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Martin ČopiČ

Jozef Stefan Institute


Professor Martin Čopič is Full Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana. He obtained his Doctorate in 1979 from the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology of the University of Ljubljana. He further pursued postdoctoral studies at the City College of New York. His research is dedicated to liquid crystals physics and other soft matters. Crystal Association and member of the Liquid Crystals Review editorial board. Together with his associates he received the Boris Kidrič fund award in 1982 and the Zois award in 2001. The University of Ljubljana Senate appointed him Vice-Rector for the period of 2013-2017.

Research Interest

Optics, liquid crystals, light scattering, optical spectroscopy, phase transitions, soft matter


  • Torre R. Time-resolved spectroscopy in complex liquids. New York: Springer; 2007.

  • Čopič M, Vilfan M, Mertelj A. Flow and anchoring effects on nematic fluctuations in confined geometry. Liquid Crystals. 2013 Dec 1;40(12):1646-54.

  • Gorjan M, Marincek M, Copic M. Role of interionic processes in the efficiency and operation of erbium-doped fluoride fiber lasers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 2011 Feb;47(2):262-73.

  • Gregorc M, Zalar B, Domenici V, Ambrožič G, Drevenšek-Olenik I, Fally M, Čopič M. Depth profile of optically recorded patterns in light-sensitive liquid-crystal elastomers. Physical Review E. 2011 Sep 26;84(3):031707.

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