On April 25, 2019 Matic Poberžnik successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Quantum mechanical modeling of the oxidation of aluminum surfaces and their interactions with corrosion inhibitors at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana. Matic Poberžnik completed his thesis under the supervision of dr. Anton Kokalj.
The first workshop within the MAMI project (Magnetism and Microhydrodynamics, H2020 MSCA - ITN - 2017-766007) took place between 5 and 7 December 2018 at the Jožef Stefan Institute, organized by Prof. Ingrid Milošev. The project, co-ordinated by prof. dr. Bernard Doudin from the University of Strasbourg, will run from May 1, 2018 to April, 30 2022 and coordinates 15 ESRs (Early Stage Researchers). The purpose of the workshop entitled How to Conduct a Successful PhD was to present a broader thematic framework of the project and other contents that can contribute to successful completion of a study. The presentations were given by project partners Prof. Michael Coey, Prof. Lourdes Basabe Desmonts, Prof. Thomas Hermans and dr. Sasha Cai Lesher Pérez, and invited speakers dr. Sašo Dolenc (Kvarkadabra), Anže Erjavec (Kolektor), mag. Robert Blatnik (IJS, Center for Technology Transfer), dr. Mark Pleško (Cosylab), and Maja Ratej (Radio Slovenia).
At the 11th International Conference on Technology Transfer (ITTC), the international evaluation commission for Best Invention / Innovation with the commercial potential in 2018 has rewarded two contributions: KATRI: Anti-fouling and corrosion protection top-coat by Damir Hamulić, Peter Rodič, Dolores Zimerl and Ingrid Milošev from the Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry (K-3) and The ultimate European Assistant for the Elderly by Jani Bizjak, Anton Gradišek and Matjaž Gams from the Intelligent Systems Department (E-9). The conference was held between 8 and 12 October at the IJS and was an excellent opportunity for research teams to present their scientific results, products or prototype as entrepreneurial ideas.