Graduate School

Supervisors Environmental Sciences (III. level)

Supervisor of a doctoral student must be a university teacher, holding a title Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor, or researcher with a doctoral degree, with research experiences in the field of the dissertation topic. Supervisors can also be external, not necessarily employed at UNG.
Student can have one or two supervisors. Two supervisors are nominated when the topic of dissertation is interdisciplinary and one supervisor cannot offer adequate expert support in all fields included in the dissertation topic. In case that the candidate has two supervisors, they are considered at the same rank, and take same responsibilities for the student.
Supervisor must offer doctoral student adequate expert support and advice regarding the preparation of the dissertation from the point of view of the scientific content, scientific and technical terminology, and proper layout of the dissertation.
The supervisor of the student cannot be a member of the commission for the evaluation of the dissertation. The supervisors have to attend the dissertation defence but they are not eligible to vote.
Students select working supervisor at the beginning of the study, immediately after enrolment in the study program, and informs the director of the study program about his choice. Working supervisor offers doctoral student adequate expert support and advice regarding the choice of the research field and dissertation topic, and according with the research direction, advices the student which elective courses to choose on the program.
The supervisors are formally nominated by the Senate of UNG, at the same time as the Senate nominates the members of the evaluation commission for the dissertation and approves the dissertation title and topic. The director of the study program submits to the Senate of UNG the proposal for nomination of the student supervisor(s), together with the proposal of the members of the evaluation commission for the dissertation evaluation, and the students’ argumentation of the dissertation topic. Doctoral students must submit argumentation of the dissertation topic latest by the end of the second year of study, as defined in the Formal procedures for the submission, examination and defence of the dissertation.

Prof. dr. Anton Brancelj
Research fields: groundwater ecology, limnology of lowland and high-mountain lakes, zooplankton, biodiversity, cave biology
E: anton.brancelj@nib.si
W: Personal page

Prof. dr. Mladen Franko
Research fields: development and application of new analytical methods based on laser photothermal spectroscopy for detection of heavy metals and their species and organic compounds following chromatographic separation and FIA including microfluidic systems; development of new biosensors and laser detection techniques for determination of toxic and essential compounds in environmental and biological samples; and investigations of photochemical degradation of organic environmental pollutants and related toxicity
E: mladen.frankoj@ung.si
W: Personal page

Assoc. Prof. Dorota Korte
Research fields: material characterization, photothermal effect, photothermal instrumnentation, measurements and metedology, thermo-optical properties, geometric optics, ray trajectories in inhomogeneous media
E: dorota.korte@ung.si
W: Personal page

Prof. dr. Ario de Marco
Research fields: recombinant antibodies; recombinant protein aggregates and protein quality evaluation;
Chaperone assisted recombinant protein expression; Nanobody optimization
by combined structural and in silico approaches
E: ario.demarco@ung.si
W: Personal page

Assist. Prof. Martina Bergant Marušič
Research fields: Human papillomavirus research;Technology of the HPV pseudovirus preparation;
Cellular immune response (infected and malignant cells); Dendritic cell biology; Tumour immunotherapy
E: Martina.Bergant@ung.si
W: Personal page

Prof. dr. Valentina Turk
Research fields: Role of microbes in biogeochemical cycles in coastal waters; interactions among micorbes and other planktonic organisms; response of microbes to anthropogenic impacts and different organic pollutants
E: Valentina.Turk@nib.si
W: Personal page

Prof. dr. Andrej Kržan
Research fields: Sustainability aspects of polymers and plastics; use of microwaves in chemistry; proton conducting membranes; molecular modelling
E: andrej.krzan@ki.si
W: Personal page

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Programme director
Prof. dr. Anton Brancelj