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Inorganic Chemistry and Technology

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.04.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Chemistry   

Code Science Field
P360  Natural sciences and mathematics  Inorganic chemistry 

Code Science Field
1.04  Natural Sciences  Chemical sciences 
inorganic materials with special properties, synthesis of fluorine compounds, coordination compounds, flue gas desulphurisation (FGD), wastes, risk assessment, chemometry
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (26)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  36324  PhD Blaž Alič  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2013 - 2014  21 
2.  15730  Peter Frkal  Materials science and technology  Technical associate  2009 - 2014  53 
3.  10749  PhD Marko Gerbec  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  247 
4.  26305  PhD Evgeny Goreshnik  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  311 
5.  03317  PhD Adolf Jesih  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  217 
6.  31554  PhD Alenka Koblar  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2009 - 2014  16 
7.  11278  PhD Robert Kocjančič  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  95 
8.  30880  PhD Matic Lozinšek  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  248 
9.  15146  PhD Zoran Mazej  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  403 
10.  15732  Robert Moravec    Technical associate  2009 - 2014 
11.  33430  PhD Ivan Nišandžić  Physics  Junior researcher  2010 
12.  29296  Tine Oblak  Materials science and technology  Technical associate  2009 - 2014  21 
13.  01062  MSc Tomaž Ogrin  Chemistry  Technical associate  2009 - 2014  98 
14.  18457  PhD Maja Ponikvar Svet  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  217 
15.  33270  PhD Kristian Radan  Electronic components and technologies  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  94 
16.  33432  PhD Igor Shlyapnikov  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  31 
17.  02757  PhD Tomaž Skapin  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  120 
18.  01061  PhD Andrej Stergaršek  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2009 - 2014  178 
19.  34650  Aleš Štefančič  Chemistry  Technical associate  2011 - 2014  20 
20.  21556  PhD Gašper Tavčar  Chemistry  Head  2009 - 2014  263 
21.  15289  PhD Melita Tramšek  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  173 
22.  29932  PhD Andrii Vakulka  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  25 
23.  33433  PhD Gleb Veryasov  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  39 
24.  15733  Mira Zupančič    Technical associate  2009 - 2014 
25.  37488  PhD Žiga Zupanek  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2014  16 
26.  01063  PhD Boris Žemva  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2014  600 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  92,005 
The significance of the research programme Inorganic Chemistry and Technology for Slovenia is in the independent development of state-of-the-art technologies for local organizations and companies, increasing therefore their competitiveness and technical self-confidence. The group is actively involved in a wide variety of education programmes, ranging from secondary school courses to post-graduate studies. Through these activities, the group contributes to the popularization of science and raises the technical culture of the young generations. At the same time, high quality education and training of scientific and technical specialists are performed. Applicative and development researches are significant for long-term cooperation with industry. This is well demonstrated in the cooperation with ESOTECH. Risk assessment studies for domestic institutions and industrial partners have direct influence on prevention of accidents with dangerous substances. The use of wastes as raw materials has the highest priority in the waste handling in EU and in Slovenia. Development of the low cost flue gas desulphurisation will contribute to the solution of some ecological problems in Slovenia and in other parts of southeast Europe. International reputation of the group and its international cooperation's are important for better recognition and reputation of Slovenia.
Significance for science
The programme group Inorganic Chemistry and Technology is one of the leading groups in the world in the field of the syntheses of new inorganic compounds, especially in the area of fluorine chemistry. The advantage of the programme group lies in its diversity and qualifications of the members to carry out even the most demanding synthetic techniques. Over the years, we have successfully developed a series of collaborations with researchers from Europe, Japan , Canada and the United States. The high importance of the long-standing programme is also reflected in some of the other activities of the group. In 2010, we organized 16th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry in Ljubljana, which brought together chemists from all the research areas of fluorine chemistry. Another indicator of the group’s reputation is the Zois Award for Lifetime Achievement, received by B. Žemva. Some of our research results have been very important for basic knowledge in the field of the inorganic chemistry (for example, the synthesis of new binary fluorides NiF3, NiF4, AgF3, research on the noble-gas fluorides as ligands). The impact of the research group for the development of science is visible from many publications, including the most prestigious journals, such as Angew. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Comm., Dalton Trans., Inorg. Chem. and others. We should also highlight other activities of the members of the group: invited lectures at international meetings, referees for scientific journals, members of the editorial boards of journals (Cen. Eur. J. Chem., Acta Chim. Slov., Structural Chem.). We are proud of the members who presented their research work and reviews in several chapters in books. Here, a chapter in the book Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Elsevier 2013) should be emphasized. Our work is frequently cited in the books that are important for the development of chemistry and knowledge transfer. Fundamental research work is a good basis for the research of the materials with special properties and their subsequent use in industry. Applicative research successfully solves specific technological and developmental problems in line with the main EU strategic priorities. The programme group is heavily involved in participation in EU projects in the field of sustainable development and environmental protection as well as in energy and energy efficiency.
Significance for the country
The Programme group Inorganic Chemistry and Technology is successful in the field of technological research for sustainable development, which is very important for Slovenian industry. Research in the field of inorganic materials provides a good basis for the development of new materials with special properties. Knowledge and experiences in such demanding research work can contribute to finding solutions to the needs of Slovenian industry. In the area of process safety (major accident prevention) we were involved in the research of relationships among environmental impact assessment and results of risk analysis, as well as on the approaches for selection of key safety performance indicators on the quality of safety measures. These topics have direct meaning for transfer of the scientific findings to the operational use – meaning also direct cooperation with the management of the industrial facilities in Slovenia related to the systematic observations (monitoring) of the quality of the safety efforts (selection and validation of selected performance indicators). Recent research in the field of energy efficiency in the frame of the European project linked the Slovenian producers with researchers and enables them to present their work and products to a wider public. An important influence for the further development of Slovenia in the future is linked to education. Members of the programme group are involved in all levels of education. They actively participate in the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School as lecturers and as mentors to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. In addition, the School of Experimental Chemistry with twenty years long tradition maintained its very important relations with elementary, secondary schools and even kindergartens through experimental courses performed in a specialised laboratory or through direct demonstrations at the schools. Such forms of non-formal education are following the European guidelines to arouse more interest in technical and natural science studies among young people.
Audiovisual sources (1)
no. Title (with video link) Event Source
1. Inorganic Chemistry and Technology    Research programme video presentation 
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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