris Saje Senior scientist

+386 1 4773 890
boris.saje@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
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)
Marija Šebjan Pušenjak Departmental administrative office

+386 1 4773 890
marija.sebjan@ijs.si
Dr. Sorour Semsari Parapari Scientist

+386 1 4773 898
sorour.semsari.parapari@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Advanced electron microscopy techniques: TEM, HRTEM, HAADF/ABF STEM image analysis, EDS and EELS analysis
  • In-situ TEM: heating and electrochemical liquid state TEM
  • Studying the chemistry-structure-property relationship in materials
  • Electrochemical systems and lithium ion batteries
  • Cement and cementitious materials
Layrton José Souza da Silva, M.Sc. Expert Associate

+386 1 4773 743
Layrton.Jose.Souza.daSilva@ijs.si
Vinko Sršan, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 957
vinko.srsan@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Magnetic skyrmions
  • Helimagnetism in non-centrosymmetric alloys
  • (S)TEM imaging of magnetization textures
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
Dr. Špela Trafela Scientist

+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
Aleksander Učakar, M.Sc. Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 202
aleksander.ucakar@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Hard magnetic materials
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Sintering by Intense Thermal Radiation (SITR)
  • Magnetic measurements
Anubhav Vishwakarma Ph.D. student

+386 1 4773 743
anubhav.vishwakarma@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Design of additive-manufactured magnets in the frame of classical electrodynamics by applying finite-elements method
  • Magnetic harvester
Dr. Jelena Vujančević Scientist

+386 1 4773 898
jelena.vujancevic@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Electrochemical sensors for toxic organic substances in environment
Kseniia Vyshnevska, M.Sc. Expert Associate

+386 1 4773 898
kseniia.vyshnevska@ijs.si
Field of research:
  • Material Synthesis, Nd-Fe-B
  • Magnets and Processing of magnets
Dr. Richard Wheeler External Senior Scientist

+44 792 313 1890
rwprivate@gmail.com
Field of research:
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, dynamic systems
  • Renewable energy, smart mobility, systems integration
  • Research strategy and management
Asst. Prof. Kristina Žagar Soderžnik Scientist

+386 1 4773 821
kristina.zagar@ijs.siRESEARCHGATESICRIS
Field of research:
  • Electrochemical sensors for detection of toxic organic compounds
  • Electrophoretic deposition and anodization
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Conventional and analytical transmission electron microscopy
Prof. Kristina Žužek 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