Materials Synthesis Department focuses on advanced materials. The aim of our research is to obtain knowledge of materials chemistry for the controlled synthesis of new materials with desirable properties. Materials of interest are nanoparticles, (nano)composites, colloids, magnetic fluids, ceramics for applications in medicine, electronics, chemical technology, biotechnology, ecology, and sensorics.


Between the 19th and 21st of April 2024, Darja Lisjak and Jošt Tručl from our department and Tim Butcher and Simone Finizio from Paul Scherrer Institute were performing measurements at MAX IV synchrotron in Lund. By employing a ptychography technique, they were trying to obtain the magnetic image of the barium hexaferrite nanoplatelets and potentially determine the polarization of the platelets.

Our PhD student Maja Caf attended The second Slovenian Congress of Electroporation (“2. slovenski kongres elektroporacije“). It was held in Ljubljana, on 15. and 16. March 2024. The title of her presentation was “Vpliv nanodelcev zlata na izboljšanje elektroporacije“.

Open PhD Position: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) “Magnetic Soft Matter for Robotics” (MAESTRI, Grant ID 101119614) 

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) “Magnetic Soft Matter for Robotics” (MAESTRI, Grant ID 101119614) is an interdisciplinary research training network of seven universities and two companies from five countries. It is founded under “the first pillar” of the Horizon Europe program called “Excellent Science”. MSCA-DN MAESTRI reflects the demand for training a new kind of experts in the emerging application field of magnetic soft robotics that we believe will yield groundbreaking technologies in the near future. It is an interdisciplinary collaboration of specialists from different fields of Materials Science, Biology, Physics, and Engineering Science.

The PhD position is opened for the topic DC2: Incorporation of magnetic nano- and microparticles into soft matter for robotic applications

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