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Goran Štefanić

Senior scientist
Division of Materials Physics
Rudjer Boskovic Institute


He was born on December 23rd 1967, Zagreb. Education: 1992: Chem. Eng., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia 1997: Ph. D. in Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia.Employment: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb: 20. 10. 1993. – Visiting scientist: 2002/2003. Visiting Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. Specialization: 2005. School on Rietveld analyses and the MAUD program, Riva Del Garda (TN), Italy. Award: 2012: Ruđer Bošković Institute Award for significant publication in year 2012. Teaching: 2006- Teaching at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Zagreb - course: "Analysis of ceramic materials using diffraction methods", postgraduate program 2002- Work in the undergraduate teaching programs - mentorship of diploma works 1995-1997 Participation in the project of E-school for high school education of chemistry. 1992-2005 Laboratory exercises in the curse of Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and at the Faculty of Textile and Technology, University of Zagreb Plenary lectures: 2001: “Factors influencing the stability of low temperature tetragonal ZrO2” at Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin (June 11. 2001). 2006: “Formation of High-Temperature ZrO2 Polymorphs at Room Temperature“ at the Fifteenth Slovenian-Croatian Crystallographic Meeting, Jezersko, Slovenia (June 17. 2006).

Research Interest

Mechanochemistry; Application of powder-pattern-fitting methods and electron microscopy in the analysis of structural defects; Nanoscience (synthesis and characterization); Solid-solutions

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