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Dr. INGRID MILOŠEV, Head of Department, Chief scientist ( Slovensko )



Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry
Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


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  • Ph. D. in chemistry, 1993 University of Ljubljana

  • M. Sc. in chemistry, 1991 University of Ljubljana

  • B. Sc. in chemical technology, 1986 University of Zagreb, Croatia


  • 1987– employed at the Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI)

  • 2001– employed at the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital (additional part-time employment)

Scientific interests

  • Mechanism of corrosion of metals and alloys

  • Electrochemical processes on metallic materials in various electrolytes and material characterization

  • Corrosion protection and functionalization: corrosion inhibitors, conversion coatings, sol-gel coatings, superhydrophobic coatings

  • Metallic materials for biomedical applications

  • Additive technologies for metal production

Academic carrier

  • 2013 – professor at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS)

  • 2010 – scientific adviser at JSI

  • 2001 – 2010 – senior research associate at JSI

  • 1997 – 2001 – research associate at JSI

  • 1994 – 1997 – postdoctoral assistant at JSI

  • 1987 – 1993 – MSc and PhD student at JSI

Postdoctoral studies

  • Department of Chemistry, University of Sherbrooke, Canada, 1991 (2 months)

  • Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, University of Düsseldorf, Germany, 1992 – 2002 (total 20 months)

Appointed positions in the last five years:

  • 2005-present Head of Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry of the JSI mandate)

  • 2022–2026 member (deputy president) of the Board of Governors of the JSI

  • 2021–2026 member of the Committee for Natural Sciences of the Scientific Council at Slovenian Research and Innovation Agency

  • 2021–2025 member of the Publications Program Committee of AMPP (Association for Materials Protection & Performance)

  • 2024–2025 vice-president of the European Section of the Electrochemical Society

  • 2007–2019 member (2011-2019 deputy president) of the Scientific Council of the JSI

  • 2016–2020 member of the Scientific Council of the IPS

  • 2001–2019 assistant general manager for research and education at the VOH



  • Supervisor for BSc (10), MSc (6) and PhD theses (15)

Scientific bibliography

  • 234 original scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals

  • More than 200 contributions at scientific conferences

  • 27 invited lectures including Gordon research conference in 2016 and CorroZoom 2022

  • 12 lectures at various institutions

  • 9 book chapters published by the international publishing houses;

  • >12.500 citations (source Google Scholar); h-index: 57 (source: Scopus)

Personal bibliograhy

  • Personal bibliography can be obtained from Cobiss.si; click here and wait a bit.

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EU and other international projects in last 5 years:

  • bilateral project: Slovenij-USA 2022-2024 (I. Milošev, IJS – prof. dr. J.R. Scully, University of Virginia),

  • bilateral project Slovenia-Serbia 2023-2025 (I. Milošev, IJS – dr. A. Janković, Faculty of Technology and Metalurgy, University of Belgrade),

  • bilateral project Slovenia-France 2024-2025 (I. Milošev, IJS – prof. dr. P. Marcus, Chimie-ParisTech),

  • Microgrant of KET4CP (Key Enabling Technology for Clean Production) “Advanced environmentally friendly surface treatment for aluminium and its alloys used in aircraft industry”, partnerja podjetje FerroČrtalič, Slovenia, and Joanneum Research Avstria, coordinator dr. I. Milošev, 2020,

  • Micro Grant of KET4CP (Key Enabling Technology for Clean Production), »Hidrofobne končne prevleke za aplikacije v in ob morju« »Hydrophobic top coat for marine applications«, coordinator dr. Ingrid Milošev, partners International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in podjetje ChemiTek, Portugalska, 2019,

  • H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017-766007 »Magnetic and Microdynamics – from guided transport to delivery«, acronym MAMI, 2018-2022 (coordinator prof. dr. Bernard Doudin, CNRS, Paris, Francija); https://mami.u-strasbg.fr/,

  • H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017-764977 »Advanced integrative solutions to corrosion problems beyond micro-scale: toward log-term durability of miniturized Biomedical, Electronic and Energy systems«, acronym mCBEEs, 2017-2021, coordinator dr. Maria Lekka, University of Udine, Italy); https://www.mcbees.eu/,

  • M-ERA.NET project “Corrosion inhibiton and dealloying descriptors”, acronym COIN DESC, 2017-2020); http://coindesc.ijs.si/,

  • M-ERA.NET project “Design of corrosion resistant coatings targeted for versatile applications”, acronym COR_ID, 2016-2019; coordinator I. Milošev http://cor-id.ijs.si/.

