Materials Research Laboratory

Research projects

Ongoing projects

  • P2-0337; Heterogeneous photocatalytic processes on solid surfaces for sustainable technologies (2019-2024); Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Program Coordinator: Matjaz Valant
  • INTERREG Slo-It; Nano-Region: Open access Network for Nanotechnology-Based Innovations (2019-2022), Project Coordinator: Mattia Fanetti
  • BI-FR/CEA/17-19-001; Multi-Scale Modeling of E’ kinetics in irradiated MOSFETs, Project Coordinator: Matjaz Valant
  • CEA/DAM n°4600326685-P6H43, A many-body pertubation theory study of the optical absorption spectrum of “open-shell” defects, (2018-2019) Project Coordinator: Matjaz Valant
  • OP20.01285; Metallization of polymeric surface with algae, (2017-2020); European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and Republic of Slovenia, Project Coordinator: Matjaz 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: Matjaz Valant
  • NI-0002; A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment and application of waste water to agriculture, (2018-2020), Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Program Coordinator: Saim Emin

Finished projects

  • P2-0337; Heterogeneous photocatalytic processes: hydrogen production, water and air purification, (2013-2018); Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Program Coordinator: Matjaz Valant
  • P2-0379; Modeling and simulation of materials in processes, (2017-2018); Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Program Coordinator: Sandra Gardonio
  • 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.
  • GALD d.o.o., Characterization of aluminum oxide coatings (2017-2018) Program Coordinator: Matjaž Valant
  • CEA/DAM n°4600311714/P6H43; Characterization of defects behaviour under an electric field in SiO2 and HfO2, (2017 – 2018), Program Coordinator: Layla Martin-Samos
  • BI-FR/CEA /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: Matjaz Valant
  • Development of SiC coating on glass, EIM Capital Partners, San Francisco, USA; (2013-2017) Coordinator: Matjaz Valant
  • 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.
  • 7FP project RegPot-CT-2011-28606; Strengthening University of Nova Gorica Research Potential in Environmental Sciences and Novel Nanomaterials, (2011-2016); Coordinator: Matjaž Valant, Ass. Coordinator: Sandra Gardonio
  • 7FP PCIG11-GA-2012-322114; Heterostructure Nanomaterials for Water Splitting, (2011-2016); HETMAT, Principal Investigator: Saim Emin


  • The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
  • Istituto Officina dei Materiali (IOM) of the Italian National Research Council, Italy
  • Laboratoire Hubert-Curien, Université Jean Monnet St. Etienne, France
  • Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Istituto di Struttura della Materia (CNR, Italy)
  • Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy
  • Istituto Nanoscienze, (CNR, Italy)
  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Universita Ca’Foscari di Venezia, Italy
  • University of Padua (Italy)
  • Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China,
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, LTH, Lund University, Sweden
  • London South Bank University, UK
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • National Chemical Institute, Ljubljana Slovenia
  • Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Vall-cer d.o.o Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Seven refractories d.o.o. Divača, Slovenia