Graduate School

Selected Topics in Air Pollution

This course is part of the programme:
Environmental Sciences (Third Level)

Objectives and competences

To present to the students deepen knowledge on up-to-date research activities related to problems of atmospheric pollution.


Student must have fulfilled all obligations from the first academic year

Content (Syllabus outline)

Content of course is selected by student in agreement with supervisor on topics covered by his/her research work. Topics of course are confirmed by scientific committee of Postgraduate studying program at the Faculty of environmental studies.

Intended learning outcomes

Understanding of sources, chemical processes and consequences of atmospheric pollution. Autonomous work on problems related to atmospheric pollution.


Selected articles related to atmospheric pollution (at least 20 articles).


  • Seminar work 50% • Oral exam 50%

Lecturer's references

Full professor of chemistry at the University of Nova Gorica.

Selected references:

LIU, Mingqiang, FRANKO, Mladen. Thermal lens spectrometry under excitation of a divergent pump beam. Applied physics. B, Lasers and optics, ISSN 0946-2171. Tiskana izd., 2014, vol. 115, issue 2, str. 269-277, ilustr., doi: 10.1007/s00340-013-5601-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 2827515], [JCR, SNIP, WoS]

LIU, Mingqiang, FRANKO, Mladen. Progress in thermal lens spectrometry and its applications in microscale analytical devices. Critical reviews in analytical chemistry, ISSN 1040-8347, 2014, vol. 44, no. 4, str. 328-353, doi: 10.1080/10408347.2013.869171. [COBISS.SI-ID 3340539], [JCR, SNIP, WoS]

JOVANOV, Pavle, GUZSVÁNY, Valeria (pisar), FRANKO, Mladen, LAZIĆ, Sanja, SAKAČ, Marijana, MILOVANOVIĆ, Ivan, NEDELJKOVIĆ, Nataša. Development of multiresidue DLLME and QuEChERS based LC-MS/MS method for determination of selected neonicotinoid insecticides in honey liqueur. Food research international, ISSN 0963-9969, 2014, vol. 55, str. 11-19, doi: 10.1016/j.foodres.2013.10.031. [COBISS.SI-ID 2931707], [JCR, SNIP, WoS]

LIU, Mingqiang, NOVAK, Uroš, PLAZL, Igor, FRANKO, Mladen. Optimization of a thermal lens microscope for detection in a microfluidic chip. International journal of thermophysics, ISSN 0195-928X, 12 str., doi: 10.1007/s10765-013-1515-y. [COBISS.SI-ID 2895867], [JCR, SNIP, Scopus do 4. 6. 2014: št. citatov (TC): 1, čistih citatov (CI): 0, normirano št. čistih citatov (NC): 0]

TRAN, Chieu D., DURI, Simon, DELNERI, Ambra, FRANKO, Mladen. Chitosan-cellulose composite materials : preparation, characterization and application for removal of microcystin. Journal of hazardous materials, ISSN 0304-3894. [Print ed.], 2013, vol. 252/253, str. 355-366, doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.02.046. [COBISS.SI-ID 2702075], [JCR, SNIP, WoS]

University course code: 3OK007

Year of study: 2

Semester: 3-4

Course principal:

ECTS: 10


  • Lectures: 30 hours
  • Seminar: 30 hours
  • Individual work: 240 hours

Course type: elective

Languages: english

Learning and teaching methods:
lectures, seminar