Projects / Programmes source: ARIS

Chemical engineering

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  
chemical engineering, transport phenomena, sustainable development, process intensification, hydrogels, microprocess engineering, advanced materials, smart polymer materials, biodegradable polymers, environmental engineering
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on February 19, 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  314  6,389  5,690  18.12 
Scopus  326  7,276  6,525  20.02 
Researchers (14)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  29746  PhD Branko Alič  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2020 - 2024  98 
2.  35339  PhD Rok Ambrožič  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2020 - 2024  54 
3.  36313  PhD Gabriela Kalčikova  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2020 - 2024  355 
4.  51843  PhD Tilen Kopač  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2020 - 2024  19 
5.  14126  PhD Matjaž Krajnc  Chemical engineering  Head  2020 - 2022  489 
6.  54647  Iris Malnarič  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2020 - 2024 
7.  51842  Tadej Menegatti  Biotechnology  Junior researcher  2020 - 2024  16 
8.  08041  PhD Igor Plazl  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2020 - 2024  477 
9.  34349  PhD Aleš Ručigaj  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2020 - 2024  143 
10.  39080  PhD Filip Strniša  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2020  24 
11.  22601  PhD Urška Šebenik  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2020 - 2024  327 
12.  56884  Borut Šketa  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2022 - 2024 
13.  14815  PhD Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn  Chemical engineering  Head  2020 - 2024  750 
14.  11250  PhD Polona Žnidaršič Plazl  Biotechnology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  438 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0103  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology  Ljubljana  1626990  23,314 
The main issues of program content are to develop chemical engineering profession, to deepen the knowledge, which enable incorporation of modern contents and concepts in the research and study program, and to reach international relevant results. The program content and concept includes crucial elements, which make possible achievement and integration of new knowledge and professional excellence of program group. However, chemical and related industries are evolving considerably because of unprecedented market demands and constrain stemming from public concern over environmental and safety issues, and sustainable considerations. At the same time the same market demands new technological demanding products. To respond to these demands several challenges are faced by the chemical and process industries and therefore chemical engineering science itself, involving complex systems both at the process and at the product scale. The development of necessary knowledge requires an integrated multidisciplinary systematic approach, which enables modelling of complex, simultaneous and usually correlated transport phenomena and kinetic processes occurring at different levels, from molecular to industrial level based on the studies of transport phenomena in heterogeneous reaction-diffusion systems including mathematical and physical description of processes at different levels of observation, from molecular to macroscopic, development of nonlinear systems for process description, and tailor-made product development for specific applications, which requires detailed knowledge of complex transport mechanisms. The research field is focused on an integrated approach of the process study starting from a raw material to final product and builds on the wider integration of individual research orientations of the program group. The group’s common denominator is the aspiration for process intensification and reduction of the impact of chemical and related industries on the environment, considering the social and socio-economic changes in the modern society. The research orientations are divided into three integral research sets: Process Intensification, based on the research of transport phenomena and kinetic processes from molecular to macroscopic level, to minimize the raw material and energy consumption, pollution and/or to obtain improved product (material) structure and its performance; Advanced Materials, where progress is oriented toward the utilization of natural raw materials for development of novel smart polymer materials, and Pollution Assessment and Reduction. Each research set is further divided into more specific sub-groups. It was also taken into account that the proposed research fields, contents, extent, and research results must support and have an essential effect on successful realization of Undergraduate and Graduate Study Program of Chemical Engineering.
Significance for science
Content of the research program belongs to the scientific field of chemical engineering. The future approach in this scientific field is characterized by four main parallel and simultaneous objectives. These concern a total multiscale control of the processes to increase selectivity and productivity, a process intensification using multifunctional equipment, new operating modes or operating with microstructured equipment, manufacturing of end-use properties and the application of multiscale and multidisciplinary computational chemical engineering modeling and simulation to real life situation. Especially promising and fast developing branch of chemical engineering, which is becoming a driving force for further development of the field, is product engineering. Product engineering comprises development and design of new materials, for example materials from renewable sources, and technologies for their production. By the development of new products, technological processes and optimization of desired end-properties new fundamental knowledge will be acquired, what will lead to an improved understanding of complex systems and processes in connection with process integration and process control. This approach will enable generalization of the knowledge obtained and its incorporation in multidisciplinary integral field of the process intensification by means of the design of new process equipment on scientific basis and synthesis of structured products with defined end-use properties.
Significance for the country
In accordance with National Research Programme (ReRIS11-20) and its goals the purposed program will increase the extent of research work, increase creativity, stimulate innovations and promote technological development by means of education, research and increased knowledge, ideas and human sources mobility, stimulating an increase of research and development human resources in economical subjects. The content of the project fits in the fields of special interest for Slovenian economy because it enables obtaining deeper knowledge, scientific breakthrough, economic efficiency and directly supports faster development of the economic fields, which coincide with European priorities, such as advanced synthetic materials, materials from renewable sources, complex systems, technologies for sustainable development and health. These fields represent a great potential for increase of competitiveness, productivity and higher added value. The complexity of the research enables integration of PhD students in the project and publishing of the results in international journals. The purposed research fits in the thematic priorities within the Public Call: Research of new materials, materials from renewable sources, new production processes, tools and technologies. New materials, technologies and production processes will be developed. The developed product will have positive impact on health, natural resources consumption (fresh water) and energetically efficient production.   The implementation of the project will contribute to the promotion of Slovenia through the patents and published articles in international journals and through the introduction of new product on European market under well-known trade mark. The acquired knowledge will enable increase in the quality of pedagogical process and positively affect the level of the graduates knowledge. The work on the program will enable exchange of knowledge and human resources between university and economic subject.
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