National projects in last 5 years:

  • Research programme: “Advanced materials for low-carbon and sustainable society“ (2022-2027),

  • Research project: “Antibacterial alloys: development by additive 3D manufacturing, characterization and clinical publications “ (2022-2025); Principal investigator, https://bioad.ijs.si/.

Individual awards:

  • 2016: Ingrid Milošev: Pregl Award of the National Institute of Chemistry for Exceptional Achievements

  • 2011: Ingrid Milošev: Zois Certificate of Recognition for significant achievements in research of biocompatible materials and experimental orthopaedics (conferred to researchers in the Republic of Slovenia for their achievements and lasting contribution to scientific, research and development activities)

  • 2011: Ingrid Milošev: Recognition of the Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital for exceptional achievements

Group awards:

  • 2018- Award for Best innovation with business proposition at the Eleventh International Technology Transfer Conference (together with D. Hamulić, P. Rodič, D. Zimerl

  • 2013: Best innovative project within public research organizations for the economy, Sixth International Technology Transfer Conference & Innovation Day, contribution »Corrosion protection with hybrid sol-gel coatings: TMZ coating – the most recent approach of protection«, coworkers P. Rodič, J. Iskra, B. Kapun, I. Milošev

  • 2012: Rector's award for best innovation of University of Ljubljana, contribution »Hybrid sol-gel coatings for protection against corrosion of aluminium and its alloys«, third place, coworkers P. Rodič, J. Iskra, B. Kapun, I. Milošev

Selected publications
Review papers:

  1. I. Milošev, Inhibition of corrosion of aluminium alloys by molybdate: A critical review of chemistry, mechanisms, and applications, Corrosion Science, 229 (4) (2024) 111854, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2024.111854

  2. I. Milošev, J.R. Scully, Challenges for the corrosion science, engineering and technology community as a consequence of growing demand and consumption of materials: A sustainability issue, CORROSION, 79 (9) (2023) 988-996, https://doi.org/10.5006/4428

  3. I. Milošev, G.S. Frankel, Conversion coatings based on zirconium and/or titanium: a review, J. Electrochem. Soc., 165 (3) (2018) C1-C18, https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/2.0371803jes

  4. I. Milošev, From in vitro to retrieval studies of orthopedic implants, CORROSION, 73 (2017) 1496-1509, https://doi.org/10.5006/2576

  5. M. Kulkarni, A. Mazare, E. Gongadze, Š. Perutkova, V. Kralj-Iglič, A. Iglič, I. Milošev. P. Schmuki, M. Mozetič, Titanium nanostructures for biomedical applications, Nanotechnology, 26 (2015) 062002, https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0957-4484/26/6/062002

  6. M. Finšgar I. Milošev, Inhibition of copper corrosion by 1,2,3-benzotriazole, Corrosion Science, 52 (2010) 2737-2749, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2010.05.002

Selected research papers in the last ten years:

  1. P. Rodič, B. Kapun,. Milošev, Durable polyacrylic/siloxane-silica coating for the protection of cast AlSi7Mg0.3 alloy against corrosion in chloride solution, Polymers, 15 (2023) 3993, https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15193993

  2. Rodič, I. Milošev, G.S. Frankel, Corrosion of synthetic intermetallic compounds and AA7075-T6 in dilute Harrison’s solution and inhibition by cerium(III) salts, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 170 (3) (2023) 031503, https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/1945-7111/acc0a3

  3. Kraš, I. Milošev, The aqueous chemistry of zirconium as a basis for better understanding the formation of zirconium conversion coatings: updated thermodynamic data, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 170 (2) (2023) 021508, https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/1945-7111/acb9c2

  4. I. Milošev#, D. Hamulić#, P. Rodič, Ch. Carriére, H. Budasheva, D. Korte, M. Franko, S. Zanna, D. Mercier, A. Seyeux, P. Marcus, Siloxane-polyacrylic sol-gel coatings with alkyl and perfluoroalkyl chains: Synthesis, composition, thermal properties and long-term corrosion protection, Applied Surface Science, 574 (2022) 151578, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.151578

