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Prof. Dr. Matjaž Valant

Head of the Laboratory
Materials Research Laboratory
University of Nova Gorica
Slovenia

Biography

Education, Professional Qualifications and Employment: 1991 B.Sc. in Chemistry , University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1995 Ph .D. in Chemistry , University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1996 – 1998 Postdoc – Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1997 – 1998 Postdoc Spec. – University of Pennsylvania, The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter , Philadelphia, USA, 1999-2005 Senior Research Fellow – J. Stefan Institute , Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2002-2007 Assistant Professor (general and inorganic chemistry) – University of Maribor, Slovenia, 2005-2006 Senior Research Fellow – London South Bank University, Centre for Physical Electronics and Materials , London, UK, 2007 Research Fellow – Imperial College London , Department of Materials, London, UK, 2007-2013 Professor, Associate (materials) – University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 2010-2013 Dean of School of Environmental Sciences at University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 2007-present Academic Visitor –Imperial College London, Department of Materials, London, UK, 2009-present Head of Materials Research Laboratory – University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia and 20013-present Full Professor (materials) – University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Research Interest

high temperature phase relations phase transformations sintering mechanisms microwave ceramic materials LTCC materials and technology preceramic precursors dilute magnetic semiconductors magnetoelectric thin films multiferroics watersplitting catalysts electrocalorics

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