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Fizikalno kemijski pojavi na površinskih plasteh in uporaba nanodelcev (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.02.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Chemical engineering   
1.04.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Chemistry   
1.05.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biochemistry and molecular biology   

Code Science Field
2.04  Engineering and Technology  Chemical engineering  
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (22)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  36446  Mateja Arnuš  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2013 
2.  08761  PhD Irena Ban  Chemistry  Researcher  2013  300 
3.  06127  PhD Darinka Brodnjak-Vončina  Chemistry  Head  2009 - 2013  617 
4.  16428  PhD Matjaž Denac  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  220 
5.  00869  PhD Valter Doleček  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2013  382 
6.  01360  PhD Mihael Drofenik  Chemistry  Researcher  2013  770 
7.  08762  PhD Regina Fuchs-Godec  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2013  234 
8.  24387  PhD Maša Islamčević Razboršek  Chemistry  Researcher  2010 - 2013  159 
9.  16429  PhD Mitja Kolar  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2013  618 
10.  28412  PhD Sebastijan Kovačič  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2009 - 2011  181 
11.  15501  PhD Peter Krajnc  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2013  488 
12.  33250  PhD Roman Kranvogl  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2010 - 2013  57 
13.  14755  PhD Matjaž Kristl  Chemistry  Researcher  2013  319 
14.  30607  PhD Elena Markočič  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2009  60 
15.  07545  PhD Vojko Musil  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2009 - 2011  446 
16.  25663  PhD Muzafera Paljevac  Chemistry  Researcher  2011 - 2013  128 
17.  08264  PhD Aljana Petek  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2013  203 
18.  24021  PhD Irena Petrinić  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2010 - 2013  362 
19.  10727  PhD Mojca Slemnik  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2013  119 
20.  32141  PhD Janja Stergar  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2013  125 
21.  03033  PhD Črtomir Stropnik  Chemistry  Researcher  2009 - 2011  334 
22.  33249  PhD Marko Turnšek  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2010 - 2013  16 
Organisations (1)
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  13,190 
Significance for science
Research in the framework of PG will focus on the interaction between different areas, on phase borders between different materials and the contact material/medium. Many important processes, for example adsorption, catalysis, corrosion, biological processes, depend on the surface processes. Improving the understanding of surface processes is therefore of utmost importance for science. The results of research carried out in the PG will also have applied character as the effectiveness of many industrial processes depends on a good understanding of phenomena at the surface. Within the framework of the research program and the proposed work the promotion of science, the adequate representation of scientific and professional work at home and abroad is anticipated. The research results of porous polymers synthesis will be significant for enabling the preparation of polymeric materials with the desired morphological structure tailored to the application. The preparation of so-called tailor-made polymeric structures will be possible by applying new knowledge on methods of influencing the morphological structure, particularly pore size and pore size distribution. The research results will also be an important contribution to the basic knowledge in the field of chemical-resistant steels (austenitic, ferrite), the mechanism and kinetics of corrosion and passivation at various (including extreme) conditions of use. With various methods of steel pre-treatment it is possible to influence the material corrosion resistance before using the material. The surfactants protect the metal surface so that its functional groups are adsorbed on the metal surface. Therefore, the knowledge of the chemistry of adsorption processes is of major importance in the selection of an appropriate inhibitor. New nanomaterials and nano-composites for biomedical and/or technological applications will be synthesized. It is expected that it will be possible to influence the extraordinary properties of nanoparticles using different synthetic methods that produce particles with different morphological characteristics. Development of new nanoparticles and composite nanomaterials will give us new insights into the behaviour of nanoparticles in different matrices, where the phenomena have not yet been studied (e.g, distribution of nanoparticles in emulsions). In the frame work of the development of new sensor systems combined approaches with porous polymers and nanoparticles will be performed. In that way new information on the structure and selectivity of the sensor elements will be gained. The results of research in the PG will be disseminated in the form of publications in international journals.
Significance for the country
Research work in the PG is based around preparation and application of new materials. Therefore, the research findings are important for the Slovenian and international society. The research results will be disseminated after the appropriate protection of intellectual property. They will be accessible to the Slovenian and international public. It is expected that the results of research obtained in the PG will be useful for industry's interests in the field of separation techniques (chromatographic materials), metal materials (corrosion protection), biomedicine (porous polymeric materials for cell culture and tissue engineering, biomedical sensors), ecological protection industry (separation membrane), electronic technologies (EMW filters). Applicability of porous polymers is reflected in the areas of separation, where members of the PG are already collaborating with company BIA Separations, Ajdovščina, Beti Metlika, Strix Ljubljana, and others. The research of porous polymer in biomedical purposes is expected to have an impact in the application in the development of cell cultures, as the interaction between the surface of the material and the cells can be influenced by changing the factors affecting the surface properties. Research in the PG also deals with many of the problems of corrosion, namely in process engineering, construction industry, power plants, medicine, etc. A better understanding of corrosion processes allows for better pre-treatment, as well as anticorrosion protection and the selection of the appropriate chemical resistant metallic materials. The results of the program will be very important for the Slovenian industry. The company BIA Separations Ljubljana is one of the world leaders in the field of polymeric carriers for separation technology. The company cooperates with the Slovenian pharmaceutical industry (Lek, Krka) in the treatment of active pharmaceutical ingredients, vaccines and viruses, so the results of the program will indirectly benefit those companies. The results of basic discoveries will be important for the development of separation technologies and synthetic organic chemistry (polymeric catalysts carriers). With the mentoring of graduates at the undergraduate and postgraduate programs research work and knowledge will be transferred to the students and technical personnel for the needs of Slovenian society.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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