Gvido Bratina

Gvido Bratina

Gvido Bratina
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0085-7990

Research area

Electric charge transport in thin layers of organic semiconductors, graphene and organic-semiconductor/graphene blends. Initial stages of growth of thin layers of organic semiconductors on graphene and dielectric substrates. Optical, electronic and structural properties of organic semiconductor layers. Electronic properties of graphene and graphene-related compounds. Experimental methods: organic molecular beam deposition, atomic force microscopy, synchrotron radiation photoelectron spectroscopy, transient photocurrent measurements, transport methods, optical lithography. Recently I focus on van der Waals heterostructures, based on graphene and organic semiconductors and two dimensional dielectrics such as hexagonal boron nitride.


Education

1983
Engineer of Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
1988
Master of Science (magisterij) Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
1992
Doctor of Science (Dr.) University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Academic positions

1997-present
Head and founder of the Laboratory for Organic Matter Physics, University of Nova Gorica. After joining the University of Nova Gorica in 1997, I have established a research group focusing on organic semiconductors. The group was the first in Slovenia performing research on organic semiconductors. The group operates extensive equipment for deposition and characterization of organic semiconductors and organic electronic devices including: glove-box for fabrication of organic solar cells, two atomic force microscopes, a system for transient photocurrent measurements, a system of organic molecular beam epitaxy, and a clean-room with laser-based optical lithography capable of micron-size resolution.
2010-present
Professor of physics, University of Nova Gorica
2009-present
Vice rector for science and arts, University of Nova Gorica
2000-2013
Dean of the School for applied sciences. University of Nova Gorica.
1999-2010
Director of the graduate program Materials Characterization. Nova Gorica Polytechnic

Past positions

1992-1996
Research Associate, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Research on compound semiconductor interfaces, using molecular beam epitaxy, atomic force microscopy, and synchrotron radiation photoelectron spectroscopy.
1989-1992
Research assistant, Laboratory TASC-INFM, Trieste, Italy.
1985-1989
Development engineer, ISKRA Elektrooptika, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
1984-1985
Military service
1983-1984
Development engineer Iskra Avtoelektrika, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

Awards

2018
Pregl Award for outstanding achievements in science

Service appointments

2017-2018
Member of the Working group for the preparation of the Research act. Appointed by the Ministry of education, science and sports, Republic of Slovenia
2010-2013
Member of the Higher education council of the Republic of the Republic of Slovenia
2004-2008
Member of the Commission for Natural sciences and mathematics at the Scientific council of Republic of Slovenia.
2001-2017
Member of the management board, Foundation University of Nova Gorica.
2006-2007
Head of the action group for the restructuring of the study programs in Physics at the University of Nova Gorica.
2005-2006
Organized and supervised a construction of a 2100 m2 building for the University of Nova Gorica.
2002-2005
Member of the Advisory board, Technology park of Primorska, Nova Gorica.
1998-2005
Responsible for the organization of the monthly scientific seminars at the University of Nova Gorica.
2003-2005
Member of the Personal nucleus for physics of the Slovenian scientific expert system, Government of the Republic of Slovenia.
2003-2004
Head of the action group for the preparation of the undergraduate program Instrumentation.
2003-2005
Member of the Executive committee, Slovenian vacuum society
1999-2000
Head of the action group for the preparation of the graduate program Materials characterization.
2000
Member of the Expert group for the foundation of the University of Primorska, Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

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