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Separation Processes and Product Design

Periods
Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.02.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Chemical engineering   

Code Science Field
T350  Technological sciences  Chemical technology and engineering 

Code Science Field
2.04  Engineering and Technology  Chemical engineering  
Keywords
subcritical, supercritical fluids, biomaterials, biotransformations and biocatalysis, nanostructured materials, molecular modeling, optimization of energy efficiency.
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Points
18,929.38
A''
3,637.15
A'
10,445.81
A1/2
14,308.31
CI10
29,995
CImax
3,395
h10
68
A1
64.24
A3
20.81
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on July 16, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender , archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  869  30,915  28,790  33.13 
Scopus  928  35,183  32,871  35.42 
Researchers (49)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  58039  Nika Atelšek Hozjan  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2023 - 2024 
2.  53574  Sašo Bjelić  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2019 - 2020 
3.  52081  Dragana Borjan  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  15 
4.  25434  PhD Urban Bren  Chemistry  Researcher  2019 - 2022  369 
5.  53575  Matic Broz  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2019 - 2024 
6.  34484  PhD Darija Cör Andrejč  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  93 
7.  50420  PhD Tine Curk  Chemistry  Researcher  2020  41 
8.  50635  PhD Veronika Furlan  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2019 - 2021  31 
9.  07616  MSc Maksimiljan Gorenjak  Human reproduction  Technical associate  2021 - 2024  206 
10.  06003  PhD Darko Goričanec  Energy engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  627 
11.  23380  PhD Nina Gorišek Miksić  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2019 - 2024  111 
12.  56171  Branka Haložan    Technical associate  2021 - 2024 
13.  34473  PhD Nuša Hojnik  Chemistry  Researcher  2019 - 2022  18 
14.  33284  PhD Gordana Hojnik Podrepšek  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2021  69 
15.  23194  PhD Iztok Holc  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2019 - 2024  312 
16.  36445  PhD Gabrijela Horvat  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  63 
17.  34351  PhD Gregor Hostnik  Chemistry  Researcher  2020 - 2024  63 
18.  32587  PhD Marko Jukič  Pharmacy  Researcher  2020 - 2021  173 
19.  58402  Sara Karlovšek    Technical associate  2023 - 2024 
20.  02619  PhD Željko Knez  Chemical engineering  Head  2019 - 2024  2,033 
21.  30021  PhD Maša Knez Marevci  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  320 
22.  38261  PhD Anja Kolarič  Pharmacy  Researcher  2021 - 2022  32 
23.  35430  PhD Zala Kolenc  Chemistry  Researcher  2019 - 2023  53 
24.  38451  Metka Koren Krajnc    Technical associate  2019 - 2024  63 
25.  21689  PhD Petra Kotnik  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  157 
26.  25011  Marko Krainer  Chemical engineering  Technical associate  2019 - 2023 
27.  37499  PhD Gregor Kravanja  Civil engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  111 
28.  55254  Katja Andrina Kravanja  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2021 - 2024  24 
29.  55241  Nika Kučuk  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2021 - 2024  30 
30.  00534  PhD Maja Leitgeb  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  825 
31.  37452  PhD Samo Lešnik  Pharmacy  Researcher  2019 - 2022  57 
32.  35511  PhD Tinkara Mastnak  Chemistry  Researcher  2021 - 2022  19 
33.  38218  PhD Tanja Milovanović  Chemistry  Researcher  2019 - 2020  19 
34.  30953  PhD Mitja Mitrovič  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2021 - 2023  57 
35.  13568  PhD Zoran Novak  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  249 
36.  15750  PhD Artur Pahor  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2019 - 2024  313 
37.  58116  Robert Palinkaš    Technical associate  2023 - 2024 
38.  39575  PhD Milica Pantić  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  51 
39.  21690  PhD Amra Perva  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  93 
40.  55516  Vesna Postružnik  Chemistry  Technical associate  2022 - 2024  20 
41.  21460  PhD Mateja Primožič  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  361 
42.  18987  PhD Andreja Sinkovič  Cardiovascular system  Retired researcher  2019 - 2024  589 
43.  56880  Gal Slaček  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2022 - 2024  10 
44.  11865  PhD Mojca Škerget  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2021  772 
45.  36921  PhD Mojca Tancer Verboten  Law  Researcher  2019 - 2024  52 
46.  52709  PhD Jelena Tošović  Chemistry  Researcher  2020 - 2022  50 
47.  38916  Neven Tutnjević    Technical associate  2019 
48.  25664  PhD Danijela Urbancl  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  213 
49.  35474  PhD Tanja Vrabelj  Chemistry  Researcher  2019 - 2022  59 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0794  University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  Maribor  5089638012  13,178 
2.  0334  University Medical Centre Maribor  Maribor  5054150000  23,094 
3.  2334  University of Maribor, Faculty of Medicine  Maribor  5089638048  15,947 
Abstract
