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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


+386 1 4773 452, +386 1 4773 426


+ 386 1 251 9385





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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 and professional carrier

  • 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

  • 2005 – head of the Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry at JSI

  • 2007 – 2019 member of the Scientific Council at JSI, deputy president since 2011

  • 2001 – 2019 assistant general manager for research and education, scientific adviser at VOH since 2019

Research studies abroad

  • 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)

Supervising and teaching

Scientific interests

  • Corrosion protection and functionalization of metallic materials (corrosion inhibitors, conversion coatings, sol-gel coatings, self-assembled coatings, etc.)

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

  • Study and modifications of metallic materials for biomedical applications


  • EU and other international projects in the last 5 years:

    • Micro Grant of KET4CP (Key Enabling Technology for Clean Production) Advanced environmentally friendly surface treatment for aluminium and its alloys used in aircraft industry, partners FerroČrtalič, Slovenia, and Joanneum Research Austria, coordinator dr. I. Milošev, 2020

    • Micro Grant of KET4CP (Key Enabling Technology for Clean Production), »Hydrophobic top coat for marine applications«, dr. Ingrid Milošev, partners International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and ChemiTek, Portugal, 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, France );

    • 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)

    • M-ERA.NET project “Corrosion inhibiton and dealloying descriptors”, acronym COIN DESC, 2017-2020); coordinator A. Kokalj

    • M-ERA.NET project “Design of corrosion resistant coatings targeted for versatile applications”, acronym COR_ID, 2016-2019; coordinator I. Milošev

    • EU Regional Development Fund project “Transregional Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer to Improve Health Care”, acronym Trans2Care, 2011-2014; coordinator prof. Sabina Passamonti, Univeristy of Trieste, Italy

    • bilateral project Slovenia-USA 2015-2016 (I. Milošev, IJS-G.S. Frankel, The Ohio State University)
    • bilateral project Slovenia-France 2018-2019 (I. Milošev, IJS-dr. D. Costa, Chimie-ParisTech)

    National projects in the last 5 years:

    • Research programme: “Advanced materials for low-carbon and sustainable society“ (2015-2020)

    • Research project: “Lightweight alloys based on aluminium as materials with increasing potential in transport industry“ (2014-2017); Principal investigator

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)

  • 2018: silver recognition for mentorship at the 52nd Meeting of young researchers of Slovenia 2018 for the research project with the Secondary school Gimnazija Jurija Vega Idrija (together with P. Rodič and V. Kosmač)

  • 2016: golden recognition for mentorship at the 50th Meeting of young researchers of Slovenia 2016 for the research project with the Secondary school Novo mesto

  • 2015: golden recognition for mentorship at the 49th Meeting of young researchers of Slovenia 2015 for the research project with the Secondary school Novo mesto

  • 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

Editorial board and reviewing

  • Associate Editor of CORROSION journal since 2021

  • member of the Editorial Board of Coatings journal since 2019

  • Associate Editor of npj Materials Degradation journal (Nature Partner Journal) since 2016

  • Guest-editor of special issue of Corrosion journal devoted to biocorrosion (vol. 73, issue 12, 2017)

  • Guest-editor of special issue of Croatica Chimica Acta devoted to Prof. M. Metikoš-Huković (vol. 90, issue 2, 2017)

  • Guest-editor of special issue of Acta Chimica Slovenica journal devoted to RSE-SEE conference (vol. 61, issue 2, 2014)

  • Outstanding reviewer status for eminent journals like Corrosion Science, Electrochimica Acta, Applied Surface Science, Progress in Organic Coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology.

Personal bibliograhy

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

Selected publications

  1. I. Milošev, G.S. Frankel, Review-conversion coatings based on zirconium and/or titanium, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2018, vol. 165, C127–C144

  2. U. Tiringer, A. Durán, Y. Castro, I. Milošev, Self-Healing Effect of Hybrid Sol-Gel Coatings Based on GPTMS, TEOS, SiO2 Nanoparticles and Ce(NO3)3 Applied on Aluminum Alloy 7075-T6, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2018, vol. 165, C213–C225

  3. G. Šekularac, I. Milošev, Corrosion of aluminium alloy AlSi7Mg0.3 in artificial sea water with added sodium sulphide, Corros. Sci., 2018, vol. 144, 54–73

  4. I. Milošev, From in vitro to retrieval studies of orthopedic implants, Corrosion, vol. 73, 1496–1509, 2017

  5. I. Milošev, P. Rodič, Cerium chloride and acetate salts as corrosion inhibitors for AA7075-T6 in sodium chloride solution, Corrosion, 2016, vol. 72, 1021–1034

  6. 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, 2015, vol. 98, 107–118

  7. G. Žerjav, I. Milošev, Protection of copper against corrosion by simulated urban rain by the combined action of benzotriazole, 2-mercaptobenzimidazole and stearic acid, Corrosion Science, 2015, vol. 98, 180–191

  8. 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, 2015, vol. 26, 062002 (18 pages)

  9. P. Rodič, J. Iskra, I. Milošev, "A hybrid organic-inorganic sol gel coating for protecting aluminium alloy 7075-T6 against corrosion in Harrisons solution", J. Sol-Gel Sci. Techn., 2014, vol. 70, no. 1, 90–103

  10. P. Rodič, J. Iskra, I. Milošev, "Corrosion properties of UV cured hybrid sol-gel coatings on AA7075-T6 determined under simulated aircraft condition", J. Electrochem. Soc., 2014, vol. 161, no. 9, C412–C420

  11. I. Milošev, G. Žerjav, J. M. Calderon Moreno, M. Popa, "Electrochemical properties, chemical composition and thickness of passive film formed on novel Ti–20Nb–10Zr–5Ta alloy", Electrochim. Acta., 2013, vol. 99, 176–189

  12. I. Milošev, "The effect of biomolecules on the behaviour of CoCrMo alloys in various simulated physiological solutions", Electrochim. Acta, 2012, vol. 78, 259–273

  13. I. Milošev, Ž. Jovanović, J.B. Bajat, R. Jančić-Heinemann, V.B. Mišković-Stanković, "Surface analysis and electrochemical behaviour of aluminium pretreated by vinylethoxysilane films in mild NaCl solution", J. Electrochem. Soc., 2012, vol. 159, no. 7, C303–311

  14. I. Milošev, Metallic materials for biomedical applications : laboratory and clinical studies, Pure appl. chem., 2011, vol. 83, no. 2, 309–324

  15. A. Kokalj, S.Peljhan, M. Finšgar, I. Milošev,What determines the inhibition effectiveness of ATA, BTAH, and BTAOH corrosion inhibitors on copper?, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, vol. 132, no. 46, 16657–16668