Materials Research Laboratory

Prof. dr. Matjaž Valant

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
20013-present Full Professor (materials) – University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Area of research

  • 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