School of Science

Project work

This course is part of the programme:
Materials Science

Objectives and competences

  • Training in independent research work
  • Critical assessment of scientific literature
  • Critical assessment of acquired data
  • Synthetic use of acquired knowledge from different study courses

Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Project work is an introduction into Master thesis related research in the area of the


  • Within the course the student acquires the MSc supervisor

Intended learning outcomes

  • Laboratory skills

  • Ethical principles in scientific reporting

  • Presentation skills

  • Readings

    Defined with respect to the research field and in agreement with the supervisor.


    • Descriptive assessment of the supervisor about the success in the research work

    Lecturer's references

    Doc. Dr. Mattia Fanetti:

    Assistant Professor of Physics at University of Nova Gorica

    Selected publications:

    1. VALANT, Matjaž, FANETTI, Mattia, LUIN, Uroš. Role of spinodal-like wrinkling as a prenucleation process in crystallization of sol-gel derived thin films. Applied physics letters, ISSN 0003-6951. [Print ed.], 2016, vol. 108, no. 15, str. 151601-1- 151601-4, ilustr., doi: 10.1063/1.4946764. [COBISS.SI-ID 4321019]

    2. ALESSI, A., FANETTI, Mattia, MARTIN-SAMOS, Layla, VALANT, Matjaž, et al. Ge-doped silica nanoparticles : production and characterisation. Optical materials express, ISSN 2159-3930. [Online ed.], 2016, vol. 6, iss. 7, str. 2213-2220, ilustr., doi: 10.1364/OME.6.002213. [COBISS.SI-ID 4385787]

    3. DRAGOMIR, Mirela, VALANT, Matjaž, FANETTI, Mattia, MOZHARIVSKYJ, Yurij. A facile chemical method for the synthesis of 3C-SiC nanoflakes. RSC advances, ISSN 2046-2069, 2016, iss. 26, str. 21795-21801, ilustr., doi: 10.1039/C6RA00789A. [COBISS.SI-ID 4157179]

    4. EMIN, Saim, DE RESPINIS, M., FANETTI, Mattia, SMITH, W., VALANT, Matjaž, DAM, Bernard. A simple route for preparation of textured WO[sub]3 thin films from colloidal W nanoparticles and their photoelectrochemical water splitting properties. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, ISSN 0926-3373. [Print ed.], 2015, vol. 166/167, str. 406-412, ilustr., doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.11.053. [COBISS.SI-ID 3680763]

    5. RANWA, Sapana, KUMAR, Mohit, SINGH, Jitendra, FANETTI, Mattia, KUMAR, Mahesh. Schottky-contacted vertically self-aligned ZnO nanorods for hydrogen gas nanosensor applications. Journal of applied physics, ISSN 0021-8979, 2015, vol. 118, no. 3, str. 034509-1-034509-7, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 4257531]

    University course code: 2ZMA11

    Year of study: 2

    Semester: 1

    Course principal:


    ECTS: 9


    • Individual work: 270 hours

    Course type: mandatory

    Languages: slovenian / english

    Learning and teaching methods:
    • supervised research work