Sustainable development and circular processes should reduce the consumption of materials and energy. Reduction of CO2 emissions is essential to address societal challenges and accelerate the development of a low carbon technology. This includes processes for more sustainable production, including through utilization of alternative carbon feedstock (waste, biomass and CO2) and alternative energy sources, along with smart materials for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries. To achieve these goals, new knowledge about the new products and processes needs to be developed. Currently, conventional methods for isolation and for further processing and formulation of compounds exhibiting anti-microbial, anti-tumor, antioxidant and antimutagenic potential from natural materials include the use of organic solvents, usually at high temperatures and needing a long processing time. These process parameters adversely affect the stability of bioactive components. Therefore, as an alternative to conventional processing, processes involving sub- and supercritical fluids should be used. The main challenge of the proposed program is to develop innovative products for medical, pharmaceutical and food applications, based on natural sources and using key enabling technologies. Therefore, the main objective of the proposed program is the development of new fundamental knowledge about processing biomaterials, use of new neutral and non-toxic reaction media for biotransformations and production of new smart products using sub- and SC fluids. The products and processes will be developed to obtain data for the design of pilot-plant scale plants.
Significance for science
The research program “Separation processes and product design” will focus on top-level product engineering at the interface of biotechnology, material science, medicine and chemical engineering. This will efficiently contribute to improvement of quality of life, which is also basis for sustainable development. It stimulates the mutual linkage of education, research and enterprise and improves the mobility of knowledge, ideas and people within society. “Smart materials” are currently one of the main stream of research in engineering science and processes using sub- and SC fluids. They are viewed as one of the “key enabling” sustainable technologies with almost no impact on the environment. These products will be of a high added value and are not obtainable with conventional production processes. Our research will give a significant contribution to fundamental knowledge in the fields on processes and products using the unique properties of sub- and supercritical fluids. Results will be published in journals with high Impact Factor or protected by patent applications. Research program is oriented towards investigation with a high impact on the everyday life and industry. ”Smart materials” with a high-quality will meet the requirements of the consumer. The research will be oriented on the separation of natural bioactive substances from biomaterials what represent a promising replacement of synthetic compounds in different applications, conversion of bio-waste and waste polymers into products with added value. Microbial cells as a source of important biological components (eg biocatalysts) could be used in industrial processes under mild conditions. The amount of processed waste should be substantially reduced. These processes will yield high quality products for use in medicine, pharmaceuticals and the food industry which can be obtained by using processing techniques with a beneficial impact on the environment and on the product. Development of monolithic aerogels will contribute to the field of regenerative medical application. The use of targeted delivery of active substances through biomedicine and nanotechnology is a revolutionary concept of treating various diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, various forms of inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases. All technologies that will be applied have low impact on environment and are therefore accepted as “green” technologies according to the principles of sustainable development. Group of researchers participating in proposed programme have world leading knowledge and experiences on development of processes and products and in cooperation with leading researchers from other fields we will continue to increase the impact of Slovenian science in the global world. The research program “Separation processes and product design” will focus on top-level product engineering at the interface of biotechnology, material science, medicine and chemical engineering. This will efficiently contribute to improvement of quality of life, which is also basis for sustainable development. It stimulates the mutual linkage of education, research and enterprise and improves the mobility of knowledge, ideas and people within society. “Smart materials” are currently one of the main stream of research in engineering science and processes using sub- and SC fluids. They are viewed as one of the “key enabling” sustainable technologies with almost no impact on the environment. These products will be of a high added value and are not obtainable with conventional production processes. Our research will give a significant contribution to fundamental knowledge in the fields on processes and products using the unique properties of sub- and supercritical fluids. Results will be published in journals with high Impact Factor or protected by patent applications. Research program is oriented towards investigation with a high impact on the everyday life and industry. ”Smart materials” with a high-quality will meet the
Significance for the country
The research program Separation processes and product design will focus on top-level product engineering at the interface of biotechnology, material science, medicine and chemical engineering. This will efficiently contribute to improvement of quality of life, which is also basis for sustainable development. It stimulates the mutual linkage of education, research and enterprise and improves the mobility of knowledge, ideas and people within society. By means of active incorporation in the market and knowledge transfer, scientific and expert achievements, the research program improves the impact of research and development (R&D) in domestic environment and, with its research work, contributes to improvement of R&D quality and hence improvement of Slovenia’s economy development. The education of young researchers and their transfer to industry and the prevailing number of women in science and research in the field of chemical engineering, including high pressure technologies, as well as active incorporation and mobility in European intellectual and business sector, will strengthen human resources in R&D and economy and increase the gross domestic product. It is important to point out that the research program will be performed in the labs of FKKT which is among the leading research institutions in the field.
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