Materials Research Laboratory

Research projects

Ongoing projects

  • OP20.01285; Metallization of polymeric surface with algae, (2017-2020); European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and Republic of Slovenia, Program Coordinator: Matjaž Valant
  • OP20.01286; Biological remediation of waters polluted with metal ions,(2017-2020); European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and Republic of Slovenia, Program Coordinator: Matjaž Valant
  • P2-0337; Heterogeneous photocatalytic processes: hydrogen production, water and air purification, (2013-2017); Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Program Coordinator: Matjaž Valant
  • P2-0379; Modeling and simulation of materials in processes, (2017-2022); Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Program Coordinator: prof. dr. Layla Martin Samos
  • 5100-12/2014-5; Increase of resistance of silicon oxide components under extreme conditions using computer modeling, (2015–2017); Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Program Coordinator: Matjaž Valant
  • CEA/DAM n°4600311714/P6H43; Characterization of defects behaviour under an electric field in SiO2 and HfO2, from 1.4.2017 to 30.3.2018, Program Coordinator: Layla Martin-Samos
  • BI-IND/15-17-002; Doping of double perovskites with electronic gaps for sensor and spintronic applications, (2015-2017); National Institute for Interdosciplinary Sciences, India, Program Coordinator: Matjaž Valant. Program Coordinator in India: Manoj Varma
  • J2-7157; Topologically designed magnesium alloys for biomedicine use, (2016-2018); Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Program Coordinator: Dmytro Orlov
  • BI-CN/17-18-021; Surface Engineering of Nanocrystals and Their Application as Electrochemical Catalysts, (2017-2018); National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Program Coordinator: Saim Mustafa Emin. Program Coordinator in China: Zhiyong Tang
  • GALD d.o.o., Characterization of aluminum oxide coatings, Program Coordinator: Matjaž Valant

Finished projects

  • Development of SiC coating on glass, EIM Capital Partners, San Francisco, USA; Duration: 12 months, Coordinator: Matjaž Valant
  • 7FP project RegPot-CT-2011-28606; Strengthening University of Nova Gorica Research Potential in Environmental Sciences and Novel Nanomaterials, (2011-2015); Coordinator: Matjaž Valant, Ass. Coordinator: Sandra Gardonio
  • 7FP PCIG11-GA-2012-322114; Heterostructure Nanomaterials for Water Splitting, (2011-2016); HETMAT, Principal Investigator: Saim Emin
  • European Regional Development Fund – Creative cores »Active and Healthy Aging – Molecular Mechanisms, Nutrition and nanoparticle-based Targeting (AHA)«, (2013-2015); Coordinator: Matjaž Valant
  • BI-TR/13-15-004 Boron doped TiO2 thin films as a hole blocking layer in hybrid solar cells, (2013-2015); Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Turkey; Coordinator: Saim Emin. Coordinator in Turkey: Hasan Okuyucu
  • Bi-HR/14-15-020 Mixed oxides from heterometallic oxalate precursor molecules – characterization and properties, (2014-2015); Institut Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Croatia, Coordinator: Matjaž Valant. Coordinator in CRO: Marijana Jurić


  • The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
  • Istituto Officina dei Materiali (IOM) of the Italian National Research Council
  • University of Saint-Etienne, France
  • University of Palermo, Italy
  • Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
  • Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • University College London, UK
  • London South Bank University, UK
  • National Indian Institute of S&T;, Trivandrum, India
  • Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Laussane (EPFL), Switzerland
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • Faculty for Machining, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb, Croatia