  5. D. K. Kozlica, A. Kokalj, I. Milošev, Synergistic effect of 2-mercaptobenzimidazole and octylphosphonic acid as corrosion inhibitors for copper and aluminium – An electrochemical, XPS FTIR and DFT study, Corrosion Science, 182 (2021) 109082, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2020.109082

  6. I. Milošev#, A. Kokalj#, M. Poberžnik, Ch. Carriére, D. Zimerl, J. Iskra, A. Nemes, D. Szabó, S. Zanna, A. Seyeux, D. Costa, J. Rábai, P. Marcus, The effects of perfluoro and alkyl backbone chains, spacers, and anchor groups on the performance of organic compounds as corrosion inhibitors for aluminum investigated using an integrative experimental-modeling approach, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 168 (2021) 071506, https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/1945-7111/ac0d3d

  7. G. Šekularac, J. Kovač, I. Milošev, Prolonged protection of AlSi7Mg0.3 aluminium alloy in chloride solution by zirconium conversion coating, Corrosion Science, 169 (2020) 1086151, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2020.108615

  8. P. Rodič, I. Milošev, M. Lekka, F. Andreatta, L. Fedrizzi, Study of the synergistic effect of cerium acetate and sodium sulphate on the corrosion inhibition of AA2024-T3, Electrochimica Acta,308 (2019) 337-349, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.04.042

  9. U. Tiringer, A. Durán, Y. Castro, I. Milošev, Self-healing effect of hybrid sol-gel coatings based on GPTMS, TEOS, SiO₂ and Ce(NO₃)₃ applied on aluminium alloy 7075-T6, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165 (5) (2018) C213-C225, https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/2.0211805jes

  10. P. Rodič, I. Milošev, Corrosion inhibition of pure aluminium and alloys AA2024-T3 and AA7075-T6 by cerium(III) and cerium(IV) salts, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (3) (2016) C85-C93, https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/2.0431603jes

  11. G. Žerjav, A. Lanzutti, F. Andreatta, L. Fedrizzi, I. Milošev, Characterization of self-assembled layers made with stearic acid, benzotriazole or 2-mercaptobenzimidazole on surface of copper for corrosion protection in simulated urbain rain, Materials and Corrosion, 68 (2017) 30-41, https://doi.org/10.1002/maco.201608954

  12. I. Milošev, N. Kovačević, J. Kovač, A. Kokalj, The roles of mercapto, benzene and methyl groups in the corrosion inhibition of imidazoles on copper: I. experimental characterization, Corrosion Science, 98 (2015) 107-118, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2015.05.006

  13. I. Milošev, N. Kovačević, J. Kovač, A. Kokalj, The roles of mercapto, benzene and methyl groups in the corrosion inhibition of imidazoles on copper: I. experimental characterization, Corrosion Science, 98 (2015) 107-118, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2015.05.006

Selected book chapters in the last ten years:

  1. I. Milošev, V. Levašič, S. Kovač, T. Sillat, S. Virtanen, V.-M. Tiainen, R. Trebše, Metals for joint replacement, in ”Joint Replacement Technology”, editor Peter A. Revell, 3rd edition,, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, England, 2021, pp. 65-122.
  2. I. Milošev, Surface treatments of titanium with antibacterial agents for implant Applications., in “Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications of Electrochemistry Surface«, series “Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry”, editor Stojan S. Djokic, Springer, vol. 60, 2016, pp. 1-87.
  3. Y. Takakubo, A. Berce, R. Trebše, Y. Tamaki, I. Milošev, A. Al-Samadi, V.-M- Tiainen, Y.T. Konttinen, Wear and corrosion in the loosening of total joint replacement of total joint, replacements (TJRs), in ”Bio-tribocorrosion in Biomaterials and Medical Implants”, editor Y. Yan, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, England, Series in Biomaterials, No. 60, 2013, pp. 74-110.
  4. I. Milošev, CoCrMo alloy for biomedical applications, in “Biomedical applications”, series “Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry”, vol. 55, editor Stojan S. Djokic, Springer, 2012, pp. 1-72.

  5. I. Milošev, R. Trebše, S. Kovač, Materials development and latest results of various bearings for total hip arthroplasty, in “Hip Replacement: Approaches, Complications and Effectiveness”, edited by T. Aoi and A. Toshida, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 159-232.